Polixeni Papapetrou

This week I’d like to introduce you to one of my favourite Melbourne artists, Polixeni Papapetrou. Poli photographs children, (usually her own, Olympia and Solomon), dressed and disguised in whimsical costumes in serene rural landscapes.

The Wanderer, 2009

The Wanderer hanging in the entrance at our holiday house

I’m absolutely smitten by her latest body of work and I think the “behind the scenes” shots are beautiful artwork in themselves.

 Looking through the viewfinder by Poli’s daughter Olympia

Earlier this year, Poli exhibited a series called the The Dreamkeepers. She photographed children dressed in vintage clothing with masks and wigs, transforming them into hobbit like creatures.The Holiday Makers 2011

Looking through the viewfinder on location for The Holiday Makers

Poli and I at the opening of her exhibition The Dreamkeepers at Nellie Castan Gallery

Mum and I admiring and discussing one of Poli’s artworks

The gallery scene at Nellie Castan Gallery

To learn more about Polixeni Papatrou’s photography, visit www.polixenipapapetrou.net

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