Ingrid’s debut exhibition

May 12, 2019 by Arts Editor
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Abstract artist and well-known community photographer Ingrid Shakenovsky is to stage her debut solo exhibition featuring scenes from Sydney, Melbourne and other parts of the world.

Ingrid Shakenovsky

The two-part show in which she explores the cracks, colours and movements of the urban landscape will run from May 21 until June 2.

In one section, she uses an emerging technique known as intentional camera movement to create dramatic abstracts out of real- world scenes.

The other section is a vibrant study of graffiti around the world, from Bondi to Barcelona, Tel Aviv to Johannesburg and several cities in-between.

Exploring the cracks, colours and movements of the urban landscape – from Sydney and Melbourne to the world




The result is an emotional juxtaposition of rusty bicycles, decrepit buildings, recycled garbage, the passing parade of people, notice boards, graffiti and wall art.

Her intention is to make photographic art that resembles real life and turns coincidental collections of urban paraphernalia into photographic works that verge on the abstract.

“The pictures I have chosen for this exhibition are emotional and authentic. They move me,” says Shakenovsky.

“I enjoy the thrill of capturing honest everyday scenes and moments, turning thereal world into the abstract and the abstract into the realistic. “The pieces I havechosen for the exhibition are bright and easy to look at. I find that they are great conversation starters. They are ideal for living spaces at home or for boardroomsand corner offices.”


Shakenovsky, the mother of four children, has been fascinated by art and photography since she was a child. After qualifying as a teacher, she started a successful art school in Johannesburg and for the past 21 years has been a sought-after special events photographer in Sydney.

“I am attracted to street art, collections of stuff, noticeboards, rubbish,architecture, shadows, reflections, grids and lines as well as the natural environment. I interpret what I see in a style that amounts to painting with my camera and reflecting the colours and movement of our world.”

“Our lives constantly flow. The pace can be frenetic. I endeavour to reflect this and juxtapose human perceptions of our world with the reality.”

When: The exhibition runs from 21 May until 2 June 2019

Where: THE SPACE GALLERY, Level 1, 61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery NSW

Viewing from Tues-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun 11am-4pm except Sun 2 June 10am- 3pm to coincide with market day in the Cannery

Meet the artist on Saturday from 5pm-6.30pm

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