Capturing the face of outer Melbourne

Suburban Geometric
Suburban Geometric: Dianna Wells' perspective on outer Melbourne.

The changing landscape of Melbourne’s outer suburbs will be explored in a new exhibition at Craigieburn.

Dianna Wells is set to showcase spectacular images of the built environment in places like Craigieburn, Caroline Springs, and Taylors Hill.

Suburban Geometric will exhibit at the Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery from Thursday 12 May 2016 until Sunday 17 July 2016.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said many Hume residents would relate to the photographs produced by Dianna.

“In some ways, our home has changed before our very eyes,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“Residents of Craigieburn often talk about the way farmland has been converted into shopping centres and housing estates.

“This transition happens so fast, and it means a particular place is the focus of old memories, as well as new dreams for the future.

“The photographs that Dianna Wells has taken of constructed places in Craigieburn show the stark contrast between the natural landscape and the new built environment.

“It’s a terrific subject matter for an exhibition that will be right at home in the heart of our iconic Hume Global Learning Centre at Craigieburn.”

Dianna Wells commenced her career as a print-maker in the 1980s, before she took on a role as a graphic designer.

The artist has since researched the impact on the landscape of outer suburbs by government, developers, and environmental groups.

She holds university degrees in fine art and visual art, and has exhibited her works across Australia, at galleries in Alice Springs, Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Warrnambool, Brisbane, Ballarat, and Melbourne.

Last year, one of Dianna’s images was a finalist in the Renaissance Photography Prize in London.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said she was confident that many Hume residents would enjoy the Suburban Geometric exhibition.

“Lots of fine photographers live in Craigieburn, and that’s evident by the number of people who have joined the Craigieburn Camera Club,” she said.

“The images in this art show demonstrate the geometric patterns and textures of outer Melbourne’s built environment.

“Dianna’s works include striking images of modern buildings that face out onto large fields which haven’t changed for generations.”

Suburban Geometrics is completely free to attend.

The Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, on Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn, is an initiative of Hume City Council, and it accommodates exhibitions throughout the year.

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Posted on 12:00 AM, 19 April 2016

Updated : 1:00 PM, 19 April 2016

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