Deborah Hally

My work deals with themes relating to memory, identity and intimacy. My background as a painter influences the creation of these photographs – all my images begin as drawings where I play with composition and lighting, and experiment with colour and props to create the mood I am looking for.

My aim is to create a sort of domestic dream-space in which to explore social and psychological experiences, both real and imagined. The use of a constructed reality gives me a stage on which to play with ideas and explore my interest in storytelling, to create a mood and an open-ended narrative which the viewer can interpret in their own way.

Deborah Hally is an Australian artist who is based in country New South Wales. She is currently studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts and exhibiting regularly both locally and interstate.

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Issue #32 December 2008 - January 2009
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