Opening: Wednesday 7 August, 6 - 8pm
Dates: 7 August - 31 August 2019
RE-ARCHIVE draws on an archive of photographed objects from Hitti's family bi-cultural home. Utilising the Cyanotype printing method, the personal objects are overlaid onto a collection of 19th and 20th century Orientalist French paintings. Re-Archive re-packages these historical visual representations and questions the place from which we look and construct our perception of cultural difference.
Deanna Hitti is an Australian artist based in Melbourne with Lebanese heritage. She employs printmaking and photographic printing techniques to create her ongoing series of artist books and large scaled prints. Her artist book Towla is the recipient of the 2018 Fremantle Art Centre Print Award. Her works have been short listed in numerous Australian art prizes and most recently acquired by the 2018 National Works on Paper award. Deanna has exhibited nationally and internationally in group and solo shows and during the past three years, has undertaken research based projects through artist residencies at Bundanon Trust in NSW, Guanlan Printmaking Base in China and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice. Her works have been acquired by major Australian collections including The State Library of Victoria and The National Library of Australia.