Screen Space – Sue Ford

Exhibition and Shows

12 Oct 2019 to 13 Jan 2020

Part of Sue Ford’s iconic Time series 1962-1974 and her video work Faces 1976-1996 are on display together for the first time since acquisition.

Ford’s images of her subjects taken ten, twenty and thirty years apart were a key photographic and a deeply feminist gesture which changed the way Australian photographers saw and conceptualised their work.

The intimacy of these images comes from Ford’s process which was deeply collaborative and consensual. From the early 1960s her subjects were women in domestic settings, with children, at the hairdressers, in their gardens and studios. Her subjects were close friends, though not always and eventually those who stood for the politics of a quiet revolution—confident, defiant, determined and free. It was important for a photographer to work and Ford structured her life and practice accordingly.

Ford’s career was marked by experimentation with photographic, film, print and multimedia techniques, all processes driven by her interest in what has been termed ‘the politics of representation’. The film Faces, one of the first films she made in the early 1970s, paralleled the photographic side-by-side method and included once again, her friends and associates across two decades. For the 1996 part Ford collaborated with her son Ben.


Art & Culture Cafe Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop


Free Entry

Event Times

12 Oct 2019 to 13 Jan 2020

Daily Event


Art Gallery of WA

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, 6000

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