This week on State of the Art, Annika and Milo speak with Paula Mahoney about her upcoming photography exhibition ROCKING REFLECTIONS.

Mahoney’s portraits of heavy metal, rock and punk fans and musicians, taken into the early morning hours at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood, are made in her makeshift studio, metres from the stage. As performers scream and rage each individual considers their own death, each holding in common a part within, set aside for this very music, this very noise. The participants all glance to the side lost in that universal moment, which is reflected in the groupings of four. Such personal acknowledgements of death are central to Mahoney’s work because it creates an awareness of our limits, and connects us to a greater whole and to each other.

ROCKING REFLECTIONS is a homage to the subcultures that live in, and visit Collingwood, holding a majestic space amongst this ever-changing suburb.

Opening Thursday August 30 and running until Tuesday September 25 at Rokeby Studios, Collingwood.

Tune into The Breakfast Spread Wednesday August 29 from 8am. Reflections.jpg