About

Flinders

Eric Algra is an Australia-based photographer. His documentary style, which encompasses both commissioned and personal work, has taken him to interesting places and introduced him to many inspiring people. Photography, as an art form, a record, an expression of unnameable yearnings, remains a driving passion. Challenging and developing his vision is important so Eric seeks out new thinking and stimulation. For several years he was involved with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, a member of the global Festival de la Luz (Festival of Light). During 40 years as a photographer, Eric has confronted the disruption of technological change. It has challenged him to remain true to his vision while embracing the opportunities created by new technology.

EXHIBITIONS

GROUP

2019

A Sense of Place (Antipodean Mnemonic) – Diesel Engine Factory 1972, Hefei, China

Mallee Routes 2019 – Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery

2018

Mallee Routes 2018 – Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

2016

Mallee Routes, Photographing the Mallee – Atkins Photo Lab Gallery. Adelaide South Australia

2014

Raw, RMIT  BA Photography 2014 Graduate Exhibition – RMIT Design Hub, Carlton, Victoria

2013
 
CCP Salon – Centre For Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Victoria
 
2012
 
Kodak Salon – Centre For Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Victoria
 
2011
 
End Of Year Show Obscura Gallery, East St Kilda, Victoria
Discovery (Peripheral Vision) Obscura Gallery, East St Kilda, Victoria
 
2010
 
Kodak Salon Centre For Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Victoria
 
2009
 
Linden Postcard Show – Linden Centre For Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Victoria
Kodak Salon Centre For Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, Victoria
 
2008
 
In A Moment – PhotoSpace, Collingwood, Victoria
 
2006
 
Soft Around The Edges HQ Gallery, SALA Festival, Adelaide, SA
BHP Billiton Waltzing Matilda Photographic Exhibition  – Outback Regional Gallery, Winton, Qld
 
2004
 
Captured Moments The Art Centre, Port Noarlunga, SA
Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW
 
2003
 
Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW
 
1999
 
Heritage Building Society Acquisitive Photographic Awards Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Qld
The Fuji ACMP Collection 4 Australian Tour
Prospect Portrait Prize – Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, SA
 
1998
Scotch College Fine Art Exhibition – Scotch College, Adelaide, SA
 

SOLO

2019

Portraits of Elizabeth: migration, community and identity – Migration Museum, Adelaide S.A. (A SALA exhibition)

2018

This is our town, A snapshot of Elizabeth, a city in transition– Playford Civic Centre, Elizabeth S.A. (A SALA exhibition)

2015

Time Lapsed – Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat, Victoria (A BIFB fringe program exhibition)

2013

Richmond By Night Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat, Victoria (A BIFB fringe program exhibition)

2011

Ned Kelly Was Here Witches Brew Cafe, Mansfield, Victoria (A Mansfield Spring Arts Fair exhibition)
Ned Kelly Was Here – Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat, Victoria (A BIFB fringe program exhibition)

2006

Postcards from Forgotten Places Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA

1998

1/60th, Wide Open – Twenty Years of Stage Photography – Adelaide Festival Centre, SA

PUBLICATIONS

Adelaide Art Photographers, 1970-2000Contributing photographer, 2019

The Big Beat,Rock Music in Australia, 1978-1983 – Contributing photographer, 2019

This is our town, a snapshot of Elizabeth Self published, 2019 with assistance from the History Trust of South Australia

Behind The Wheel, photographs from the Australian road – Contributing photographer, 2017

Rock Country – Edited by Christian Ryan, Contributing photographer, 2013

Light Leaks magazine – Canada, contributing photographer: Various issues, 2009 and 2010

McLaren Vale: Trott’s View – Adelaide, Australia, Monograph: One of four commissioned photographers, 2007

The Advertiser – Adelaide, Australia, Review: ‘Inspired by Outback Ruins’, January 1, 2007

dB magazine – Adelaide, Australia, Review: ‘Postcards from Forgotten Places’, December 2006

The Adelaide Review – Adelaide,  Australia, Review: Prospect Portrait Prize, February 2000

Better Photography Magazine – Australia, Feature: ‘Terowie’ Issue 14 , 1999 (p.48-51)

Underground In The City Of Churches Author: Tim Kelton, Monograph: Principal photographer, 1986

Inner City Sound Author: Clinton Walker, Monograph: Contributing photographer, 1982

AWARDS

2015

RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Award – For finishing in the top 2% of 2014 graduates

2012

Paul Olsen Memorial Award For most outstanding second year student RMIT

1999

Heritage Building Society Acquisitive Photographic Awards – Commendation

1998

Australian Professional Photography Awards Ilford Trophy Winner for highest scoring print ,
Athol Shmith Award For Black and White Excellence

1997

Accepted into Fuji ACMP Australian Photographers’ Collection