Glenn Sloggett – Bio

Glenn Sloggett’s unique approach to street photography reveals how the grand themes of life - death, hope and failure – present themselves in ordinary suburbia. His images are distinctly devoid of people, and reflect the challenges and disappointments of everyday life through attention to overlooked objects, signs and spaces. Deceptively considered and darkly amusing, his photographs belie a deep empathy for their subjects, the neglected, lost, and unloved, and suggest that when all else fails, we might still find hope in humour.

Glenn Sloggett has been exhibiting since the mid-90s. In 2008, he won the prestigious Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, and won the inaugural John and Margaret Baker Memorial Fellowship for an Emerging Artist in 2001. He has had numerous solo exhibitions, including Cheaper and Deeper, a national touring show organised by the Australian Centre for Photography (2007). Sloggett’s work featured on the ABC program The Art Life, and has been included in significant survey exhibitions of Australian art, including Australian Vernacular Photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2014); Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (2013-2014); internationally touring Photographica Australis (2002-2004); and nationally touring New Australiana, Australian Centre for Photography (2001). His work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria and Monash Gallery of Art.