Anja Loughhead is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist based in Queanbeyan, NSW working with photography, drawing, video performance and installation. Her practice explores how photography has been used to represent culture and the subsequent implications this poses upon personal identity. Through the re-purposing of archive material and the manipulation of everyday items Loughhead combines images, material and text to reveal alternative narratives. As the grandchild of Finnish migrants, these methods enable Loughhead to explore the visual construction of national identity by reflecting upon the self and her ensuing feelings of cultural diaspora.
The In Focus residency supports an emerging photo-based artist from the ACT or region.The residency provides an emerging artist with the opportunity to develop and showcase contemporary photo-based art in a supportive and stimulating artistic environment while receiving technical and creative support and access to PhotoAccess’ education programs and onsite facilities for the duration of the residency.