graham miller

suburban splendour

6 july - 4 august 2007

Inspired by literature and cinema, the pictures in Suburban Splendour owe much to the American short story writer Raymond Carver.

It seems to me that Carverís vision of ordinary blue collar people living lives of quiet desperation taps into a sense of contemporary isolation that reflects the anomie, uncertainties and vulnerabilities of existing in a world changed after 9/11, and on a planet which contemplates an undecided environmental future. These compressed cinematic frames try to articulate something of the soft lament that Carver alludes to. The characters are troubled, but not irretrievably lost; they carry a dignified endurance and a sense of bruised optimism. These people are survivors. They have a desire, as we all do, to be transported from darkness into light.

Graham Miller 2007

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aina
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2007
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
sold 2/6 national gallery of victoria
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alice
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2005
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
sold 1/6 murdoch university, 3/6 national gallery of victoria
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amanda
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2005
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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rhonda + chantelle
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2007
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
sold 1/6, 2/6, 3/6 national gallery of victoria
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sheridan road
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2007
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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claire
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2006
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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kylie
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2006
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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dave
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2005
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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outer drive
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
56 x 70cm
2007
$950 unframed/$1,200 framed
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jefferson drive
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
70cm x 56cm
2007
$950 unframed/$1,200 framed
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frank
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2006
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
sold 1/6, 2/6, 3/6 edith cowan university, 4/6, 5/6 national gallery of victoria
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lucy
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2007
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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cathedral park
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2006
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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henry
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2005
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
sold 1/6
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shelby avenue
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2007
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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jessica
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2005
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
sold 1/6, 3/6
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kioko
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2005
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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lisa
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2005
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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luke
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2006
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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robert
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2006
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
sold 2/6 national gallery of victoria
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annie
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2007
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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walton street
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2007
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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johnno
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2006
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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joe
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2007
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed
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everson creek
edition of 6
archival inkjet print
80 x 100cm
2007
$1,600 unframed/$1,900 framed