2019: The Greeting, Videowork Commission, Liverpool NSW; Resilience in Times of Adversity: Contemporary Responses to WW2and Post WW2 in the Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery; Mapping, Breamar Gallery Springwood. 2018: The Tree, Northumberland Arcade Residency, Liverpool; Imperceptible Resistances, Everglades, Blue Mountains; Clandulla State Gallery Survey Show; Conversations, Gang Gang Gallery. 2017: Explorers Narratives of Site, Woodford Academy; Cementa 17 Kandos; MAP-Kiosk Katoomba. 2016: Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Winner Photography section; WAS Biennale, MAP The Club Edition, The Slab, Hazelbrook; Recluse, GAFFA Artspace Sydney; Cardinal Points, Gallery North, Sydney; Modern Art Projects, Homeless, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Katoomba; Modern Art Projects, Medlow Bath. 2015: Gold to Spin, West Artspace Hazelbrook; Cementa 15 Kandos; 2013 Landscape Transference Project, Palo Alto California; Cementa 13 Kandos. 2012: Works from the Collection Grafton Regional Art Gallery. 2010: Blake Prize Touring Exhibition. 2009: Blake Prize for Religious Art; National Art School Electrofringe 2009, Newcastle.
Sean O’Keeffe explores screen and fine art cultures through a variety of mediums including video, sculpture and 2-dimensional work. His work has employed and responded to the imagery and conventions of cinema ranging from the language and tropes of the screen to the technical structures and mechanics of filmmaking: In recent works, many created collaboratively with performer-devisor Carolyn Eccles under the collective banner Darkroom, Sean has used this approach to investigate the subjective pluralities of written and percieved histories. Sean often works collaboratively with communites including young people, aged care residents, and school students to produce his screenworks. He is a long-term resident of the Blue Mountains and has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019