Being Present | Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart


29 August - 4 December 2024

WPACC Foyer Gallery


Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart have worked individually and together as collaborators for over 30 years, creating both artists books and wall works. Employing the broad palette of photography from experimental to traditional practices, they are interested in movement across natural and social landscapes - the ways of river systems, animal tracks, desire paths and journeying.

This new body of work explores their home, north eastern Victoria, found and established after years of wandering and searching for connection and community. Together their work is shaped by the philosophy of place within a complex world of natural, social and human desires.


Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart, Desire Paths 2: Navigating the path, (detail from the artists book), 2021, archival inkjet inks on Epson watercolour paper, book 20 x 14 x 1.8cm.