Ariel Cameron is an artist, photographer and curator based between Vietnam and Australia since 2017. Her practice and research centres around themes of community and connection to place, home and land, largely inspired by her upbringing in regional Australia.
While completing her BA in Photography at the Queensland College of Art she worked at the Queensland Centre for Photography, building relationships with the local arts community. She went on to work with Melbourne based curatorial collective Photodust after completing a Masters in Arts Management, promoting lens-based media in the Asia-Pacific region.
Since arriving in Vietnam she has developed close ties with the local photographic community, working with galleries in both Saigon and Hanoi. She continues to work between countries, promoting connections and exchanges between artists.
I respectfully acknowledge the people of the Bundjalung nation, traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work, and pay my respect to Elders, both past and present, their culture and continued connection to land, water and community.
2020 - Tropic Gothic, QUA Artspace, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2019 - Made in Vietnam, SOMA, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
2018 - LMS + XBC = <3, Xóm Bắc Cầu, Hanoi, Vietnam.
2018 - All Animals are Equal, A.Farm, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
2016 - Blustonia: Local 24/7, Brunswick, Melbourne.
2016 - Artland Public Art Exhibition, RMIT Brunswick Campus, Melbourne. (Curator)
2016 - Victory, Gaffa Photo Fest, Sydney.
2015 - Miscellanea, Project Space Gallery, Melbourne. (Curator)
2015 - Reach, MoreArt Public Art Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne.
2015 - Visions, SITE EIGHT Gallery, Melbourne. (Curator)
2015 - SHOOT - Melbourne Arts Club, Melbourne.
2015 - Images of Queer Youth, (IDAHO Event), Malany, QLD.
2014 - Sunshine Coast Art Prize - Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra.
2014 - Feature Shoot Group Show - Desert Landscapes, curated by Heidi Romano.
2014 - Iris Award, Perth Centre For Photography, Perth.
2014 - Derive, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane.
2014 - Tabor through the eyes of the Australian, Hussite Museum, Tabor, CR.
2014 - Aquarians, Ugees Espresso, West End, Brisbane.
2014 - A2B, White Canvas Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
2013 - TransArt Symposium, Studio Bank, Warsaw, Poland.
2013 - Salon 13, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
2013 - It’s not you, It’s Me, White Box Gallery, Brisbane.
2013 - Remembering You After 16:54, Queensland College of Art.
2013 - Vacant, Webb Gallery, Brisbane.
2012 - First Impressions, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art.
2012 - APE, Through the Looking Glass, West End, Brisbane.
2012 - Volunteers, Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane.
2019-2020 - Atelierista
Aurora, HCMC, Vietnam
2017-2018 - Gallery Coordinator and Assistant Curator
Vin Gallery, HCMC, Vietnam
2016 - 2018 - Co-Founder & Co-Director
Happenstance Community Arts Festival
2015 - 2017 - Arts Officer
RMIT Creative, RMIT University, Melbourne, AUS
2014-2015 - Project Officer
Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, AUS
2015-2016 - Master of Art (Arts Management) with Distinction, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
2011-2014 - Bachelor of Photography, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia.
2013-2014 - Artist Mentorship with Camilla Birkeland - Director of the Queensland Centre for Photography.
2012 - Lucinda Emerging Artists Program: Curatorship, Queensland Centre for Photography.
2017 - Critical Anthology, RMIT University.
2015 - Lucida Journal, Queensland Centre for Photography.
2014 - Kulterne, David Peltan, Czech Republic.
2014 - Lucida Magazine, Queensland Centre for Photography.
2012 - ‘Volunteers’, Wesley Mission Brisbane & Griffith University.
2014 - Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize.
2014 - Winner, Perth Centre for Photography 2014 Iris Awards (Student Category).
2014 - Finalist, Australia's Top Emerging Photographers, Capture Magazine.
2013 - Queensland Centre for Photography Graduate Award.
2013 - Finalist, Queensland Centre for Photography Youngblood Editions.
2012 - Winner, Wesley Mission Brisbane Photojournalism Competition.