Sonia Leber and David Chesworth take real world situations as a starting point in their highly detailed video works, emerging out of the pre-demolition days of the old Age newspaper building in Spencer Street, and commuters arrested at an underground station entrance. 

Join Sonia Leber and David Chesworth in conversation with Naomi Cass, curator of The Documentary Take at Centre for Contemporary Photography, to explore the working methods of these award winning artists.

When Wednesday 12 October


Time 7PM



Sonia Leber and David Chesworth have been collaborating since 1996, working across video, photography, sound and installation art. Solo exhibitions include ‘Zaum Tractor’, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne (2014); and Gridchinhall, Moscow (2013); The Way You Move Me, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne (2012); Space-ShifterDetached/MONA FOMA, Hobart (2012); Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2011); and Conical, Melbourne (2009); and Almost Always Everywhere Apparent, Mildura Arts Centre (2008); and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2007).
Group exhibitions include Borders, Barriers, Walls, Monash University Museum of Art (2016), 64th Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse, (2016);56th Venice Biennale: All the World’s Futures (2015), 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire (2014), Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013-14); Melbourne Art Fair Video Program (2014); Gold Coast Art Prize (winner, 2014),Screengrab6 International Media Arts Award, Townsville (winner, 2014), Cooperation Territory, 16th Line Art Gallery and Makaronka Art Center, Rostov-on-Don, Russia (2013); Spaced: Art Out of Place, Fremantle Art Centre (2012); Animal/Human, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane (2012); Stealing the Senses, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2011).
Image l Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, Time Mirror 2016. Still image courtesy of the artist.