TESS MILNE



Tess Milne's highly detailed solo show at the main Platform space in October consisted of large photographic documentation from a journey though the streets surrounding Platform. Tess first explored the area, taking photos and making sketches of detail views from the subway and underground train station entrance at the southern end of the subway, as well as the cafes, shops, and laneways in the Flinders Lane precinct. The laborious element of A Long Detour was the fact that the exhibited works were actually photographs of the artist's cardboard and plasticine models that even included tiny shopfronts, street signs and the lone visitor on her journey. The sheer detail and precise perspective of these works were a pleasant surprise to many of the people who pass through the subway every day.