Supported by the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund, The Working Class is a
large scale, site-specific photographic exhibition by award winning
photographer Aaron Bradbrook.
Premiered for the first time during the 2017 Adelaide Fringe, this
gritty and raw new series documents the extreme yet often euphoric
realities of what it means to be an artist working at the worlds largest
art festivals: the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe festivals. However,
unlike common production photography, this series focuses on the moment
the artist exits the stage after performing. Sweaty and dirty, the
artist emerges seeping with exhaustion and emotion.
Controversially titled The Working Class, the series examines the role
of the artist as entrepreneur and key facilitator of a small to medium
sized business, often as sole trader, working within the greater
economy. The title references the blue-collar workers of the industrial
revolution, who used skilled physical labour as a means to generate