The Working Class

Visual Arts and Design / Photography
Scaled emma j hawkins and unicorn  adelaide  from the series the working class  2016

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 income.

Presented by:
Aaron Bradbrook

Aaron Bradbrook is an award winning Australian photographer currently based in Melbourne.

He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across Australia and Bangladesh. And has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the UNCOVER award for new Australian talent at the Perth Centre For Photography and the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund.


RCC Outdoor at RCC

Pinky Flat / Tarnda Womma, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, 5006, SA