Duncan Wright is a Fremantle based photographer who explore the tropes of iconic Australian culture through a playful and often humorous sensibility. His work interrogates the idea of the Australian dream through pointing the finger at his own middle-class upbringing, portraying the aspirations and absurd everyday realities of Western Australians. With his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, Duncan aims to disrupt traditional notions of photography, bringing visceral and lyrical qualities to his images. Duncan works full-time as a freelance photographer and this is seen throughout his works. He recently had a debut solo exhibition ‘Happiness’ at the Perth Centre of Photography and has since been nominated for the highly esteemed Prix Pictet award with his work ‘Smoke In The Sky’ and is also a finalist in this years Print Award at the Fremantle Arts Centre. His work is held in various private collections and his work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Masonic Lodge, Cue aims to question how the landscape was transformed, by not only mining, but the tin shanty’s and towns that developed along with gold mining and how new religions and beliefs were brought into the area, perhaps presenting a distorted view on Australian identity.