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GILBERT BEL-BACHIR PHOTOGRAPHY
GILBERT BEL-BACHIR

BORN

In Casablanca Morocco, 1959.
Based in Sydney Australia.

EDUCATION
  • 1975: Graphic Arts, Beaux-arts Libre, Cherbourg France
  • 1989-90: Postgraduate Diploma, Visual Arts College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales Sydney
  • 2000: Certificate Four, in Assessment and Workplace Training, at Sydney T.A.F.E Ultimo College

TEACHING
  • 1999-2001: Teaching photography for adults, part - time, at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
  • 1996: East Sydney TAFE, teaching photography as part of CAFE media studies elective
  • 1994-1997: Head of Photography. Teaching photography, Waverley Woollahra Arts Centre, Sydney

GRANTS
  • 1989: The South Sea Islanders project, Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Canberra
  • 1989-90: Scholarship Grant Post Graduate, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. Syrinx Institute Ltd, Sydney

COMMISSIONED
  • 1999-2000: Employed by global Books publishing Sydney, to work on their World Encyclopaedia of Wine, Published in 2000. Photographing wine making processes, and cultural aspects of over 9 countries in central Europe and the Middle East

PRIZES
  • Finalist at THE OLIVE COTTON AWARD - Tweed River Arts Gallery, Murwillumbah. August/October 2007
  • Finalist at HEAD ON - The Australian Centre for Photography Sydney. April/May 2007

PUBLICATION & REVIEWS
  • LOOKING THROUGH GLASS - Catalogue of exhibition, with an essay by Terence Maloon.King Street Gallery On William, Sydney. June 2012
  • IMAGES OF XINGJIANG – General catalogue of exhibitions, Fremantle 2008
  • HEAD ON – Catalogue of the exhibition, Sydney 2007. Reviewed in the S.M.H Sydney, 24/04/2007
  • IN TRANSIT – Catalogue of exhibition, Sydney 2006. Reviewed in the S.M.H Sydney, 28/11/2007
  • IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES - An exhibition by Photographers, Painters, and Sculptors. Alliance Francaise of Sydney, February 2006. Reviewed in the S.M.H Sydney, 07/02/2006
  • AUSTRALIAN CHRONICLES - Catalogue of exhibition, Montpellier France 2006
  • MURMURS – Catalogue of exhibition, Sydney 2005. Reviewed in the S.M.H Sydney, 01/11/2005
  • IMAGES OF XINGJIANG - at the Alliance Francaise, Sydney. May/June 2004. Reviewed in the S.M.H Sydney, 18/05/2004
  • UNE HISTOIRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE - M+M AUER Publishing, Geneva Switzerland 2004
  • CAMERA OBSCURA LITERARY QUATERLY – Gilbert BEL- BACHIR, SHADES AND NUANCES, text by Hercules PAPAIOANNOU, Thessaloniki Greece. Autumn 2001
  • ENTEFKTIRIO- Gilbert BEL- BACHIR, SHADES AND NUANCES, text by Hercules PAPAIOANNOU, Thessaloniki Greece 2001
  • 15 AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS - An exhibition at the Photovisions Montpellier France. September/October 2000. Reviewed by the local Newspapers, Radio and T.V Stations
  • WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WINE - Published by Global Books Publishing, Sydney 2000
  • WANDERLUST - Images of Pakistan and China, at The Stills Gallery, Sydney. November 1998/March 1999. Reviewed in the S.M.H Sydney, 02/12/1998
  • AQUISITION CATALOGUE - The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece 1999
  • THE PHOTO SYNKYRIA – General catalogue of the 10th International Photo Festival of Thessaloniki, Greece 1998
  • LONELY HEMISPHERE – Catalogue of the exhibition, produced by the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece 1998
  • THE NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ART COLLECTION – Catalogue compiled by Joanna CAPON. The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead NSW 1997
  • HANDLE WITH CARE – An exhibition of The Camperdown Children Hospital, Blaxland Gallery Sydney. January/February 1993. Reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald 18/01/93
  • HANDLE WITH CARE - Published by Lithograph Graphics, Melbourne 1993
  • PEOPLE OF THE CROSS - Simon & Schuster, Sydney 1993
  • PEOPLE OF THE CROSS - An exhibition at the Picolo Bar, Kings Cross Sydney. May 1993. Reviewed in The Australian 04/05/1993
  • DARLINGHURST AND OTHER IMAGES - Bondi Pavilion Sydney. November/December 1987. Reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald 01/12/1987
  • AUSTRALIAN CAMERA CRAFT- Feature Review. Sydney October 1987




BIOGRAPHY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • LOOKING THROUGH GLASS - King Street Gallery On William. Sydney, June/ July 2012
  • IMAGES OF XINGJIANG - Fotofreo Biennale of Photography, Fremantle WA, April 2008
  • FROM THE SOUTH SEAS - An exhibition on The Australian South Seas Islanders descendants, at the Tweed River Regional Gallery Murwillumbah NSW, February/March 2008.Toured, major cities in Queensland 2008/2009
  • FACES OF MUSIC- At the Alliance Francaise, Sydney. June/July 2006
  • IMAGES OF XINGJIANG - At the Alliance Francaise, Sydney. May/June 2004
  • WANDERLUST - Images of Pakistan and China, at The Stills Gallery, Sydney, November 1998/March1999
  • CLOSE TO THE EQUATOR: KIRIBATI - Bondi Pavilion Sydney. December 1991
  • DARLINGHURST AND OTHER IMAGES - Bondi Pavilion Gallery Sydney. November/December 1987

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • IMAGES FROM DARLINGHURST & KINGS CROSS, 1987 2007 – An exhibition at the Cross Projections, Tusculum House Sydney. September/October 2007
  • CLOSE TO THE EQUATOR: KIRIBATI - An exhibition at the Cross Projections, Tusculum House Sydney. November 2006
  • UNE HISTOIRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE - Collection M+M AUER Geneva Switzerland 2004. An exhibition at the Museum of Arts and History, Geneva Switzerland. April/ September 2004
  • 15 AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS - An exhibition at the Photovisions Montpellier France. September/October 2000
  • LONELY HEMISPHERE – An exhibition of the Australian Museum of Contemporary Photography, at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece. February/March 1998
  • LONELY HEMISPHERE – An exhibition of the Australian Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Bondi Pavilion Gallery Sydney. December 1997
  • ART TEACHERS – An Exhibition, Waverley Arts Centre Waverley, Sydney. December 1997
  • RAGE TO SEE – An exhibition, Sydney Opera House. December 1996
  • ART TEACHERS – An Exhibition, Waverley Arts Centre Waverley, Sydney. December 1996
  • MIXED EXHIBITION – An exhibition, at Gallery AD 183, Glebe Sydney. September/October 1995
  • ART TEACHERS – An exhibition, Waverley Arts Centre, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney. December 1995
  • THE AUSTRALIAN SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS – An exhibition at The Australian Maritime Museum Sydney, October 1994. Toured the Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu in 1996/1997
  • HANDLE WITH CARE – An exhibition of The Camperdown Children Hospital, Blaxland Gallery Sydney. January/February 1993. Toured major cities in New South Wales
  • PEOPLE OF THE CROSS – An exhibition at the Picolo Bar, Kings Cross Sydney. May 1993
  • THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDERS – Post graduate exhibition, Unisearch House University of New South Wales. December 1990
CURATED & EXHIBITED
  • NUDES – An exhibition by 5 photographers, The Barrio Darlinghurst Sydney. Feb/Apr 2008
  • NIGHTLINE - An exhibition by 7 photographers, The Barrio Darlinghurst Sydney. Oct/ Nov 2007
  • MUSIC IN THE STREET – An exhibition on music, in conjunction with MusicFest, at the Alliance Francaise Sydney. June/July 2007
  • IN TRANSIT - An exhibition by 27 photographers on Human Transports, Alliance Francaise of Sydney. November 2006
  • IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES - An exhibition by Photographers, Painters, and Sculptors. Alliance Francaise of Sydney. February 2006
  • AUSTRALIAN CHRONICLES - An exhibition by 9 Australian photographers on Australia, at the Photovision Galerie, Montpellier France. Co organised/partly-curated, in collaboration with Photovisions in Montpellier France. April/June 2006
  • MURMUR – An exhibition by 19 Australian Photographers on France, Alliance Francaise of Sydney
  • Oct 2005

    COLLECTIONS
  • The Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
  • The Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Canberra
  • The Syrinx Research Institute Ltd, Sydney
  • The Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney
  • The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Westmead Sydney
  • The Macedonian Museum of contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece
  • Michel & Michelle Auer collection, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Montpellier Photovisions Galerie, Montpellier France
  • The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah Australia

PURCHASE PRINTS

"Looking Through Glass 2012"

Medium: Lambda process on Fujiflex Crystal Archive Print.
Fujiflex Crystal Archive Printing Material is a polyester-base silver halide material.

  • Paper size unframed: 59.4 X 42.0 cm
  • Image size: 38.0 X 38.0 cm
  • Framed size: 61.0 X 50.0 cm
  • Price unframed: $ 880.00

Limited edition of 20 prints, with 3 Artist Proofs.

Black and Wite Works

All black & white hand printed works are a limited edition of 20, and come in 2 sizes.
The images are printed by myself on silver gelatine fibre base paper to archival standard.

  • 16x20: in - 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm AUD $1000.00
  • 12x16: in - 30.5 cm x 40.6 cm AUD $700.00
(Postage not included)










Contact Me

Contact Info

E-Mail : gbelbachir@hotmail.com