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Karl Halliday is a Belfast-born photographer, curator and writer living and working in Naarm/Melbourne.

Karl’s work has been shown in group exhibitions at leading photography institutions across so-called Australia,  including the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Monash Gallery of Art, and Perth Centre for Photography. Karl’s images have appeared in print magazines and art journals including Popeye, Frankie and Brutus, as well as several online publications. In 2020, Karl self-published his debut editioned photobook, ‘Subjects: Selected Portraiture 2017-19’.

Parallel to his work as a photographer, Karl practices as a curator with a focus on lens-based media and conceptually-driven forms of artmaking, having produced exhibitions for PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography and independently with ‘Co-ordinates’, an exhibition survey of WA-based photographic art practice.


Karl has written for contemporary art publications, web journals and exhibition catalogues, and in 2020 was part of SEVENTH Gallery’s Emerging Writers Program. Karl serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Blindside Gallery and as Projects Space Coordinator at Linden New Art, Melbourne. He holds a Masters of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.

photography services available for commission.

prints are available by request.


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