Things that shouldn’t last

28 JAN - 12 FEB 2023
Brunswick Street Gallery - 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Things that shouldn’t last presents an ongoing exploration into how the narrative of a moment shifts once it has been translated into an object. I began experimenting with film photography in 2019 after a decade’s hiatus -  gravitating to instant film because of its alchemy-like ability to distill time. Where a painting reflects the contemplation of many hours – an instant film frame captures a second. Here they ruminate on on how we look back on our memories as physical objects and experience love and intimacy.

Things that shouldn’t last is supported by the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program, Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts Victoria.

©2023 Caroline Esbenshade



I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the country on which I live and work and their connections to the land. I pay my respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Indigenous peoples today.