Gallery Opening: Madi Whyte Presents TOPIA

Platform Arts is excited to present ‘TOPIA’, a photography series by early-career artist, Madi Whyte.

From rural Victoria, Madi Whyte’s practice encompasses sculpture, photography and illustration with an interest in exploring the language of line, form, the cut and the architecture of dystopian landscapes- both sparse and high density. Madi has completed a Bachelor of Design and works in the digitisation of gallery collections.

TOPIA Photographic Series uses finite landscapes as pictorial tropes to explore languages of the line and the cut. This body of work focuses on atypical viewpoints, geographic coordinates and the examination of her composite relationship to various landscapes, forms and Topos.

Influenced by Madi's rural upbringing on Gunditjmara land, the work explores the multifarious and undulating connection shared with the land – and how it behaves as a metaphor, material and teacher. This work proposes the artist as photographer and artist to discover an emblematic and personal correlation between the formal qualities of the rural Australian landscape and the abstracted spatial compositions of her images and sculptural objects. The tightly shot photographs emulate the search for something very specific in the land. 

‘TOPIA’ is an ongoing series that is planned to develop with the artist.

Join us for the opening of this exhibition on May 14, from 6PM-8PM in Courtyard Gallery.

Exhibition runs until June 18.


Daily from 14 May 2021 to 18 June 2021

Upcoming dates

16 June 2021, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

17 June 2021, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

18 June 2021, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


  • Platform Arts 60 Little Malop Street, Geelong


  • This is a free event


  • Toilets available
  • Wheelchair accessible


Platform Arts

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Phone: (03) 5224 2815

Associated organisation: Platform Arts


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