'Hijacked III' Bridges The Gap Between UK And Australian Photography

Though they may be worlds apart in terms of geography, the UK and Australia share a perspective that is closer than one might think.

The two locales are connected by more than simply history, as evidenced by the new exhibition, "Hijacked III," showing simultaneously at QUAD in the UK and PICA in Perth Australia.

As part of the FORMAT International Photography Festival's off-year program, "Hijacked III" is a blockbuster photography exhibit, but one that achieves intimacy through the careful selection of its roster. The work shown is quite diverse, showing the collages of Melinda Gibson, the wry wit of Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont and many compelling portraits of contemporary culture.

Petrina Hicks, Emily the Strange, 2011, Lightjet print, 100 x 98cm, Edition of 8 + 1AP, Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery

In addition, rather than merely calling it a collaboration between the two regions, events at the two locations will actually link up live for a series of workshops and artist talks. Now that's what we call a "collaborative effort." View a slideshow of work from "Hijacked" below, and let us know what you think of this international pairing.

"Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia and the United Kingdom" will be on display at QUAD Gallery in Derby, UK until May 6th, 2012.

"Hijacked III" - Quad Gallery