Trent Parke and Narelle Autio: The Summation of Force

Friday 30 June - Friday 1 September 2017

Esteemed South Australian photographers Trent Parke and Narelle Autio are partners in life and have a knack for creating images that, while drawn from the everyday, resonate with alluring depth and drama. They are particularly adept—each in their different way—at telling uniquely Australian stories and bringing alive the beauty and idiosyncrasy of life lived in our own natural and cultural environments.

In their creative collaboration, The Summation of Force, Parke and Autio turn their gaze to the possibilities of filmic narrative, and look to family and sport for subject material.

A multi-channel video work that pitches competitive sport and the mythical power of cricket as a metaphor for life and parenthood, The Summation of Force is no less than a Lynchian suburban dreamscape. It is a paean to collective dreams, youthful determination and the bonds that sporting ambition can create both within families and nations.   

The Summation of Force by Trent Parke and Narelle Autio in association with Closer Productions and the Adelaide Film Festival, is presented by the Samstag Museum of Art for the SALA Festival.

READ: The Summation of Force by Gideon Haigh



Tuesday 22 August 2017, 1.30 - 2.30pm

ON ART: Talk

Trent Parke (SA) and Narelle Autio (SA) with 
Matthew Bate (SA), hosted by Philippa Hawker (VIC)

The Summation of Force panel discussion with artists Trent Parke and Narelle Autio with Matthew Bate, Director, Closer Productions and hosted by Philippa Hawker, film writer, The Australian






Art Guide: Trent Parke and Narelle Autio: The Summation of Force

The Australian: The Summation of Force pushes the boundaries of bat and ball

The Adelaide Review: The Summation of Force provides and elite performance

ABC News: SALA Festival award major prize to artwork The Summation Of Force

ABC TV: The Mix: The Summation of Force

The Australian: Parke, Autio’s 

Winner: SALA Festival 2017 Moving Image Award