Selina Ou (pronounced Oh) is known for her large-scale colour photographs of people at work. In documentary style, she often seeks out employees in the service industry, exploring themes of identity and consumerism. Selina Ou is a Australian artist of Malaysian Chinese descent. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1998, followed by her Honours in 2001. Ou lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia and she is represented by Sophie Gannon Gallery.

Ou has undertaken numerous artist residencies in Australia, China, Japan, Chile and the USA. These have been funded by grants from the Australia Council, Arts Victoria and by municipalities in China and Japan. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts Greene Street residency, in New York. Ou undertook a studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne in 2010-2012 and she was awarded the ANZ Emerging Artist Award in 2005 and the City of Hobart Art Prize in 2003.

Selina Ou’s work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia; National Library of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; National Portrait Gallery; Art Gallery of NSW; Monash Gallery of Art, Australia; The Hobart City Council, Australia; Artbank, Australia; The Australia Council; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Chile; The JGS Collection, New York; the UBS Art Collection and numerous private collections.

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Current Exhibition:
Selina Ou: Neighbourhood Tales
Curator: Dr Gareth Syvret
15/07/2023 - 17/09/2023
ArtSpace at Realm
Ground Floor, 179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134
Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
Weekends and public holidays: 10am to 5pm

Storytimes for Kids
Join Realm Library Children’s Librarian, Sarah Werner at ArtSpace for a series of specially themed storytimes inside the Neighbourhood Tales exhibition.

Chinese Culture and Stories theme
Weds 26 July 11am - Toddler Storytime for ages 1 - 3
Weds 26 July 2pm - Family Storytime for ages 0 - 6
Thurs 27 July 11am - Preschool Storytime for ages 3 - 6

Childhood theme
Wednesday 9 August - 11am - Toddler Storytime for ages 1 - 3
Wednesday 9 August - 2pm - Family Storytime for ages 0 - 6
Thursday - 10 August - 11am Preschool Storytime for ages 3 - 6

Family Landscapes - Panel Discussion
Saturday 12 August, 2pm - 3pm

Join Selina Ou and artists Siri Hayes, Mia Mala McDonald and Stephanie Rose Wood together with ArtSpace Curator Gareth Syvret as they discuss the images and themes running through Neighbourhood Tales and the challenges and creative potentials of art, parenthood, creativity and the landscape of suburban family life @sophiegannongallery @artsinmaroondah @agencyuntitled @garethsyvret @decentlyexposed

Thanks to: John Meredith, my sons, our parents, Les Walkling, Sophie Gannon, Edwin Nicholls, Elizabeth Doan, Kelly Gellatly, Gareth Syvret, Mary Callahan, Will Taylor, Ethan Taylor, Imogen Taylor, John Taylor and especially Allison Taylor at Decently Exposed,, Garry Sommerfeld, Elise Murphy, Andrew Duong, Jane O'Neill, Sarah Werner, Candice Zaviska, @agencyofsculpture, @playce_la, Siri Hayes, Mia Mala McDonald, Stephanie Rose Wood, Andrew Baker, Stanley Foster, Kailah Welsh, Travis Harris, the Arts & Culture and Customer Service teams at Maroondah City Council and all involved in the making of this exhibition.