Zigi Georges

Born in Riga of Latvian parents; migrated to Australia in 1949.

Educational background

B.A. (Hons.), Sydney University, 1966
Dip. Lib., N.Z. Library School, Wellington
Dip. Hypnotherapy, Canberra
2 modules for Diploma of Photography, SCIT, Nambour, Qld 1996

Professional background

Lecturer in Anthropology and Sociology; Library Assistant; Editor; Shakespeare Head Press and Golden Press; Secretarial; Investigative Officer and Middle Management Training Officer for Australian Customs. Guest speaker at Photography Course, SQIT, Toowoomba.
Currently Manager, Zone VIII mini gallery and workshops

Creative background

Literary – Poetry, short stories, children’s fiction, contributing articles and occasional critiques on photography in PHOTO.Graphy magazine

Visual – Started with drawing and oil painting, then developed some skills in water colours and pastels. Since 1990 passionately committed to photography.

Spiritual - Yoga and Mysticism

Selected Exhibitions

    • 1992 The Image Captured, Warana, Brisbane
    • 1995 Recent works, SQIT, Toowoomba
    • 1996 Fishbowling, Noosa Regional Gallery
    • Five Australian Photographers, Point Light, Sydney
    • 1998 Goanna dreaming (solo), Noosa Regional Gallery
    • Heliotropism, Gallery 482, Brisbane
    • 1999 The voice of the print, Point Light, Sydney
    • Trees, Point Light, Sydney
    • AIPP Awards - 1 silver & 2 merit awards, Melbourne
    • 2000 Pilgrimage (solo), Point Light, Sydney
    • The Australian Landscape, Point Light, Sydney
    • Water, Point Light, Sydney
    • 2001 The Sand Show, Point Light, Sydney
    • 5th anniversary exhibition, Point Light, Sydney
    • 2003 Summer Stock, Point Light, Sydney
    • 2005 Woman, Point Light, Sydney
    • Natural Selection, Point Light, Sydney
    • 2009 point light : the first thirteen years, Point Light, Sydney