Contemporary artist Yana Taylor is seeking donations of old family photographs for her upcoming exhibition Small Acts, Long Ripples. The exhibition will be presented at C-A-C from 13 April – 22 June 2024. 

“The photographs need to be old images, printed hard copies and feature memories of loved ones, including mums, aunts and kids. It would be great if people are having a good time in the photos but it is not essential. They don’t have to be fancy, perfect or composed. The donated photographs will be presented within the exhibition, handled by visitors and might not be returned to donors. We will look after the photos as best as possible. – Yana Taylor

A selection of photographs donated by the public and Yana Taylor will be rotated in the gallery space throughout the exhibition period. 

Important: Please note that donated photographs cannot be guaranteed to be returned at the end of the project. Donating a photograph is part of the process.

Send or deliver your photos to:

Attn: Isabelle Morgan, Curator Contemporary Visual Art
Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road
Campbelltown NSW 2560
Or for more information phone 02 4645 4758


Stories of others’ experiences are often heard in the background, like a podcast while doing the dishes or travelling. Multidisciplinary performance-maker Yana Taylor has designed a deep listening environment where a group of people tell their stories of transformation.
Everyday encounters in our life may seem small or insignificant, until we look back. Those amongst us whose life conditions are precarious often rely on their ongoing health and survival for these incidental moments. The resonance of these small acts is long. Against individualism, the artist communicates the power we have in each others’ lives, even when we are not aware.

Small Acts, Long Ripples is commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and began as a creative development at C-A-C in 2022.


Yana Taylor is a contemporary maker/performer based in Western Sydney. Her work is devised with interdisciplinary teams combining live performance (movement, voice & acting) with found video & photography. Taylor’s starting points are fissures/pressure points in inequities of power, micro & macro, thus publicly documented & involves research in archives & literature.  

Recent devised live/screen performance installation work as lead artist include, ‘Leading is Following is Leading’, Liveworks (2020), ‘Beautiful Rot’, Liveworks (2022). Taylor is also a Freelance director & dramaturg with other’s new performances and was aresident artist of Parramatta Artists’ Studios online exhibition ‘Land, Vista, Food, Colony’.  Taylor brings extensive experience in movement/dance to composition of visuals, language, and voice in her direction.  

Taylor’s PhD (Usyd) was on the influence of body-based practices in devising by 1st wave contemporary performance makers of 80’s & 90’s associated with Sydney’s Performance Space. Taylor was a core member/maker of documentary theatre ensemble version 1.0 Inc. ensemble 2000-2013 working across all areas of devising from design to acting, research, film & writing (works made – Disappearances Project [opened Brighton International Festival UK & toured nationally], This Kind of Ruckus, Wages of Spin, A Certain Maritime Incident [CMI], Table of Knowledge, Deeply Offensive and Utterly Untrue, Second Last Supper). 

Special thanks to David Capra, Kalanjay Dhir, Renee Allara, Richard J Bell and Meme Thorne for making this project possible.