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Jem Cresswell is a visual artist based in Sydney, Australia.

Jem Cresswell was born (1984) and raised in South Australia.  His affinity for the sea was cemented by his early days spent exploring the rugged desolate coastlines of Yorke and Eyre Peninsula, surfing, diving and camping with friends. This sense of escape and freedom grew his love of the ocean.

Self taught, Jem has always had a camera in hand, but everything changed when he bought his first underwater film camera at 17 years old. “I was immediately addicted and intrigued with the new world it opened up. 15 years on nothing has changed. I aim to transport the viewer to a familiar yet extraordinary world. I want them to feel like they are immersed in the elements, not just observing from afar,” he says. His fascination with the ocean is certainly evident through his images, which throw us headfirst into aquatic bliss. "There is still so much to learn and be discovered below the surface" he says, "This fuels my desire to see, create and share the experience".    


For all enquires regarding the series 'Giants' please contact:
Toby Meagher
Michael Reid Sydney Gallery
+61 2 8353 3500
View the exhibition: https://michaelreid.com.au/exhibition/giants-online-exhibition/

Press: Interview on the series 'Giants':



For all enquires regarding any other series and their availability, please contact Jem through the details below.

+61 (0)428 851 110


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Portrait by Scott Portelli

Portrait by Scott Portelli


'Giants' at Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 19th April - Mid May 2017
'Merge' A collaboration between Martine Emdur and Jem Cresswell - Olsen Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 15th June - 3rd July 2016

Group Exhibition - 17th Pingyao International Photo Festival, Shanxi, China, 19 Sept-25 Sept 2017
Group Exhibition - Kuwait Grand Photography Exhibition, Raddison Blu Kuwait, April 2016
Group Exhibition - Photoville, Brooklyn, New York, 18 Sept-28 Sept 2014
Group Exhibition - Art & About, Paddington, Sydney, 19 Sept- 12 Oct 2014
Group Exhibition - 14th Pingyao International Photo Festival, Shanxi, China, 19 Sept-25 Sept 2014
Group Exhibition - Head On Landscape Prize - NSW Parliament House, Sydney, Australia 12th May - 8th June 2014


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