A photographer never satisfied with his camera as the only media started his professional career and experimentations in Poland.

He has been involved in a number of vanguard European art movements and exhibitions in Poland, Scotland, Japan, France, Austria and USA.

European heritage and conceptual art ideology brings a passion and style to his photography which is evidently seen not only in his every day commercial work, but also in his personal work.

Having worked previously also with film and video, Richard became involved in AV (audio visual) production. Working with this medium appeared to be closest to the ideology developed earlier in his non-commercial artistic activities. Working out of Ad-Libitum in North Sydney for three years as a resident photographer he produced number of AV shows and was perfecting his style of studio photography for clients such as 3M, Nestle, WANG, Horniak & Canny, Horwitz Publishing etc.

From 1985 Richard was on his own designing images, working for corporate clients and later also for publishing houses.

Richard has ability to shoot extremely well in a mixture of categories; still life location, landscape, studio work, still life product, editorial, travel and reportage with a particular affinity for working in extreme weather and light conditions and remote locations.

He uses photography in a manner that demands some intellectual exercise from viewers, where the message exist beyond the form of a materially organised image.


Richard Tabaka came to Australia in 1981.

His European heritage and conceptual art ideology is evident in his artistic work.

From 1977 through to 1981 he attempted to give his ideological program entitled Beyond Form a visual shape in a series of individual exhibitions and group presentations using various media such as photography, film and installations.

His artistic manifestation, was further presented internationally amongst others at:

  • Remont Gallery, Warsaw;
  • Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland;
  • Kobe, Japan;
  • International Center of Photography, New York;
  • International Print Biennale in Cracow;
  • Musée National d'Art Modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris;
  • Internationale Biennale – Die Viener Secession, Austria;
  • Homeless Gallery, Geelong;
  • Exposure 4, Sydney;
  • Warringah Art Exposition, Manly Vale Art Centre;
  • The Indigenous Land, Łódź, Poland;
  • Incidental & Accidental, The Silesian Culture Centre, Poland;
  • Indigenous Landscape, NRCG, Ballina, Australia
  • Indigenous Landscape, Gallery 107, Dalby, Australia
  • Incidental & Accidental, Gallery 4, Szczecin Philharmony, Poland
  • I am not a Robot, Gallery R+,  Szczecin Academy of Art, Poland
  • Freedom of the Artist, Gallery Konduktorownia, Poland,
  • Out There Nowhere, Gympie Regional Gallery, Gympie, Australia
  • Beyond The Image, NRCG in Ballina, March-May 2019
  • Border Art Prize 2020 – Tweed Regional Gallery, Australia

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