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December 2016

Life aquatic

December 9, 2016 - February 26, 2017
Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 Australia
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Narelle Autio | Ruth Maddison | Catherine Nelson Scientists like to tell us that Earth was misnamed. Given that over 70 per cent of Earth’s surface is covered by ocean, it would be more accurate to say that we live on planet Water. Scientists also point out that up to 60 per cent of the human body consists of water, and that all of life as we know it is infused with water, from the cells of organisms to the…

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January 2017

JAMES TUNKS ELSEWHERE

January 27 - March 12
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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The new series of works, Elsewhere, combines James Tunks’ fascination with astronomical photography, indirect forms of self-portraiture and the transmutation of objects and images. Instead of photographing stars themselves, Tunks constructs the photographs using predominately found and accumulated material that is crushed and pulverized to mirror interstellar nebula. This process forms constellations between otherwise arbitrary materials whilst at the same time echoing the history of astrophotography and its pioneers such as Edwin Hubble and EE Barnard. Image: James Tunks, Crushed and…

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ATONG ATEM – THE PROCESS OF FEELING

January 27 - March 12
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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An exploration of time and transformation; changing imagery as emotional and therapeutic. Replicating the visual languages of studio photography and manipulating representations of colonial history, Atong Atem seeks to make peace with the indefinable spaces she occupies in The Process of Feeling. With reference to a history of hand tinting, from expertly painted ethnographic photographs of The Colonies to blacking out the faces of deceased family members in her photo albums, Atong attempts to locate herself in history using what…

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AN ELEGY TO APERTURES

January 27 - March 12
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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ANDREW BECK, DANICA CHAPPELL, DOUGLAS LANCE GIBSON, DEB MANSFIELD, SARA OSCAR, LUKE PARKER, KENZEE PATTERSON, KATHERINE ROOKE, NICK STRIKE AND AMANDA WILLIAMS. AN ELEGY TO APERTURES The camera receives and frames the world through the lens. This aperture is a threshold that demarcates the distinction between the scene and its photographic echo. It is both an entrance and a point of departure. Examining the way apertures haunt photographic images long after the shutter has closed, this exhibition attends to and…

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February 2017

City Songs

February 10 - April 19
City Gallery, 110 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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These portraits and these stories are part of the music created by the people who live, work, visit, struggle and play in the city of Melbourne. Within the boundary of one single CBD block we discovered a whole symphony of experience and of worlds. We ask you to pause for a moment and to listen to the sound of our city. City Songs is the result of a 2016 arts residency for the City of Melbourne. Writer Christos Tsiolkas and…

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Focused: Photomedia Works from Ten Cubed

February 11 - March 26
The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, corner Wilson & Carpenter Street
Brighton, Victoria Australia
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Ten Cubed began as an art experiment in 2010, defined by a vision to collect the work of (at least) ten contemporary artists in depth over a period of 10 years. Focused: Photomedia works from the Ten Cubed Collection brings together a selection of works by artists Pat Brassington, Michael Cook, Rosemary Laing, Alastair McLuckie, David Rosetzky, Tim Silver, Daniel von Sturmer and David Wadelton. Surreal layered images, poignant portraits, production stills, process documentation, quirky collage and traditional photography are…

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HELIOTROPE | Leslie Eastman

February 15 - March 4
BLINDSIDE, Level 7, Room 14, 37 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Heliotrope explores metaphors of light and our relationship to a larger context. The material of light is explored in two ways in this exhibition. Firstly, through the use of the camera obscura, the naturally occurring optical marvel used repeatedly by Leslie Eastman to reflect on how the world sees itself and to relate spaces near and far. Heliotrope also shows video footage of dawn and dusk filmed at Europe’s first commercial Solar power station in Andalucía, Spain. The two encounters…

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Call For Entries: SITHOM 2017

February 16 - March 1

Calling all photographers interested in exhibiting in Shot In The Heart of Melbourne (SITHOM) 2017. Applications for the SITHOM 2017 exhibition close on 1st March 2017. Exhibition Details: Where: Victorian Artists Society, 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Vic 3002 When: 11th May to 22nd May, 2017. More information via the SITHOM Website

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Maggie Diaz: Between Two Worlds

February 18 - March 8
Fox Galleries, 79 Langridge Street
Collingwood, Victoria 3066 Australia
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Fox Galleries presents the work of the late Maggie Diaz – an American photographer who arrived in Australia in 1961 and quickly established a reputation as an important émigré artist, alongside her male counterparts of the time. Her work as been acquired by The National Gallery of Australia, The National Library of Australia and The State Library of Victoria holds a comprehensive archive of the negatives. Following her death in October 2016, Fox Galleries commemorates Diaz with an exhibition featuring…

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MEMORY PALACE

February 23 - March 8
Junior Space, 65 Smith Street
Fitzroy, Victoria Australia
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MEMORY PALACE Ying Ang and Adrienne Grunwald Curated by Heidi Romano Two men are our protagonists in this duality of story-telling. One confronts the rest of his life at 36 years of age, one confronts the end of his life at 103. We ask the question of our audience, how do we cultivate our memories and why? How do they live within us and what form do they take? We use photography, object and document to confront the relationship between…

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March 2017
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TALK: Echo Chamber #6

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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#CCP's Echo Chamber represents a series of occasional, ongoing public programs showcasing current emerging research in all areas of photography, including historical research, technology, communications and contemporary discussion. The first Echo Chamber for 2017 will include: KATE GOLDING The camera obscura: past, present, future SOPHIA CAI In My Skin: Contemporary Chinese Photography RODERICK GRANT Critical Infrastructure: Landscape, Intention and Intervention CHAIR – Michelle Mountain Program Manager, Centre for Contemporary Photography Find out more here: http://ccp.org.au/news.php?id=310 Entry gold coin donation, no…

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TOPshots! 2016-17

March 4 - April 15
Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 Australia
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Finalists Klari AGAR Swinburne Senior Secondary College Talia CRISANTE Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Beau CRUZ Caulfield Grammar School, Caulfield Campus Alessi D’ANDREA Melbourne Girls Grammar School Rhiannon GAMBLE Norwood Secondary College Lacey GILBERT Luther College Emily JOYCE Methodist Ladies’ College Amy LALANNE Monbulk College Lexie McLEOD Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School Gabriel MENZIES Vermont Secondary College Audrey MICHAEL Mentone Girls’ Grammar School Isabella MURRAY-GOOLD St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School Maria NGUYEN Our Lady of Mercy College Sophie PEASLEY Toorak College…

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Wesley Stacey: The wild thing

March 4 - April 28
Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 Australia
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Wesley Stacey is a living legend of environmental photography. In the 1970s he turned his back on the bright lights of Sydney and set up camp in the wilderness of the NSW south coast. For over 40 years he has lived in the ‘great outdoors’, using photography to explore and connect with the ecological complexity of the Australian landscape. The wild thing, curated from the MGA’s own photography collection, surveys four decades of Stacey’s work. From his lively colour snapshots…

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BOOK LAUNCH: A Country Practice – Janina Green

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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To be launched by Daniel Boetker-Smith, Course Director at Photography Studies College, Melbourne, Founder of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive and Managing Editor of Photofile Magazine. Saturday, March 4, 2017 3 – 4.30pm

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Mordançage: The Unveiling

March 9 - April 1
Colour Factory Gallery, 409-429 Gore Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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Elizabeth Opalenik is known for her sensual images, including the Mordançage process, hand printed black and white, infrared films, Polaroid manipulations and specialized toning. With limitless creativity Elizabeth has found her voice as a photographic artist, learning that all good photographs are self-portraits that lie somewhere between imagination and dreams. Ms. Opalenik was raised on a farm in Pennsylvania, living as a neighbor to the Amish and their uncomplicated ways. Her upbringing continues to reverberate in the personal images she…

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THE FILM PROJECT- MAP COLLECTIVE

March 9 - April 2
Fox Gallery & Darkroom, 8 Elizabeth Street
Kensington, Victoria 3031 Australia
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The Film Project- a group exhibition by Many Australian Photographer’s collective. In an age of fast photography and image overload, 17 Australian Documentary photographer’s use traditional analogue techniques to photograph the most personal of subjects- the Portrait. With subjects that range from the loved to the infamous, photographers embraced the slow, uncertain nature of photographing with film to create a dynamic of trust only formed when a subject has to wait to see their image. Each photo has been hand…

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NGV FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

March 10 - August 27
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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As part of the NGV Festival of Photography, the NGV presents a suite of contemporary photography exhibitions, including presentations by William Eggleston, Bill Henson, Patrick Pound, Zoë Croggon and Ross Coulter, alongside dedicated events and programs. Photography is one of the most diverse and prolific areas of contemporary practice, including as it does the work of practitioners who see themselves in the more traditional guise of ‘photographer’, along with multi-disciplinary artists. Taking over a number of galleries across the NGV,…

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Bill Henson

March 10 - August 27
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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NGV FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY Bill Henson presents recent photographs by Bill Henson, selected by the artist, and encompassing themes including portraits, nudes, lush museum interiors and transcendent landscapes. The images in this exhibition are drawn from a body of works created between 2008 and 2011 and continue Henson’s sensitive, sophisticated study of the human condition, which he has realised over his forty year career. Each of the works included has a palpable sense of the cinematic and together they form a…

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130 years of RMIT Photography

March 10 - April 13
RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Photography 130 offers an expanded view of the role and contribution of RMIT University to the photographic imaging of Melbourne and Australia, presenting a fresh perspective through the lens of the University’s photographic history, legacy and culture. From the University’s beginning in 1887 as the Working Men’s College, RMIT students took to photography with great enthusiasm, making important connections and contributions to the growth of Melbourne as a city as part of the world’s longest running photographic school. Featuring over 100 photographs…

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TALK: 10 Cubed in conversation

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, corner Wilson & Carpenter Street
Brighton, Victoria Australia
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Join 'Focused' Curator Gina Lee, Ten Cubed Director Dianne Gringlas and Curator Ada Moshinsky as they discusses the collecting vision of one of Australia's most exciting private collections of contemporary art. 'Focused: Photomedia works from the Ten Cubed Collection' draws together works by some of Australia’s leading photographic artists who are each members of the Ten Cubed collective including; Pat Brassington, Michael Cook, Rosemary Laing, Alasdair Mcluckie, David Rosetzky, Tim Silver, Daniel Von Sturmer and David Wadelton. The exhibition provides…

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