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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,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
NGV FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY Ross Coulter’s Audience is a photographic series that documents audience members who were photographed in more than seventy Melbourne galleries and museums between 2013 and 2016. Coulter invited members of the local art community to attend a photo-shoot and they were instructed to imagine viewing a performance art event. Drawing on the visual language of 1970s performance art documentation, the work constructs a photographic archive of audiences. As an installation, comprised of more than 400 photographs,…Find out more »
As part of NGV Festival of Photography, Melbourne artist Zoë Croggon has been commissioned to produce a new body of work, comprising an immersive environment created using photographic collages, video and an especially produced wallpaper. Her work draws on her interest in the traditions of photo-collage, as well as sculpture, video and drawing. Croggon’s recent practice has culminated in merging disparate images, found and gathered, into deft and delicate collages. Drawing on personal experiences of studying ballet and dance, her…Find out more »
NGV FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition is the first comprehensive exhibition of the New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist. An avid collector, Patrick Pound is equally interested in systems and the ordering of objects: an attempt, perhaps, to make things coherent. As Pound says, ‘to collect is to gather your thoughts through things’. Through complex arrangements and installations of objects drawn from the artist’s expansive archives, Pound’s work playfully and poetically explores the art of collecting, and the ways…Find out more »
Under the sun is a large scale exhibition of new works commissioned from 15 artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic 'Sunbaker' image. Artists include Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Daniel Von Sturmer, Justene Williams and William Yang. Under The sun will explore views of our culture, our identity and our nationhood through works that will surprise, challenge and enthuse…Find out more »
This is the first exhibition to look at the work of key photographers Olive Cotton and Max Dupain as they shared their lives, studio and professional practice.Find out more »
a hole in the wall is like a lens a building is like an hollowed container It is a projection of time through something that doesn't move Where does a mountain end? The line is movement, the movement is life The pulse of the building continues to bleed like a rain, falling onto what enters to the lower, and to the upper gallery A life comes and goes through this building which she speaks to, through which she feels the…Find out more »
Andrea Grützner (GER) presents two bodies of work, both related to a specific guesthouse in Saxony: Erbgericht centres around the architecture of an historic guesthouse—the cultural centre of its village. Within her images, interiors become projection screens for generations of memories and emotions that have occupied the spaces, entering into a visual dialogue with this culturally significant building. Through interconnected analogue strategies, Grützner’s images consciously turn interior walls, corners and pipes into studies in complex planar composition. The spaces become…Find out more »
The Colour Factory would like to welcome this diverse and talented group of artists opening THIS THURSDAY 15th of June from 6 - 8pm For The Love of The Dark is a visual compendium of dark room works from some of Australia’s most accomplished print makers. Showcasing the precision and technique involved in the craft of dark room printing, Colour Factory is proud to present works from Phill Virgo, Linsey Gosper, Shane Waghorne, David Tatnall, Ellie Young, Tom Goldner and Sophie Caligari.…Find out more »
John Beaton’s photographs celebrate transience by freezing humans in motion, exploring the effects of light and mist on land and cityscapes, and drawing nature into close focus. While the photos capture ephemeral moments, they also come together to reflect the world panoramically. Borders between individual and communal dissolve; boundaries of identity break down as statues assume human qualities and people’s fleeting actions become permanent art. Elements of wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of imperfect beauty characterised by asymmetry, intimacy, impermanence and…Find out more »
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