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February 2017
$90

Unless You Will Conference

February 18 - February 19

We are excited to present an informal gathering where conversation, sharing and interaction inspire the audience, enriching their creative life through knowledge and insight. Within the ever-evolving photographic landscape, it’s becoming increasingly important to think about what lies beyond the horizon. We’re inspired to share knowledge and encourage open conversations. The symposium seeks to cultivate interaction and connection in photography, and further visibilities. As a kind of visual meeting place or think-tank, this symposium is an opportunity for the photographic…

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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
$1 - $2

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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Faces + Masks

March 9 - March 19
Hellenic Museum, 280 William Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Hellenic Museum is thrilled to present Faces + Masks, a photographic series from Greek artist Nikos Vavdinoudis. This series features modern costumed practices and obscure, fascinating rituals of eight rural villages in Northern Greece that have their origins in ancient Dionysian celebrations. These ancient festivities are now celebrated during the Christian holiday of Epiphany and the Baptism of Christ and the particular practices of these villages are known for their elaborate, animalistic costumes. The subsummation of ancient or pagan…

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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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Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017

March 16 - March 18
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair took place in 2015 and the annual event has since attracted more than 29,000 visitors, making it the most well-attended publishing event in the Asia-Pacific region. The third Melbourne Art Book Fair in 2017 will bring together international and local publishers and practitioners in a weekend of free talks, book launches, performances, and stalls featuring art, design, architecture and photography publications from around the world.

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ZOË CROGGON IN CONVERSATION

March 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Part of Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017 FREE ENTRY One of the featured artists of NGV Festival of Photography, Zoë Croggon, joins Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator of Photography, NGV in conversation. Hear as Croggon discusses her practice, where images sourced from books and text-based ephemera are crafted into delicate collages. Speakers  Zoë Croggon, artist Zoë Croggon has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts with First Class Honours. She has held solo exhibitions at…

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Workshop: Polaroid 55

March 19 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fox Gallery & Darkroom, 8 Elizabeth Street
Kensington, Victoria 3031 Australia
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The Workshop Participants can expect an intimate presentation from the artist, the history and process behind Polaroid 665/Polaroid 55 and a hands on demonstration producing instant positive/negative prints. Polaroid Type 55 Polaroid Type 55 is a unique black-and-white peel apart film that gives the photographer both an instant print and in addition, an instant negative that can be used to create enlargements with. The negative is processed at the same time as the print in the film packet, all the…

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HALF/LIGHT

March 23 - April 5
Junior Space, 65 Smith Street
Fitzroy, Victoria Australia
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Exhibition & book launch Ria Green’s practice examines ephemeral moments of wonderment found in the natural world and built environment. It explores the possibilities of representation using elemental qualities of light, colour and scale. Green’s work translates her experiences of awe into a visual language. Half / Light is the product of these investigations into quiet moments of wonderment and reverie experienced as Green makes her way through the world, realised through photography and hand made forms.

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ANNE NOBLE – NO VERTICAL SONG

March 23 - May 7
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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Internationally renowned New Zealand artist, Anne Noble, has developed a number of projects in recent years concerned with bees, global species loss and the revitalization of human relationships to complex living systems. Her work with bees draws on her experience as a beekeeper. Noble sees the bees as a species indicator - both as a living system under stress, a reminder of our part in the global environmental crises we face and also a warning, as she says..." maybe what…

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NIK PANTAZOPOULOS – LIKE A CLAP OF THUNDER

March 23 - May 7

Like a clap of thunder applies the verb ‘to unfurl’ to both a king size bed sheet in the photography studio and to the architectural framework within the gallery, aiming to capture an affect. The bed sheet is spread out and caught by the flash in mid-air — in a state of making and unmaking; twisting, knotting, wrestling, forming, reforming, pouring, holding, releasing, open to the wind. These emotional forms are then used to screen and be backdrops, to usher and…

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CHEN WEI – THE CLUB

March 24 - May 7
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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Beijing-based artist Chen Wei’s practice actively blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction through the construction of carefully staged scenes and handcrafted objects. The Club — his first solo exhibition in a public institution in Australia — comprises a series of photographs and installations that fabricate a visual archive of Chinese club culture. Chen has meticulously recreated the architecture, interiors and culture of nightclubs to celebrate this previously undocumented subculture and to provide a commentary on wider social changes that…

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May 2017

PASSAGE BY TOM GOLDNER

May 5 - May 21
Fox Gallery & Darkroom, 8 Elizabeth Street
Kensington, Victoria 3031 Australia
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‘Passage’ captures a transitional time in Tom Goldner’s photography practice. In 2015 and 2016,

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SHOT IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE 2017

May 12 - May 22
Victorian Artists Society, 430 Albert Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Australia
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OPENING: FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017 AT 7:00PM VIEWING UNTIL: MONDAY 22ND MAY 2017 4:00PM Now in its 6th year, SITHOM is a Street Photography and Photojournalism exhibition that celebrates the decisive, and often indecisive, but always graceful moments that occur within our gritty, yet beautiful city. The exhibition showcases many beautiful captures from 21 diverse and enthusiastic photographers who have focused on the eclectic hub that our city is today, … “These photos are not just street style; they capture…

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