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March 2017

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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Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition

March 31 - July 30
NGV Australia Federation Square, Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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…

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April 2017

SKIN/NUDE

April 6 - May 30
Fox Gallery & Darkroom, 8 Elizabeth Street
Kensington, Victoria 3031 Australia
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A joint exhibition across 2 spaces Artists Coby Baker, Christian Blanchard, Steven Cavanagh, Damian Dillon, Heather Dinas, Christine Gleisner, Kellie Leczinska, Paul McDonald, Garry Moore, Hugo Sharp Statement This exhibition will provide the audience with a new, fresh and uninhibited way of understanding and exploring the nude in photography. This group exhibition will run simultaneously across two locations in Sydney (Contact Sheet Gallery) and Melbourne (The Fox Darkroom & Gallery) Skin /skɪn/ Noun 1. the thin layer of tissue forming the natural…

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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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Under the sun: reimagining Max Dupain’s ‘Sunbaker’

May 6 - August 6
Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 Australia
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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…

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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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Max & Olive

May 12 - July 9
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road
Mornington, Victoria Australia
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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.

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Present Future – Lynette Zeeng

May 18 - June 3
Colour Factory Gallery, 409-429 Gore Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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The Colour Factory would like to welcome Lynette Zeeng from the 18th of May until June 3rd. Lynette has amassed a diverse portfolio of commercial and fine art photography.  Throughout her career she has won numerous awards internationally and locally, and has also been the recipient of a number of teaching accolades. Lynette has a Master of Art from RMIT University and is currently completing a PHD at Melbourne University. Her thesis topic is The instant image: A critical and…

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Where I Lay My Head

May 24 - June 4
Hillvale Gallery, 342d Albert Street
Brunswick, Victoria Australia
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Where I Lay My Head centers around the idea of family, and community, in the hopes of challenging stereotypes, deepening understanding and raising awareness of issues that affect their infrastructure.

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Bowness Photography Prize 2017

May 31 - July 12
Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 Australia
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Established by the MGA Foundation in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the Bowness Prize is open to any Australian photographer – established or emerging.

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June 2017

Koi Baat Nahi – Chris Moses

June 7 - June 18
Noir Darkroom Gallery, 57 Moreland Road
Coburg, Victoria Australia
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Chris Moses displays a collection of his contemporary photography in his inaugural exhibition titled 'Koi Baat Nahi'.

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THAT IS, LIKE A BRIEF MOMENT TO BE FILLED

June 9 - July 23
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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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…

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ANDREA GRÜTZNER: TANZTEE AND ERBGERICHT

June 9 - July 23
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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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…

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For The Love of The Dark

June 15 - July 1
Colour Factory Gallery, 409-429 Gore Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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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.…

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Wabi/Sabi

June 27 - July 8
fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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…

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July 2017

Time and Tide 

July 6 - August 5
Colour Factory Gallery, 409-429 Gore Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
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Time and Tide Photographs by David Tatnall ‘The seashore is always changing. ….. it takes an artist to capture the spirit, the mystery, that essential quality that calls us time and again to walk the shoreline. David Tatnall’s richly beautiful photographs invite us into the ancient, ever-changing conversation between the land and the sea’. Philip Ingamells – from the essay Time and Tide. David Tatnall’s Time and Tide presents twenty-eight hand made silver gelatin photographs made from large format negatives. Photographs…

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BARE by WREN STEINER

July 13 - July 23
Fox Gallery & Darkroom, 8 Elizabeth Street
Kensington, Victoria 3031 Australia
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The collection provides a window into many faces of human vulnerability whilst evoking questions about the stories and experiences which define them.

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