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February 2017

Maggie Diaz: Between Two Worlds

February 18, 2017 - March 8, 2017
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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Unless You Will Conference

February 18, 2017 - February 19, 2017
$90

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, 2017 - March 8, 2017
Junior Space, 65 Smith Street
Fitzroy, Victoria Australia

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

TALK: Echo Chamber #6

March 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia
$1 – $2

#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, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150 Australia

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, 2017 - April 28, 2017
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, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia

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, 2017 - April 1, 2017
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, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Fox Gallery & Darkroom, 8 Elizabeth Street
Kensington, Victoria 3031 Australia

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, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Hellenic Museum, 280 William Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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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NGV FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

March 10, 2017 - August 27, 2017
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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, 2017 - August 27, 2017
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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, 2017 - April 13, 2017
RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Gallery at Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, corner Wilson & Carpenter Street
Brighton, Victoria Australia

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, 2017 - March 18, 2017
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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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ROSS COULTER | AUDIENCE

March 17, 2017 - July 16, 2017
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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,…

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William Eggleston | Portraits

March 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

NGV FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY William Eggleston is one of the most important photographic artists of the twentieth century. This Australian exclusive major exhibition travels from its critically acclaimed showing at the National Portrait Gallery, London and is the first exhibition of Eggleston’s photographs to be exhibited at the NGV. Eggleston holds an ongoing influence for subsequent generations of photographers and artists. He is best known for his pioneering use of colour and images of suburban life in the Southern United…

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ZOË CROGGON

March 17, 2017 - July 30, 2017
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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…

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ZOË CROGGON IN CONVERSATION

March 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
National Gallery of Victoria – International, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fox Gallery & Darkroom, 8 Elizabeth Street
Kensington, Victoria 3031 Australia
$95

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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