Tag Archive for Photography

Exhibition | Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier | Centre for Contemporary Photography

Vivian Maier New York City, September 10, 1955, Gelatin silver print, 30.5 x 30.5cm, Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Vivian Maier | Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier Dates: 3rd October—26 October 2014 at CCP Australia, 404 George Street Fitzroy Artists: Cherine Fahd, Vivian Maier, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Debra Phillips, Patrick Pound, Clare Rae, Simone Slee, David Wadelton and Kellie Wells. Curated by Naomi Cass, Louise Neri and Karra Rees. During her lifetime, Vivian Maier (1926—2009) produced more than 100,000 photographic images, which remained largely undiscovered until after her death. CCP celebrates this reluctant artist’s timely relevance, juxtaposing her work with contemporary Australian photography, performance and video. Maier’s prolific body of…

Floor Talk | Voices of Sue Ford – Ponch Hawkes | NGV Australia

Sue Ford, Annette, 1962; Annette, 1974 (1962-1974); (1974) {printed}  from the Time series (1962-74) gelatin silver photograph 11.1 x 20.1 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with the assistance of the Visual Arts Board and the KODAK (Australasia) Pty Ltd Fund, 1974 PH170.a-b-1974 © Courtesy of the artist

Floor Talk Series: Voices of Sue Ford  Artist or Artworker? How did practitioners see themselves in the 60′s or 70′s Speaker Ponch Hawkes, artist Ponch Hawkes developed her photographic practice in the 1970s, informed by counter-cultural, feminist, documentary and community art contexts. Join her as she discusses artistic life in the 70s and the revolution that redefined artists as workers during this period. Date: Sunday 15th June, 12.30pm Venue: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Level 2, Temporary Exhibitions Free. All Welcome. No bookings required. Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/floor-talk-series-voices-of-sue-ford/date-1443 About the Exhibition…

Symposium | Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

Image (detail): Wadachi Tomo-o, Self-portrait with Spectacles, 1923, oil on canvas, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama.

Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art A Symposium in Honour of Professor John Clark Organised by the Power Institute, University of Sydney, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Friday 29 November, 2013 | University of Sydney Saturday 30 November, 2013 | Art Gallery of New South Wales Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/power/about/symposiums.shtml The Power Institute in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, is proud to present Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art. Tilting the World is an ambitious symposium, which will bring to Sydney international experts…

Seminar Series | How to Feel: The Promise of Emotion

how to feel

Presented by Centre for Contemporary Photography and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne. Over three sessions this series will consider emotions from a range of disciplines, within the context of the exhibition True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works. The Face (7 August) addresses crying and the expressed face in art and literature. Chair: Penelope Lee, CHE Melbourne Tom Whelan, Australian Catholic University      Stephanie Trigg, CHE, The University of Melbourne Christopher Chapman, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra         Public Space (14 August) presents three diverse…

Call for Papers | Contesting Identities: photography, narrative and the self


Contesting Identities: photography, narrative and the self Inaugural Biennial Photographic Symposium, 31st August 2013, Ballarat, Victoria Call for Papers – extended date for submissions Due to continued expressions of interest the deadline for submissions for the inaugural Ballarat International Foto Biennale Symposium has been extended until 24 June 2013. We are also pleased to announce that our two keynote speakers will be Anne O’Hehir, Assistant Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia, and Jill Orr, renowned international performance artist based in Australia. J.M. Coetzee has said that ‘all…

Talks | Robert Rooney at CCP

Robert Rooney Children, Hawthorn East 1 1958, courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. Image via http://www.ccp.org.au/news.php?id=200

Robert Rooney: A Night of Talks As part of the 
Centre for Contemporary Photography’s new exhibition Robert Rooney: The Box Brownie Years 1956-58 CCP is holding a night of talks. Artist Philip Brophy, writer and curator David Homewood and Martyn Jolly, Head of Photography and Media Arts, ANU School of Art, will speak on and around the work of Robert Rooney. Children and adolescents are often seen as ragged kid-flaneurs, re-mapping familiar urban or suburban spaces. Using a diverse range of historical Australian sources, Martin Jolly will explore these secret, under…

Artist Talk | Jeff Wall and Thomas Demand

Jeff Wall, 'A sudden gust of wind (after Hokusai)', 1993  transparency in light box, unique state  229.0 x 377.0 cm  Tate, London  Purchased with the assistance from the Patrons of New Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation and from the National Art Collections Fund, 1995 (T06951) © Jeff Wall

In Conversation: Jeff Wall and Thomas Demand Join us for this rare opportunity to hear these leading international photographers discuss their forthcoming exhibitions and reflect on their careers as two of the most influential and outstanding contemporary artists. Pay bar open from 6pm. Date: Wednesday 28 November, 6 for 7pm Venue: Great Hall, NGV International (enter via Waterwall) Cost: $10 (note: excludes exhibition entry & exhibition opens 30 Nov). Friends of the Gallery Library free but booking is essential. (Note: Pay bar/drinks open from 6pm) Bookings: 03 8662 1555, 10am – 5pm…

Symposium | Migration and Exchange: Symposium on early Australian Photography, Melbourne 29-30 November

J. W. Lindt J.W. Lindt's studio "Ethelred" Hawthorn Melbourne c.1899 Albumen silver photograph

Migration and Exchange: Symposium on early Australian Photography This symposium explores itinerant and sporadic image making in Australia (including those parts of the Pacific that Australia administered and that Australian photographers travelled to) in order to understand the effects of photographic transformation and exchange. It begins with images recruited to lend authority to colonial and indigenous elites and royals, includes the images created in the most intense period of Australia’s settlement – a period which includes the gold rush, the Great Exhibitions and Federation – and ends with the First…

Lecture | Isobel Crombie – Shadow Catchers: The history of the photogram

Simone Douglas, 'Surrender (collision) 111, 1998, Type C photograph, 49 x 67cm.

Shadow Catchers – The history of the photogram This lecture explores the intriguing history of photograms and the resurgence of interest in these camera-less images by contemporary photographers. Speaker Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, NGV Cost $18 Adult / $12 NGV Members / $14 Concession / FREE for tertiary students just present student card at entrance to theatre. Date: Friday 14th September, 2pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Level G, NGV International Information & bookings Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily, Event Code P1282 ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on  

Exhibition | Time Machine: Sue Ford

Sue Ford Self-portrait 1961  chromogenic print, printed 2011 26 × 19.9 cm courtesy Sue Ford Archive

Time Machine: Sue Ford August 31 2012 – October 14 2012, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Sue Ford (1943–2009) was one of Australia’s most important photographers and filmmakers. Ford studied photography at RMIT and in 1974 was the first Australian photographer accorded a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition describes a period when photography was charged with political and personal meaning. It provides a great opportunity for audiences to reassess the talent of this important photographer, whose work was at once political, beautiful and elegiac. In an…

Lectures | CCP 2012 Lecture Series


Join CCP for the 2012 Lecture Series, surrounded by the exhibition CCP Declares: On the Nature of Things, curated by Kyla McFarlane. Entry by gold coin donation. Hear from internationally renowned artists Richard Billingham (UK) and Anne Noble (NZ); Kim Simon, Curator of Gallery TPW, Toronto and Sandra Barnard (NSW), one of Australia’s formost fine art hand-printers. Thursday 23 August 6pm RICHARD BILLINGHAM (UK) Artist talk UK artist Richard Billingham speaks about his photographic, film and video practice. Richard Billingham graduated from Sunderland University, UK in 1994 with a degree in painting. In 1994,…

NGV Lecture Series | Light Works

Adam Fuss, Untitled, 1991, cibachrome photograph (164.3 x 125.0 cm) (image) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Rudy Komon Fund, Governor, 1992 PH181-1992 © Adam Fuss. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.

Light Works Sat 19 May, 2pm - Light-writing & shadow play – The poetics of light and darkness in photography This lecture looks at this special significance of light to the meaning and practice of photography historically, and considers how this fascination with the poetic, philosophical and emotional qualities of light continues in the work of contemporary photographic artists. Speaker Dr Melissa Miles, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, Monash University Sat 9 Jun, 2pm – Editing light, imagining colour This lecture compares the historical, psychological and metaphysical attributes…

Exhibition | ‘Southbank’ at Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Andrew MERRY, Edgewood # 24 2006, from the series Edgewood: aerial photography of new suburbia, pigment print, 38 x 56cm, Copyright Andrew Merry.

Horsham Regional Gallery Exhibiton | ‘Southbank’ The Horsham Regional Art Gallery invites you to the opening of our new exhibition Southbank. Southbank investigates the ever bourgeoning Australian suburb and its forms of domestic architecture through documentary photography and photo based practices that question, illustrate and celebrate the life of our suburbs. Participating artists: Rebecca Dagnall, Tim Handfield, Andrew Merry, Simone Slee, Nick Stephenson Opening: Join HRAG as they celebrate this new exhibition and welcome participating artist Simone Slee home to Horsham on Friday 20th April, 6pm Venue: Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Jubilee Hall 21…

NGV Event | Short Talks Afternoon: Behind the photograph Fred Kruger


Short Talks Afternoon: Behind the photograph Fred Kruger Join Dr Jane Lydon (Monash Indigenous Centre (MIC)) Dr Isobel Crombie (NGV), Bill Nicholson (Wurundjeri Tribe Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council) and Leigh Astbury (writer and art consultant). Uncover the complex political and social content underpinning Fred Kruger’s compelling photographs and gain historical insights into the rebellion at Coranderrk Aboriginal Station. Date:  14th April, 2–4.30pm Venue: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Theatre Level G Cost: $32 A / $27 M / $29 C (includes afternoon tea, bookings essential). Bookings and Information:…