Tag: Photography

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

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 Sue Ford was a pioneer of Australian photography, and one of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970s feminist photographers. This retrospective exhibition celebrates her artistic life and career. It brings together key photographs, digital prints, collages and films created over an almost fifty-year period, as…

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

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 and emerging scholars to discuss the past, present and future of Asian art. Collectively, this symposium asks: what is at stake in the study of modern and contemporary Asian art cultures today, particularly as we head into what is being styled “the Asian Century”? This significant event has been organised…

Seminar Series | How to Feel: The Promise of Emotion

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 approaches to emotion in public space, from the political, to the sacred and the performative. Chair: Kyla McFarlane, Centre for Contemporary Photography Jeff Kahn, Performance Space, Sydney Nikos Papastergiadis, School of Culture & Communication, University of Melbourne Catherine Czerw, Art Matters, CHE UWA  Music and Sound (21 August) will feature an…

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 autobiography is storytelling, all writing is autobiography’. If we take this maxim to include visual self-representation, what does this say about the relationship between notions of truth and identity in contemporary visual and literary culture? The Symposium will address ideas surrounding photographic and literary representations of selfhood and constructions of…

Talks | Robert Rooney at CCP

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 the adult radar, territories and trajectories. Martyn Jolly is Head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art. He is an artist and writer. His book Faces of the Living Dead: The Belief in Spirit Photography came out in 2006.  A consideration of noncomposition in the conceptual…

Artist Talk | Jeff Wall and Thomas Demand

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 daily. Event code P12162  

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

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 World War which transformed relationships between foreign colonial powers, engendered a spirit of independence, and saw locals journeying to a European war carrying cameras and bringing back a new set of travel images with deep personal meaning. The symposium seeks to emphasise patterns of transformation and exchange. It includes the…

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

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

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 era when the photograph has become highly disposable it is important to acknowledge its role as an agent of change and memory. Monash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition Venue: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7 – 27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083 Tram Route 86, Stop 62 Melways 19 G2 Opening Hours: Wednesday to…

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, whilst still a student, some photographs he’d made originally as research for his paintings were included in the exhibition Who’s Looking at the Family? at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. In 1997 he was the first recipient of the The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize (now the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize) and…

NGV Lecture Series | Light Works

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 of contemporary colour appearance models against industry leading photo-editing Adobe Photoshop software capabilities, and argues for a radical reconsideration of the practices currently employed in the artistic production of digital images. Speaker Les Walking, artist, educator & consultant Fri 14 Sep, 12.30pm – Shadow catchers – The history of the photogram…

Exhibition | ‘Southbank’ at Horsham Regional Art Gallery

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 Roberts Avenue Horsham Contact: Telephone 5362 2888 Email hrag@hrcc.vic.gov.au Website www.horshamartgallery.com.au Opening Hours: Tue – Fri 10am – 5pm, Weekends 1 – 4.30pm

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: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily, Event Code P1255 Fred Kruger Exhibition, 4th February – 27th May 2012 This exhibition is a comprehensive survey of the work of Fred Kruger (1831–88), a German migrant to Victoria with a highly distinctive command of photographic language. Kruger’s detailed and compelling images draw…

Gallery Talk | In Conversation: Dr Isobel Crombie and Daniel Browning ‘Fred Kruger’

In Conversation: Dr Isobel Crombie and Daniel Browning on ‘Fred Kruger’ To celebrate the launch of the publication Fred Kruger, join us as Dr Isobel Crombie, Snr Curator, Photography and Daniel Browning, Producer/Presenter, ABC Radio National, discuss the themes and ideas and processes of the artist Fred Kruger. Jasmin Chua, Publications Manager, National Gallery of Victoria will introduce the program and the publication will be available for purchase and signing during refreshments in the Members Lounge following the conversation at 5pm. The exhibition Fred Kruger: Intimate Landscapes is on level 3 of NGV Australia and viewing of the exhibition is encouraged prior to the program. Date: Sunday 25th March, 4pm Venue: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Theatre, Level G Bookings: $30 Adult / $25 NGV Member (includes refreshments). Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily. Event Code P1270 NGV exhibition…