NGV Lecture Series | Light Works

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.

Sat 19 May, 2pmLight-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

This lecture explores the intriguing history of photograms and the resurgence of interest in these camera-less images by contemporary photographers.

Speaker Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV

Venue: NGV International, St Kilda Rd.

Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555 (10am-5pm daily), Event CodeP1282.

Cost: $18 Adult / $12 NGV Member / $14 Concession (per lecture), $44 Adult / $26 NGV Member / $32 Concession (full series)

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