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
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)
More information: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/lecture-series-light-works