Applications for 2017 studies in Photography are now open.
PIC Student Nick Chiarizia was a finalist for the Olive Cotton Portraiture award 2015, Born in 1953 Melbourne based artist Nick Chiarizia is currently studying towards his Diploma of Photo Imaging at PIC. His Image “Victor Rubin” was selected to be apart of Olive Cotton Award exhibition. His portrait was of Artist Victor Rubin in his Art studio, below is the Artist statement submitted alongside the portrait:
Victor Rubin: Australian Artist and Painter
Born in Sydney in 1950, Rubin a visual artist began studying at John Olsen’s Bakery Art School at age 17 before moving on to the National Art School, NSW and later, became Artist in Residence, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris. In his early years, influences were German expressionism and artists like Van Gogh as well as echoes of Soutine and Picasso through his association with the Yellow House in Sydney. By early 1970’s the influences of Olsen, John Perceval, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and others associated with Heide Park were embraced by Rubin, as he developed his own inventive and distinctive style.
In 2010, Rubin painted John Olsen (his mentor and close friend) who suggested he be painted in a bath for the Archibald Prize. Rubin experimented with different versions on canvas before arriving at the final composition that showed a hint of Rembrandt and Van Gogh painted in the French tradition that led to the position of runner-up for first prize.
During the last four decades of Rubin’s career, he has had over 50 solo (as well as many more group) exhibitions. He is represented in all major state and federal galleries, and many regional galleries in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Many major corporations in Australia hold a private collection of his work and he is also represented overseas in the Museum of Fine Art in Taipei, Auckland City Gallery and private collections in Europe and America. The late Patrick White and Miles Davis also hold a collection of Rubin’s work. Without doubt Victor Rubin, as earned his place amongst Australia’s most distinguished and revered artist painters.
My photograph of Victor Rubin was captured on medium format black and white film during a sunny afternoon (late spring 2015) in his Collingwood studio while surrounded by a selection of his paintings and assemblages.
PIC student Nathan Coote has successfully had work published via the New zulu news website, photographing and documenting two protests for the website, Nathan is a 20 year old Photographer from Prahran, Melbourne, Australia. currently studying at Photographic Imaging College ( PIC) shooting in both Digital & Analog Process. Ranging from different areas of photography but mostly focusing on Documentation, Infrastructure and portraits. Please follow the links below to view Nathan’s Work on New Zulu and other events Nathan has shot:
Rail, Tram & Bus union at the Flinders St Station – http://www.newzulu.com.au/en/photos/australia/2015-08-21/11810/melbourne-transport-workers-rally-for-fair-deal.html#f=0/126471
and in Bendigo: Rival Protest Groups Rally over Controversial Mosque – http://www.newzulu.com.au/en/photos/australia/2015-08-29/11926/bendigo-rival-protest-groups-rally-over.html#f=0/127842
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) is a month-long festival of contemporary Australian and international photography.
Held every two years in the beautiful and historic city of Ballarat, the BIFB presents two major exhibition programs. The BIFB Core Program is a curated exhibition of 20 leading photographic artists, while the BIFB Fringe Program is an open-entry presentation by more than 200 artists. Our exhibitions are staged in more than 80 venues across Ballarat, including historic buildings, cafes, galleries, and public spaces.
The BIFB continues to grow, contributing over $1.4m to the local community. So far, over 150,000 photography lovers have attended our exhibitions, workshops and events.
Exhibitions are complemented by an extensive program for photographers of all levels. This includes an integrated program of workshops, seminars, audio-visual projections, master classes, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and photographic competitions.
The 2015 edition of the festival will open on 22nd August and runs until 20th September 2015. We look forward to welcoming you.
Photographs that… electrify you with delight and startle the world.
– Julia Margaret Cameron
A pioneer of photographic portraiture, Julia Margaret Cameron remains one of the most influential and innovative photographers of the 19th century.
Using the camera to convey both tenderness and strength, Cameron introduced an emotive sensibility to early photographic portraiture. At the time, her work was controversial and her unconventional techniques attracted both praise and criticism.
Drawn from the extensive collection of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the exhibition features over 100 photographs that trace Cameron’s early ambition and mastery of the medium. A series of letters will also be on display, along with select photographs sourced from Australian institutions.
This year marks the bicentenary of Cameron’s birth and 150 years since her first exhibition was held at the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum).
I’m currently working as a fashion model both in NYC (USA) and Melbourne, Vic as i have a couple of fashion gigs booked for later on this year. As i was wondering if anyone was interested in a TFD (Time for Digital) Shoot or even a paid photo shoot depending on current experience. This would help both myself and the photographer build our folios.
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Born in Brisbane in 1960, Tracey Moffatt studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art, graduating in 1982. She has exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally since her first solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney in 1989. Selected solo exhibitions include: Tracey Moffatt, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012; and Tracey Moffatt: Between Dreams and Reality, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, 2006. Comprehensive survey exhibitions of Moffatt’s work have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2003-4, the Hasselblad Centre in Goteburg, Sweden in 2004 and at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide in 2011.
Moffatt first gained significant critical acclaim when her short film Night Cries was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature film, beDevil, was also selected for Cannes in 1993. In 1997, she was invited to exhibit in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. A major exhibition of Moffatt’s work was later held at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York in 1997/98, which consolidated her international reputation.
Moffatt has been based in New York since 1997 and recently returned to live in Australia.