Ex-Student’s Exhibition

2009-09-11 — posted by at 05:42

Kim Lawler

Kim Lawler, [a former pic student]
Between Lines
Tue 29 Sep 09 to Sat 10 Oct 09

gallery hours: Tue – Fri 11am to 5pm
Sat 12pm to 4pm


“Beyond romance or nostalgia, Lawler’s lucid visual studies reveal the aesthetic beauty of the stories being written and rewritten onto this responsive and at times fragile environment.” Amy Barclay, curator

Between Lines comprises a series of aerial photographs taken in the Kimberley, far north Western Australia. This remote area is embedded with stories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous inhabitants, transitory visitors and scarred by multinational companies resource development. The artist, Kim Lawler, is concerned with markings, both natural and constructed, that tell stories of places, transitions and interruptions that occur within the landscape.

Between Lines is informed by Lawler’s experience of living in these regions and local perspectives on the displacement of people and their consequential relationship to the land that has taken place. It is also informed by the opposing qualities of abandon and connection that occur as the stories within these landscapes continue to unfold.

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Important; AND interesting upcoming shows

2009-08-03 — posted by at 01:10

Stuart here. Yes folks I am back. Looking forward to hearing your stories of creative adventure you’ve undertaken while I was gone.

Here are some shows I think yo should see next week.

Liu Xiao Xian: From East to West

One of the most compelling contemporary Chinese Australian artists, Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between East and West with playfulness and wit, revealing some profound differences as well as shared concerns and values. Born in China and raised during the Cultural Revolution, Liu Xiao Xian left Beijing for Sydney after the Tiananmen Square Massacre. On this twentieth anniversary of Tiananmen, it is fitting that RMIT Gallery is focusing on his photographs and sculptures which explore the subtleties of his diasporic experiences. The exhibition will include chess sets that incorporate Australian indigenous animals and introduced species, large scale portraits of Buddha comprised of images of Jesus, and stereographic images with Liu’s face superimposed that highlight the relative invisibility of Asians in Australian settler history.

New Scientist Eureka Science Photography Prize 2009

Curated and managed by the Australian Museum, this exhibition showcases the best twenty-five entries in the annual Eureka Prize for Science Photography, sponsored by New Scientist. The Prize is awarded for a single photograph that most effectively communicates an aspect of science, and is a significant component of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia’s premier science awards. For this prize, the definition of science is a comprehensive one including the natural, physical, applied or life sciences (including agricultural sciences); environmental issues; biodiversity issues; flora and fauna; medicine; astronomy; information technology; technological innovation; engineering and health science; as well as work that addresses the social or economic consequences of science. The winners of the 2008 Prize were Phred Petersen (first); Steven Morton (second), Katrina Putker (third).

More info here


CITY OF MELBOURNE ECOCITY [Photography Competition]

2009-07-06 — posted by at 00:08

The City of Melbourne is calling for entries to their Eco-city photography competition. Entries accepted UNTIL 14 JULY

Photographs should be taken of places, people or things that represent your vision of sustainability.

Prizes will be awarded for each of the categories: Open; High School;Primary School – as well as commendations for a range of different subjects.

Each category winner will receive a printed copy of their photograph in a reclaimed timber frame from Mulberry Gallery plus a $100 voucher from Todae, a leading online eco-store.

There will also be commendations for the following subjects:

  • biodiversity
  • sustainable water use
  • sustainable business
  • sustainable design (buildings, urban landscape, water sensitive urban design)
  • sustainable living/sustainable people
  • sustainable transport (excluding entries to previous City of Melbourne photography competition)

The awarded images will be printed by All About Graphics (www.allaboutgraphics.com.au ) who specialise in a niche area of the finest qualilty art, photograhic and presentation prints.

The images will then be exhibited at pigmentGALLERY (www.pigmentgallery.com.au ) on level 2 of the iconic Nicholas Building in the heart of Melbourne in 22 July – 1 August.

The Nicholas Building is a destination for those interested in fashion,design and the arts. Pigment Gallery adds to the mix of gallery spaces in the Flinders Lane art precinct and wider City of Melbourne arts offerings.

Cycling related entries will also be considered for the 2009 Bike Account. To see the 2008 Bike Account for information on last year’s account.

For more information about competition themes, terms and conditions and to download an entry form visit the City of Melbourne website, (http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/info.cfm?top=218&pa=4017&pg=4428 ).



2009-03-12 — posted by at 08:36


Kingston Arts Centre Gallery (KACG)
979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin 3189

Exhibition Opening – Thursday 19 March, 6pm – 8pm (PDF Invite attached)
Dates: Friday 20 March – Monday 6 April, 2009

For further information go to www.maggiediaz.com

Featured on ABC Sunday Arts program in July 08, American photographer, Maggie Diaz arrived in Melbourne on a one-way ticket in 1961. An award winning photographer in Chicago, Diaz established herself as one of Melbourne’s leading photographers of the 1960s. From haunting images of Chicago’s housing projects in the 1950s to Melbourne’s ‘battlers” in the 1990s, Diaz used her flair for available light to capture the essence of these two cities.

Now 84, Maggie was well known for her studio in Martin Street, Gardenvale, where she specialised in actors portraits. Having the exhibition at Kingston Arts centre is a great opportunity for Maggie to connect with clients and friends from the 1970s – 1990s!


Second Year’s Folio Excursion

2009-02-20 — posted by at 22:04

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Job For Aspiring Photo Journalists

2009-01-14 — posted by at 07:10

Hope you are all having a good holiday, here’s a job that was e-mailed to me recently.

Leader photographic department requires a photographic assistant based at the Blackburn office.

Duties include:

  • Scanning and uploading photographs
  • Booking advertising photography
  • Liaison with public over general enquiries and photographic sales
  • Co-coordinating photographers around news photography, illness and requests
  • Uploading images for Online and building galleries, including video

Skills include:

  • Competent written and verbal communication
  • High level of computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc
  • Skills in Photoshop and library web base systems preferred

Hours are general business hours however some public holidays may be required.

Applicant needs to be energetic, work well under pressure and in a team environment. They must be able to lead with ideas and have a high interest in news.

Salary on application.

Written applications to John French, Picture Editor by 5pm, January 20. 1 Chapel Street, Blackburn, VIC 3130.