Last Week of the Penultimate Term

2009-09-14 — posted by at 05:54


Four count ’em folks; yes FOUR ex-pic students have been shortlisted for this years, William Bowness Photography award, who knows folks, maybe your name will be up there too one day.

Classes this week.

For Pathways and group 1+3 folio, we are all going to the Monash Gallery of Art this wednesday the 16th of september. We will be seeing the works of American Photographer Roger Ballen and will also have someone from the MGA speak to you about the photographic exhibition.

So please come and meet us at 10.15 out the front of the Monash Gallery of Art,
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill Victoria 3150 Australia
Melway: 71 J10

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This week classes will proceed as usual, except, Friday, which is a 1/2 day. Staff* and students are going to Bimbos in 376 Brunswick Street Fizroy, from 2:00pm onwards for cheap pizza and drinks, so come along and chillax.

*Have fun everyone, I will be thinking of you all from a faraway place. Arigato!

Call for entries Avant Card

Avant Card has grown to become the largest free postcard advertising company in Australia with more than 1,400
quality distribution points. They are now calling for submissions from artists who wish to make their art available to a far reaching audience and in a cute, punchy format.

This project was set up to provide national exposure for emerging Australian artists and to showcase fantastic postcard images onto displays. Whenever Avant Card call for submissions, they are inundated with a variety of artistic styles from all over Australia.

Avant Card likes to promote diversity, and successful images are chosen on their ability to inspire, innovate, inform or intrigue the general public.

Send your design forth to become an Avant Card!

Want to contacting them directly, melb@avantcard.com.au,
1 – 5 Wilkinson Street, BRUNSWICK VIC 3056 AUSTRALIA
P (613) 9388 0488 F (613) 9388 0499

Term Holidays

Next week is term holidays and Marcus, & Irene have kindly offered to open all the facilities to allow students to work on their own, on the Tuesday. The school will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday ONLY!



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!


Presentation Night 2008 Etc

2008-11-23 — posted by at 21:58

Awards, Ceremonies & Fun

Tuesday night is presentation awards night. Students will receive their statements of attainment. Things kick off at 6:00pm, with the formal part of the evening consisting of awards and prizes, then the main focus of the evening kicks in, part bbq part theatre. To find out come along polish your sense of humour and bring your appetite. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Studio for Hire

new studio for hire located at 21 Lincoln Street, Richmond, VIC 3121.

Our key feature is an eight-metre wide single wall cyclorama located within a 150 sq/m (15 x 10 m) studio space with a 5.5 metre high ceiling. General facilities include kitchen, makeup area and separate changing room.

If you’d like to view the studio, drop by for a little food and drink on our Industry Night- Thursday November 27th 2008 from 6:30-9pm. Alternatively, we welcome your call for all enquiries.

Studio Gear

i’ve been contacted by a retailer who has some 2nd hand studio stands and umbrellas they wish to sell. Umbrellas are $50 the Stands are $70.

I will give the details out as soon as I have more myself.

They have about 19 units in 36″ and 45″ with stands to sell off as only used once, in a retail display.

Student Exhibition

Mad dame, is having an exhibition, entitled ‘Suburban Mayhem’ at bsg [Brunswick St. Gallery, 322 Brunswick St. Fitzroy] The show opens 5.12.08 and runs to 18.12.08 Gallery hours are, Wed-Thurs 12:00-4:00, Fri-Sun 11:00-6:00. http://www.bsgart.com.auph, 0419 390 478

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Behind the Scene – An Exhibition

2008-11-10 — posted by at 22:48

PIC Staff members Jane Miosge, Gabe Tongue, Christopher Day and Virginia Stobart having a group show along with John Cipolla and Brenda Young which opens tomorrow night, Wednesday the 12th November from 6.30-8.30pm

It’s at Victoria Park Gallery, 250 Johnston St Abbotsford (right near Hoddle St). If you can’t make the opening be sure to check it out another time as it runs until Saturday 29th November. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm


Important Dates Semester 2

2008-07-16 — posted by at 22:29

Get our your diaries and pens and write these dates down folks, the end is nigh!

Eleven weeks in total folks, yes count ’em 11 weeks! GET CRACKING!

  • Friday 1st August – Sound and Image Assignments due. Content to be delivered to Marcus or Andrew.
  • Thursday 14th August – Sound and Image Night
  • Sunday 24th August – Open Day 12 – 4pm
  • Friday 24th October – Deadline for all student work to be assessed. No more assessment after this date.
  • 27th – 31st October – First Year Final Assessment
  • Monday 10th November 10th – 14th November – Second Year Final Assessment
  • End of Year Student Exhibition, 3/11-16/11, opening night, 5/11.

Support Your Former PIC Students

2007-10-10 — posted by at 23:42

All students are invited to the, RMIT art auction, which they’re having at First Site on 11th of October, starting at 6pm. The public auction starts at 7pm. (we’re having a private & public) it is to raise money for their graduation show which will be on the 14th of November. Some serious heavyweights in the art world have donated their work for the auction, such as Les Walkling, Lyndal Walker, Shane Hulbert, Darren Sylvester, John Billan, Kelly-Ann Geurts and many more.

So head on down check it out and who knows you might pick up a bargain there?