Last Weeks?

2016-11-21 — posted by at 08:55

Opening Night

Opening night at Fox Studios & Darkooms for the annual student exhibition

Our current exhibition of student work at Fox Studios & Darkroom is in its final weeks.
Pop down and check out the student’s work.
Fox Gallery & Darkoom is located at:-
8 Elizabeth St
Kensington, VIC
Australia, 3031
More details?
If you like what you see in the photography exhibition contact us for an enrolment form to learn how to make this excellent work.
Student work in the exhibition space

Student work in the exhibition space


End of Year Exhibition

2016-10-27 — posted by at 08:07

2016 photography exhibition invite

The invitation to the annual student exhibition

The annual photography exhibition of our all our students is about to open.

This year we are exhibiting at Fox Gallery and Studios at 8 Elizabeth Street, Kensington.The opening night is, Thursday the 3rd of November, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The gallery hours are, Thursday, Friday, 11:0am to 6:00pm, Saturday, Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

photography students hanging exhibition work

Students hanging their work for the mid year exhibition easier this year

Want to learn how to create great work to exhibit, contact us to enrol in our 2017 course


Learn Analogue Photography?

2016-10-10 — posted by at 08:21

img_7242-version-2Join dozens of photography students as they learn the value of a single, well-composed shot. Developing your own pictures will improve your skills with digital cameras.

You have to be considerate of the tones that you are photographing. Seeing the process that you need to take to get the perfectly exposed photograph on analogue probably makes you more considerate in digital.

Like Deakin University and RMIT, we offer extensive training using analogue equipment and materials.

Apply now to become a great all round photographer.


Thursday Gallery Excursion for First Years

2013-08-19 — posted by at 10:53

All first years to visit Ballarat this Thursday.

PIC is closed for first year students, ONLY!

First years, catch the 9:03 from Southern Cross Station, the gallery is a 5 minute walk from the station, see the google map below.

In Ballarat; meet outside the Mining Exchange in Sturt Street @ 10:45. This is gallery A, we will also visit Gallery B, and Gallery F.

View Driving directions to Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350, Australia in a larger map

Here is a map of the Gallery spaces.


gallery map bifb 2013

Map showing the galleries in Ballarat

Here is a task sheet to help you explore and examine the work on display.




Uninstallation for 2012 Exhibition

2012-11-07 — posted by at 13:13

Hi, Students are reminded that they MUST collect their own work from the gallery. Students are to arrive no later than 4:00pm to do this.


Folio Excusrion

2011-05-24 — posted by at 09:52

Folio Excursion to the George Eastman House Exhibition “American Dreams

George Eastman was the founder of Kodak

Bendigo 26th and 27th May

The exhibition includes the work of 35 of America’s most celebrated photographers: Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Margaret Bourke-White, Harry Callahan, Robert Capa, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S Curtin, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Lewis Hine, Gertrude Kasebier, Dorothea Lange, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mary Ellen Mark, Tina Modotti, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Joan Myers, Barbara Norfleet, John Pfahl, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Stephen Shore, Aaron Siskind, W Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Weegee, Edward Weston and Gary Winogrand.

Exclusive to Bendigo Art Gallery, this is the first exhibition to be presented in Australia entirely drawn from the collection of George Eastman House.

So this will be your only chance to see this exhibition and these original Prints.

Also we have arranged a representative to talk to you about the Exhibition.

Travel advice

Thursday 26th May Group ONE & FOUR.

Friday 27th May Group TWO & THREE

Travel Advice is the same for both days.

Leave Southern Cross Station at 9.15 am Arrive Bendigo Station at 11.13am.
It takes approx. 12minutes walk to the Bendigo Gallery from the station. Bring umbrella if weather forecast predicts rain?

Return Train Leaves Bendigo Station at 14: 26 (2.26pm) arrives Southern Cross station at 16:26 (4.26pm )

Some staff will be at Southern Cross Station and will also be traveling by train. Each student will need to purchase their own tickets So make an allowance (enough time ) so you don’t miss the train. I am sure you can buy V/Line tickets at major rail stations eg. such as Caulfield.

If you go on line V/Line has a list of metropolitan stations (maybe close to you) You can purchase you Bendigo tickets. Otherwise they can be purchased at Southern Cross Station.


Student Concession cards may be issued to full-time students pursuing a normal course of study at a primary or secondary school up to Year 12 in Victoria.

Students attending a TAFE college and studying a full-time VCE or Year 11 or 12 are eligible to obtain a Secondary Student Concession Card.

Tertiary students are also entitled to concession fares, if they are eligible for a Victorian Public Transport Concession Card.

Note: a school-issued identification card does not entitle a student to purchase concession fares.


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!


Part Time Work

2009-09-05 — posted by at 03:02

Web Photographer

Photography, Adobe, Web – 3 Months (TEMP)
Photography of beads and jewellery
all advertising material
uploading images onto web
immediate start

This is an autonomous role, where your creativity and technical skills can merge providing great job satisfaction, and rewarding commercial results and kudos.

The Hours
One word – Flexible (Tuesday to Fridays)
This is a temperory (3months) part time role 15 – 22 hours per week.

The Reward
$22.5 to $25.00 per hour Neg: plus super.

The Equipment
Cannon G Shot 9
Adobe CS4
Double screen pc with your own office.

Adobe,Photoshop, Flash and Acrobat
Illustrator, Basic excel
Creative, graphics background.

Become part of a team where creativity is balanced with the everyday necessity of going to work.

Please email a covering letter, resume, and include 5 small images quoting “web photographer” in the subject line to admin@wholesalebeads.com.au

Please include 3 previous employer referees.

Full Details here


Cinema Nova

2009-08-31 — posted by at 11:32

Wed 2nd Sept @ Cinema Nova to see ” the September Issue”

meet outside Borders at 10.45 am. $9 admission.
Already a celebrity in her own right, Vogue editor Anna Wintour became a household name following the Oscar nominated The Devil Wears Prada, in which Meryl Streep famously played Wintour’s alter ego. Following the creation of Vogue Magazine’s influential ‘September Issue’, R.J. Cutler’s riveting and hilarious documentary breaks-down the doors of the publication to show the blood, sweat and tears put into what effectively comes to shape 12 months of international fashion. Interviewing Wintour, creative director Grace Coddington and countless others who each contribute to the magazine, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE brings newfound respect to the people whose efforts dress the western world.

Notice This!

2009-08-31 — posted by at 05:15

Inkjet Printing

Demand will begin to rise on the inkjet printers as we enter the 3rd last week of the term, that’s right folks there are only three weeks left in this term, so now would be a good time to get your skates on. As we anticipate the increase in demand on inkjet printers, we will place booking sheets on the wall in the digital hub every Wednesday. Make sure you’re here to book and make sure you show on your allocated day/time, if you are 15 minutes late the printer is forfeited to the next person waiting.


Irene will be asking you to fill in some paper work in Pathways this week, this will speed the final making process for later on in the term, please show up and help, we actually need your signature of the paperwork if it is missing we will have difficulty processing your final results for 2009.

End of Year Exhibition

We need a volunteer to design the annual invite for the 2009 exhibition, if you are interested in either offering an image up for the invite or actually designing it, please see Kevin. URGENTLY

Student Prizes

In what is a first this year, we are planning on awarding acquisitive prizes for several styles and genres of work, the details are sketchy at the moment, but we think we will award prizes to 5 of the best pieces made this year, and the winners will be paid for their prints, which we will then keep. As I said details are yet to be nutted out but everyone will be in the running for these acquisitive prizes.

Finally, a Photography Exhibition

Both Ian Potter and the NGVI Are running photography shows at the moment. Ian Potter has, an exhibition entitled, Long Distance Vision, that…

examines the idea of the ‘tourist gaze’ and its relationship with three contemporary Australian photographers.

The NGVI has a show that looks at photographs

that depict space travel, seen in archival images from NASA, space allegories, and altered perceptions of reality inspired by ideas of science and space. These photographs also show a fascination with light, as both the means and the subject of the image.

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