2
Sep

Nick Chiarizia – Olive Cotton Award Finalist

2015-09-02 — posted by at 11:46

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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.

 
5
Mar

Head On Mobile Prize 2014 – Call for Submissions

2014-03-05 — posted by at 07:05

This year, mobile photography takes centre stage with the launch of the inaugural Head On Mobile Prize 2014. The Mobile Prize is an open call for quality mobile photography from around the world. The three winners will share in $8,000 in prizes. Finalists will have their work printed and exhibited at the festival.

MPN is happy to be partnering with Head On again, with co-founder Misho Baranovic working with the Head On team on the curation of the show.

Judges this year are Associate Editor for British Journal of Photography Olivier Laurent, award winning New York based photographer Benjamin Lowy, Photo Editor Fairfax Media James Cottam and Head On Photo Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig.

More information about the Mobile Prize, including submission deadlines and fee can be found on our blog at:

http://mobilephotonetwork.com/head-on-mobile-prize-2014-call-for-entries/

We’re also happy to answer any questions you have about the prize. We look forward to seeing your submissions.

Kind regards,

Misho Baranovic and Oliver Lang
Mobile Photo Network

 
13
Dec

Great Photography Competition

2012-12-13 — posted by at 13:50

Entries are now open in the fifth annual Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Awards. The awards, which are presented by Capture magazine, aim to encourage and identify amazing up and coming image-makers and promote them in the early stages of their photographic careers. Entrants to the awards have to be photographers with less than four years’ full-time professional shooting experience.

Get involved a great chance to get some recognition and get your work out there.

 
28
Nov

Student Work

2012-11-28 — posted by at 14:29

Our recently graduated student Danile Radke has had some work featured on the online fashion magazine, Fashion Journal. Have a look see what you think?