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13/7/2018

LEGACY+… collecting contemporary

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Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
Curator: Anouska Phizacklea, MGA


LEGACY+… collecting contemporary

Hoda Afshar | Pat Brassington | David Rosetzky | 18 July – 19 August 2018

Petrina Hicks | Darren Sylvester | Christian Thompson | 22 August – 19 September 2018


MGA’s collection is incredibly unique; the only public collection solely dedicated to Australian
photography. Over the last three decades, the collection has grown exponentially and now numbers
over 3,100 works that narrate the history of photography in Australia. The collection has continued
to develop in depth and significance through a combination of acquisitions and donated works.
LEGACY+ … collecting contemporary features two pop‐up exhibitions which show how acquisitions
and donations work in concert with each other. This dynamic conversation is at the heart of how a
public collection can grow and become an incredible cultural asset for the community, one that
reflects, responds and speaks to the importance of photography, of public collections, and ensures
future generations have access to our shared cultural history and one of the most important artistic
mediums of our time.

Image left: Hoda AFSHAR Untitled #4 2015–17 from the series Behold pigment ink‐jet print 95.0 x 120.0 cm
Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection courtesy of the artist
Image right: David ROSETZKY Karlo 2017 gelatin silver print 67.2 x 57.2 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection
courtesy of the artist and Sutton Gallery (Melbourne)

An important aspect of the MGA collection is supporting the work of contemporary artists. LEGACY+
focuses on key works in the collection by leading artists. These small vignettes place the works and
artists in conversation with each other resulting in surprising connections that elicits a powerful
narrative.

The first exhibition showcases the work of Afshar, Brassington and Rosetzky who create narratives
within their practice, with performative, experimental and chance encounters tying these works
together.

The second exhibition explores the work of Hicks, Sylvester and Thompson whose practices
reference contemporary pop culture in staged scenes or tableaus that invite the viewer to delve past
the enticing imagery and deep into the undertows.

Image left: Christian THOMPSON Conjure by moon 2013 from the series Pagan sun chromogenic print 120.0 x 120.0 cm Monash
Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid (Sydney)
Image right: Darren SYLVESTER #3 2010 from the series What happens will happen chromogenic print 120.0 x 90.0 cm Monash
Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection courtesy of the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf (Sydney)

Emerging to established: getting your work seen, and ultimately, collected | Panel discussion
2–3pm Saturday 14 July 2018 | FREE EVENT


Join Charles Justin, Justin Art House Museum, Janelle Low, artist, Sophia Cai, independent curator,
Helen Frajman, Director M.33, and panel chair Anouska Phizacklea MGA Director, as they explore
what it means to take the next step in your career as an artist, how to get your work into exhibitions
and ultimately into private and public collections.

LEGACY. Your collection. Our story. | 15 June – 19 September 2018
LEGACY. Your collection. Our story. celebrates the impact benefactors have had on the development
of one of the nation’s most unique and important collections, a collection dedicated to Australian
photography and its artists. LEGACY teases out the fascinating and compelling stories behind the
works, and along the way showcases significant works that chart the history of MGA, from a Joseph
Albers tapestry donated by Harry Seidler, the architect of MGA’s building, through to the most
recent donated works.

The legacy continues | 18 July – 19 September 2018
Vignettes: series, performance, experimental and the experiential


This intimate vignette draws on MGA’s collection of donated works and examines the different
approaches photographers use to explore subject matter. A diverse range of works are brought
together which intersect and coalesce in strange and beautiful ways. There is a particular focus on
photographers who use long-form narratives to explore their subject matter through a series of
works. Some embrace chance and experimentation through cameraless techniques, others capture
the complexities of modernity through documentary photography and performance, while others
explore the intricacies of our landscape and memory.

Director’s walk‐through with Anouska Phizacklea
2pm Saturday 28 July 2018 | FREE EVENT

Join MGA Director Anouska Phizacklea, and discover the story of the MGA Collection. Anouska will
lead visitors on a walk‐through of LEGACY. Your collection. Our story. highlighting key works of the
MGA collection.
Anouska will tease out the fascinating and compelling stories behind the works and their donors,
and along the way showcases significant works that chart the history of MGA, from a Joseph Albers
tapestry donated by Harry Seidler, the architect of MGA’s building, through to the most recent
donated works by some of Australia's most significant artists.

High‐res images and interviews are available upon request


MGA partners City of Monash | Creative Victoria
Exhibition partner Mercedes‐Benz Waverley
Program partners Chain of Ponds | Gomersal Wines | Bright Brewery | Haymes Paint
Design partner Design by Pidgeon
Community awareness partner Cristine Jones – Ray White

MGA: the Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Rd Wheelers Hill VIC 3150
T: 03 8544 0500 | mga.org.au | mga@monash.vic.gov.au
Gallery hours: Tues‐Fri 10am‐5pm | Sat & Sun 12‐5pm

12/7/2018

SHOUT! CATALOGUE AND AUCTION LAUNCH.

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Shout about it – your style, your art, your life. Be proud and loud.

IA's much loved homage to the Heidelberg School's famous paintings on little wooden cigar boxes returns for the 20th time. Join us for an opening night of amazing art, prizes and relaxed, IA-style networking with fellow artists, appreciators, buyers and industry reps.

With 125 participating artists, with a broad range of styles and subjects, this mammoth show will showcase digital artists for the first time for the first time in the show's history.

RSVP @ bit.ly/SHOUTrsvp for a free bev upon arrival and the chance to win the door prize!

5/7/2018

Sally Brownbill: “Taking pictures is the easy part…It’s all the rest, ‘the business stuff,’

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Capture Magazine has a chat with Sally Brownbill. 

Capture: Can you outline the importance of the “perfect” portfolio for a photographer, and their business?

Sally Brownbill: It is an expression of who you are and what you want to photograph. It is hugely important to your business to have a portfolio to show potential clients what your offer is and how you can make their idea/family/business benefit from working with you. It is, without a doubt, one of your most significant selling tools.

Capture: What are the biggest mistakes you see early career photographers making?

Sally Brownbill: A) Thinking that just being on social media is going to get you lots of work is a major mistake I’m seeing. Putting all your eggs in one basket is something that should definitely be avoided. You must work at getting work. It is a multi-level approach which includes a combination of social media, websites, networking, phoning, and e-mailing . . . all the time.

B) Other mistakes include making portfolios and websites look the same as each other. They need to be different as they have two different uses.

C) Often, photographers forget to take viewers on a journey in their portfolios, and this is another mistake, along with not showing enough personal work.

Capture: What advice can you offer emerging photographers who want to grow their business?

Sally Brownbill: SO MUCH! Great starting points include being organised, and allowing yourself time to work on your business, understand how to do your books (quoting and invoicing), surround yourself with the right people to help you, and have a place to work from that is all yours. And listen!

Capture: What will you be speaking about at Foto Live? Why is this topic so important to photographers?

Sally Brownbill: All of the above and more. I'll talk about why my experiences help me to help others, and I’ll give examples of what I have learnt along the way. I'll discuss things to do, and not to do, in their photography business. My aim will be to make people inspired to be individual. I'll show some examples of photographers’ work and answer the tough questions anyone throws at me.

Taking pictures is the easy part of the photography business world. It’s all the rest – “the business stuff” – where people come unstuck. And this is why this topic is so important to photographers.


ABOUT SALLY BROWNBILL
One of Australia’s most highly respected creative intermediaries, Sally Brownbill is a much sought-after judge, lecturer, and keynote speaker. She has developed a professional reputation in Australia and overseas as the authoritative voice on folio construction, career advice, and editing images for exhibition and web.

For more than 15 years, Brownbill has been running individual sessions with photographers and other creatives to guide them through image selection, career questions, along with being a great source of inspiration and helping them to reignite and realise their passion.

Sally Brownbill is a keynote presenter at Foto Live 2018 – a unique one-day event offering amateur, emerging professional, and working photographers the opportunity to get face-to-face with eight inspiring, leading lights of the photographic industry and learn the secrets of their success.

ABOUT FOTO LIVE
Foto Live is a unique one-day event, offering amateur, emerging professional, and working photographers the opportunity to get face-to-face with eight inspiring photographers and learn the secrets of their success.

Early bird pricing ends Friday 29 June at 11:59pm.

WIN: Join us at Foto Live 2018, and you'll go in the draw to WIN more than $13,000 worth of amazing gear, including a SONY A7II & lens, DJI Mavic Air, ASUS pro monitor, Nisi filters kit, and more.

Tickets

Find out more about the event at fotolive.com.au

 

5/7/2018

AIM FOR THE STARS IA 2018 ILLUSTRATION AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRY

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Entries are now open for Illustrators Australia’s 6th Australian and New Zealand Illustration Awards.

Entries open from 2 July – 31 August 2018.

Winners announced and accolades awarded late October 2018.

Like stars, creatives can be lost amongst the haze of the Milky Way. But there are ways to stand out. Aim for the sky, put yourself amongst the best and the brightest and make sure that your work is noticed and celebrated. Get your project the attention it deserves by entering Illustrators Australia’s 6th Australian & New Zealand Illustration awards.

Shortlisted entries will be awarded a range of accolades and will be published in Australia’s only curated resource book, BOOK 15. This A5, full colour catalog will be delivered straight into the hands of nearly 1000 commissioners, agencies and important art bodies across Australia and New Zealand.

Illustrators Australia welcomes entries from the following categories:
Advertising
Books
Children’s Books
Design and Packaging
Editorial
Institutional
Instructional / Technical
Interactive
Site Specific
Unpublished

Winning entries will be heavily promoted through Illustrators Australia’s social media channels which have 7000 followers and subscribers, and the IA website that sees over 3000 new visitors monthly.

Nominated illustrations are judged by a stellar selection of Australian and International illustrators, art directors, animators, publishers and designers including Sally Brownbill. For more information about the judges click here.

 

 

29/6/2018

OPEN DAY AT PSC

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Open Day - Sunday 5 August 2018, 10am - 4pm

Come along and explore the PSC creative campus.

Find out about their range of courses.
Tour the specialised facilities.
Take a look at the student exhibition.
Experience the action of studio shoot.
Talk to current students, graduates and teaching staff.
Find out how to apply and discuss the interview.
PSC is located in the heart of the Melbourne's Arts precinct, Southbank. 

The PSC program will be announced soon!

Register for the open day here.

 

29/6/2018

FOTO L!VE 2018 - Amazing speakers. Inspiring content. Get your Early Bird tickets now.

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FOTO LIVE is a unique opportunity to get face-to-face with eight inspiring photographers and learn the secrets of their success.

Whether you want to improve your shooting and editing skills; turn your photo business into a lean, mean money-making machine; or get hands-on with the latest gear; FOTO LIVE has something for photographers of all levels.

Sunday, 05 AUGUST 2018

Monkey Baa,
Darling Harbour, Sydney

PLUS go in the draw to WIN more than $13,000 worth of gear, simply by buying a ticket!

21/6/2018

With millions of images bombarding us every day, wouldn’t it be nice to stand out from the crowd?

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Leave the rest behind when you develop your skills and creativity at Australia's NUMBER ONE  photography college located in Southbank just 5 minutes walk from Flinders St station with parking opposite.

Immerse yourself in landscape, portrait, still life and creative expression.

Learn professional digital workflow and develop friendships and networks with other like-minded people.

Our mid-year part-time courses are filling fast.

Apply now!

Call (03) 9682 3191 or email info@psc.edu.au.

15/6/2018

Exhibition Submissions for Head On Photo Festival 2019 opening soon

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Start getting your proposals ready.

HEAD ON will shortly be calling for photographers/curators/galleries to submit work for inclusion in Head On Photo Festival 2019, Australia’s leading photography festival and a highlight on the global arts calendar.

14/6/2018

Head On Photo Festival Turn 10 Next Year!

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Head On Photo Festival turns 10 next year! Have your say and help them celebrate. What do you want to see in Head On Photo Festival 2019?

The 9th festival has been our best ever, judging from the huge number of visitors, the media coverage and the comments they received.

They would love to hear your feedback so they can get even better results next year. Please give them 5 minutes of your time and they will do our best to deliver.

Have your say here.

8/6/2018

FOTO L!VE 2018 - Amazing speakers. Inspiring content. Get your Early Bird tickets now.

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FOTO L!VE is a unique opportunity to get face-to-face with eight inspiring photographers and learn the secrets of their success.
Whether you want to improve your shooting and editing skills; turn your photo business into a lean, mean money-making machine; or get hands-on with the latest gear; FOTO L!VE has something for photographers of all levels.

PLUS go in the draw to WIN more than $7500 worth of awesome gear, simply by buying a ticket! Check out all the amazing prizes they are giving away on the day.

Sunday, 5th August 2018
Monkey Baa, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

For more info Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

7/6/2018

What is Photojournalism?

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Photojournalism is, as the name suggests, photographic reportage. It is the visual reporting of current events for publication in newspapers, magazines and on the Internet. It is about telling a story with one image or a series of photographs, usually accompanied by text. The photographer’s brief: the photograph(s) must capture and reflect a person, place or event as presented. Photojournalists must take responsibility for conveying the subject matter of their images factually.

Read More Here

31/5/2018

CALL FOR ENTRIES: William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

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Entries open: Wednesday 30 May – 11 July 2018

In 2005 the MGA Foundation was established with the aim of supporting MGA and its significant collection. At the time, Bill Bowness was Chair of the Board, and, under his leadership, the Board and the newly constituted Foundation soon recognised the importance of providing a platform for contemporary Australian photographers to showcase their work, which would simultaneously raise the profile of MGA and its unique commitment to photographic art. The following year the MGA Foundation launched the inaugural William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize to promote excellence in photography across all photographic media and stylistic genres by both established and emerging artists with work produced within the last year.


The prize has become an important survey of contemporary photographic practice and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country, providing Australian photographers with the opportunity to exhibit at one of Australia's leading public galleries. 2017 saw two exciting developments with the prize becoming acquisitive and the cash prize awarded to the winner increased to $30,000 to ensure that the prize continues to provide a significant boost to a photographer’s career.

Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Director commented that ‘As the only public institution dedicated to the collection and promotion of Australian photography, MGA holds a special place in the nation’s network of art galleries and museums. The Bowness Photography Prize plays an important part in MGA’s role as ‘the Australian home of photography’, one that recognises exemplary work and champions Australian photographic artists. The Bowness Photography Prize has been providing a platform for artists at all stages stage of their career, promoting and creating greater awareness of their practice. The Prize creates an amazing and unique snapshot of what is going on within the contemporary photographic practice in Australia today.’

Whether emerging or established and regardless of genre or subject matter, artists recognise the impact the prize has had on their careers. Pat Brassington (2013) commented that although her ‘career was fairly well grounded at that time the challenge never fades and self-doubt is never far away so the win lifted my confidence and strengthened my resolve to continue pursuing an experimental practice.’ Petrina Hicks (2014) commented that the prize ‘had a strong impact on my career, as it garnered attention and greater respect for my work.’

Polixeni Papapetrou, one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, sadly passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer. She was awarded the 2017 Bowness Photography Prize and upon receiving the prize commented that ‘I am so delighted to receive the Bowness Photography Prize and to enter the circle of artists who have won in the past… For me, the crowning thrill comes with knowing that the Bowness Photography Prize is now an acquisitive prize, which means that my work ‘Delphi’ now belongs to the MGA Collection. For my works to belong to this historically crucial institution is a great honour that fills me with pride and gratitude.’

Image: Polixeni PAPAPETROU Delphi  2016 from the series Eden pigment ink-jet print 127.5 x 85.0 cm
Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection donated by MGA Foundation 2017 MGA 2017.62
courtesy of the Estate of Polixeni Papapetrou and Michael Reid (Sydney + Berlin)

Important dates

Entries open | Wednesday 30 May – 11 July 2018
Finalists announced | Friday 10 August 2018
Exhibition dates | 29 September – 18 November 2018
Winner announcement | Thursday 11 October 2018


Introducing the 2018 Judging panel:

Dr Michael Brand joined the Art Gallery of NSW as director in June 2012. Prior to his appointment, he was consulting director of the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto while it was under construction. From 2005 to 2010, Dr Brand was director of the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, leading both the Getty Center and Getty Villa sites and establishing its new Center for Photography. Previously, he was director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond from 2000 to 2005; assistant director, curatorial and collection development, at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane from 1996 to 2000; curator of Asian art at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from 1988 to 1996; and co-director of the Smithsonian Institution Mughal Garden Project in Lahore, Pakistan from 1988 to 1993.

Dr Brand currently serves on the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Art Museums and the International Advisory Board of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. He is a past member of the Governing Board of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Anouska Phizacklea (BA (hons), MA, MCom, CPA, GAICD) is Director of Monash Gallery of Art (MGA). She has expertise across the visual, decorative and literary arts as well finance and organisational development, with Masters Degrees in both Fine Arts and Commerce. She has held senior management positions at leading Victorian public institutions, Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), and worked for many years in art research and valuations in galleries and auction houses in Melbourne and London.

David Rosetzky is a Melbourne based artist with an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to art making. Often working with practitioners from the fields of theatre, dance, and film – he creates videos, installations and photographic works in which identity is intimately observed. With an extensive exhibition history both in Australia and overseas, Rosetzky’s ‘Portrait of Cate Blanchett‘ (2008) was exhibited in The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video at the International Centre for Photography in New York. In 2005 he was awarded the Anne Landa Award for the Moving Image. David’s solo projects include Composite Images (2018) at Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Gaps (2015) co-commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne and Carriageworks, Sydney. In 2014 the Centre for Contemporary Photography curated the survey exhibition True Self: David Rosetzky Selected works, which toured nationally. His works are held in numerous collections in Australia including National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Buxton Collection and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Previous Bowness Photography Prize winners:

2017 Polixeni Papapetrou
2016 Valerie Sparks
2015 Joseph McGlennon
2014 Petrina Hicks
2013 Pat Brassington
2012 Jesse Marlow
2011 Jacky Redgate
2010 Lee Grant
2009 Paul Knight
2008 Nat Thomas & Concertina Inserra
2007 Ray Cook
2006 Kathy Mackey

 

Joseph McGLENNON Florilegium #1  2014 from the series Florilegium.
Pigment ink-jet print 127.0 x 100.0 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection.
Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid (Sydney + Berlin).

Petrina HICKS Venus  2013 from the series The shadows.
Pigment ink-jet print 100.0 x 100.0 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection.
Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid (Sydney + Berlin).

Pat BRASSINGTON Shadow boxer  2013 from the series Quill.
Pigment ink-jet print 72.0 x 50.0 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection.
Courtesy of the artist, ARC ONE Gallery (Melbourne).

High-resolution images of past winners here.
Interviews are available on request.

18/5/2018

Auckland Festival of Photography

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Auckland Festival of Photography is NZ's premium international photography festival.

It brings together photographers, curators, students, amateurs and professionals with the aim of encouraging the public to celebrate the art of photography.

Twenty-three days of photography and 110 events and exhibitions in 60 venues across the entire Auckland region.

For more information, check it out through http://www.photographyfestival.org.nz/ems/index.cfm?section=203

Elena is By Alex Plumb from the new work he has been commissioned for Los Creadores is from new photobook 'Laberinto' by Alejandro Chaskielberg.

17/5/2018

Calling Out Assistants!

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Are you are an Assistant looking for more work?
I'd love to hear from you.

The  www.thebrownbilleffect.com features a dedicated section for Assistants to feature their own profile.

Please click here to view the profiles of assistants currently available for assisting.
There are a wide variety of skill sets, talents, and interests that can be viewed on each of the Assistants profiles. The one thing they all have in common is that they are lovely people, hungry to work and ready to go.

How to get listed.

To have a profile on The Brownbil Effect Assistants section is just $250 plus GST for the year.

Please call me on 0403 302 831 or apply directly via the website.

 

17/5/2018

FOTOL!VE 2018 is here!

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FOTO L!VE is a unique opportunity to get face-to-face with eight inspiring photographers and learn the secrets of their success.

Whether you want to improve your shooting and editing skills; turn your photo business into a lean, mean money-making machine; or get hands-on with the latest gear; FOTO L!VE has something for photographers of all levels.

Tickets start at just $99. Register here: http://www.australianphotography.com/live

When: Sunday, 5 August 2018
Where: Monkey Baa, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Tickets: Early bird tickets available now until June 29, 2018
Full day: $169 – includes Australian Photography L!VE (morning) and Capture L!VE (afternoon)
Half day: $99 – choose Australian Photography L!VE (morning) or Capture L!VE (afternoon)

Questions: fotolive@australianphotography.com

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