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Archive for June 2012


The Bowness Photography Prize Entries Now Open

– posted by Kerry

Entries for the much anticipated annual William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize with a top prize of $25 000 close on 13 July 2012.

The Bowness Photography Prize is a national competition and entries are accepted from across the country.
There  are no thematic restrictions on entries and photographers of all skill levels were welcome to submit their works.
The prize is recognised as one of the Australia’s most prestigious awards for photography.

Jacky Redgate, winner of the 2011 Bowness Photography Prize said,
” The acknowledgement of my practice by esteemed judges as well as the feedback and
support of the arts community and friends has been an extraordinary encouragement to my practice.
The prize celebrates and acknowledges photographers in Australia. It was a highlight in my career.”

Trent Parke photographer
Isobel Crombie Senior Curator Photography, NGV
Shaune Lakin MGA Gallery Director
Guest Judge: Penelope Seidler

Important dates:
Closing date: 13 July 2012
Finalists announced: 20 August 2012
Exhibition: 4 October to 19 November 2012

Entry forms
download entry forms here


Sally at Image Nation New Zealand.

– posted by Sally

Kerry and I have just come back from a long weekend in the lovely city of Auckland New Zealand.
I was there as one of the guest international speakers to talk at at the Image nation Conference for the AIPA
I was amongst a cast who spoke over 2 days on a variety of topics.

The 4 of us that went across from Australia were looked after and introduced to a group of interested and interesting photographers, both emerging and professional.

We had Jez Smith who wowed us with his work and absolute unstopping passion for what he shoots.

There was Urs Buhlman who ended the 2 days with his high octane energy and insight in to what he shoots and where photography is heading.

Shannon McGrath spoke eloquently about her architectural work.

All the above showed images to inspire and ignite passion and I have no doubt the Kiwis were thrilled to see what they had to offer.

On the Kiwi front we had the amazing Colleen Tunnicliff with her inspiring industrial imagery, I just love the way men and woman see things differently, and for me personally Colleen demonstrated this 10 times over.

We also heard and saw imagery from Joyce Campbell, Grant Sheehan, Frazer Harding, Johnny McCormack, Nick Rains.

Their work was all individual and varied and offered an insight into many different photographic arenas.

We also heard from The Special Group who’s humour and work was a breath of fresh air.

I spoke about passion, editing images, designing folios and attitude, I loved it and enjoyed sharing my knowledge with the group.

Here are a few snaps of my talk along with a couple of Photographers I made pose for mug shots.


Joseph Feil’s new folio.

– posted by Sally

Joseph’s work knocks me out, I just love the way he sees things. His sensibility coupled with his sense of humour makes for intriguing imagery. His folio bursts with colour and with strong story lines. Graphic stark black and white images that make you think and move you with strong emotions are all mixed in. Joseph is a lovely guy and I enjoy my time working with him. Here are 2 of my favourite spreads.


ABUS Photography Awards

– posted by Sally

A coulple of weeks ago I judged the ABUS photography awards.
Congratulations Shelley Horan for her image:

"Houdini, possibly the greatest magician in history constantly escaped the inescapable. Straight - jackets, handcuffs, milk cans… all in a days work. He's just dam lucky he never had to deal with an ABUS lock! My image is a play on a famous Houdini image in which the great magician is standing defiantly draped in chains and locks. He knows he's getting out of that one. My Houdini is, however, chained and bound with ABUS locks. And he knows he can't beat this one."


The Right Angle Project.

– posted by Kerry

Great project Mauro! Get involved everyone!


Photonet Gallery News.

– posted by Kerry


‘Letters To Nillumbik’ Photographic Exhibition by Tara Moore.

– posted by Kerry

Letters to Nillumbik- a photographic exhibition by Tara Moore

Opening Sunday 8th July 2012.


Eltham Library Community Gallery. Panther Place, Eltham

Monday- Thursday 10am- 8:30pm, Friday- Saturday 10am- 5pm

closed public holidays

Exhibition till 6th August.


Image Nation 2012 Photography Conference.

– posted by Sally

The Image Nation Photography Conference is an annual event that aims to inspire, motivate and educate New Zealand photographers. It features 12 one hour presentations by a variety of renowned photographers and photo industry experts. The audience of approximately 160 to 180 people will be made up primarily of working photographers (established and emerging), assistants and photography students, with the a few keen photo enthusiasts thrown in the mix as well.

I will be flying over to do a presentation on the 24th June and am really looking forward to chatting to the New Zealand photographic community and listening to the other speakers as well.


Graham Hosking’s new folio.

– posted by Sally

I have known Graham Hosking on and off for the past 20 years. He is a wonderful guy who worked as a freelance photographer for many years.

After some time in the commercial industry Graham took a full time job, employed by a company that provided him with an endless array of still life, fashion and food to shoot.

It is now that Graham and I have just worked together as he goes out again in to the freelance world. We have designed a folio that shows his breadth of experience and here are a few of my favourite spreads.


Monica Davidson   10 Top Tips for Freelancing CATC SYDNEY THIS Wednesday 13th June 2012

– posted by Kerry


Washi at Photonet Gallery.

– posted by Kerry



Cost $10 / $7 for members and $7 for students
Bookings essential - please RSVP to Jenny on 02 6295 1808
or Judith on 02 6295 9433 or email.

If you're in Canberra visit Manning Clark House 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest
and see this wonderful exhibition. Tell your Canberra friends and Members of
Parliament !

Printed on many types of Japanese paper from many different prefectures.
Each with their own characteristics.
We will be stocking all the papers as part of our fine art printing service.

Prints in this exhibition are for sale

Exhibition open:

Sunday 27th May to Saturday 9th June

Photonet Gallery


Congratulations Jacqui Henshaw.

– posted by Kerry

Jacqui has been listed as a finalist in the Westmead Art Prize with her Image Kyoto Moon.

Great stuff Jacqui.


Ross Calia finalist in HeadOn and the Brunswick Street Gallery Photographic prize.

– posted by Sally

This is Ross Calia's submission to this years HeadOn Portrait prize. He was a finalist with this image of Blue Joey in not only HeadOn 2012, but also the Brunswick Street Gallery photographic prize.

Blue Joey/Black Elvis: Gnarnayarrahe Inmurry Waitairie is an Aboriginal elder originally from Roebourne, Western Australia.

His name means ’A little blue joey, born beside a spring in the Dreamtime'. Taken away from his parents at the age of four, he was placed in a Church of Christ Home and renamed Trevor Phillips by missionaries, from which he escaped and was recaptured numerous times.

Upon arrival in Melbourne, one of Gnarnayarrahe's dreams was ‘to be an Aboriginal person who never loses his identity’. A performing artist, he also goes by the title of Black Elvis.


Photographer Peter Elfes

– posted by Sally

Back in January I read a story in one of the magazines here in Melbourne about Peter Elfes, photographer who had been shooting lake Eyre. At the time I was blown away by the images in the artlicle  and wondered if I would ever come in contact with him and his work.

Last week in Sydney I went to my friends Gallery Mary Meyer at 2 Danks St to say hello during the head on festival and WHAM !! there was Peter's work and there was the shot that had moved me so much from the article  in the magazine.

I had to have it to add to my collection of amazing photographers work.

Each time I am involved in a festival such as Head On I like to purchase a piece that speaks to me. This year it was this image.

I love it.


The Compendium 2012.

– posted by Sally

Mary Myer has sent us some information about this years Compendium. If you are interested in being a part of it read on and I encourage you to get involved.

Gianni Frinzi from T&G Publishing has printed the book and he will also distribute it internationally, the US, Europe and Asia. 

There is still time for submissions as we have extended the deadline for entries and will be launching September/October this year.  The fee for a double page, one photo and text is $750.  There is also an index at the back with the photographer's web and email details.

Meyer Gallery now operates from 2 Danks Street Waterloo under the banner of Syndicate, which comprises four curators/galleriest who have joined forces to present an extensive stock of artists and art work to the public from one commercial gallery.  Meyer Gallery exhibits work from established and emerging photographers in analogue and digital works.


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