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Archive for January 2014


WILDCARDS: Bill Henson shuffles the deck

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For the first time Bill Henson will curate an exhibition of Australian photography.

Drawing on MGA’s collection, Henson has selected around 100 photographs which have gripped, intrigued, or otherwise engaged him. This selection of photographs will be arranged throughout MGA in an experience that will be as intriguing as it will be revealing of Henson’s sensibilities. The exhibition includes many rarely seen photographs, covering the history of Australian photography.

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill Victoria 3150

Exhibition dates:
1 February 2014 to 30 March 2014
The official opening is on Saturday 8 February 2014

Photograph by Jessica Hromes


The Biennale of Sydney

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The Biennale of Sydney is a non-profit organisation that presents Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival. Held every two years, the Biennale is a three-month exhibition, with an accompanying program of artist talks, forums, guided tours and family days – all FREE to the public.

The Biennale of Sydney was the first biennale to be established in the Asia-Pacific region and, alongside the Venice and São Paulo biennales and documenta, is one of the longest running exhibitions of its kind.

Since its inception in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has provided an international platform for innovative contemporary art, showcasing the work of nearly 1600 artists from over 100 countries.
- See more at here

19th Biennale of Sydney: March 21 - June 09 2014



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PICTURE BERLIN 2014 INFO SESSION – by Melanie Irwin (2013 Picture Berlin alum)

Hosted by the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive & Photography Studies College Melbourne.

Wednesday 22nd January 6pm
Photography Studies College
65 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006

The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive is delighted to announce that Australian artist Melanie Irwin (2013 Picture Berlin participant) will be talking about her work, and the experience of applying for, funding, and participating in Picture Berlin 2013.

This is a free information session for those Melbourne-based photogaphers/artists interested in advancing their practice, making professional connections and gaining experience in the thriving art and cultural centre that is Berlin.

Applications for Picture Berlin 2014 close 8th February.

PICTURE BERLIN, now in its 5th year, is a 6-week summer program designed for emerging artists working in contemporary art and photography. Founded in 2009 by artists for artists, PICTURE BERLIN continues to be run by artists as a hybrid program merging the concentrated studio practice of an artist residency with the support of the art academy.

The free downloadable application is open to artists everywhere. For further insight into the program and program fees: or contact Picture Berlin directly:

Melanie Irwin’s practice blurs distinctions between sculpture and performance. Recent works examine the body’s relationship with built structures and found geometric objects. Irwin recently completed an MFA at the VCA.


2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

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Now in its 14th year, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established photographers are showcased alongside emerging, resulting in a stunning reflection of contemporary practice that examines diverse themes and approaches. This highly anticipated award, with a total $30,000 in prizes and acquisitions (first prize is $20,000), is a highlight of Gold Coast City Gallery’s exhibition program.

Entries close Friday 7 February 2014 at 5pm

Find the entry form here

Image: Liam Benson


Call for entries to Capture magazine’s annual Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Awards

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Call for entries to Capture magazine’s annual Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers Awards is now open. Deadline for submissions is 23 February 2014 at 11:59pm. There will be no extension of the deadline.

As you may know, Capture’s Top Emerging Photographers Award is one of the country’s pre-eminent platforms for raising the profile of new photographic talent. Finalists and winners will have their work judged by some of Australia's, and the world’s best photographers and be published online and in Capture magazine in the May/June print and iPad editions. There will also be some awesome prizes up for grabs, including the big one from our major sponsor, Fujifilm.
More details here

Capture Magazine

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