Photographic Events


March 2017

What’s on in Victoria

Harris Choy – Appreciation to Death  

Harris Choy

Platinum Palladium Exhibition from May 4th  to June 25th  2017
“Appreciation to Death” is the first personal photographic exhibition of Harris Choy, a Chinese photographic artist specialized in palladium/platinum palladium prints. The Exhibition presents to us how people in the past generations show appreciation to their ancestor’s achievements, remembrance days, love stories through stunning and meaningful sculptures. The artist hopes the photographs in the exhibition will remind us that we should show appreciation to those who have died.

Most of the photographs were taken at the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno Italy. This famous outdoor museum was designed in the 19th century by one of the most appreciated architect, Carlo Barabino, featuring hundreds of stunning and meaningful sculptures. Each photograph is beautifully presented in palladium prints hand crafted by this photographic artist.

The Art in Photography  – Featuring Rob Love & SoonHoe Khaw with guest photographers Ellie Young & Elizabeth Opalenik Includes chromogenic, Silver gelatin  and handcrafted photographs  Photography exhibition for the month of May with guest speakers: 13th May Ellie Young – history of the photographic process. Sunday 21 May PHIL VIRGO In camera art vs photoshop  Sunday 28 May Meet the artists and artist talk SoonHoe and Rob Love at WITHOUT PIER gallery  May 7 Opening 2 – 4pm  More information 

 Flow Flow exhibition Part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 Flow is a peculiar type of motion. It is what water does when ice sheets melt; what makes rivers etch the earth over eons; it is the grand gesture of humanity’s movement from the past into the future; and, alas, it is also that unfeeling description of massive, involuntary human migration.Colleen Boyle Clara Brack Garth Henderson Heather Hesterman Bridget Hillebrand Penelope Hunt Rebecca Mayo  Harry Nankin Jen Rae Dominic Redfern CameronRobbins Sarah Tomasetti Maurizio Toscano to 21 May More Info

 Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios  The annual Open Studios event offered by artists of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges in the new time of Autumn. More info 

Under the sun Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaked Under the sun is a large scale exhibition of new works commissioned from 15 artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic Sunbaker image. Artists include Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Daniel Von Sturmer, Justene Williams and William Yang.  MGA 6 May 2017 to 6 August 2017 More Info 

UNPRODUCTIVE THINKING  Jessie Bullivant, Lauren Burrow, Eugene Carchesio, Laresa Koslofcf, Rob McHaffie, Ian Milliss, Elyse de Valle and Simon Zoric  Increasingly we are asked to be improving ourselves seemingly 24/7. The pressure to be transforming into something better is constant but for what purpose and what reward? Unproductive Thinking mediates on these ideologies. How do artists engage their time and how does the production of art differ from the incessant push to be always efficient, diligent and productive members of society. Unproductive Thinking features the humorous, poetic and mundane means artists employ to seek out imaginative alternatives. Deakin University’s Burwood campus to 26 May 2017 More Info

NGV FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY  the NGV presents a suite of contemporary photography exhibitions, including presentations by William Eggleston, Bill Henson, Patrick Pound, Zoë Croggon and Ross Coulter, alongside dedicated events and programs. Taking over a number of galleries across the NGV, the NGV Festival of Photography highlights new acquisitions of international and Australian photographers’ works, which have been actively collected by the NGV in recent years.Other displays will present the work of some of the most challenging and exciting photographers working today, including: Elad Lassry, Sophie Calle, Paola Pivi, Pieter Hugo, Danny Singer, Ceal Floyer, Lucia Koch, David Rosetzky, Polly Borland, Adam Fuss, Thomas Demand.Runs March to August 2017 More Info 


© Stacey Wesley

The wild thing  Wesley Stacey Wesley Stacey is a living legend of environmental photography. In the 1970s he turned his back on the bright lights of Sydney and set up camp in the wilderness of the NSW south coast. For over 40 years he has lived in the ‘great outdoors’, using photography to explore and connect with the ecological complexity of the Australian landscape. The wild thing, curated from the MGA’s own photography collection, surveys four decades of Stacey’s work. From his lively colour snapshots to his epic black-and-white panoramas, Stacey pays tribute to the wildness at the heart of our existence on Earth.  To 28 April 2017 More Info Part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017– a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

SmallWorks 2017 Exhibition runs from Sunday 7th May – Friday 2nd June Brunswick Gallery – More information

CCP The Centre for Contemporary Photography is one of Australia’s premier venues for the exhibition of contemporary photo-based arts, providing a context for the enjoyment, education, understanding and appraisal of contemporary practice. More Info


Passage captures a transitional time in Tom Goldner’s photography practice. In 2015 and 2016, Tom made two physical expeditions around the Mont Blanc regions of France, Italy and Switzerland.  More Info


Exhibitions Coming to Gold Street Studios :

Harris Choy  Appreciation to Death  Platinum Palladium May 3rd to June 25th 2017

Tim Rudman Iceland – An Uneasy Calm Silver Gelatin June 28th  to August 20th 2017

Sandy King – Sam Wang & Jianming Zhong  Connections September 20th to November 19th 2017

Ellie Young  Metal  As?  Four Colour Carbon on Metal Nov 22nd to January 28th 2018

What’s on in NSW


Head On opening 5th May to 28th May  – more info

STILL IN MY MIND: GURINDJI LOCATION, EXPERIENCE AND VISUALITY  Inspired by the words of revered Indigenous leader Vincent Lingiari, ‘that land … I still got it on my mind’, this exhibition considers the ongoing impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off, a seminal event in Australian history that continues to resonate today. Curated by Brenda L Croft. More Info 5th May 29th July

What’s on in Queensland

Spy & Camera Museum A unique and intriguing collection More info

What’s on in Tasmania

In Praise of Photography: an exhibition of non digital photography, including pinhole, film, large format, tintypes and photograms. PhilipEngland  will be showing a diversity of tintypes: landscapes, still lifes and a portrait. Opening  5pm this Friday March 31 Guest Speaker: Dr Ingo Farin, UTAS at TopSpace Studio Gallery, Top floor,  109 Elizabeth Street, Hobart CBD (until 21 April). Upstairs from Fast Forward Printing. More Info 

 The Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain More info

What’s on international  

Iceland – An uneasy Calm  Tim Rudman is acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest landscape photographers. Where geysers spurt, mud pools boil and steam billows from the ground, Iceland is a land of myth, magic and spectacular scenery. With the ever-present danger of volcano eruptions, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through eerie landscapes, brooding skies, spectacular mountaintops and black lava sand flats. The Dye House Gallery in Bradford January 12th to February 17th 2017.Dye House Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK

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The Hand Magazine – A Magazine For Reproduction-Based Art  More Info

Tim Rudman ICELAND An Uneasy Calm – Yes this beautiful book is now available Click on this link for a video clip on the book Go to  and click on the large blue button.

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Sam Wang: Four Decades of Photographic Explorations Hardcover – 2010 by Sam Wang Photographs by Sam Wang including round images from handmade cameras, a variety of alternative printing processes, as well as images produced with zoneplate, pinhole, and altered lenses. The 180 page book was published in China and received the 2010 Silver Award for the Best Art Book among 2000 entries. Prefaced written by David Vestal with articles by Chinese critic Bao Kun and renowned educator Zhong Jianming.

Prizes: Awards: Competitions: Exhibition Entries

Hand Magazine entries close 28th Feb More Info 

State Library Victoria Applications are now open for artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, composers and any other creative individuals for the annual Fellowships program.

Head On Photo Awards Now Open for Entries!

Capture Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2017 call for entries  –  now open.

NAVA – Check this web site for current grant and prizes

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