Photographic Events

September 2019

What’s on in Victoria

Stuart Clook Precious Landscapes 31Aug /27 Oct 2019

Exhibition runs to 31st August to 27th October 2019 Celebrate the opening with Stuart on Sunday 1st September 2 to 5pm at gold street studios 700 James Lane Trentham East  Welcome by EllieYoung  and Stuart presents an artists floor talk.

Precious Landscapes celebrate the iconic and anonymous landscape through handmade platinum, cyanotype and gum bichromate prints on cotton rag paper and vellum. Stuart uses the subtle tonal range, luminosity and inherent permanence of these processes to communicate the extraordinary beauty and drama of the landscape that he sees.  Stuart’s goal is to inspire those who see his work to look more carefully at the world to discover beauty in the familiar and in the lesser known places around us. More Information

Shane Booth

Group Chemistry 2019 – Third exhibition of the Melbourne-based Friends of Photography Group. Inviting the viewer to see the photographs through two different contexts of chemistry:  scientific magic of the darkroom, and harder-to-see chemistry of a group sharing knowledge, building community and encouraging creativity through film photography. Photographers: Victoria Bilogan, Shane Booth, Andrew Bradsworth, Wendy Currie, Len Currie, Mark Darragh, Bruce Herbert, Mat Hughes, Ronald Jore, Po Li, Peter McDonald, Keith Mallett, Marc Morel, Sunil Patel, Ian Raabe, Aileen Santos, Greg Soltys & Murray White present silver gelatin, chromogenic, palladium & cyanotype prints made using 8×10, 5×7, 4×5 & roll film cameras andunique state camera-less photograms. More Info at Brunswick Street Gallery.Fitzroy. 30 August – 15 Sept 2019


IPT AGM & General Meeting, Thursday 12 September 2019

Ultraviolet Photography: A look at practice and curiosities

Gale Spring, Adjunct Professor,RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Gale is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently active in forensic consulting, research and also conducts workshops for various government departments. He retired in 2013 as the Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning in the School of Science. From 1988 to 2008 he was the Program Leader of Scientific Photography and, from 2008 to 2011, was the Program Leader of the Applied Science Multi-major program. 

This presentation looks at the theory, applications and curiosities of ultraviolet photography. It describes details of digital camera conversions, appropriate equipment for UV imaging and various lighting equipment and techniques for fluorescence, reflected and transmitted ultraviolet imaging.

This presentation will also reveal some misconceptions of UV imaging that are unique to digital imaging.

Thursday 12 September 2019 Refreshments 5:45– 6:15 pm  Annual General Meeting 6:15 – 6:20 pm

Presentation 6:20 – 7:00 pm  Venue: Michaels Camera Video & Digital

Cnr Elizabeth & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

IPT acknowledges the support of our corporate sponsor, Michaels Camera Video & Digital



BIFB:Ifromation on the program: Opening 23rd August to 20th October

Tracing Silence: Kristin Diemer & Senga Peckham present related bodies of work exploring connection to place.

Whispers of Place Kristin Diemer explores the living elements of memory of place with Lumens and the structural embodiment with Casein prints.

Tidal Wash Senga Peckham uses Lumen printing to explore ephemeral place and the transient nature of all existence, everything being and becoming, always in flux. The series captures images of seaweed left behind at low tide in a particular place on the Victorian coast.


The Lith Expos’e Ross Thompson Handcrafted lith photographs. A wonderful show case of what this unique printing process can offer.

The three exhibitions showing at : Ansonia on Lydiard – 32 Lydiard St South, Ballarat Central VIC 3350 – Opening Event Saturday 24th August 2019:  2 pm to 4 pm: Speaker: Ellie Young.

Exhibition continues Mon to Fri 12 to 6pm Sat & Sun 11am to 6pm

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The light fades but the gods remain Bill Henson This is a major exhibition showcasing two key series by Bill Henson, one of Australia’s most eminent artists, exploring the suburb of Glen Waverley where he grew up.

In celebration of MGA’s 25th anniversary, Bill Henson was commissioned to revisit the suburb of his childhood and to produce a new body of work that reflects upon his earlier series Untitled 1985–86, known by many as ‘the suburban series’.

This ground-breaking commission offers an unparalleled insight into one of Australia’s most revered artists, as he explores the notion of home, intensifying the everyday to a point of dramatic revelation and romantic beauty.27 July 2019 to 29 September 2019 More Info

Carolyn Lewens

Carolyn Lewens


Exploration of the romance of space through visual culture produced during and after the moon landing. Original photographs from NASA of the moon landing take pride of place,

together with works from contemporary artists who respond to the romance and unknown of space.

Over 15 artists; together with astronaut’s photographs and space hardware, this engaging and timely exhibition will make you feel part of the global celebration of man’s explorations in space. Bringing art and science together in a celebration of the fascination humans have always shared of the stars, planets and the night sky. Artists: Abdul Abdullah Mae Adams  Giles Alexander Daniel Armstrong Raymond de Berquelle Matthew Bradley Eugene Cernan Dale Cox Lesley Duxbury Daniel Gangur Mick Kubarrkku Sam Leach Carolyn Lewens Nadia Mercuri
Deborah Milligan NASA, Washington D.C., including William Anders, Neil Armstrong and Russel Schweickart  Adam Norton Felicity Spear Jasmine Targett to 8th Sept 2019 at Gippsland Gallery of Art 70 Foster St SALE VIC3850- More Info

John Pollard

Exhibitions Coming to Gold Street Studios :


John Pollard’s Gum Bichromate  Nov/Jan 2020

Ellie Young Of Gold and Glass Jan/April 2020

The Print Exposed 2020 April/June 2020

Diana Bloomfield 2020 July September 2020

What’s on in NSW

Ray Finneran

The Colours of Monochrome  Ray Finneran A photography exhibition of buildings, structures and landscapes captured in NSW.The images were taken on a Hasselblad medium format film camera. The traditional silver gelatine photographic prints have been toned in chemical toners or developed as Lith prints to produce a unique colourful interpretation of the subjectDates:   Sat / Sun 21 & 22 September 2019  – 1.00pm till 5.00pm  Sat / Sun 28 & 29 September 2019  – 1.00pm till 5.00pm Artist talk each Sunday at 2.00pm At:6 Rugby Crescent Chipping Norton NSW Contacts:Tel: 0416 482 221 Email:

Ben Cauchi

Eidolas Ben CauchiIn a continuation of his exploration of the early wet collodion photographic technique, Ben Cauchi presents new works which forgo the use of the camera and are generated by the process itself. In terms of the burnished works, I think of these as an attempt to marry in some way, ideas around the elemental and the metaphysical. They are camera-less photographs of light where whatever image there is, is created solely through manipulating the materiality of the collodion process itself. They are, in a sense, photographs of nothing. Opening Sat 31 August from 4 – 6 pm.Darren Knight Gallery 840 Elizabeth Street Waterloo NSW 2017 Sydney Australia Tel +61 2 9699 5353More information:

What’s on in Queensland

Spy & Camera Museum A unique and intriguing collection More info

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

View Camera Australia Blog – a new blog dedicated to large format and darkroom photographers in Australia. Edited by David Tatnall.

Wanted to Buy 

4 x 5 wet plate holder


Sale due to illness: Fully furnished, double storey, weatherboard studio/retreat on large block with some fruit trees in historic St Arnaud. Upper storey consists of full length studio/bedroom with adjacent toilet and shower, and ample storage areas. This room is currently set up for visual arts but could be easily adapted for photographic purposes.Downstairs includes a bedroom, bathroom, dining, kitchen, laundry and lounge with wood heater. For further details please contact Julie Heron email:  text: 0427345575

News: Prizes: Awards: Competitions: Exhibition Entries

Brence Coghill Melbourne photographer received a Silver Award at the PX3 Paris Photography Prize [] – one of the biggest juried prizes in Europe with over 5,700 entries from 98 countries.The unique Wet Plate photograph of musician Rich Webb []

Hand Magazine entries More Info 

NAVA – Check this web site for current grant and prizes

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Mainline Photographics Pty Ltd – Australia’s traditional imaging source. More Info 

gold street studios spacious studios and darkrooms are just over an hour from Melbourne CBD – set in tranquil surroundings at Trentham East Vic 3458