Photographic Events

October 2019

What’s on in Victoria

Stuart Clook Precious Landscapes 

Exhibition runs to 27th October 2019 .

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

LESSONS FROM THE ARCTIC – How Roald Amundsen Won The Race To The South Pole

In December 1911 Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag at the South Pole, just weeks ahead of fellow polar explorer, Britain’s Robert Falcon Scott, approaching by another route. The tragic loss of the lives of Scott’s team is well-known. In contrast, how did Amundsen succeed? This panel exhibition of images and personal accounts reveals how, exploring some of the lessons Amundsen learnt from earlier experience in both Polar Regions. Many of the images have never been displayed before. They were taken by the expedition crew, hand-coloured by Amundsen and used in his lecture series of 1912. See what the public saw in those heady days of icy exploration. Fascinating and fresh, this exhibition will surprise and delight. Magnet Galleries Melbourne SC G19 Wharf Street Docklands Opening Sunday 6 October 4:30 – 6:30pm More Info

BIFB:Ifromation on the program: Runs 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

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

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Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets  Tim Webster is an accomplished Melbourne-based photojournalist who recently completed a project photographing the Queen Victoria Markets in Melbourne. The exhibition will feature around 40 photographs from his book that resulted from this project. Tim will be on-hand for the opening on Friday 11 October at 7pm to talk about his work. Entry for the exhibition is $5 for adults and $4 concession. Focal Point members FREE. Entry to the opening and Tim’s talk is $10 for adults, $8 concession. Camera Club members half price. Focal Point members FREE.More Info 


2019 Bowness Photography Prize – Award announcement at MGA

Dreaming Mum again Leah King-Smith – Exhibition launch

Celebrate Australian photography with the  announcement of the winner of the 2019 Bowness Photography Prize – of $30 000 and their work will become part of MGA’s significant collection of Australian photographs – and the three Colour Factory Honourable Mentions.  6.30–8.00pm Thursday 10 October Winner announced from 7pm 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

Shani Miller

TIN  Three artists Mel Miller, Shani Miller + Bridie McKelvey explore  Tin in content, concept, or materials. Shani Miller’s work is a series of still life images created using the historical photographic technique known as tintypes.  ‘The invention of the tintype in 1854 brought the reality of photography closer to the mass population.’

Mel Miller’s work is a series of line drawings in pen of houses with tin roofs. Time In Nature (TIN). and Bridie McKelvey’s work is a collection of small dioramas/assemblages. 3D landscapes housed in vintage tins, variety of found objects with a focus on paper, pressed flowers and plastic animals. Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Launch Event: Thurs 24 Oct 2019 5.30pm – 7.30pm 44 Cherry Street Ballina  NSW 2478 More Info


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.




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News: Prizes: Awards: Competitions: Exhibition Entries

Pradip Malde -Platinum Palladium photographs Call for Submissions using  the platinum/palladium print-out method using ammonium salts Submission deadline is December 15, 2019. More Info

2019 ILFORD CCP Salon Entries close Friday 25 October 2019, 6pm More Info 

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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