Photographic Events


April 2018

What’s on in Victoria

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Vanessa Wiggins – bella Venezia – Hand Crafted Four Colour Carbon Transfer Closes April 29th  2018

Iconic and romanticised objects of Venice, such as the centuries old tradition of Venetian masks are featured, conjuring up images of the beautifully lit canals with gondoliers and marbled arched bridges, representing the mystery of old Venice.  This handcrafted four colour carbon transfer process brings this Venetian world alive with colour and a unique depth.

 MGA  – What’s On

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Dead Weight Tara GILBEE  …. dead weight ……..…..……. the heavy, unrelieved weight of anything inert …………………… Or …….. institutional and economic governing forces that measure the excess burden created due to loss of benefit to the participants in trade  April 4 – April 21 / Gallery TWO / Trocadero Art Space Suite 1, lvl 1/119 Hopkins St Footscray, 3011 Open: 12-5pm Wed – Sat More Information  

The changing face of Victoria. Exhibitions filled with interesting and surprising stories from Victoria’s history. You can see them alongside beautiful photographs by Maggie Diaz that take you behind the scenes to explore how these invaluable books were made in the heart of Melbourne  – at the State Library Of Victoria More Info

Exhibitions Coming to Gold Street Studios :

Bob Kersey Praying For Rain from May 2nd to July 29th 2018

Rob Love At the End of the Street August 22nd to October 21st 2018

The Spirit Within Australia: The Land and The People  Oct 25th to Jan 20th 2019

Joy Goldkind Movements in Bromoils Jan 23 to March 17 2019

The Print exposed 2019 20th March to 26th May 2019

The Photography of Stavros Pippos June/ August 2019


What’s on in NSW

Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties

Curated by Holly Schulte – It’s almost 100 years since New South Wales police used glass-plate negatives to photograph suspects in custody. These negatives are a direct link to that moment in time, and provide evidence about photographic technology and methods in the 1920s.

After setting up his camera in the holding yard at Central Police Station, the police photographer determined an exposure for the light falling on the subject in front of his lens, directed the sitter into the frame and clicked the shutter to expose the plate. The action of light on the emulsion created a latent image that, after chemical processing, became the negative. This was printed and the resulting portraits were used by police to identify suspects and investigate crimes.

Today these negatives form part of the New South Wales Police Forensic Photography Archive. Spanning 1910–64, the archive comprises different types, formats and sizes of negatives. For me, each one raises questions: how and when was this negative exposed, what camera did the photographer use, and what was their intention? My research into the mugshots known as the Specials has led to insights into the photomechanical processes as well as the technical and practical challenges the photographers might have faced to 12th August 2018 at the SYDNEY LIVING MUSEUMS Historic Houses Trust of NSW The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 More Information

Underworld 1920s Mugshot Photography Workshop

Unleash your inner criminal at Sydney Living Museums’ exclusive 1920s-style photography workshop Sunday 6 May. Pose for your own analogue mugshot and learn more about the Special photographs featured in the Underworld exhibition, the 1920s police photographer and vintage photography with Fine Art photographer and academic Enrico Scotece and Digital Assets Curator Holly Schulte. Attendees will receive the original 5 x 7 inch film negative and a fine art print of their recreated mugshot!   All tickets include free admission into the Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties exhibition, introducing audiences to Sydney’s 1920s underworld of bosses, bruisers, plotters and petty crims through 100 captivating and compelling mugshots, unlike any found elsewhere in the world.  Book now:


The Last Azo  Bob Kersey
The last box of silver chloride paper – Azo – in the largest size, 20×24 is printed by Bob Kersey from selected ultra large format negatives. Exhibiting at Light & Shadow Max Dupain Gallery  2/19 Grose Street Leura NSW (Next door to Lilly’s Pad Cafe) opening Sunday 15th April 2018 at – Artist Talk 22nd April at 6pm runs to the 29th April 2018  Peter White: 0425 300 568

What’s on in ACT

The Spirit Within Australia: The Land and The People works from the fine press book (of the same name) featuring original photographic-based art produced using historic hand-crafted processes from both well-known and emerging Australian photographic artists: Daniel Bornstein, Gary Chapman and Jan Naismith, Wendy Currie, Kristin Diemer, Joyce Evans, Silvi Glattauer, Liam Lynch, Julian Pearce, David Roberts, Maxine Salvatore, Kim Sinclair, Steve Tester, Craig Tuffin, Gordon Undy, Ellie Young. At PhotoAccess Gallery in Manuka ACT –  5th to 29th April 2018 More Information 


Kim Sinclair Tutu Gum over Cyanotype

Artefact is an exhibition celebrating slow photography and the time-honoured techniques of the hand-printed processes of Vandyke, Cyanotype & Gum bichromate focusing on still life imagery. At PhotoAccess Gallery in Manuka ACT –  5th to 29th April 2018 More Information 

Scott Andrews Mr Zee

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.The exhibition of 43 portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from Saturday 24 March until Sunday 17 June 2018.

The winner of the 2018 National Photographic Portrait Prize is Lee Grant for her portrait of Charlie. More Information

Horizons – Earth and Water Marie Lund – An exhibition of unique sun prints juxtaposed against digitally produced abstract micro landscapes by established NSW-based artist Marie Lund. Each sun print is a constructed image using found natural objects, collected and arranged on silver-gelatine coated paper and exposed outside in the sun, wind and rain. Lund’s digital works closely examines natural elements. Horizons – Earth and Water invites the viewer to become co-curator and to see the beauty in the ordinary.

What’s on in Queensland

Spy & Camera Museum A unique and intriguing collection More info

ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart, Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland, until 29 April 2018   Dunedin Public Art Gallery touring exhibition curated by Aaron Kreisler and the result of Laurence Aberhart’s thirty year journey photographing World War One Memorials across New Zealand and Australia. Focusing on the lone ‘digger’ memorials Aberhart’s photographs chart a seemingly simple pathway through the landscapes of these two nations, reflecting the scale the conflict had on these regions

What’s on in Tasmania

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Castlemaine Festival Volunteers Wanted Click Here

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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Prizes: Awards: Competitions: Exhibition Entries

The Dark Matter residency, open to artists at all career stages and all forms of darkroom-based image making, provides one artist with the opportunity of free and extended access to the PhotoAccess darkroom Applications close 12 midnight Sunday 18 March 2018. Details and to submit  More Info

Hand Magazine entries More Info 

NAVA – Check this web site for current grant and prizes

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