Photographic Events

February 2019

What’s on in Victoria

Elizabeth Opalenik Magic of Mordançage Unveiled  

© Elizabeth Opalenik

To March 17 2019

One-off hand crafted photographic images where Elizabeth has taken a series of steps with a predictable outcome and injected her own intuitive sense of beauty into it. Elizabeth’s images bring a way to see her subjects dressed by new graphics, mysterious and poetic and where Elizabeth becomes Photographer – Portraitist – Mordançeuse.

“I have strived in my photography to find the essence of water as it ebbs and flows. The moment of movement, like time, can never be repeated. There is poetry in the outcome…in the graceful movement of the veils, like the rhythm of a haiku poem. Simple and elegant. Poetry in motion. Poetic Grace.”

The Print Exposed is a truly unique exhibition aimed at encouraging the understanding, and appreciation for handmade alternative/ historic photographic print processes evolved from birth of photography.

Sardines- Stuart Clook

Photographers entering for The Mike Ware Award showcase a range of print processes. The photographs bring a mix of beauty and intrigue created by passionate photographers and photographic artists.

Opens on the 20th March and Runs to 26th May – Special opening Celebrations Sunday 24th March at gold street studios

The Death of the Alchemist  Michael Prior –

The Fox Darkroom & Gallery presents
Michael Prior | Naomi Hender 
Artist Talk & Live At The Gallery 
Sunday 03 March, 3pm – 4:30pm [free event]

Join us for an intimate performance by pianist Naomi Hender and Artist Talk with Michael Prior at Fox Gallery. A classical piano performance from Kensington musician Naomi Hender will accompany the powerful photographic works of Michael’s series ‘Death of an Alchemist’ and will be followed by an Artist Talk by Michael giving insights to his photographic works and the series on display at Fox Gallery.
We look forward to bringing these two artists together while enjoying a glass of wine.

This event is free for the public to enjoy.

 Photography has the potential to offer a vision into the incredible world beyond the visible spectrum. It can function outside the limitations of comfort and understanding. Its jurisdiction spans from gamma rays to the infrared, it can image the invisible and is not constrained by our narrow conception of time. This exciting realm is that of photographic alchemy.

Michael Prior is a photo-alchemist. Master of his technique, in silver-halides he paints the very fabric of mortality. His work teases out elements of the cosmos which are invisible to the naked eye. His self-portraits, taken over many years, reveal celestial phantoms and bodily decay.

The Death of the Alchemist documents the ‘effects of advanced myeloma on a photographer’s body’. It utilises lenseless, infrared, instant and extreme-durational imaging techniques going back to the earliest photographic methods to create a set of chilling self-portraits. The process of his own death is here suspended in gelatin.

Exhibition runs to 3 March, 2019   Hours Thurs & Fri – 11am to 6pm Sat & Sun – 11am to 5pm At The Fox Darkroom & Gallery 08 Elizabeth St, (via laneway) Kensington Vic. More Info 



The theme SONGS OF INNOCENCE  is based on English poet William Blake’s highly political poem collections “Songs of Innocence and Experience” .  Written in the early 19th Century, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, these poems provide a biting commentary on the essential innocence of childhood and its abuse by an industrialised society.

This theme has been interpreted by the photographers in many ways – philosophy, symbolism, abstract, documentary, polemic – to produce a varied and illuminating commentary on our times. This fundraiser for UN WOMEN, the development branch of the UN supporting women in third World countries, the 9th annual exhibition. Alli Harper, Amanda Clark, Andreja Trobec, Carmel Louise, Carole Hampshire,Deborah Horner, Ellie Young, Gail Smith,Ingrid Hendriksen, Jacinta Maude, Jill Frawley, Joice Gonzalez, Karyn Coxall-Leong, Kristin Diemer, Marilyn Jeanette, Margot Sharman, Marisa Ho,Pam Davison, Pam Kleeman Passi, Sue Jackson,Susan Henderson and Tammy Boyce. At Magnet galleries 3-30 March 2019 Opening Sun 3rd March By Sarah Barzel 4.30 to 6.30pm More Information

Soyoun Kim

I, there, here Soyoun Kim In this exhibition, I have tried to bring this invisible absence of being into visible proof of the existence throughbody language and landscape. The self performing image is a reflection on the situation I am experiencing and the space where I am interacting.  The space explores the traces and memories contained within.I would like to connect the viewers with my journey using the visual language through this exhibition.Runs to 2 March 2019 at Ladder Art Space 81 Denmark Street, Kew, VIC 3101 More Information 

“The Female Gaze” 2019 International Women’s Day  The Melbourne Camera Club Exhibition of Photography Exhibition open from 10am to 4pm Sat 9 March, Sun 10 March & Mon 11 March 2019  Sat16 March & Sunday 17 March 2019 Saturday 23 March & Sunday 24 March 2019 Melbourne Camera Club  256 Ferrars St., South Melbourne More Information 

MGA  – What’s On Robyn Stacey: as still as life –  to 3 March 2019

Robyn Stacey: as still as life leads audiences into the tantalising world of the still life tradition. The exhibition opens with an exploration of still life photographs drawn from MGA’s collection, placing the genre and Robyn Stacey’s work into context. Artists: Ann Balla, Del Kathryn Barton, Francis Busby, Nanette Carter, Jack Cato, Katthy Cavaliere, Olive Cotton, Sean Davey, Julie Davies and Alex Rizkalla, Marian Drew, Max Dupain, John Eaton, Susan Fereday, Joachim Froese, Viva Gibb, Christine Godden, Janina Green, Fiona Hall, Carol Jerrems, Ruth Maddison, Penelope Malone, David Moore, George J Morris, Jozef Stanislaw Ostoja-Kotkowski, Susan Purdy, Jacky Redgate, Jon Rhodes, Michael Riley, Matthew Sleeth, Robyn Stacey, Mark Strizic, Unknown, Beverley Veasey, Anne Zahalka.

IPT Meeting  David Tatnall Presentation An Australian fine art photographer, David is renowned for his luminous images of the Australian Wilderness. He is an authority on large and medium format film photography, as well as pinhole film photography. His work is held in many public institutions including: National Gallery of Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art, Warrnambool Art Gallery, and many other galleries and private collections throughout Australia and Internationally. Thursday 28 February 2019 Refreshments 5:30 – 6:00 pm Presentation 6:00 – 7:00 pm Venue: Michaels Camera Video & Digital Cnr Elizabeth & Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne More information

The 26th Australian National Stereo Photography Convention Maldon, Vic Friday 10 May-Sunday 12 May 2019 More Information or  Download registration form

MGA  – What’s On

CCP – What’s On

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 :

The Print Exposed 2019 – 20 March  26 May 2019

The Photography of Stavros Pippos 29 May to 28 July 2019

Stuart Clook – Precious Landscapes 28 August to 27 Oct 2019

John Pollard Chasing Shadows 30 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020

Ellie Young Gold & Glass 29Jan 2020 to 5 April 2020

Print exposed 2020  8 April June 14 2020

What’s on in NSW

Australian Centre for Photographyfinds new home More Information


What’s on in Queensland

Keiko Goto

Departures from reality When first introduced, the camera was hailed as the ultimate mimetic machine, perfectly capturing reality. Photographers, however, have always been masters at manipulating reality, be it through framing, lighting or in the darkroom.Fine Monochrome Print Group challenge and confuse reality, through a range of techniques, raising the question – what is real and what is fiction? At the Redcliffe Art Gallery 470-476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe Runs to 3rd March  More Information

Spy & Camera Museum A unique and intriguing collection More info

Photo Community Interest:

The 26th Australian National Stereo Photography Convention Maldon, Vic from Fri 10  to Sun 12 May 2019 More Information

View Camera Australia Blog – a new blog dedicated to large format and darkroom photographers in Australia. Edited by David Tatnall. www.viewcameraaustralia.orgCapture Winner Top Emerging Photographers Capture See Here

Beta Development in Photography

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


Sinar Norma, 4×5 with Rodenstock Sironar, 180mm f 5.6 in Copal No. 1 shutter
(Note: Front element shows separation. OK for small f-stops and minimal problems with wider f-stops. Shutter works through all speeds except for T and B. Shutter should be serviced.) $450.00 Contact Gale on

Mamiya RB 67 Pro  120 roll film back Mamiya-Sekor 90mm f3.5 lens B+W UV filter (77mm)
Mamiya No. 1 extension tube (45mm) Polaroid/Mamiya Model 3 film back Body, front/rear lens caps Universal rubber lens shade $600.00 Contact Gale on

Mamiya C330 (2 bodies – selling as a pair) Waist level finder, Prism finder (eye level)
Mamiya-Sekor 55mm (2 lenses), 80mm (2 lens) 105mm mask for using viewfinder with 105mm lens One Mamiya side hand grip w/flash shoe One body cap.$500.00 Contact Gale on

Rollei 6006, 6×6 format – Planar 80mm lens – Sonnar 150mm lens – 3 spare 120 roll film backs (plus the one on the camera)  1 spare insert for the roll film back – 2 battery chargers 3 batteries (all completely dead but can be refurbished through The Camera Clinic – you need the original metal cases) – Soft leather case – Lens shade for 80mm lens – Original instruction book- $1000.00 Contact Gale on

LIGHTING –  Elinchrom 202 floor pack with 3 heads, in travel case. w/3 standard reflectors and 3 stands – 1 PC flash sync cable – $500.00(other accessories available  – addition cost) Contact Gale on

Epson Stylus Pro 3800 A2 InkJet Printer Very good condition, ink remaining but all low. (Inks and drivers readily available) Low overall usage and continues to prints fine. Only Epson Inks have been used.Pick up  St. Andrews. Contact $700.00.

Chamonix 8×10 complete with 1 wetplate plate holder 
It has been used once (not that you would know)
The package includes;
– 8×10 large format
– 8×10 wetplate plate holder
– 8×10 camera soft case
– 1 x hard case
It was purchased for $5200AU + import tax direct from Hugo at Chamonix Contact:

Prizes: Awards: Competitions: Exhibition Entries

Ballarat International Foto Biennale New Photography Award Closes 1st May More Information 

Hand Magazine entries More Info 

NAVA – Check this web site for current grant and prizes:

Other Suppliers

Blanco Negro Foma Paper and Film – Coming Soon New Foma Bromoil Paper FOMABROM VARIANT 113 BO features a very rich half-tone scale over all contrast grades, a shining white paper base and saturated blacks. Only: 8 x 10 inch and 11 x 14 inch. On line shop for  all Foma products More Info  Tel 0412 025 956

michaels camera video digital Cyanotype kits and a wide range of traditional photographic supplies and books. More Info 

Kudos Cameras – New Supplier for Print File film pockets Jobo processing drums and Kaiser Fototechnik lighting  – More information

Archival Products Australia Pty  Bookbinders specialising in longevity storage –  custom made presentation albums,boxes, and polypropylene pockets for storage for photographs etc. Contact Mario

michaels camera video digital for wide range of traditional photographic supplies and books. More Info 

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