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Alternative Photographic Process Symposium 2017
Saturday March 18, 2017 9.00am – 4.30pm.
The Symposium examines hand crafted photographic processes, often referred to as “alternative” and how they are being used today to create contemporary works. It creates an opportunity to listen to artist, students, lecturer and photographers discuss their work and how they contribute to securing the future of "alternative" photography.
Keynote lecture by Elizabeth Opalenik USA - Just Mordancage Alternatively Speaking
Come follow the 25 year journey into the many possibilities that Mordançage has to offer and the transformations, through veiled emulsions, that each image can reflect.
Craig Alan Huber USA - A Perfect Marriage – Alternative Photographic Process and the Book Arts
Combining handcrafted fine art alternative/historic prints, the written word, and artisan book fabrication creates the opportunity for a perfect marriage – one communicating a rich experience through sight and texture. Craig Alan Huber shares his experiences in the creation of two such volumes.
Penny Dunstan - Watching Scabs Form - the Aftermath of Open Cut Coal Mining
The place of analogue photography in extending our understanding of deep time.
Chris Reid - The Romance of the Dark Room
In this age of instant gratification, it seems photographers have lost sight of the real purpose of picture taking, the print. Why is this…?
David Tatnall - The Art of Sharing
How groups of photographers are sharing through physical and electronic means their photographic knowledge in Australia.
Craig Tuffin - The Mirror in my Pocket - My journey into making and showing Daguerreotypes
Four years ago, Craig Tuffin started a voyage of discovery...he wanted to make daguerreotypes. Craig shares his perspectives about what he calls the four "T's"...Theories, Technique, Tropes and Tenacity.
Sarina Lirosi PSC VIC - Photography Education - Shifting Grounds
The intrigue of analogue photography for people born in the digital age - the use and misuse.
Lynette Zeeng -Finding a solution to the one off image through photographic history.
A growing number of contemporary photographers, dissatisfied with the infinite reproductive capabilities of new technologies are revisiting the craft of the one-off through photographic history. This talk will discuss some of the processes and the various outcomes that can be achieved.
Ellie Young - Nanjing & Beijing Connections
It started with an invitation to submit photographs for the book: HANDCRAFTED: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print, a 2014 Chinese publication – how did this develop into gold street studios Beijing ShanShui Co in 2017 ??
The Symposium examines hand crafted historic photographic processes, referred to as “alternative” and how they are being used today to create contemporary works. It creates an opportunity to listen to artist, students, lecturer and photographers discuss their work and how they contribute to securing the future of "alternative" photography.
NB: This is designed to appeal to photographers/artists/students at all levels - from new(or just interested) to experienced practitioners of these processes.
The Symposium will be followed by dinner at Pig & Whistle Hotel at East Trentham.
Symposium fee of $195.00 includes lunch and symposium dinner at the pig and Whistle.
To compliment the symposium ‘The Print Exposed 2017’, exhibition of hand made photographs will be on show at the Gold Street Studios Gallery from March 1st to April 23rd 2017. Guest artists Elizabeth Opalenik.
Exhibition Awards: Mike Ware Award and Peoples Choice Award