Photographic Events

January 2020

What’s on in Victoria

John Pollard’s Gums This exhibition celebrates John Pollards his contribution and love affair with the handmade gum bichromate photographs.

John was a professional photographer, photo-engraver and printmaker headed for Europe in 1956. He worked professionally in a photo-engraving house in Zürich before living in London  for five years returning to Australia in 1962.

In 1999 John decided to concentrate on his research into the gum bichromate process. He held a number of solo exhibitions of his gum bichromate prints in Australia and overseas, as well as contributing to many group exhibitions.

The exhibition runs to 26th January 2020 More Info


Civilization: The Way We Live Now is an international photography exhibition of monumental scale, featuring the work of over 100 contemporary photographers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe with over 200 original photographs being exhibited.
NGV to 2 Feb More Information 

TURNING POINTS contemporary photography from China. Since the 1990s, there has been an extraordinary flourishing of contemporary photography in China. This exhibition brings together photographs from the turning point of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and includes artists who have examined subjects as diverse as identity, traditional culture, and the rapidly changing face of Chinese cities.Drawn from the photography collection of the NGV, this exhibition highlights the exciting diversity of contemporary Chinese work that has emerged in the last thirty years and showcases photographs that were presented to the NGV by the renowned international contemporary art collector Larry Warsh. To 22n Jan NGV More information 

Polixeni Papapetrou
The debutants 2009

OLYMPIA Polixeni Papapetrou Comprises photographs by Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou (1960–2018) of her daughter Olympia, covering the period from Olympia’s birth (1997) until the artist’s death (2018). Throughout this time, Olympia played a particularly important role in the artist’s image making, assuming the complex roles of model and muse, collaborator and champion.Following the birth of her daughter, Papapetrou’s work underwent a significant change. Her earlier work had focused on the carefully constructed and stage-managed worlds of people who lived, worked and played in disguise, including drag queens, wrestlers and avid Elvis fans. However, after Olympia’s birth, Papapetrou began photographing her children, Olympia and Solomon, and later their friends. Rather than making Papapetrou’s world smaller, this apparently inward turn opened up a limitless world of play acting, imagination and storytelling.This exhibition surveys twenty years of Papapetrou’s practice and includes works from her best-known series, as well as lesser-known images. Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou was curated in collaboration with the artist’s family. It draws from the NGV Collection and the artist’s estate, and is the first major museum retrospective of Papapetrou’s work.The NGV is publishing a monograph to coincide with the exhibition. It covers twenty years of Papapetrou’s practice and features contributions from Susan van Wyk, NGV Senior Curator of Photography; Robert Nelson, art critic and widower of Papapetrou; and Papapetrou’s children, Olympia and Solomon Nelson. At NGV To 29th March More Info 

Dressing up: clothing and camera  Since the early twentieth century the practice of fashion photographers has posed body and garment to create brands and promote lifestyle choices to sell us the clothes we wear.  Shaping and shaped by the individual, our clothes can conceal, reveal and transform who we are. Like the photographs in this exhibition they are the bearers of memory, emotion and time. Artists: Gordon Bennett, Polly Borland, Pat Brassington, Eric Bridgeman, Jeff Carter, Nanette Carter, Jack Cato, Zoë Croggon, Sharon Danzig, Rennie Ellis, Elizabeth Gertsakis, Christine Godden, Alfred Gregory, Craig Holmes, Tracey Moffatt, Derek O’Connor, Jill Orr, Deborah Paauwe, David Rosetzky, Damien Shen, Wesley Stacey, Christian Thompson, Lyndal Walker, Justene Williams, Anne Zahalka. To 9 Feb 2020 More Information 

Fashioning black identity: Africa and the African diaspora Fashioning black identity: Africa and the African diaspora explores ways in which contemporary black African artists are using fashion, photography and portraiture to redefine personal and cultural identity. Photography as a commercial business began in Africa with British and European colonisation in the late 19th century. Studios were set up to capture images of ‘exotic’ Africa to sell to the outside world. However, with the move to independence between the 1950s and 1970s, many of the photographic studios were taken over by African apprentices who began to explore the possibilities of photography as an art form.Artists: Jojo Abot, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Atong Atem, Delphine Diallo, Omar Victor Diop, Seydou Keïta, Namsa Leuba To 9 Feb 2020 MGA More information


Ellie Young Of Gold and Glass Feb/April 2020

The Print Exposed 2020 April/June 2020

Diana Bloomfield The Old Garden 2020 July September 2020

Pradip Malde Magic November 2020 January 2021

Danielle Edwards Convergence January April 2021

What’s on in NSW

Capturing the Home Front Featuring photographs by Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake and Australian wartime Australian National Maritime Museum to 16 Feb 2020 More Information 


What’s on in Queensland

Spy & Camera Museum A unique and intriguing collection More info

What’s on in ACT

The Look exhibits 68 photographic portraits of well-known Australians. It’s currently showing at NPG in Canberra and will travel to regional galleries over the next two years. Featured portraits include Bryan Brown, Rose Byrne, Heath Ledger, Archie Roach (below), Ian Thorpe, Michael Hutchence, Tim Jarvis, Noni Hazlehurst, Layne Beachley, Anneliese Seubert (below), Marcia Langton, Nick Cave, and Ruby Hunter.  Photographers include Adam Knott, Greg Weight, Ian Darling, Bill McAuley, Michael Riley, Bruce Weber, Brett Canet-Gibson, Terry Milligan, Gary Grealy, Doug Gimesy, Dave Tacon, Nikki Toole, Jacqueline Mitelman, Andrew Maccol, Ingvar Kenne, and Karin Katt.  Runs until Sunday 9 February 2020 at The National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Canberra. More Info


What’s on in SA

Ray of Light  Sydney-based artist Robyn Stacey depicts South Australia as it has never been seen before. Translating from Latin to mean ‘dark room’ the camera obscura is an optical device of wonder, whereby the external world is trapped and inverted within the room.This exhibition presents eight large-scale camera obscura photographs by Stacey. The photographs were created by the artist in 2016 when she turned well-known sites around Adelaide into camera obscuras – including Carrick Hill, Parliament House, artist Hans Heysen’s studio at The Cedars in Hahndorf, and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda, SA to 9 Feb More information 

What’s on in Tasmania

What’s on International

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