Photographic Events


June 2019

What’s on in Victoria

The Photography of Stavros Pippos

Exhibition runs to 28th July 2019

Stavros Pippos

In the days of black-and-white analogue television the ability to visualise colours as steps of a grey scale, from dense black through to paper white, was a necessary skill for a cameraman; and it remains so today for those of us engaged in the art of black-and-white photography. In live television the studio camera operator must also be capable of speed and precision, and have an eye for composition. It soon became second nature for me to reposition a large mobile camera, moving from one scene to another, simultaneously rotating the lens turret to select one of four prime lenses. Using my large-format analogue film cameras today requires similar concentration and attention to technical detail – with one significant difference: I’m now the director, producer, camera operator and creator of the final printed image.

Nothing could be more satisfying!

Stavros Pippos exhibition features three photographic printing methods: platinum-palladium, regarded as the pinnacle of archival printing, plus the more traditional black-and-white gelatin-silver and the exquisite silver-chloride contact prints.Together they form the nucleus of this magnificent work.More Info


Danielle Edwards

A unique exhibition aimed at encouraging the understanding and appreciation of the handmade alternative/historic photographic print processes.

An opportunity to view photographs first  hand, creating an awareness of the complexities of these wonderful craft from International and Australian artists

The photographs bring a mix of beauty and intrigue created by passionate photographers and photographic artists. More Information 

That takes balls Nina Ross  That takes balls is a response to the culture of gendered violence against women in Australia. Presented on CCP’s public-facing Night Projection Window, the work confronts the safety and visibility of women in public space, as well as broader problems of cultural attitudes towards women and girls.  69 women were murdered due to violence in Australia in 2018. to 02 June 2019 CCP More Info

Monash Gallery of Art:  Develop showcases a small selection from the vast pool of talent that emerged from Melbourne’s tertiary graduate exhibitions of photography in 2018. With artists drawn from six universities and across many styles and genres, this is a celebration of the next generation of Australian photographers

TOPshots showcases artwork produced by students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects of Art, Media and Studio Arts and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts. Each of these subjects has a different focus within the broader course of arts education offered to Victorian secondary school students, making the TOPshots exhibition an exciting overview of different creative trajectories.

Robin Boyd, a portrait of an Australian house This exhibition celebrates the architecture of Robin Boyd through the medium of photography. Contemporary photographers, Lauren Bamford and Lydia Wegner have been commissioned to produce new work centred on the Wright House, in Warrandyte, one of Boyd’s iconic family homes. The two artists will offer a fractured view of the Wright House, accompanied by historic photographs by Mark Strizic from the 1960s, the time that Boyd was designing and building his houses.  to 14 July 2019 More info 

NGV More Info



Exhibitions Coming to Gold Street Studios :

The Photography of Stavros Pippos June/ August 2019

Stuart Clook Precious Landscapes Aug /Oct 2019

John Pollard Chasing Shadows Nov/Jan 2020

Ellie Young Of Gold and Glass Jan/April 2020

The Print Exposed 2020 April/June 2020

What’s on in NSW


What’s on in Queensland

Spy & Camera Museum A unique and intriguing collection More info


What’s on in Tasmania

Gazed Upon Lake Pedder – Philip England.  Collodion tintype portraits of people who saw Lake Pedder in southwest Tasmania before this jewel in the wilderness was flooded for hydroelectricity almost half a century ago. Gazed Upon Lake Pedder is an artistic homage to the lake and those who saw it. Salamanca Arts Centre Studio Gallery

Sat 1 – Sun 30 June 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays | 11:00am – 3:00pm weekends  OFFICIAL OPENING: Sat 1 June 2019 @ 5:30pm More Info 
 Photo Community Interest:

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.


Loretta Lizzio painting on the Brunswick st silos from Hagen Hopkins NZ photographer showing New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern embracing a woman at the Kilbirnie mosque in following the massacre of 51 people.

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Hand Magazine entries More Info 

NAVA – Check this web site for current grant and prizes

The Mono Awards  – the best Black and White photography from Australia and New Zealand. More info

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