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January 2020

What’s on in Victoria

The Orotones Carbon and opalotypes works in the exhibition are on glass and gold.

Dandelion – Orotone

These works, simultaneously captured the bold graphic qualities of the nature, their nuances of texture and tonality. They have  rich topographies with minute details and subtlety up close.

The carbon transfer is a beautiful permanent historic photographic processes invented in 1855 by Louis Alphonse Poitevin, he produced monochrome prints made with carbon black pigment giving the process its name.

An orotone photograph is created by printing from a negative to create a positive on a glass plate using the carbon transfer process. Following exposure and development, the back of the plate is coated with gold pigment creating a gold-toned image.

Opalotypes are printed on sheets of opaque, translucent white glass. Glover and Bold of Liverpool patented the process in 1857, it was also know as Opaltype and milk glass.  Early opalotypes were sometimes hand-tinted with colours to enhance their effect. These opalotypes are created using 4 colour carbon process and mono-coloured carbons.50% of exhibition sales donated to  Trentham CFA and Five Freedoms Animal Rescue based in Trentham

Exhibition runs to 12th April 2020  more information   Gold streets studios Gallery 700 James Lane Trentham East Vic 

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 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 

Present Tense  photography by Marie Watt “Over the past years I have enjoyed many memorable times based at the serenely beautiful Gipsy Point, just a few kilometres west of Mallacoota.   As it happens, six of my images in this exhibition were photographed at Gipsy Point and nearby Genoa Falls, and each image is now presented in a Limited Edition of 5.  Both of these areas have been directly impacted by the recent East Gippsland bushfires.  Over the duration of Present Tense I will be donating the proceeds of any sales of these six images, whether unframed or framed as exhibited, direct to the Bushfire Appeal. At Fire Station Print Studio 2 Willis Street
Armadale VIC 3143 Runs to 29 Feb Wed to Sat 11 am to Wed 11am to 4 pm More Info

My World – International Women’s Day Exhibition of Photography 2020 at Melbourne camera Club

Exhibition Opening Event Fri 28 Feb 6:30pm Exhibition Open over two weekends, from 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday 29 February, Sunday 1 March 2020 Saturday 7 March Sunday 8th March More Information 

Dressing up: clothing and cameraSince 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. 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

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

PAYING ATTENTION Philip England Paying Attention documents a durational performance comprising solo visits on foot and performances within Tasmanian native forests that were intensively logged for woodchips to supply the Japanese low quality paper industry. I am paying attention to these otherwise overlooked, forlorn and ecologically ravaged, yet resilient and recuperating forests. Paying Attention emerged from the sadness I feel exploring the vast area of production forest near my home that has suffered industrial scale clear-fell logging over the last half a century. I needed to come to terms with the grief I feel for this lost wilderness and to find hope for its recovery.

In each logging coupe I built a five stone Gorintō, emulating the Japanese buddhist pagoda that represents the elements: earth, water, fire, air and void.

I made ambrotype photographic plates within coupes using a specially built darkroom that I carried on foot in to the forest. Ambrotypes are silver-based negative images on glass. They use one of the earliest photographic processes and were traditionally visualised in the positive using black velvet or black glass.

In respect for the logged forests, I use charcoal from burnt tree stumps within them, applied to Japanese Kozo paper, to visualise the forest ambrotypes.

I hope Paying Attention inspires consideration of our relationship with wild places; their intrinsic value, and their vulnerability.

This project was conducted on palawa country in a manner respectful of their ancient occupation and stewardship of these lands.

Feb 5 -28, 2020 at Salamanca Arts Centre Top Gallery More Info

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

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Head on Closes 15th Feb 2020 More Info 

Hand Magazine entries More Info 

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