What’s on in Victoria
The Old Garden
Exhibition runs to 9th May 2021 at Gold street studios
Bloomfield’s painstaking tri-colour gum bichromate technique of layering three hues in perfect register imbues her prints with a nuanced, muted palette, at once refined and earthy. Bloomfield’s photographs are faded tributes to past glory: each fragile flower performs its unique swan song in vignette, a dulcet sonata of texture and form . . .- Elin Spring, What Will You Remember , November 27, 2018
As part of my mission to create handmade art each day for a year, I began this series in 2018, purely by accident. The Old Garden honors my own Southern garden, which I view clearly from my back windows, and that of my grandmother’s, now seen only in my mind’s eye. Etched in deep faded hues, our gardens mingle, intertwine, and overlap. These flowers – although now permanently fixed as pigment encased in hardened gum arabic – remain, like my memories, as ephemeral as ever. Diana Bloomfield
Exhibitions Coming to Gold Street Studios:
Pradip MaldeMagic May /July 2021
Danielle Edwards Convergence July/Sept 2021
William Wall – A way of Seeing Sept/Nov 2021
Craig Tuffin THE END OF THE BEGINNING Nov /Jan 2022
Kaye DixonRemembering the Journey Home Jan / April 2022
Print Exposed 2022 May /July 2022
Inhabiting – JAMES TYLOR & REBECCA SELLECK – As a new family, we trace our way through shifting realities, seeking a sense of place within the Australian landscape as our private scenes play out against a backdrop of ecological crises and political uncertainty. Through this series of domestic furniture and their accompanying photographs, we intertwine our contemporary family experience with Australia’s cultural and environmental history. Drawing on our family’s intercultural heritage, the work seeks to highlight the balance our Aboriginal ancestors had with Country, the harsh impact of British colonial rule and the influence of new immigrant families.
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The annual MAGNET Women Photographers’ exhibition is held in March to connect with International Women’s Day (March 8) It is a fundraiser for UN WOMEN, the United Nations agency supporting women in third world countries.
UNA (United Nations of Australia) celebrates the 75th anniversary of the UN by focussing on women migrants to Australia and the way their cultures enrich this country.
14 photographers depict the lives of women of many ethnicities.
Magnet galleries SC G19 Wharf St The District, Docklands Melbourne, Victoria 3008 http://magnet.org.au
What’s on ACT
Preying for Modesty (Meatheads) Katrina Stamatopoulos – Experimenting with the valorising power of portraiture, Stamatopoulos urges us in to re-cast our relationship with the animals we eat. The London-based artist invites us to meet – as persons – the livestock we kill, consume and, arguably, rely on. Print works reincarnate as human sitters packaged cuts of meat sourced from big chain supermarkets as well as local grocers and farmers’ markets. Video pieces depict farmers carefully butchering animals they raised, contesting practices of anonymous industrial slaughter. The creatures of the exhibition may be mute, but they ask us uncomfortable questions. Black and white hand print on emulsion coated paper At PhotoAccess to Saturday, 3rd April, 2021 at 4pm. Manuka Arts Centre, 30 Manuka Cir, Griffith ACT 2603 More info
View Camera Australia Blog – a new blog dedicated to large format and darkroom photographers in Australia. Edited by David Tatnall. www.viewcameraaustralia.org
National Portrait Prize: Winner announced: 30 July 2021 Exhibition opens 31 July and closes 7 November 2021. Enquiries: NPPP2021@npg.gov.au
Head On Photo Festival Entries to 14th March (https://www.headon.com.au/submissions)
Hand Magazine entries More Info
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