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
Pradip Malde Magic 12th May 2021/ 18th July 2021
I am concerned about the collision between our understanding and experiences of the individual versus the citizen, and how one can subsume the other. Thus, I have made work about emotional dissolution and departure, about socio-political ‘underdevelopment’, and about loss and belonging.This breadth of concerns is expressed by a variety of approaches. I believe in a well crafted expression. I generate work with equipment ranging from cell-phone to large format 11×14 cameras, and large installations to small prints in platinum and palladium. Past projects have been shown as books, exhibitions, and presented as part of community discussions about policy. I am designing and implementing methods that use photography as a tool for building community in Tanzania, Haiti and Jamaica, as well as in my residence state of Tennessee.While it may seem outdated, I cling to the radical feminist slogan of the personal being political: I believe that art-making stands to put into a shared place our most personal attitudes and most enduring concerns, and in doing so, is essentially a social practice. I am less concerned with (but can never reject) art as a self-expressive practice and more interested by the way it helps create bonds and connections.
Pradip Malde is a photographer and professor at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN, where he is the co-director of the Haiti Institute. Much of his work considers the experience of loss and how it serves as a catalyst for regeneration. He is currently working in rural communities in Haiti, Tanzania and Tennessee, designing models for community development through photography. He is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, for which Malde completed work about female genital cutting, that “looks askance at the explicit but, with widened eyes, directly at loss and sacrifice”.
Works are held in the collections of Museum of the Art Institute, Chicago; Princeton University Museum; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Yale University Museum and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, among others. He is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, for which Malde compled work and is preparing a book of photographs about female genital cutting, that “looks askance at the explicit but, with widened eyes, directly at loss and sacrifice”.
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 Dixon Remembering the Journey Home Jan / April 2022
Print Exposed 2022 May /July 2022
Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography, will introduce Australian audiences to leading photographers from around the world who are making new documentary photography, many never having exhibited in Australia before. This exhibition will place Australian photographers alongside their international contemporaries; spanning 11 countries of origin, these are the photographers who are changing the way we think about photographic storytelling.
Artists: Mathieu Asselin (FR/VE) Broomberg and Chanarin (ZA/UK)
Cristina De Middel (ES) Laura El-Tantawy (UK/EG) Yoshikatsu Fujii (JP)
Ashley Gilbertson (AU) Gauri Gill and Rajesh Vangad (IN/IN) Zhang Kechun (CN)
Dana Lixenberg (NL) Max Pinckers (BE) Raphaela Rosella (AU) Alec Soth (US)
James Tylor (AU)
MAGNET is collaborating with a group of Myanmar young people to support them in their work of resistance against the shocking events happening in their country. We are holding a photographic exhibition and associated events throughout April to raise money and increase understanding of the situation in Myanmar now.
Beautifully photographed by Tim Webster, records the now-crumbling colonial buildings of the city and the lives of the people who have lived in them – sometimes for all their lives.
As the buildings are now being demolished for redevelopment this collection of photographs reminds us both of Burma’s British colonial past and the fact that so many people are losing their life-long homes.
The book “Yangon Echoes” will be for sale ( all proceeds to the Myanmar cause). , written by Tim Webster and Virginia Henderson, including Tim’s gorgeous images and the life-stories of the people portrayed in the photographs. These books are available thanks to a generous donation by Tim Webster who lived in Yangon.
Magnet galleries SC G19 Wharf St The District, Docklands Melbourne, Victoria 3008 http://magnet.org.au
What’s on NSW
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
Olive Cotton Award – Entries close 2nd May 2021 More Information
The Mono Awards – closes 13th June 2021 More information
Hand Magazine entries More Info
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