Photography credit: Images by Marion Abada www.marionabada.com.au Marion is a current PSC second year student. These images are part of her Photo Impressionism series which applies the concepts of the 19th Century painting style of Impressionism through the medium of digital photography. In these images Marion was interested in exploring the nature of time and how changes to the time of year, time of day or even random fleeting moments create differences in how we emotionally engage with and respond to the world around us.
Congratulations to PSC tutor Katrin Koenning on her win in the City of Kingston’s Lens Mist Awards. Katrin won the grand prize awarded by Kingston Arts.
Image by Katrin Koenning
Lens Mist 2014 Photographic Exhibition features selected works that provide a creative response to Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay, employing originality, creativity, imagination and vision. Check out Kingston Arts Facebook page to view work form the finalists.
Well done Katrin!
Firestation Print Studio Gallery
2 Willis Street, Armadale,
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, March 5, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: 5 March - 22 March 2014
Degree Pathway students Lindi Bligh-Forde and Marie Watt launch their exhibition tonight at Firestation Print Studio Gallery, 2 Willis Street, Armadale.
Their work explores the ways in which Melbourne women celebrate texture and fabric, culture and headwear.
Are you new to Photoshop or wanting to master editing techniques to achieve professional-level results? Enrolments are open for a new 12 week online course commencing on 31 March 2014.
PSC’s online course is suitable for beginners and intermediate Photoshop users allowing you to fit your learning around your lifestyle and busy schedule! You can work at your own pace and interact with your teacher and other students as part of a shared online learning environment and experience.
Visit the website for more information.
Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Ground floor, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Exhibition Open: 8:30am-6:30pm, Monday – Friday throughout March 2014
Photography Studies College and the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre are delighted to present an International Women’s Day photography exhibition featuring work by female students and graduates that celebrates their distinctive stories and vision.
Full time classes are underway and we have welcomed an enthusiastic group of students into the first year of our Advanced Diploma and Bachelor of Photography courses.
Students prepare for their upside-down portraits
Our traditional Orientation Day BBQ by the Yarra was enjoyed by students and staff and provided a great opportunity to catch up after the summer break and get to know students from different groups.
Orientation Day BBQ
Orientation Day BBQ – Images by Craig Wetjen
We finished the week with a pizza lunch and heard what inspires, repulses and interests some of our our teaching staff as they made the case for some of their favourite images by Wim Delvoye, Erwin Blemenfeld and Alfred Stieglitz. It will be great to hear from more teachers (and eat more pizza) in the coming weeks!
Check out our Facebook page for more photos from Orientation Day.
Richard Woldendorp was named a “Living Treasure” in WA in 2004 and received an Order of Australia in 2012 “for service to the arts as an Australian landscape photographer.” Noted especially for his artful aerial photographs, he has 24 books and 46 one-man shows to his credit, and shows no signs of stopping at the age of 87.
Richard paid a visit to PSC toward the end of 2013 and was so impressed with what he saw that he donated copies of two of his books to The Hub. It is interesting to look at them together, as Walkabout in Australia dates back to 1977 and chronicles some of his earlier wanderings in the bush, while Out of the Blue (2013) is like a “Greatest Hits” collection of his signature aerial work. The evolution of his photographic vision and style is remarkable.
Richard Woldendorp visits PSC
Visit the website to find out more about this living legend.
Photography and words by Bill Bachman.
15a Railway Place Fairfield
Opening: Sunday 23 Feb, from 4-6pm
Exhibition Dates: 23 February – 15 March 2014
Tania Gioffre’s work was proudly printed by Peter Hatzipavlis at The PrintShop@PSC using our Fine Art Print services.
4th annual women photographers’ exhibition to celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (8 March) and to raise funds for UN WOMEN.
Showing work by 16 photographers from Victoria, interstate and overseas, this exhibition has a theme of portraits, families and memories . It references the work of early twentieth-century portrait photographers MAY AND MINNA MOORE who, in 1914 moved from photographing theatrical celebrities to taking farewell portraits of young men in khaki.
Susan Silver states, “The title THE WELL-SPRING draws together these themes of war, personal portraits, relationships. It comes from the Laurence Binyon poem of 1914 “For The Fallen” from his collection “The Winnowing Fan”. This poem includes the well-known Ode (“They shall grow not old……”) recited on Anzac and Remembrance Days:
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the night;
Image by Tania Gioffre
6pm Friday 21 February
Image: Li Kejun – from ‘The Good Earth’.
The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive is delighted to announce the opening of their new permanent space in Fitzroy, Melbourne! The archive will be officially opened by special guest Jesse Marlow, street photographer extraordinaire & Bowness Photo Prize winner (2012). As a extra-special treat, the opening night will feature a selection of photo books from the archive curated by Heidi Romano.
See Facebook for further details.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Melbourne
233 Domain Road South Yarra
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, February 25, 6.30-9pm
Exhibition Dates: 26 February – 30 April 2014
This work was proudly printed by Peter Hatzipavlis at The PrintShop@PSC using our Fine Art Print services.
Lisa Golden, a former PSC student, has been handling the practical aspects of producing Graziano Panfili’s work here in Australia for the exhibition.
The exhibition is in association with “Rome: Piranesi’s Vision”, presented by the State Library of Victoria in partnership with the Library of University of Melbourne.
Graziano Panfili’s images provide a unique, dream-like interpretation of famous Roman locations and monuments immortalised in Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s etchings from more than 200 years ago.
Panfili spent time studying Piranesi’s vedute or views of Rome, and exploring these places as they are now. In his search for his desired visual interpretation for the series, Graziano tried experimenting with a piece of coloured transparency in front of the lens – and so the visual identity of the work was born! The result is an almost surreal vision, with images of the Eternal City and beyond that almost seem out-of-time.
As Graziano went along, reinterpreting and photographing the views of Rome of the past, he began to wonder, “If Piranesi was alive now, what would he have etched?”. This reflection led him to broaden the series with a group of works depicting modern features of the Roman architectural landscape, which fit perfectly into his reinterpretation of Piranesi’s views, but also work as a stand-alone series.
“A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome” was produced specially for this exhibition at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and so it is the first time this work is being shown. It is also Graziano’s first exhibition in Australia.
Graziano Panfili/OnOff Picture A Traveller’s Dream: Piranesi and Rome
Second year student Neville Jones has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. Neville is one of seven Australians shortlisted from 140,000 entries. Well done Neville!
“Going Home’ – Neville Jones
Visit the World Photography Awards website for more information about the competition and finalists.