Gold award winner

Congratulations to Joh Leddin final year commercial major student taking out a gold award at the recent 2012 Canon Australia Professional Photography awards


PSC wins national excellence award

At the gala Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards night in Melbourne last night 28 May, Australia’s peak photography industry body, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) awarded PSC the 2012 Tertiary Institution of the Year for excellence in Photographic education and training. This is the second consecutive year that PSC has taken out this national award. This annual event recognises excellence in all areas of commercial photography, including photojournalism and also acknowledges excellence in the education and training sector of the industry.

Eligible entrants for the photographic education awards come from the university and vocational education sector right across Australia.

PSC Student Antonia Hempel Exhibition

Brunswick Street Gallery
322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Exhibition Opening: Friday 8th June at 6pm
Exhibition Dates: 8 June–21 June 2012

We are thrilled to announce the ‘Intimacy’ exhibition, by PSC Student Antonia Hempel.

A body of work exploring the vulnerability we have with each other and ourselves, the heightened physical and sexual moments and the deep connections we thrive on as human beings. An exploration of individual moments in time, a heightened and intense encounter that we hold as a a sacred singular memory that is almost a dream like reference in our mind.


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STUDENT: Emily Goulsbra, 3rd Year Full Time  – Commercial Major
ASSIGNMENT: Work in progress/Folio
COMMENT: I have a soft spot for a man with a mustache (don’t ask me why, I just do) and love portraiture, so it only seemed natural to combine the two for my folio. I also like to have an element of humour in my work, so we decided to work a milk-mustache for this shoot. It was incredibly difficult to get a perfect foamy upper lip, but the final result was quite satisfying.

PSC staff Sarina Lirosi shortlisted for the Artecycle Art prize

PSC staff Sarina Lirosi’s work has been shortlisted for the Artecycle art prize. Artecyle is an exhibition of sculptures and installations, using reclaimed materials that explores themes of environmentalism and sustainability. Inspired by the venues’ history and a non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000, it attracts artists from all over Australia.

Artecycle 2012 will be judged by Doug Hall, AM, Australian Commissioner, Venice Biennale, 2011 and former director of the Queensland Art Gallery.

Artecycle 2012 and will feature 27 works to exhibit inside the gallery and in the surrounding grounds.

Winners will be published when they have been announced on 17 May 2012.
Good luck Sarina!

Incinerator Gallery
180 Holmes Road  Moonee Ponds VIC
Exhibition Dates: 17 May-08 July 2012

PSC 2012 Graduation Awards

PSC 2012 Graduation Awards – congratulations to all award winners!
Featured here are PSC Managing Director Julie Moss with Cameron Church awarded for excellence in Photojournalism, with Michael Nimorakiotakis for excellence in the Art major, with Kimberley Munro for excellence in the commercial major and with Deborah Mullins for excellence in research.

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STUDENT: Darcy Barrow, 3rd Year Full Time  – Art Major
ASSIGNMENT: Work in progress/folio
COMMENT: Since the start of college I have been obsessed with the constructed landscape in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, looking especially at constant redevelopment and contrasts of new and old.
I continually scout locations and look for a banality and isolation that I feel encapsulates the soul of the area itself.
I want the viewer to ask questions about the purpose of the area and how it relates to us as inhabitants; how it excludes us from what was once a natural area.
This particular image is the newest in a series for my final year art folio, a continuation of something I have been exploring since the start of PSC.
I see this photo as a stepping stone into my series for the year, which is an exciting prospect!

Joe McNally & PSC tutor Bill Bachman – ABC Radio interview

PSC tutor Bill Bachman dropped in at the ABC radio studios in Southbank yesterday for a conversation about photography with US lighting legend Joe McNally on Waleed Aly’s Radio National Drive program. The segment will go to air in The Drawing Room timeslot on RN Drive around 7:45PM on Monday May 7, and will be available as a podcast immediately afterwards on

Joe McNally is in Australia for a series of lectures, seminars and workshops throughout May. For details check his website


Image: Joe McNally


Image: Bill Bachman

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STUDENT: Donna Stevens, 3rd Year PT
ASSIGNMENT: 3rd Year, 1st Semester Project (Curves of Life)
COMMENT: Inspired by a trip to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, I decided to recreate Dante Gabriel Rossetti paintings in the modern day portrait medium.
I didn’t realise what a production it would be to build a wall of flowers… until it was too late to turn back.
A special thanks to Amy Wright of Wunderplant, Kate Gaskin, Emily Coyle, Alana Holmes and model Emily T from Giant.

These images were lucky enough to be recently featured on Vogue Italia’s – Photo Vogue Selected Images.

Alice McMillan-Drendal – interviewed on ABC

Alice, PSC 2nd year full time student has had her first year folio posted on the abc site along with an interview.

Alice McMillan-Drendel comes from Rainbow.
She had told me about the large number of abandoned properties and houses in the area.
They could not be ignored – so for her 1st year semester B major project, Alice decided to document these homes.
As it turns out, this work caught the attention of the producer of ABC Open – Larissa Romensky who has interviewed Alice regarding this project.

Congratulations Alice!
Sarina (tutor)

Here is the link to the interview.