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Taylor Hemsworth Image

STUDENT: Taylor Hemsworth, 1st Year Full Time
ASSIGNMENT: Major Project Year 1 Semester 1
COMMENT: This is one of my photos out of the series named “When looks do kill” for my first major project. Its theme was a case file of a serial killer who dressed his victims in high end clothing all the while leaving behind his triangular calling card symbol. There where four sets of three images for four different crime scenes, a long shot, mid shot and a detailed, closer shot.
I had a particularly entertaining experience with this shoot as I got to fake kill my older sister and force her to lay upside down on a staircase for an extended period of time. It was quite enjoyable.

Andrew Chapman: Nearly A Retrospective

Burrinja Gallery
Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive
Upwey VIC 3158
Exhibition opening: Saturday 1st September 2pm [Free]
Exhibition Dates: Saturday 1st September 2pm [Free]
Exhibition tour with Andrew Chapman: Saturday 15th September 11am [$10]
Panel discussion: with Andrew Chapman, Rodney Dekker, Jaime Murcia, Morganna Magee & David Callow. Sunday 7th October 2pm [$15]
Artist talk and book signing: Sunday 28th October 11am [Free]
Tickets can be booked on the Burrinja Gallery website

Images by Andrew Chapman

This exhibition features documentary work, spanning over 40 years, by Victorian photographer Andrew Chapman. Crossing a wide range of subjects and periods the exhibition offers a fascinating insight into Australian social and political life through the lens of one of Australia’s most-prominent documentary photographers.Exhibition opening

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STUDENT: Dylan Kernaghan, 2nd Year Full Time
ASSIGNMENT: Portrait Image With Print
COMMENT: I was having major troubles trying to find a model to be involved in a beauty portrait for me, so I decided instead to turn myself into a character. Due to the fact I had modeled in my entire major project last year I was not to fussed using myself. So after talking to my make-up artist Carol Kernaghan (also luckily my mother.) we decided to have a little fun and I have wanted to dress as the Joker for a while and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity and I had a reason to do it to. It was extremely fun and I’m ecstatic with the end result. Definitely my best portrait print.

Bowness Photography Prize for 2012 – Finalists announced!

Bush Christmas, Victoria 2012 from the series Australian gothic selenium toned gelatin silver print 16.5 x 21.5 cm courtesy of the artist

This year’s eminent judging panel, Magnum photographer TRENT PARKE, NGV’s Senior Curator Photography ISOBEL CROMBIE, and MGA Gallery Director SHAUNE LAKIN have selected 42 photographs from approximately 2 500 entries.

The winner of the $25 000 prize will be announced at MGA on Thursday 4 OCTOBER 2012.  One of Australia’s most eminent cultural figures, Penelope Seidler AM, will join the judging panel to choose the winner of the 2012 Bowness Photography Prize.

VIEW THE FINALISTS’ IMAGES ON MGA’s FLICKR PAGE

Robert ASHTON
Daniel BOETKER-SMITH
Kirsten BOWERS
Jane BROWN
Chris BUDGEON
Elaine CAMPANER
Rowan CONROY
Jagath DHEERASEKARA
Stephen DUPONT
Cherine FAHD
Jacqueline FELSTEAD
Siri HAYES
Christopher HOLT
Tim JOHNSON
Francis KEOGH
Bronek KOZKA
Jesse MARLOW
Joseph MCGLENNON
Georgia METAXAS
Michael MILLER
Phuong NGO
Simon OBARZANEK
Gerard O’CONNOR and Marc WASIAK
Polixeni PAPAPETROU
Izabela PLUTA
Clare RAE
Hannah RAISIN
Lynne ROBERTS-GOODWIN
Tobias ROWLES
Julie RRAP
Rodney SCHAFFER
Lani SELIGMAN
Martin SMITH
Valerie SPARKS
David STEPHENSON
Darren SYLVESTER
Claudia TERSTAPPEN
Christian THOMPSON
Stephanie VALENTIN
Justine VARGA
Daniel VON STURMER
William YANG

PSC Open Day Sunday 26 August 10-4

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Sirawit Sirivirot

STUDENT: Sirawit Sirivirot, 1st year full time
ASSIGNMENT: Major Project
COMMENT: I focussed on fashion photography in semester A for my major project. I planned 4 shoots, in  different locations. The theme is about girls who live in the mountains, the woods, the lakes and the fields. I played with a sense of belonging and identity for the shoots. My style is all about simplicity and femininity. I never aspire for perfection or ‘perfect beauty’, I believe true beauty is found in eccentricities and flaws.

Jacqueline Ball / A Collection of Organised Spaces – Part Three

Edmund Pearce Gallery
Level 2, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street (corner Flinders Lane)
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 16th August, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 15 August– 01 September 2012

Jacqueline Ball will present a selection of photographic outcomes that form part of her ongoing series Collection of Organised Spaces. The imagery explores fictional spatial arrangements with a focus on the interplay between geometry, materiality and light. Jacqueline creates her imagery in the studio through the construction of sculptural sets. She works with a wide range of materials on varying scales. Once completed, the sets are then photographed and subsequently dismantled. Tactility, architecture and the illusion present within the constructed image are central areas of research within her practice.

Photography Studies College and The PrintShop@PSC are proud sponsors.

Jacqueline Ball’s work was proudly printed by The PrintShop@PSC using our Fine Art Print services.

Jacqueline Ball, A Collection of Organised Spaces #46, 2010

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Melissa Davis: Stereotype assignment

STUDENT: Melissa Davis, 1st year Full Time
ASSIGNMENT: Stereotype assignment
COMMENT: This image is from my series ‘Unlady-like’ created for a stereotype assignment. This series (like a stereotype) is supposed to generalise and push the limits of gender casts. While making these images the dichotomy of the modern female condition was revealed to me. On a night out, young girls will spend hours getting ready, immaculately grooming themselves in a kind of feminine ritual, only to wind up a proverbial ‘hot mess’ in the early hours of the morning. If this metamorphosis is not achieved, then the night is not memorable, and it is deemed a failure. A modern young woman now has to play both the lady and the tomboy, and understand the context between the two.

Sarina Lirosi’s new exhibition “ODE”

Sarina Lirosi PSC Coordinator, Art Specialisation new exhibition “Ode”

Langford120
120 Langford Street, North Melbourne
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 11 August 2012, 2-5pm
Exhibition Dates: 11 August – 02 September 2012

Ode is a project that continues an investigation into notions of desire, loss and mourning. These works on paper are partly inspired by ornamental hair work and partly by ideas about beauty and repulsion. In Victorian times death was a suitable subject for polite conversation and mourning was a protracted ritual accessorised with brooches and lockets containing the deceased’s hair. Such practices today, although still fascinating, are generally considered morbid and death is a taboo subject both for conversation and, importantly, for art practices.

These works are a contemporary ode to lost customs and to mortality.