PSC Photojournalism Major students featuring at Fed Square

See Keith Parsons and Elias Allanby’s photo essays in the ‘The long and the short of it 2012’ exhibition at The Big Screen Federation Square from 19 November to 10 December

For more information about the exhibition-

My series is called ‘Essendon Croquet Club’

‘Being a new member to the Moonee Valley region, I wanted to tell a story from the local community. On my way home from work one day, I walked past the croquet club. Firstly mistaking it for bowls, but then realising what it was. I knew immediately that I wanted to show other people this quirky sport.

I spent many Saturday afternoons sitting on the grass, exploring the club house, talking to the members and making new friends.

It was a very rewarding project for me and I think so for the members as well. It was a chance for them to show  the community that their sport was actually pretty damn exciting and fulfilling.

I know that it would take countless days to get anywhere near the skill level that they posses.

My time at the Essendon Croquet Club was very fulfilling. I learnt a new sport and made new friends. Most importantly I had a good time and I hope that they did too.’


“Sandown Dogs” takes a closer look at Greyhound racing in the suburb of Springvale, deep in the heart of working class Melbourne. The track, built in 1935, enjoyed many years of success, consistently drawing large crowds to its race meets.

However in recent decades the monopolisation of the industry by the TAB and the rapid rise of online sports betting has reduced this previously popular spectator sport into mere content for betting markets. It is easy to imagine these empty stands once being filled with excited punters, instead the punters have long gone and the track displays the final desperate stages of a sport on its way out.

PSC student wins prize at the CCP Salon

Congratulations to Leonie Brannighan, Final Year Art Major student. Leonie won the prize for best fashion image for her portrait of a teenage boy.

Click on the link to see all prize winners’ images and make sure you check out the exhibition as it looks like the best Salon at CCP I’ve seen for a while.

Other winners are listed on the CCP Site

Image – Leoni Branninghan: Kaylen

PSC Weekly Wrap

STUDENT: Nikki Jackson, Second Year Part Time
ASSIGNMENT: Assessment: Creating mood with colour
COMMENT: I used this image as part of my mood assignment as I liked how the colours worked together with the scenery to create a metaphor for how I see life. Beautiful calming cool blues which is how I visualise the present, leading to down the road to the the warmer rich oranges and reds of the horizon, evoking more powerful emotions in me including uncertainty, passion and a little fear.. of the unknown. I enjoy the use of the blurred focus to represent the haziness of life but the positioning of the street lights still direct me down a relatively straight path.
Originally this image was to be used conceptually as part of my Sem B Personal Style folio but I had another concept I felt more passionate about at the time so this will continue to be a work in progress and I look forward to developing it further over the next year.

Sarina Lirosi’s new exhibition “Forevermore”

Mailbox 141
Entrance, 141–143 Flinders Lane Melbourne
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 20 November 2012 – Friday 04 January 2013

An exhibition of artificial flowers collected from the cemetery. At the pre-burial “viewing”, the bereaved are often confronted with the sight of their loved one in an artificially beautified state of what appears to be perpetual preservation. Artificial flowers, found in abundance in our cemeteries, ironically appear to be in a similar kind of suspended animation.

Images – Sarina Lirosi, forevermore (detail), 2012, found plastic flowers, gloss medium glaze.

Well done to all first years students

Well done to all PSC first year students for presenting your second semester folios!! PSC teacher Bill Bachman has captured some of the fabulous work by the students.
Congratulations again to all the first year students and we look forward to seeing you at reenrolment. Enjoy your break!


Tien Lam Nguyen with his final prints and the subjects

Amy Pollock creatively shows off an image from her latest series

Oliver Dauncey during his presentation to the panel of first year teachers

Annica Nordlund

Darcee Smith

Emily Loghnan

Colour Factory Photographic Award winner 2012

Congratulations to final year commercial major student Adrian Dennet winner of the Colour Factory Photographic Award 2012. Adrian who’s work was selected by the judges Penny Harris, Lisa Fehily and Polixeni Papapetrou.The judges also selected three Highly Commended Awards and our congratulations also goes out to Kobie Nel, Gerwyn Davies and Kate Winterton.
Adrian’s solo exhibition ‘Green Bag Identity’ opens at CF Gallery on December 6, from 6-8pm.
You can download the invitation here.

Exhibition dates: 7 December–26 January 2013

Adrian Dennet

PSC final year art student Pru Blain in group exhibition

PSC final year art student Pru Blain’s work is featuring in the group exhibition “The Projects”

Opening Thursday 15 November 8pm

Hell Towers Saloon

51 Gipps St, Collingwood

 View The Projects Teaser here