Nixi Killick Centre Stage Exhibition

Podium Level Alcove Gallery

Friday 29 August – Sunday 7 September

Presented by the Photography Studies College (Melbourne) and Southgate

Part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

In this unique photographic exhibition, PSC students have collaborated with Nixi Killick to create striking new images of her work in an urban inner city environment. Final year commercial major students Jessica Anderson, Eric Trinh, Kylie Thomson and Vesna Obradovic combined their photography, video and make up skills resulting in a vibrant series of images which will feature in the exhibition.

‘It was great to get hands on experience with a high profile designer,’ said Kylie who sourced the location and took location stills and behind the scenes video footage. ‘We worked well as a team and had a lot of fun!’

Eric described his previous experiences in fashion photography as ‘neutral’ or ‘subtle’ and was grateful for the opportunity to work on such a distinctive and bright shoot. All four students are looking forward to seeing the final work in the exhibition.

Images by Kylie Thomson

Nixi Killick (NXK) is an independent Melbourne-based fashion designer. Fresh off the back of her participation in the ORIGIN PASSION & BELIEFS showcased in Italy where she was chosen as one of the world’s top 100 independent designers, NXK is a vibrant mix of bio-psychedelic artwork and sculptured techno-wearable’s.

NXK has been seen on the likes of Lady Gaga, Kimbra, Hiatus Kaiyote and Lapalux of Brainfeeder, and on the runways of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week,Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, AWARE and iD Fashion week.

Check out the exhibition to see the students work or view the behind the scenes video.

Photographers: Jessica Anderson & Eric Trinh
Locations/video: Kylie Thomson
Make-up: Vesna Obradovic
Hair: Hiroko,
Models: Georgie & Nathaniel from Darley Models

BIFB Collection 2014

Eleven40 Gallery
1140 Malvern Rd, Malvern

Exhibition Preview: Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 August
Gala Event: Sunday 31 August 12pm – 4pm

RED DOTS $125 Purchase a print to support the Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Entry Only $25 Entry only fee for the Collection 2014 Gala Event

Every two years the Ballarat International Foto Biennale brings Australian audiences the best of the world’s photographic art in some of the most beautiful heritage venues in Ballarat in a month long photo extravaganza. The Collection 2014 provides an opportunity to support the BIFB and ensure it’s ongoing success as Australia’s premier festival of photography.

A selection from the BIFB Collection 2014

The exhibition features 120 anonymous prints by some of the best-known and collectible photographers from Australia and overseas including PSC teacher Bill Bachman. A fantastic chance to purchase a ‘one off’ archival print for a price perhaps well under the value of what an artist might normally sell his or her works for. You won’t know whose work you’ve bought until it is taken off the wall and looked at the provenance on the back.

Visit the website for further details.

Update from the Obscura Festival

PSC Bachelor of Photography teacher Daniel Boetker-Smith has sent us some pictures from Obscura! Daniel is a keynote speaker and is also involved in some workshops and panel discussions. A group of second year Bachelor students have also travelled to Malaysia to participate in the festival and attended an exclusive workshop with Daniel,  Hajime Kimura and Nozomi Iijima.

Talk by world famous photojournalist Maggie Steber

Dan with Maggie Steber, Indian photographer Arko Datto, Filipino photographer/curator Wawi Navarroza & Obscura Festival director Vignes Nachname

PSC students photobook making workshop with Hajime Kimura and Nozomi Iijima

Check out some of the students pictures in Postcards from Penang.

Open Day 2014

Thanks to everyone who came along to Open Day yesterday – it was great to meet you!

The studios were buzzing with students, models, props and make up artists. There were wonderful student and graduate helpers taking tours, photographs and presenting and of course the fantastic student exhibition received so much positive feedback.

Fun in the studio – Image by Hiroki Nagahiro

Emma McEvoy gave an inspirational talk about her ideas, passions and recent artist’s residency in Iceland and new Bachelor of Photography graduate Tracy talked about her recent folio of work and ongoing retouching work with a New York studio. PSC Senior Fellow Michael Coyne shared his experiences as a documentary photographer and our third year students passed on their tips for finding inspiration.

Emma McEvoy

It was also great to hear from teachers Sarina Lirosi and Michael Warnock and from Melina about how to apply for full time entry to PSC. Wonderful energy and great buzz everywhere!!

Check out our Facebook page for for photos!

Postcards from Penang

Check out the photos from a group of second year Bachelor students currently  in Penang for the Obscura Photo Festival 2014.

Images by Theo Olariu

Images by Lucie McGough

June Highlights at The PrintShop @ PSC

“It has been another intense, but personally rewarding month. We saw a great mix of work from professional photographers, pushing us to find new ways to realise their visual goals. Paper selection, post production and printing are key”. Peter Hatzipavlis

Peter manages The PrintShop @ PSC, and from years of industry experience and personal exploration has acquired an appreciation and a deep understanding of the fine art print making process.

Peter says, “Choosing the right paper for fine art prints is an important part of the creative process. The paper you select can have a dramatic effect on how viewers perceive your work. Weight, brightness and surface texture affect the appearance of colors and tones in your prints and ultimately the dramatic impact of an image”.

If you are a passionate photographer, you can be sure that The Printshop @ PSC team are going to listen to you, in fact one of The PrintShop @ PSC’s services include sitting with Peter while he edits your images and discusses with you the best paper that will suit each individual image. A service many of his clients take up. It is this personal service that really makes The PrintShop @ PSC stand out, as well as the quality of their work.

Here is a selection of images that The Printshop @ PSC had the pleasure to work with this month.

CHRISTOPHER KOLLER Coniglio 2013, Shortlisted for Bowness 2014, Inkjet on Canson Baryta Photographique

JOE BLANCK The Tribe, 2012, Inkjet on Canson Rag Photographique

JO SCICLUNA Where I Have Always Been, [An Island] 2014 [detail], Inkjet on Casnon Rag Photographique

CAMERON CLARKE Küsters Washer, Bruck Textiles, Wangaratta 2014 Part of Sievers Project at CCP, Inkjet on Museo Silver Rag

PSC Students arrive in Malaysia

A group of 2nd year Bachelor of Photography students have travelled to Penang, Malaysia, where they will be based for the next week for the Obscura Photo Festival 2014.

They will be taking part in workshops, talks, folio reviews, roundtable discussions, exhibitions, and slide nights as part of the festivities, and will be joined by photographers from all over the world, including some huge names in the world of documentary and photojournalism.

Open Day 2014


  • Learn more about our unique Bachelor of Photography & Advanced Diploma of Photography courses.
  • Pick up our new course guide.
  • Find out more about the application process and get some interview and folio tips
  • Tour our specialised facilities.
  • Check out our studios in action with live photo shoots & a photobooth.
  • Chat with current students and staff.
  • View our latest student exhibition.
  • Listen to presentations from current students, graduates including AIPP & ACMP Student Photographer of the Year Emma McEvoy and Photojournalist and PSC Senior Fellow Michael Coyne.


Join our Facebook event or register on our website for Open Day updates.

PSC student gets work published !!!

Congrats to Bachelor of Photography 2nd year student Jordan Madge whose work has been included in new book ‘OASIS’ published by fantastic Melbourne photo-publishers Bloom Publishing.

The book ‘OASIS’ is being launched at Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne on Sunday (10th August) as part of the Photobook/Zine Fair & Camera Swap Meet running from 10-4pm.
Congrats Jordan, looking forward to seeing your work in print.

The Image Makers – Iran Bazaar

Photography Studies College
65 City Road

6:00 – 7:30pm Friday 29 August

We are pleased to invite the PSC community and members of the public to join us for the fourth event in our Image Makers Series.

Image by Michael Coyne





During June and July 2014 , Hoda Afshar Teacher, Michael Coyne Senior Fellow and Jim Davidson Governing Council Chair were in Iran as part of their individual photographic practice and Photography Studies College’s international engagement strategy.

Hoda Afshar is a practising Artist, Researcher and Teacher at PSC who has both studied and worked in Iran and has an interest in strategies of representation in the contemporary social context.

Michael Coyne has worked as a photographer for over 30 years and has been featured in a number of exhibitions around the world and published in a number of prestigious magazines. He is currently working on a project investigating the impact of globalisation on villages across the globe.

Jim Davidson is a Senior Fellow in tertiary education management and leadership at Melbourne University’s L H Martin Institute who oversaw Australia’s international education strategy and is a part time student at PSC.

In a mix of images, presentation and discussion each will give their unique insights into contemporary Iran. They will reflect on their recent photographic experience in Iran, its place in their current professional practice and its impact on PSC’s educational programs.



Tickets for this event are free but numbers are limited.

Reserve your place via Eventbrite.