PSC Graduate Jordan Madge Exhibition at CCP opening Friday night

One of our talented graduates, Jordan Madge, is opening his Elysian Fields exhibition at CCP on Friday night. The exhibition runs through until the 12th of March. We wish Jordan a fantastic opening night and we hope to see you there!

Elysian Fields is a portrait of the community of Rutherglen, a small town in North-Eastern Victoria, Australia. The work derives from two found photographs and reflects Jordan Madge’s interest in appropriation and the found image, and its capacity to contextualise contemporary social and physical Australian landscapes.

by Jordan Madge

We also took this opportunity to speak to Jordan about his time at PSC and his exhibition.

Why did you decide to study at PSC?
I was drawn towards PSC because of how photographically driven it is as an institution. The appeal in that for me was a sense of immersion in photography.

How did PSC help get you where you are today?
The network that was built and nurtured during my time at PSC was probably one of the most, if not the most, important aspects of where I am in regards to achieving personal goals.

by Jordan Madge

Tell us about your new exhibition.
Elysian Fields is the title of the work that I’ll be showing at The Centre for Contemporary Photography in Fitzroy from late January until the middle of march. The work was derived from two found photographs dating back to 1949 and 1950 that depict the entire town of Rutherglen. The use of appropriation has been an element of previous projects. I’m curious to see what meaning is received from re-contextualising and manipulating pre-existing material. Being able to show the work in a gallery context where I have full control of lighting, size and material gives me the opportunity to alter the original meaning on another platform.    

by Jordan Madge

Who and/or what inspires you?
What inspires me is continually changing, one day it might be an article I’ve read on a website I’ve never seen and the next it may be a manipulated face on a worn down poster.

What has been the most rewarding part of your career so far?
One of the most rewarding parts of my career would have been going to Japan to hold a solo exhibition and residency. Being accepted for the residency Japan, in my mind, showed me that I can physically take photography anywhere in the world and that there are opportunities everywhere, at home and abroad.

Elysian Fields is proudly supported by the Photography Studies College Print Shop.

by Jordan Madge

PSC Graduate David Collopy Exhibition ‘Yesterday Once More’

One of PSC’s talented graduates has recently opened an exhibition at the State Library of Victoria in the Palmer Hall. The exhibition is titled ‘Yesterday Once More’ and it features historical images and David’s own recreation of these images many, many years later.

“I thought it would be interesting to do a then and now and try to emulate as much as possible all of the same elements that were in the frame originally … So if there was a car in a certain spot, I’d try to get that, if there was a person in a certain spot, I’d try to get that, and it just kept growing.” – David Collopy

The exhibition runs until the 6th of March 2017, so be sure to check it out!

by David Collopy

PSC End of Year Exhibition Still Open!

After our successful opening last week, our End of Year Exhibition is still bringing in many people each day. It’s fantastic to see our student’s work being seen by so many members of the public and the photographic and art industries. The exhibition is open here at PSC until the 17th of February, Monday to Friday from 9am – 6pm. Please note that PSC is closed from the 24th of December 2016 to the 3rd of January 2017.

The exhibition features an exciting range of graduate and undergraduate photography, moving image, film and digital production from the Bachelor of Photography, Advanced Diploma of Photography, Pro and Creative Certificate courses.

Numerous students featured in our End of Year Exhibition have images for sale on our PSC Photo Sales page. If you’d like the opportunity to own a piece of the amazing work produced by our students, be sure to check it out!

by Joanne Manariti

 

Exhibition Follow Up

It’s been a busy month here at PSC! Last Tuesday night, we opened our annual PSC End of Year Exhibition. In addition to our exhibition opening, our students and teachers have been part of a huge range of exhibitions over the past month including Always Already, PSCinema, our second year bachelor photobook exhibition, the CCP Salon, Fresh16 and Hoda Afshar’s In the exodus, I love you more.

PSC End of Year Exhibition

PSC End of Year Exhibition

We’re always so proud to see our students and teachers constantly achieve great things in the local and worldwide photographic community! Over the coming weeks, we will be featuring a range of students, graduates and teachers who have been achieving great things in our industry as well as those who have been working hard on their own personal projects.

Numerous students featured in our End of Year Exhibition have images for sale on our PSC Photo Sales page. If you’d like the opportunity to own a piece of the amazing work produced by our students, be sure to check it out!

PSC End of Year Exhibition – Feature Day Six

Here at PSC, we’re busily preparing for our annual PSC End of Year Exhibition – opening TONIGHT, held here at Photography Studies College in Southbank.

For the past week, we have been bringing you updates from the team installing the work and featuring a range of student work from our final year Bachelor and Advanced Diploma students.

We would also like to thank Kayell Australia and Canson Paper for sponsoring our exhibition!

Images by Caitlin Gartside

Images by Caitlin Gartside

Images by David Bibby

Images by David Bibby

Images by Tayla Nuss-Soeharto

Images by Tayla Nuss-Soeharto

PSC End of Year Exhibition – Feature Day Five

Here at PSC, we’re busily preparing for our annual PSC End of Year Exhibition – opening Tuesday the 13th of December, held here at Photography Studies College in Southbank.

Each day until the opening, we will be bringing you updates from the team installing the work and featuring a range of student work from our final year Bachelor and Advanced Diploma students.

We would also like to thank Kayell Australia and Canson Paper for sponsoring our exhibition!

Images by Jade Byrnes

Images by Jade Byrnes

Images by Joanne Manariti

Images by Joanne Manariti

Images by Sevim Ozkan

Images by Sevim Ozkan

Always Already Exhibition Follow Up

Last Thursday night, our final year bachelor students opened their Always Already exhibition at Besser Space in Collingwood. The students worked extremely hard all year to produce some of the best work we’ve ever seen! The exhibition features a range of photographic prints, books and audio visual pieces.

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As always, the opening was a huge success with a huge turn out and lots of lively celebration.

(L to R) Michael Foxington (Comm. Major), Julie Wajs (Comm. Major Teacher), Daniel Boetker-Smith (Course Director), Hoda Afshar (Art Major Teacher), Sebastian Corvi (Art Major), Whitney Butterworth (PJ Major)

(L to R) Michael Foxington (Comm. Major), Julie Wajs (Comm. Major Teacher), Daniel Boetker-Smith (Course Director), Hoda Afshar (Art Major Teacher), Sebastian Corvi (Art Major), Whitney Butterworth (PJ Major)

The exhibition is open until Saturday, so be sure to check it out if you missed the opening.

PSC End of Year Exhibition – Feature Day Four

Here at PSC, we’re busily preparing for our annual PSC End of Year Exhibition – opening Tuesday the 13th of December, held here at Photography Studies College in Southbank.

Each day until the opening, we will be bringing you updates from the team installing the work and featuring a range of student work from our final year Bachelor and Advanced Diploma students.

We would also like to thank Kayell Australia and Canson Paper for sponsoring our exhibition!

Images by Jo-Anne Cripps

Images by Jo-Anne Cripps

Images by Rob Palmer

Images by Rob Palmer

Images by Rosemary Grant

Images by Rosemary Grant

PSC End of Year Exhibition – Feature Day Three

Here at PSC, we’re busily preparing for our annual PSC End of Year Exhibition – opening Tuesday the 13th of December, held here at Photography Studies College in Southbank.

Each day until the opening, we will be bringing you updates from the team installing the work and featuring a range of student work from our final year Bachelor and Advanced Diploma students.

We would also like to thank Kayell Australia and Canson Paper for sponsoring our exhibition!

Images by Andrew Swann

Images by Andrew Swann

Images by Emma Watson

Images by Emma Watson

Images by Neville Jones

Images by Neville Jones

PSCinema Follow Up

Last Friday night, we held our PSCinema movie event at Backlot studios. It was fantastic to see such a variety of styles and genres from our students. One of our second year students, Sam Forsyth-Gray, produced a unique video portrait which you can view below.

“During a trip to Penang, Malaysia, I found over 200 photographic slides at an antique shop. By scanning and looking through these photographs, I discovered the story of an unknown man. This story inspired me to create a portrait of this man and share his self documented journey from Penang to Melbourne. – Sam Forsyth-Gray”

Short Film by Sam Forsyth-Gray from Photography Studies College on Vimeo.

Stay tuned for more video content from our students over the coming weeks!