Christopher Koller: Portraits In Black and White 1980 – 2015 Exhibition

Strange Neighbour
395–397 Gore St Fitzroy Vic 3065
Exhibition Opening: Friday  29 May, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 29th – June 20th 2015

Christopher Koller’s work was proudly printed by Peter Hatzipavlis at The PrintShop@PSC using our Fine Art Print services.

‘Portraits in Black & White 1980- 2015’ is a selection of works that show Christopher Koller’s varied approaches to photographing people; including reportage, staged images, narrative-based work, and intimate portraits of family and friends. This exhibition also focuses on the craft of photography as the artist uses a diversity of film camera formats: 6×6, 6×7, 35mm, and printing types.

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‘Trust’ 2008, type C print, 85 x 105cm

 

PSC Teacher Wins Australia’s Biggest Photography Prize

PSC is delighted to announce that Bachelor of Photography teacher Hoda Afshar has won the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015.

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is selected from a national field of entries that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. From 2500 entries the judges shortlisted 44 images to be exhibited at the NPG in Canberra. The exhibition opened last Friday and will be on display until the 8th June and will then travel to galleries all over Australia.

The winning image is from a series called ‘The Smell of Narenj’ that Hoda made during a recent trip to her country of birth, Iran. The photographs in this series reflect her personal view on contemporary Iranian society—a country whose reality is often either misrepresented, or hidden behind a heavy curtain. Hoda’s photographs do not claim to expose this reality; they are merely an attempt to capture the Iran that she knows — a knowledge that has been affected by the sense of nostalgia created through the distance caused by her migration to Australia. Her work deals with the impact of Iran’s complex history in the uncertain contemporary conditions of political life in Iran.

Hoda moved to Australia in 2007 and pursued her passion for photography. In 2010 she started a Masters in Fine Art at Curtin University and expanded her research into a PhD programme. Her work investigates the discourses around contemporary social issues including globalization, imperialism and power relations, displacement and post-identity politics. Her artwork also attempts to open lines of communication in a world both homogenized by global economy and unsettled by mass migration.

We are very proud of Hoda, a valued member of the PSC family, this is a great achievement that situates her at the forefront of contemporary photography in Australia.

Congratulations Hoda!

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‘Portrait of Ali’ by Hoda Afshar (2014) – Winner of National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

We are delighted to announce that Bachelor of Photography lecturers Ying Ang, Hoda Afshar & Katrin Koenning have all been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award (first prize is worth $20,000). Being recognised in this prestigious national prize places our wonderful lecturers amongst the best in contemporary photography in Australia. Congratulations!

Winners will be announced later this month and the exhibition will be on display from 28 March – 31 May 2015 at the Gold Coast City Gallery.

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The Flying Dutchman in Blue’ (Coogee 2) – Image by 2014 Award Winner Shaun Gladwell

Up Close and Personal – Exhibition

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Ground floor, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Exhibition Open: 8:30am-6:30pm, Monday – Friday throughout March 2015

Photography Studies College and the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre are delighted to present an International Women’s Day photography exhibition featuring work by female students and graduates that celebrates their distinctive stories and vision.

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Christopher Koller: Isola Bella exhibition

Fehily Contemporary
3a Glasshouse Road, Collingwood VIC 3066
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 14 March, 3-5pm
Exhibition Dates: 5 – 28  March 2014

Christopher Koller’s work was proudly printed by Peter Hatzipavlis at The PrintShop@PSC using our Fine Art Print services.

Christopher Koller’s latest suite of photographs transports viewers to Isola Bella, an extravagant Baroque palace garden on an island in Lake Maggiore, surrounded by the foothills of the Italian Alps. Completed in 1671, the garden and palace are still owned by descendants of the Borromeo family, Milanese bankers and allies of the Sforzas, who used them to stage parties and theatrical events.

 

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Christopher Koller, Isola Bella

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Christopher Koller, Isola Bella

White Night Melbourne

PSC teachers Elli Ioannou & Nic Kocher have work on display this Saturday 21 February as part of  White Night Melbourne. Visitors can experience visual art, exhibitions, illuminations, music, theatre and film presentations on display at various locations in the city from 7pm to 7am. 

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Image by Nic Kocher

Nic’s work The Entropy Continuum is in the Tears Before Dawn precinct in Flinders Lane and Elli’s film I’mperfect Beauty will be shown with several other short films in the Indie Screen/Chill Out Area in Bourke Street Mall. Congratulations Nic and Elli and have a great White Night!

Student Profile – Allison Rose

We are excited to be named as the ACMP 2014 Australian Educational Institution of the Year late last year and see a number of  student receive individual awards. Part time student Allison Rose was awarded as runner-up in the Fashion and Advertising/Food categories.

Here are some of her images from the series  “Thinking About the Master & Disciple – Joel Peter Witkin”.  These were featured in the PSC mid year exhibition in 2014.

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Images by Allison Rose

See more of the creative and thought provoking work by our students in the current PSC exhibition at the college.

Mens Shed Photography Exhibition

University Hospital Geelong
Level 3 Admission Area
156 Bellerine Street
Geelong

Exhibition opening: 6-8pm Wednesday 17 December
Exhibiting dates: 17 December – 13 March

Mens Shed Exhibition

PSC would like to extend an invitation to you to the exhibition of one of our tutors Craig Wetjen. The Mens Shed Photography project is a culmination for 3 years travelling across Victoria interviewing men and discussing the importance of male health. Craig Wetjen is an Ambassador for Beyond Blue and continues to support and raise the awareness of male health.

Glimpses Exhibition

Testing Grounds
23 City Road
Southbank

Celebration Night: Tuesday 16 December 2014 8.00 – 10.00pm (following the End of Year Exhibition at PSC)
Exhibition continues: 17 December 2014 – 19 December 2014

Glimpses  is a celebration of the achievements of the first year Bachelor of Photography and Advanced Diploma of Photography students and their willingness to explore and take visual risks during their first year at Photography Studies College.

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