As a major festival sponsor of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, PSC gets ready for another season of exhibitions and panel discussions, creating a buzz in the photography industry worldwide.
Our very own Print Shop at PSC has been busy with their sponsor duties printing the works of artists Yurko Dyachyshyn and Amber McCaig (PSC graduate) opening in the BIFB Core Program, along with emerging artist and PSC student Raquel Betiz exhibiting in the Fringe Program this year! The artists chose our own Print Shop thanks to a rich list of clientele and numerous referrals. Printing such large scale work for the various exhibitions required a high level of expertise to transform small images into spanning pieces, using test prints of each photograph to get more clarity in definition and colour. Furthermore, artists had to consult the Print Shop about the choice of paper for their work, to get the perfect look that would allow their subjects to come alive. The Print Shop at PSC is a prized centre for photography printing, playing a major role in our sponsorship of the BIFB 2015.
The BIFB photography festival is held for a month every second year, featuring established and emerging photographers from Australia and around the world – some of whom are graduates and current students of PSC.
During the course of the next week, the PSC blog will be focusing on the stories and works of our graduate students Amber McCaig (winner of the last BIFB Folio Prize), Jenny Hodge and Marie Watt (of the Bachelor Pathway), along with current students Emma Rose, Ian Kemp and Raquel Betiz, plus our first year coordinating teacher of the Advanced Diploma course, Craig Wetjen – who are all being showcased at the BIFB. It is an honour for us to see the developments and achievements of these amazing artists and we look forward to hearing about their experiences at the event.
In addition to playing such an important role during the Biennale, PSC is delighted to host our own Symposium event on the 29th of August, at Ballarat. Laid out for the Symposium is a series of thought-provoking panel discussions, titled ‘Borderless Futures – Reimaging the Citizen’, lead by industry renowned and respected keynote speakers Judy Annear and Nikos Papasterigiadis.
About the Ballarat International Foto Biennale:
Officially established in 2009, the BIFB is one of the most important events in Australia, dedicated to promoting the best photography from the region and beyond. The Core Program in the BIFB presents 21 prominent artists in 7 locations around the quaint town, while The Fringe Program exhibits around 300 emerging artists. The participating venues (totalling to 80 this year), will be bustling with artists at seminars, talks, workshops, competitions, video installations, documentary screenings, book signings and portfolio reviews. The BIFB aims to spark conversations about trends and bountiful opportunities in photography.
To be a part of the huge event, visit the BIFB page and book a place for yourself at the PSC Symposium.