Awareness Walk

This is one of the first exercises that all first year students undertake- it encourages students to explore a familar plave and space using all their senses; feeling what’s around them, letting go of preconceived ideas and notions and being open to a ‘sense of place’. Students then return with their camera- here are some of our first year full time studnets’ images:

 

Shifting Tides Exhibition

The Shifting Tides exhibition at Herring Island was opened on Saturday 19 March with an acknowledgement to country by Lance Briggs a Boonwurrung man. Lance drew our attention to the place and space we find ourselves in on Herring Island, and in her opening speech, Julie Moss reflected on the powerful nature of the exhibition’s theme given the change and upheaval the world is currently experiencing. It was wonderful to share this time with PSC staff, guests, the exhibiting photographers, their family and friends. The feedback on the day was that the exhibition is particularly strong and gives rise to contemplation and engagement with the theme. Congratulations to everyone involved.

 

Digital Centre Update

As you may be aware the Digital Centre has been going through a number of major changes under the guidance of Peter Hatzipavlis. These include a complete overhaul of the workflow associated with fine art Giclee Printing. A new printing RIP, revision of papers and a new printer have been implemented in order to offer outstanding quality and consistent results with quicker turnaround times. Stay tuned for the latest on these! Another exciting aspect will be to offer the printing services to the broader community, particularly the art community. There are a number of projects already in progress and Peter has recently completed a project with Sanja Pahoki, consisting of three 100 x 150cm photographic Type C Prints from colour negative film. The three images and a cool-white neon were made  for the exhibition, Dis-covery, which is part of the ‘Ten Days on an Island’ Festival opening on the 25th March in Hobart, Tasmania. Dis-covery is an exhibition that broaches three ideas: island life, artistic romanticism and romantic ideas of islands and island culture. The images were conceived and made during Sanja’s recent 3-month Australia Council residency on Suomenlinna, which is an island off the coast of Helsinki, Finland.

For more information http://tendaysontheisland.org/

 

“What’s first year at PSC really like?”…

On Thursday 3 March the first year students had the opportunity to meet some second year student experts. While eating away the popcorn the first years listened to some great tips about how to get through the first year at PSC and have a lot of fun. The key messages from Steph, Carol, Myles and Graeme were to be organised and get lots of feedback from teachers and fellow students!

Focus on Current Students

Rachel Gedye

Rachel is in second year. When she’s not taking photos she participates in a fast-paced, full-contact, women’s-only sport played on roller skates called Roller Derby. She plays in the jammer position and earns points for her team. Last year she combined her passion for photography and Roller Derby by documenting for her folio a new skater during her first season of Roller Derby.

Ash Vesali

Ash Vesali is a current third year part time student who’s been shooting at the Melbourne Fashion Festival – a job he obtained through the PSC employment register. Check out his blog: www.ashvesali.blogspot.com/

Welcome all Students

Great to have all students beginning or back at PSC for 2011! There’s already a lot happening in the classes. Thanks to the PSC graduates who have contributed their insights and experience to students in recent weeks and the BBQ on the Yarra provided a great opportunity for everyone to get together. Two weeks ago new full time students had the opportunity to meet second years in an informal get together – sharing thoughts, strategies and popcorn!

Focus on Graduates

Zoe Wetherall

Having graduated from PSC in 2006 gaining the Highest achievement in the commercial major award, Zoe worked as a freelance assistant for 4 years with commercial photographers in Melbourne, New York and Sydney. Now she has built up her own clients and says, “when I’m not working for clients I’m doing promotion and meeting with agencies. If I have any time left after that I work on my folio.” See more of Zoe’s at www.zoewetherall.com

Focus on PSC Teachers

Bill Bachman

Bill has been involved with PSC as a guest lecturer and external industry assessor over many years. This year we’re very pleased to welcome Bill as part of our first year teaching team. In 2010, Bill’s work featured prominently in two books: Twenty-Five Years of Australian Geographic Photography (he has been a contributing photographer since the journal’s first issue in 1986) and Focus on Australia, a multiphotographer project designed to provide a portrait of contemporary Australia through the eyes of users of Panasonic’s LUMIX range of digital cameras. He also was unit stills photographer on the set of Small Time Gangster, a TV series set to screen on the Movie Network in April. His photographs from an earlier book, Local Colour, were recently exhibited at the Melbourne Hilton at South Wharf.

 

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PSC welcomes Peter Hatzipavlis as our new Digital Centre Production Manager

PSC is very pleased to welcome Peter Hatzipavlis as our new Digital Centre Production Manager. Peter comes to us from Prisms Imaging with extensive photographic and digital imaging expertise and a wealth of experience in digital printing, digital camera, web technologies and advanced computer and software solutions. He has a passion for all things photographic and a thorough understanding of the industry. Peter is keen to keep abreast of the latest trends and future forecasts within the photographic digital imaging industry and relishes the opportunity to take on this new and exciting ‘hands-on’ role at PSC.

2011 Enrolment Days

PSC has just concluded 2 very busy days enrolling a great intake of new full time students.
Congratulations and welcome to everyone we look forward to you commencing with us on 21st February!