Light Works Exhibition

National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Vic
Exhibition Dates: 23 March – 16 September, 2012

Evidence of the continuing internationalization of photography is on display in the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Light Works.

Drawn from its own collection, this show is explicitly curated around the theme of light, although many of the works displayed also seem to be united in their transnational approach and Zen-like ambience.  American-born and Tasmanian-based, David Stephenson’s Star drawing 402 and Star drawing 505 are indicative, representing the delicate arcs described by stars in a night sky as the earth turns over a long exposure. Not far removed conceptually is English-born, Australian-raised, and American-based, Adam Fuss’ Untitled 1991, which shows the blue and white whirlpool pattern created by a flashlight suspended from a swinging pendulum, although the traces of light merge together as the pendulum slows, such that the resulting image becomes increasingly abstract.

A similar subtlety is found in Australian-born and American based, Simone Douglas’ Surrender (Collision) I and Surrender (Collision) III, in which barely discernable blue silhouettes dimly emerge from a dark background. Each of these works could have been made almost anywhere in the world. Is it that photographers who travel are interested in universal themes, or is the internationalization of photography leading to a convergence of interests? Works by Bill Henson, Sam Shmith, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Park Hong-Chun, Cristoph Dahlhousen, Eugenia Raskopolous, and Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand are also on display. For this writer, only the construction-site aesthetic of Mike and Doug Starn’s Sol invictus struck a slightly discordant note among the otherwise meditative works exhibited.

Adam Fuss - Untitled

Adam Fuss, English 1961–, worked in Australia
/1962–82, United States 1982–Untitled (1991) cibachrome photograph, 164.3 x 125.0 cm,
 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased
through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the 
assistance of the Rudy Komon Fund, Governor,
1992. © Adam Fuss. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.


CCP Declares: On The Nature of Things – Exhibition

Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street Fitzroy VIC 3065
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 2 August 2012, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 3 August  to 16 September 2012

Artists Include Jane Brown, Ross Coulter, Yavuz Erkan, Andrew Hazewinkel, Amy Marjoram, Nasim Nasr, David Nixon, and Jacky Redgate.

Jane Brown

© All rights reserved Jane Brown

Chromogenic 2012 Exhibition

Media House Gallery, The Age
655 Colins Street, Docklands, Precinct Victoria
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 25 July 2012 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 23 July 2012 to 17 August 2012

Curated by Phillip Virgo. Artists include Jeremy Blincoe, Jane Burton, Penelope Davis, Jo-Anne Duggan, Tim Handfield, Siri Hayes, Rohan Hutchinson, Robert Imhoff, David-Ashley Kerr, Michael Miller, Sonia Payes, Patricia Piccinni, Mike Reed, John Smallman, Stelarc, Simon Strong and Darren Sylvester.

Julia © All rights reserved Michael Miller 2010 AustraliaJulia © All rights reserved Michael Miller 2010 Australia

Do you love live music? Love photography? Excellent!

Love live music? Love photography? Excellent!
And what about a Canon EOS 5D Mark III? Want to win one of those?

If you’re Australian, 18+ years old, an amateur, pro or semi-pro photographer or student this competition is for you!

The SNAP Competition is about the craft of live music photography in all its guises, including creative contemporary live music photography. If you love music and love photography this competition is for you!

Photography Studies College and The PrintShop@PSC are proud sponsors.

Check out SNAP Competition for more information.

Snap photo competition.

Christopher Köller: CCP Limited Edition Print

Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Exhibition Dates: 20 – 22 July 2012

On an annual basis CCP presents a Limited Edition Print (LEP) as its major fundraising initiative. Drawing upon its longstanding position within contemporary art, CCP invites significant Australian artists to contribute a single work or suite of images.

Eighty percent of funds raised support the practice and presentation of contemporary photography through the provision of exhibitions, education, public programs, and publishing, while the artist retaining twenty percent.

Six images from Christopher Köller’s iconic Parádeisos series are available for purchase through the CCP Limited Edition Print fundraiser.

Photography Studies College and The PrintShop@PSC are proud sponsors.

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

Dru Blumensheid’s video art work at Fed Square

Federation Square TV
Federation Square, Melbourne
Exhibition Dates: July 16th –  26th 2012 (9:00pm-9:30pm every evening)

See PSC Studio Coordinator & Creative Projects Officer, Dru Blumensheid’s video art work at Fed Square.

Level 4 students “Launching the PSC Penthouse”…

The PSC second year students launched into Semester B with team activities to “use their cognitive cogs and meditative minds”. It was a great opportunity for them to become familar with the new space, a renovated level of classrooms at PSC.

Here are some images captured by the students featuring ‘Figure, Object and Space’


PSC Student selected for “A glimpse at Photo Vogue – 101 photographers/101 pictures” exhibition

Congratulations to Ash Vesali, PSC commercial major student, for being selected out of an international field of outstanding photographers.  Photo-Vogue selected the 101 photographers for this show from around the globe including: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, and the U.S. Ash will have his work exhibited and for sale next to 100 other photographers for the Photo-Vogue Exhibition in Milan.  The exhibition will be held at the  Galleria Carlo Sozzani opening on 19 July until 10 August.  Ash has also been lucky enough to be invited to join the Photo-Vogue Licensing program.  Well done Ash – looks like all the hard work is paying off with tremendous rewards!

Another big thank you is also due to Peter Hatzipavlis in the PSC Print Shop.  Peter has been working closely with Ash over the last two years and recently printed Ash’s work to be exhibited for the Photo-Vogue exhibition. Congratulations Peter for continuing to provide a product of internationally high standards in the PSC Print Shop!

For more information on the Photo-Vogue exhibition

PSC Student Ash Vesali selected Vogue exhibition

Congratulations to PSC Graduate Ruth Perry

PSC Commercial Graduate Ruth Perry was the Art House Category
winner in the Macquarie Photography Prize  and also won a silver and bronze in the Asia Creative.

Silver Award

Bronze Award

Well done Ruth!

PSC Graduate Christian Pearson Exhibition

National Trust Tasma Gallery
4 Parliament Place, East Melbourne
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 19th July 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: July 17th – August 17th 2012

Take a journey into the surreal world of construction happening under Melbourne’s feet.
My latest body of work ‘Art of the underground’ features images captured entirely under Melbourne focusing on the beauty of the infrastructure unwittingly created during the construction of the Northern Sewerage Project and the Melbourne Main Sewer Replacement Project. This body of work is a bold, colourful and textural interpretation of the essence of construction deep below Melbourne’s city and suburbs. The images were shot in the most challenging environments of my career. The conditions were extreme; up to sixty-five metres below ground and required to shoot in mud, water, high humidity, cramped spaces and very low light. Each shoot was an exhaustive process both mentally and physically as well as creatively. This collection is a glimpse into a world that once commissioned for use won’t be seen again in our lifetime. It offers a unique perspective into what lies beneath our feet.

For a sneak preview of the show please visit Christian’s website