Last week, you heard from some of our students who have just finished their first year in the Bachelor Degree course, now meet the teachers!
Sarina Lirosi / @sarina_lirosi on Instagram
Sarina is a visual artist with extensive exhibiting experience. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and was represented by Dianne Tanzer Gallery between 1994-2001.
Over the years she has also been invited to exhibit in both curated and group shows, including an exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery and a curated show at the Immigration Museum Melbourne.
Sarina has been a finalist in many award exhibitions including the National Works on Paper prize at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, and the Hutchins Art Prize in Hobart. Sarina has also been the recipient of a number of grants including a work development grant from the Australia Council.
Sarina’s practice centers around photography and mixed media, and explores the absurdity of being human.
Craig Wetjen / @cwetch on Instagram
Craig has worked in the photographic industry for 30 years. So far his career highlights are shooing for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories documenting the Mars Pathfinder and Cassini satellite projects, styling and shooting food photography in Seattle USA.
Craig has exhibited at Court House Arts (Geelong) in 2012 & 2013, Ballarat Foto Biennale in 2013 & 2015, a featured exhibitor at the Head On Photo Festival in 2015 and is currently exhibiting at University Hospital Geelong.
In 2013, Craig was inducted as a National Ambassador for Beyond Blue for his work with his Men and their Sheds book project, which aims to increase awareness of men’s mental health.
Roland Dempster / @rolandjdempster on Instagram
Roland graduated from a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) and a Bachelor of Education (Media) at Deakin University in 2009 and began working as a freelance photographer.
In 2012 he received a Master of Communication from RMIT, in which his thesis explored how formal aesthetics shape the way we read photojournalistic images.
Roland currently teaches Camera Craft & Digital Photographic Practice at Photography Studies College (PSC) in Melbourne. Roland continues to freelance for a variety of clients, producing a range of architectural, event and lifestyle work.
Currently, Roland is also rededicating himself to his artistic pursuits and working on a range of projects exploring how our perception of the world can be influenced by colour and abstraction.
Anat Cossen / @anat_cossen on Instagram
Anat is a commercial photographer and production manager, who also maintains her art practice. Her work has been shown at Edmund Pearce Gallery (Melbourne), Open space gallery (Melbourne), Jewish museum (Melbourne) and Tel-Hai Museum of Art (Israel).
In 2013 Anat was invited to give an artist talk at the photographic biennale in Bendigo. Anat mentored students at Hadassah College, Jerusalem (1998) and has worked as a trainer for a number of photographic studios and printing labs in Melbourne (2000-2003) before started lecturing at Photography Studies College in 2009.
Anat’s work explores change and transition in time and place.