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Mowanjum Workshop with PSC’s Peter Hatzipavlis

Outside Derby in Western Australia, the Worrorra, Ngarinyin, and Wunumbal tribes make up the Mowanjum community. At the heart of this community is the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre; a creative hub where old and young come together to create and inspire one another.


Mowanjum Festival


Next week our very own print master Peter Hatzipavlis, will be travelling to North-Western Australia for a workshop with artists in the community as they respond to the theme of Micro Macro Country. The microscopic and macroscopic interpretations of the Kimberley will be translated through a range of creative mediums, where Peter will develop their processing skills to print contemporary art on merchandise; these products will be sold in the Culture Centre.

We’re incredibly excited and proud to be supporting this workshop! Remember to follow us on Instagram to keep up-to-date on all of the happenings next week!



2016 Advanced Diploma Graduate Tim Allen featured on Creative Review

One of our 2016 Advanced Diploma graduates; Tim Allen, has had his work featured on Creative Review!!


The series ‘Construct’ explores the effect of industrialisation on the earth. From a height of 1500ft and 3000ft, the images show construction and road-work sites as well as other industrial environments in and around Melbourne. While the images make the sites look quite impressive, they’re also highlighting the destructive effects of human activity. 

Tim is now based in the Netherlands, see more of his work here


Aint Bad

One of our fantastic photographer’s; Hoda Afshar has been featured on Aint Bad with her ongoing work “In The Exodus, I Love You More”


“In the Exodus, I love you more is an ongoing photographic series that I began in 2014. It is a record of my changing vision of, and relationship to, my homeland, Iran:
a relationship that has been shaped by my having been away, by that distance that increases the nearness of all the things to which memory clings, and which renders the familiar… strange, and veiled.
It is an attempt to embrace that distance and to turn it into a kind of seeing. To let what is both there and not there shine through the surface. To let the surface speak. It is an attempt to explore the interplay of presence and absence in the history of Iran and in Iranians’ lives, and to discover the truth that lies there in their never-ending meeting, in-between.”


The collective behind Aint Bad is dedicated to publishing contemporary photography and text to support a progressive community of artists from around the world.

Well done Hoda!


PSC students, graduates and staff amongst finalists for Australian Photobook of the Year Award

We’re thrilled to share the news of the following finalists for the Australian Photobook of the Year Award!

  • Hannah Nikkelson, Golden Triangle (Self Published) – final year bachelor degree student
  • Fuad Osmancevic, Elsewhere (Self Published) – final year bachelor degree student
  • Jade Byrnes, Kinglake (Self Published) – 2016 graduate of the bachelor degree
  • Clare Steele, J.W. (Self Published) – 2015 graduate of the bachelor degree
  • Katrin Koenning & Sarker Protick, Astres Noirs (Chose Commune) – Katrin Koenning teaches the Photojournalism major in our bachelor degree and Sarker Protick has taught a bunch of our bachelor degree students in workshops at the Obscura Festival of Photography workshops in Penang, Malaysa.

Congratulations everyone! The winners will be announced on Friday the 17th of February – we can’t wait to hear!

(L to R) Astres Noirs, Golden Triangle, J.W., Kinglake, Elsewhere.

Culture of Persia – Discover Iran 2017

Image by Michael Coyne

Discover Iran with  Photography Studies College (Melbourne)

Our two Melbourne-based lecturers, who have lived and worked in Iran, will provide photographic support and guidance to the group.

Renowned International photographer Michael Coyne, a Senior Fellow at PSC will bring his vast experience in photographing Iran to the tour.

Michael has worked extensively in Iran and produced a number of awarding winning images including a 28- page spread in National Geographic Magazine.

Iranian photographer and PSC teacher Hoda Afshar, winner of the 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize will serve as one of your photographic guides for this cultural exploration program.

The Iranian nation is one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world. The history of Iran, which was also known as Persia, is intertwined with the history of a larger region, known as Greater Iran.

This area extended from Anatolia and Egypt in the west to the borders of Ancient India and Syr Darya in the east and from the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in the south.

Trip length: 14 Days/13 nights
Departure date: 9 September 2017
Group size: Minimum 12, Maximum 18
Trip grade: Easy touring
Price per person twin share: USD$4,780
Single supplement: USD$1,080
A single supplement will apply if there is no gender share option
Deposit: AUD$1,000 (non-refundable)
Group Airfare: (Qatar Airways) AUD$2100.00
Includes: 13 breakfasts, welcome lunch on arrival, airport transfers, domestic flight, entrance fees to monuments and more.
Trip type: Special interest – Photographic group. Guided by experienced local leader and two leading photographers

For more information, visit our website here.

Congratulations to our new first year students for 2017!

Congratulations to everyone who received a main round offer from PSC today! You will be receiving information packs in the mail shortly and we look forward to seeing you for enrolment next week and for our first year orientation day on the 16th of February.

If you’d still like to apply for 2017, it’s not too late! We’re still accepting direct applications, so give us a call on (03) 9682 3191 or visit our website to arrange a tour or to make an application.


Final year student Jade Byrnes wins award at CCP Salon 2016 for her book Kinglake

Congratulations to one of our final year students from the bachelor degree, Jade Byrnes, for being awarded the Perimeter Books Best Self-Published Photobook award at the CCP Salon 2016 for her book Kinglake!

by Jade Byrnes

by Jade Byrnes

Final year student Sarah Walker to be published in ‘A place both wonderful and strange’ by Fuego Books

Congratulations to one of our final year students from the bachelor degree, Sarah Walker, who is to be published in ‘A place both wonderful and strange’ – soon to be published by Fuego Books!

The book is a photographic anthology of new photographic works inspired by the TV series Twin Peaks and the universe of David Lynch.

The book is due to be published in 2017 and until then you can view the website here.

Students selected as finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize for 2017

While we can’t share their images, we’re extremely excited to announce that two of our students have been selected as finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize for 2017!

We’d like to congratulate Noah Thompson, one of our first year bachelor degree students and Jo-Anne Cripps, one of our final year bachelor degree students, for being selected.

We can’t say much else yet… but stay tuned for announcements in 2017!