Events and Public Programs

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The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) presents a range of Events and Public Programs which take place alongside the exhibitions. The programs aim to engage visitors with the artworks, artists and concepts in the exhibitions and to provide a greater understanding of photography. Programs include talks by artists, curators and industry professionals, masterclasses, guided tours and other special events.

ACP also provides an extensive range of photography courses.

Heritage Photography Tour

Heritage Photography Tour

Walking Tour with Richard Glover

9am–12pm Saturday 3 May 2014

This special three-hour photography tour is the first of three tours that explore Sydney's architectural imprint from colonial to contemporary, whilst experiencing first-hand tuition in the basics of architectural photography.

Led by ACP tutor and architectural photographer, Richard Glover, learn about the wonder of Sydney's historical architecture whilst developing your photographic skills on this relaxed tour.

Starting from Macquarie Street and heading towards Circular Quay, explore the architecture and cityscape of one of the greatest cities in the world.

Richard Glover is an architectural photographer working in Sydney and London. His work is held in galleries and institutions in Australian and the UK.

Required: Sensible footwear and a fully charged camera. Bring your own water and snacks if required.

This event is part of the 2014 Heritage Festival's program

IMAGE © Richard Glover Untitled 2013, Courtesy and © the artist


Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions

Fiona Wolf-Symeonides - Portraiture

2–4pm Sunday 4 May 2014
Free Admission

Join National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist, Fiona Wolf-Symeonides, for our next Sunday Session on May 4.

Through an exploration of her work Fiona will show us how she developed her photographic style, and found her voice as a photographer.

Fiona will also talk about the importance of mentors, editing and the presentation of work, as well as what is required to turn your 'happy snaps' into your professional portfolio, without compromising yourself.

Come along and develop your understanding of portraiture with this award winning portrait photographer.

More Information: sundaysessions10.eventbrite.com.au

IMAGE © Fiona Wolf-Symeonides Untitled 2013, Courtesy and © Wolfwerk Photography


Heritage Photography Tour

Heritage Photography Tour

Walking Tour with Richard Glover

9am–12pm Saturday 17 May 2014

The second of three special photography tours that explore Sydney's architectural imprint from colonial to contemporary, whilst experiencing first-hand tuition in the basics of architectural photography.

Led by ACP tutor and architectural photographer, Richard Glover, learn about the wonder of Sydney's historical architecture whilst developing your photographic skills on this relaxed tour.

Starting from Macquarie Street and heading towards Circular Quay, explore the architecture and cityscape of one of the greatest cities in the world.

Richard Glover is an architectural photographer working in Sydney and London. His work is held in galleries and institutions in Australian and the UK.

Required: Sensible footwear and a fully charged camera. Bring your own water and snacks if required.

This event is part of the 2014 Heritage Festival's program

IMAGE © Richard Glover Untitled 2013, Courtesy and © the artist


We Are Family - Special Events

We Are Family - Special Events

An exciting program of free events

1–4pm Sunday 18 May 2014
Free Admission

Join us on Sunday 18 May for an afternoon of exciting free events.

On the last day of the exhibition We Are Family come and hear from exhibiting artists Annie Magdalena Laerkesen and Waded, watch the revealing and intimate film Gayby Baby, and take part in the discussion between exhibition curator C. Moore Hardy and filmmakers Maya Newell and Charlotte H. McLellan, as they explore the notion of family within queer contexts and the use of film and photography to raise social awareness of these topics.

This is your last chance to see our Autumn Season of exhibitions. All events scheduled are free to attend however a gold coin donation is appreciated.

Schedule of Special Events

1.00 - 1.30 pm

Artist talk: Annie Magdalena Laerkesen

Drawing from her personal experience, Annie will explore the making of her work Scissus and discuss the universal bond and separation between mother and child.


1.30 - 2.00 pm

Artist talk: Waded

Waded will discuss her work Love, an intimate and spontaneous portrait of her colourful, fun and global family.


2.15 - 3.00 pm

Screening of documentary film Gayby Baby

Told from the perspective of the children, Gayby Baby is a revealing, intimate, and at times humorous portrait of a new generation of kids who are queer by nurture and by birthright. The film will take you behind closed doors into the private lives of three gaybies to look at what it is really like to grow up with same-sex parents. Gayby Baby was directed by Maya Newell and produced by Charlotte McLellan. It was broadcasted on ABC 2 in November 2013.


3.00 - 4.00 pm

Discussion between exhibition curator C. Moore Hardy and filmmakers Maya Newell and Charlotte H. McLellan

Exhibition curator C. Moore Hardy and filmmakers Maya Newell and Charlotte H. McLellan get together to discuss how photography and film are used to present family within the GLTBIQ community.

IMAGE © Waded from Love 2014, Courtesy and © the artist


Heritage Photography Tour

Heritage Photography Tour

Walking Tour with Richard Glover

9am–12pm Saturday 24 May 2014

The final of three special photography tour that explore Sydney's architectural imprint from colonial to contemporary, whilst experiencing first-hand tuition in the basics of architectural photography.

Led by ACP tutor and architectural photographer, Richard Glover, learn about the wonder of Sydney's historical architecture whilst developing your photographic skills on this relaxed tour.

Starting from Macquarie Street and heading towards Circular Quay, explore the architecture and cityscape of one of the greatest cities in the world.

Richard Glover is an architectural photographer working in Sydney and London. His work is held in galleries and institutions in Australian and the UK.

Required: Sensible footwear and a fully charged camera. Bring your own water and snacks if required.

This event is part of the 2014 Heritage Festival's program

IMAGE © Richard Glover Untitled 2013, Courtesy and © the artist