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.

WildLife

WildLife

Marian Drew and James Brickwood

1–3pm Saturday 26 July 2008
Free Admission

Marian Drew and James Brickwood discuss the ideas and the processes used in the production of Every Living Thing and Schoolies. Both bodies of work provide subtle commentaries on the perils of overindulgence.

IMAGE © Marian Drew Wallaby with tarp 2006


Darren Sylvester

Darren Sylvester

6–8pm Thursday 31 July 2008
Free Admission

"Anyone who thinks my work is a critique of consumerism is out of step with the real world." Darren Sylvester

Darren Sylvester discusses the genesis and realisation of the work in his first major survey exhibition. Never afraid to tackle the big emotional issues of modern life, he explores love, longing and the quest for meaning.

IMAGE © Darren Sylvester If All We Have Is Each Other, That's OK 2003


Tea with... The Printers

Tea with... The Printers

3–5pm Sunday 10 August 2008
Free Admission

What makes a great print? For many photographers, deciding between pigment and analogue printing can be difficult and costly decision. Panellists will argue the pros and cons of old and new technologies. Which process will survive and how long will the prints last?

IMAGE © Warren Macris Giclee Australia 2008


Superhumans

Superhumans

1–3pm Saturday 6 September 2008
Free Admission

Being yourself just isn't quite enough any more. Artists from our current season of exhibitions (Avatar, Havidol and Richard and Famous) discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of being superhuman; whether through celebrity, performance enhancing drugs or a virtual alter-ego.

Videos: Justine Cooper | Richard Simpkin

IMAGE © Arahan Claveau Cick My Lunt, Second Life 2008


Web 2.0 in Review

Web 2.0 in Review

6–8pm Thursday 18 September 2008
Free Admission

As the hype that surrounded the arrival of Web 2 begins to settle, we take a broad look at the social networks, virtual environments and new platforms that mushroomed in the past 2 years, to assess how and why they succeeded, what didn't work, and what's in store for the future.

Panellists include Gary Hayes (AFTRS LAMP) and Kathy Cleland (writer, curator and lecturer in new media at Sydney University)

IMAGE © Sulake Corporation Oy Habbo Hotel 2008


Tea with... The Celebrities

Tea with... The Celebrities

3–5pm Sunday 28 September 2008
Free Admission

What drives our society's obsession with celebrities? Are they just an escape from reality or do they have a more important function? In this afternoon tea at the ACP, we explore the inner workings of fame from the point of view of the industry professionals, the fans, and the new breed of 'internet celebrities'.

Panellists include Richard Simpkin (Richard & Famous), paparazzi photographer Peter Carette, Youtube celebrity Natalie Tran (Community Channel) and Professor Catharine Lumby (Director of the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of NSW)

IMAGE © Richard Simpkin Michael & Me 1996


Heresies

Heresies

1–3pm Saturday 11 October 2008
Free Admission

ACP Director Alasdair Foster walks us through the intense and intimate works in Heresies. One of the worlds most acclaimed documentary photographers, this exhibition forms part of a worldwide series of exhibitions presenting aspects of Meyer's work.

IMAGE © Pedro Meyer The Heretic. Mexico 1976


Reportage 2008 Festival Weekend

Reportage 2008 Festival Weekend

10am–6pm Saturday 11 October 2008
Free Admission

Some of the worlds finest photojournalism is presented over a weekend of floortalks, documentary film screenings and lecture series organised by Reportage 2008 in association with the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.

More Information: www.reportage.com.au

IMAGE © Seamus Murphy Photo Agency After Kennedy


Witness

Witness

Photographing Human Suffering

6–8pm Thursday 13 November 2008
Free Admission

Some photographers feel they have a duty to bear witness to human suffering, but face complex ethical and moral considerations when they do so. In this panel, three of Australia's top photojournalists talk about how some images have managed to matter. Hosted by ABC journalist Mark Corcoran, panellists include Kate Geraghty, Stephen Dupont, and Brendan Esposito. This event is presented in conjunction with the 2008 Nikon-Walkley Press Photo Award.

IMAGE © Kate Geraghty Aceh days after the tsunami 2004


Trent Parke

Trent Parke

The Christmas Tree Bucket

1–3pm Saturday 22 November 2008
Free Admission

Trent Parke is the first Australian to become a full member of Magnum Photo Agency and is widely acknowledged as one of the most challenging photographers of his generation. This is a rare opportunity to hear Parke discuss the dark forces that lurk beneath The Christmas Tree Bucket.

IMAGE © Trent Parke/Magnum Photos


Derek Henderson

Derek Henderson

1–3pm Saturday 29 November 2008
Free Admission

Derek Henderson pursues ideas he established with The Terrible Boredom of Paradise in 2006. Both combine documentary and landscape photography, resulting in intense 'anti heroic' portrayals of life in small town New Zealand.

IMAGE © Derek Henderson Harry and Haika Te Aroha's house, Ongaroto 2008


ACP End of Year Book Sale

ACP End of Year Book Sale

10am–6pm Saturday 6 December 2008
Free Admission

The ACP end of year book sale is your chance to purchase rare, limited edition, and out of print photography books. A selection of new titles will also be on sale for one day only.

IMAGE © Ella Condon 2008