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.

Batteries Not Included

Batteries Not Included

1–3pm Saturday 31 January 2009
Free Admission

From process driven experimental film to projects that combine performance art and digital technologies the Batteries Not Included artists discuss the unique concepts and bold approaches they used to create their works.

IMAGE © Spat + Loogie Talk to Me 2008


In conversation with Michael Corridore

In conversation with Michael Corridore

1–3pm Saturday 7 February 2009
Free Admission

Set amidst his exhibition Angry Black Snake, Michael Corridore talks about the ideas and processes behind this recent series. Corridore has been working this series for five years - in this floortalk he will discuss the significance of this long term project.

IMAGE © Michael Corridore Untitled 8 2006


Deborah Kelly and the Big Butch Billboard

Deborah Kelly and the Big Butch Billboard

1–3pm Saturday 14 February 2009
Free Admission

Big Butch Billboard is a bold public art project which takes its form as both a six meter long gallery print displayed in ACP's Gallery 4 and a mobile billboard touring metro and Western Sydney. Join Sydney artist Deborah Kelly, as she discusses the underlying political agenda behind this work.

IMAGE © Deborah Kelly Big Butch Billboard 2008


Your Logo Here

Your Logo Here

6–8pm Thursday 19 February 2009
Free Admission

When you sell your soul to the devil, what's it really worth? Our panel of artists, marketers and sponsors lead us through the tricky business of finding the right sponsor, knowing what to ask for and how much to offer in return.

Panellists include: Malcolm Moir, Head of Business Development, Sydney Festival; Moshe Rosenzveig, photographer and Curator, Head On Portraiture Prize and Joseph Allen, Director, Monster Children Gallery.

IMAGE © Joseph Allen Your Logo Here 2007


Denis Darzacq

Denis Darzacq

Body Language

2–5pm Saturday 7 March 2009
Free Admission

The ACP Workshop is delighted to host an afternoon with award winning photographer, Denis Darzacq, preceding his exhibition Hyper at the ACP, Gallery 3, Friday 13 March to Sunday 12 April.

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Denis discuss his astonishing work in detail, which involves no digital manipulation, just close collaboration between young dancers and sportspeople as they jump for the camera in unreal, exaggerated poses to form sublime, almost-spiritual bodies that appear to float in the supermarket aisles or above the street.

Denis will talk about his entire body of work: his career path to date, as well as his motivation and technical methods. Whether you are just starting out or you are already an experienced photographer, you are sure to enjoy this insight into the personal approach of this internationally acclaimed photographer.

Darzacq won a World Press Photo award in 2007 for his series La Chute.

IMAGE © Denis Darzacq Hyper 2007


Denis Darzacq & Kate Bernauer

Denis Darzacq & Kate Bernauer

1–3pm Saturday 14 March 2009
Free Admission

French Photographer Denis Darzacq discusses the shifting role of the individual in society, a key theme throughout his photographic series. Emerging artist Kate Bernauer unravels the bittersweet narratives behind her recent works.

IMAGE © Denis Darzacq Hyper 08 2007


Sandy Nicholson

Sandy Nicholson

2nd Place Book Launch

1–3pm Saturday 21 March 2009
Free Admission

Sandy Nicholson spent two years photographing competitions across Australia, the USA and Canada for his publication 2nd. Using gentle humour, he documents a society that places increasing emphasis on the need for success and personal achievement.

IMAGE © Sandy Nicholson Dean Deverell, 2nd, Breeders Cup Woodbine Racetrack Ontario 2008


The Sporting Goods

The Sporting Goods

6–8pm Thursday 9 April 2009
Free Admission

As well as an enormous telephoto lens, sports photographers must have an understanding of the way the sporting industry works and the unique role it plays in our culture. In this panel we examine the heroes, the grudges, the misbehaving players and the nude calendars that make Australian sport so watchable.

Speakers include award winning sports photographers Phil Hillyard and Craig Golding; photographer Sandy Nicholson (2nd Place), and Dr Chris McAuliffe, cultural commentator and curator of the Ian Potter Museum of Art

IMAGE © Craig Golding National Surflifesaving championships, Surfers Paradise 2003


Inheritance

Inheritance

1–3pm Saturday 2 May 2009
Free Admission

Family dynamics set the patterns of our future relationships. Scary thought! In this gallery floortalk, the Inheritance artists (and a special guest family 'Expert') open up their family closets to reveal the skeletons that lurk inside.

Special performance by Catherine Fargher and Terumi Narushima from Biohome – the Chromosome Knitting Project

IMAGE © Lee Grant The Day Meg Wore a Dress 2007


Head On

Head On

1–3pm Saturday 9 May 2009
Free Admission

Moshe Rosenzveig, Head On curator and judge, discusses the trends, innovations and new approaches to portrait photography that make this exhibition the country's most respected photographic portrait prize.

IMAGE © Gary Heery


Eureka Prize, Sleek Geeks, Infestation

Eureka Prize, Sleek Geeks, Infestation

1–3pm Saturday 13 June 2009
Free Admission

Infestation artist Penelope Cain, and finalists of the New Scientist Eureka Prize and Sleek Geeks Prize discuss their work.

Sponsor

University Of Sydney

IMAGE © Nick Moir Darwin Chasers 2008


Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo

1–3pm Saturday 20 June 2009
Free Admission

The striking and apocalyptic images in Nollywood are the result of a cross-cultural collaboration that breaks all the rules and defies easy categorisations. In this pre-recorded interview, Pieter Hugo discusses Nollywood in the broader context of his practice as a portrait photographer.

IMAGE © Pieter Hugo Emeka Onu. Enugu, Nigeria 2008


Bugs and Beasts!

Bugs and Beasts!

11am–2pm Saturday 27 June 2009
Free Admission

ACP invites parents and young children to experience the world of science and photography, through a selection of materials exploring creepy crawlies, critters and cockroaches! With Bug Boxes provided by the Australian Museum, this event is suitable for kids aged 3 - 12.

IMAGE © Australian Museum


Christopher Ireland and Francesca Rosa

Christopher Ireland and Francesca Rosa

1–3pm Saturday 18 July 2009
Free Admission

Christopher Ireland and Francesca Rosa discuss the conflicting agendas they have had to negotiate in the making of Breathe and Interior Disaster - the importance of bearing witness and raising awareness alongside the ethical complexities of photographing tragedy and disaster.

IMAGE © Christopher Ireland Kath 2008


Tea with... The Artistic Directors

Tea with... The Artistic Directors

Andrew Frost (Host), Kristy Edmunds, Lisa Havilah and Andrew Upton

3–5pm Sunday 9 August 2009
Free Admission

An artistic program is about more than just bums on seats. We interrogate Australia's most dynamic and innovative Artistic Directors to find out how they strike a balance between audiences, artistic risk-taking and other critical agendas.

Speakers include Kristy Edmunds (Artistic Director, Melbourne International Arts Festival 2005 - 2008), Lisa Havilah (Director, Campbelltown Arts Centre) and Andrew Upton (Co-Artistic Director, Sydney Theatre Company). Hosted By Andrew Frost (The Art Life, ABC TV)

IMAGE © Virginia Chen


Lee Lin Chin in conversation with Georges Antoni

Lee Lin Chin in conversation with Georges Antoni

1–3pm Saturday 22 August 2009
Free Admission

Georges Antoni is a sought after Australian fashion photographer with a unique and innovative vision. Television presenter Lee Lin Chin was host of the SBS series Fashionista and is one of Australia's most respected fashion icons.

In this gallery talk they discuss the ways fashion both reflects and influences our perceptions of ourselves and our society, and the important but often overlooked role photography plays in the fashion industry.

Presented in association with the Paddington Fashion Festival 2009

IMAGE © Georges Antoni


The Lake

The Lake

1–3pm Saturday 29 August 2009
Free Admission

Exquisitely strange, the landscapes depicted in this exhibition speak as much about our own desires as the places they depict. The artists and curator of The Lake discuss their work and the broader ideas that unite them in this exhibition.

IMAGE © Troy Ruffels Cidertree 2009


Seeing is Believing

Seeing is Believing

Nairn Scott and Michelle Lord

1–3pm Saturday 5 September 2009
Free Admission

What you see on first glance is not necessarily what you think. Michelle Lord and Nairn Scott discuss the complex processes they have used to create their images, and the subtle ways their work critiques the very nature of photography.

IMAGE © Michelle Lord Untitled #9 2007


Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

Documenting theatre and performance

3–5pm Sunday 13 September 2009
Free Admission

Without good documentation, your performance effectively never happened. This panel gives an overview of photographic documentation for performers, theatre companies and musicians and for the photographers who work with them. Topics covered will include:

  • How to ensure good documentation for promotion, publication and other uses
  • Negotiating contracts between performers and photographers (and the vexed issue of who owns those images)
  • Legal issues relating to privacy and the distribution of images
  • Maintaining control of your images online

Speakers include Bec Dean (Host) and Heidrun Lohr

Presented in association with the Performance Space

IMAGE © Heidrun Löhr Entertaining Paradise (Performer Andrew Morrish) Performance Space 2002


Customs Ignored

Customs Ignored

Lithuanian and Australian Photography

6–8pm Thursday 24 September 2009
Free Admission

On Thursday 24 September the ACP will be hosting the launch of Customs Ignored: Lithuanian and Australian Photography, a book from Lithuanian photographer, curator and publisher Mindaugas Kavaliauskas. The book showcases the work of nine Australian and nine Lithuanian photographers who seek to document, discuss, and escape the alienation of afluent Western society.

Mindaugas is Director of the Kaunas Photo festival, where he has exhibited the work of a number of Australian Artists in the recent past. For all who attend, this will be a great chance to meet Mindaugas and find out about possible opportunities for Australian photographers in Europe. The launch will start from 6pm in the ACP lounge and we welcome everyone to join us for a glass of champagne to celebrate.

See Also: Catalogues

More Information: www.kaunasfoto.info

IMAGE © The Artist


°SOUTH

°SOUTH

1–4pm Saturday 17 October 2009
Free Admission

The °SOUTH photographers discuss the complex challenges they face in the pursuit of their work. As media organisations are increasingly reluctant to send reporters to international conflicts, they consider what the future holds for people working in their field.

Speakers include Tim Page, David Dare Parker, Jack Picone, Michael Coyne and Ben Bohane. Hosted by Mike Bowers

IMAGE © Stephen Dupont Afghan Narcotics Police under fire, Afghanistan 2008


Walkleys Floortalk

Walkleys Floortalk

1–3pm Saturday 24 October 2009
Free Admission

Finalists from the 2009 Nikon-Walkley Press Photo Exhibition discuss some of the key photographic images of the past year. From natural disasters to political victories and touching human stories, these are the images that defined those moments for us.

IMAGE © Craig Greenhill Redskins Cheerleader (from India's IPL Fans) 2008


Access All Areas

Access All Areas

6–8pm Thursday 5 November 2009
Free Admission

Whether you are photographing subcultures, celebrities, or people on the street, negotiating access can be the most difficult part of a photographer's work. Photographers working across a range of disciplines discuss the complexities of getting access, from legal issues to cultural sensitivities and other tricks to open doors.

IMAGE © Marco Bok Madd and Ollie 2006


Christmas Book Sale

Christmas Book Sale

10am–6pm Saturday 28 November 2009
Free Admission

This is a rare opportunity to buy photography books from the ACP bookstore at cost price or less! Many of them rare or out of print, these books make perfect gifts or additions to your collection.

IMAGE © Lucy Parakhina 2009


The Sensualists

The Sensualists

1–3pm Saturday 5 December 2009
Free Admission

Committed to innovation and with an uncanny ability to put their subjects at ease, Montalbetti and Campbell work in tandem behind the camera and are internationally renowned for their unique style. This is a rare opportunity to hear them discuss their work.

IMAGE © Montalbetti and Campbell Nick Tosches


ACMP Seminar

ACMP Seminar

Simon Harsent: Making Your Mark, Passion to Profit

6–8pm Wednesday 9 December 2009

In this intensive seminar presented by ACMP, New York-based photographer Simon Harsent discusses how his personal passions and his commercial work inform and extend each other.

ACMP, ACP & Trampoline members $35 / non-members $50.
Bookings and Information: www.acmp.com.au

IMAGE © Simon Harsent Untitled #04 2008