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.

Exhibiting Artists

Exhibiting Artists

1–3pm Saturday 30 January 2010
Free Admission

ACP Director Alasdair Foster will lead a walking tour of the three exhibitions, featuring Eric Bridgeman and the Jackson Twins from Mind Games, Eniac Martinez from Camino Real de Tierra Adentro and Peter Fitzpatrick behind Je toto lokální, nebo národní zvyk?

IMAGE © Suk Kuhn Oh The Text Book (Chulsoo & Younghee) 2006


Rock Photography

Rock Photography

6–8pm Friday 19 February 2010

Please note: the original date of this event has recently changed.

The AAA pass, the rider, the intimate access to your favourite bands … who hasn’t ever wanted to be a rock photographer? Our panel explores the iconic images of Australian music. Speakers include celebrated Australian music photographers Daniel Boud and Tony Mott and Rolling Stone Art Director Joe Ferrara.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. ACP Members $10 / non-members $20

IMAGE © Daniel Boud Nick Cave, All Tomorrow's Parties 2009


Eniac Martínez

Eniac Martínez

1–3pm Saturday 27 February 2010

Fans of Eniac Martínez’s work Camino Real de Tierra Adentro will get the chance to discuss and learn about the background to his imagery during a floortalk hosted by ACP Director, Alasdair Foster. The event gives audiences the unique opportunity to hear Eniac Martínez speak solely about his work and photographic background.

Please note: this event was originally intended to coincide with the Mind Games floor talk. However, Eniac Martínez was unfortunately absent from this event.

IMAGE © Eniac Martínez Semana Santa


Rebecca Swan

Rebecca Swan

6–8pm Thursday 4 March 2010

"There is a fine line between a powerful image and a sensational image; between honouring your subject and exploiting them for the shock factor." NZ photographer Rebecca Swan discusses her powerful portraits of alternative gendered people.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. ACP Members $5 / non-members $10

IMAGE © Rebecca Swan Ema and Taaniko (detail) 2006


Amy Stein

Amy Stein

1–3pm Saturday 13 March 2010
Free Admission

Amy Stein discusses the creation of the Domesticated series of work and her new project Stranded, which will be shown as part of Fotofreo in March.

IMAGE © Amy Stein Watering Hole 2005


Olivia Martin-McGuire

Olivia Martin-McGuire

1–3pm Saturday 20 March 2010
Free Admission

Sleepers stems from a broader body of work called Waking Dream States, in which Olivia Martin-McGuire has traveled around the world documenting people sleeping.

IMAGE © Olivia Martin-McGuire Somewhere else 9, waking dream states 2009


Subcultures

Subcultures

7–9pm Thursday 8 April 2010

James Brickwood (NSW), Jay Cronan (QLD), Kelly-Ann Denton (NSW), Lee Grant (ACT), Erica Hurrell (NSW), Nicole Marie (VIC), Zelko Nedic (NSW), Hannah Rose Robinson (NSW), Faith Thiang (QLD), Sasha Woolley (NSW)

Experience the world of subculture as photographers document the dress codes, attitudes and what it means to belong. They present a selection of their images and discuss the complexities of gaining access to and trust from the communities they photograph.

ACP members $5, Non-members $10

IMAGE © James Brickwood / OCULI Warehouse 2009


Head On

Head On

1–3pm Saturday 1 May 2010
Free Admission

Each year the Head On Portrait Prize grows in popularity as well as in critical regard. This year Head On has expanded to become a photographic festival, utilising venues around the city. Festival curator Moshe Rosenzveig and guests discuss the evolution of Head On.

IMAGE © Bruce York 2009


Video Portraits

Video Portraits

1–3pm Saturday 8 May 2010
Free Admission

The screen-based works in My Favourite Australian and The Mirror Effect were all created specifically for the gallery environment. In this floortalk, ACP Program Manager Malcolm Smith leads a discussion on the works in these exhibitions and the broader role that video can play in contemporary art.

IMAGE © Steve Thomas (Courtesy of ABC TV) Peter Cundal 2006


Head On

Head On

10am–4pm Saturday 8 May 2010

8 - 9 May, National Art School, Darlinghurst

A two day seminar for professionals and non- professionals alike. Learn the secrets to creating great work and getting it published from some of Australia’s foremost practitioners.

More Information: www.headon.com.au

IMAGE © Chris Gleisner Head On Opening 2009


Photo Festivals

Photo Festivals

6–8pm Thursday 27 May 2010

The Directors of Australia’s most dynamic photographic festivals, including FotoFreo International Photography Festival, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Vivid National Photography Festival, and the Head On Photo Festival present the highlights of their programmes.

ACP members $5, Non-members $10

IMAGE © Clare Martin Slabs 2009


Hijacked 2: Australia / Germany

Hijacked 2: Australia / Germany

1–3pm Saturday 12 June 2010
Free Admission

In this floortalk Mark McPherson and German co-curator Ute Noll discuss the unorthodox approaches they took with Hijacked 2: Australia / Germany, and artists from the exhibition discuss their work in the context of this exhibition.

IMAGE © Lee Grant Nathan and Mac, Best BMX Bros 2009


ACP Winter Book Fair

ACP Winter Book Fair

10am–4pm Saturday 19 June 2010
Free Admission

From the broadly popular to the obscure and bizarre; from self published books to bestsellers, ACP’s Winter Book Fair is for photographers, artists, publishers and collectors who are passionate about books.

More Information: www.acp.org.au/submissions/winter-book-fair

IMAGE © Lucy Parakhina


Captured, Collected, Categorised

Captured, Collected, Categorised

6–8pm Thursday 1 July 2010

In this slide night we pay tribute to the curiosities, obsessions and perversities of 12 Australian photographers. There’s cats, cars, and collectibles; empty shops and interrogation rooms; lost loves, self love and love for sale, and an entire year’s worth of breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Captured, Collected, Categorised takes us to the nutty extremes of taxonomy and photography.

Paul Batt, Paula Birch, Marko Bok, Patrick Boland, Graeme Choat, Matt Gordon Winch, Martin Mischkulnig, Sonia Payes, Mike Reed, Garry Trinh, Michael Waite, Carolyn Young

Limited seats. ACP cannot guarantee entry to latecomers.
Doors open at 5.45pm
Premium members free; ACP members $5; Non-members $10

IMAGE © Patrick Boland this is what I ate 2007


Fashion Floortalk

Fashion Floortalk

1–3pm Saturday 24 July 2010
Free Admission

German fashion photographer Olaf Martens, acclaimed photographer Robyn Beeche and the creators of Birthday Suit compare notes on the most shocking outfits they’ve ever seen (or worn), what they think really sucks about fashion and why they love working with it nonetheless.

IMAGE © Herbert Tobias Nico Paeffgen Cocktail Dress by Heinz Oestergaard 1956


Tea with the Fashionistas

Tea with the Fashionistas

6–8pm Wednesday 25 August 2010

Our panel of photographers, designers and fashionistas look at the contribution fashion makes to our society. Does it simply feed our consumer cravings, or does it play a more important role? Limited seats. ACP cannot guarantee entry to latecomers.

Premium members free; ACP members $5; Non-members $10

IMAGE © The Birthday Suit After Guy 2009


Dead Spaces Living Artists

Dead Spaces Living Artists

Emerging Fashion Festival

10am–4pm Saturday 28 August 2010
Free Admission

ACP is transformed into a festival for tomorrow’s image makers, across fashion, art and music. Find innovative, unique and original work from the city’s best emerging talent. Presented by Dialogue PR in conjunction with Paddington Alive 2010.

More Information: www.rsff.com.au

IMAGE © Shannon Crees 2009


Dream Home Floortalk

Dream Home Floortalk

1–3pm Saturday 4 September 2010
Free Admission

Artists from Dream Home discuss their experiences documenting the homes of people from different communities and cultures, rich and poor, and the emphasis people place on the dream, despite the reality.

IMAGE © Gary Trinh Welcome Home 14 2007


Walkleys Floortalk

Walkleys Floortalk

1–3pm Saturday 16 October 2010
Free Admission

Experience the stories behind the images, as a selection of Australia’s most talented press photographers discuss the biggest moments in the year’s news.

IMAGE © Tamara Voninski Coming of Age in Samoa


Stephen Dupont - Generation AK

Stephen Dupont - Generation AK

Documentary screening and artist talk

6–8pm Thursday 21 October 2010

Generation AK documents the ever- changing face of Afghan society: from the battlefields, to the graves, refugees, child labour and the rise of the Taliban. Join us for the Sydney premiere of this remarkable film followed by a discussion with Stephen Dupont.

Doors open at 5.45pm

Limited seats. ACP cannot guarantee entry to latecomers.
Premium members free; ACP members $5; Non-members $10

IMAGE © Stephen Dupont Massoud inside his jeep talking on a two way radio, Faizabad


Reportage Floortalk

Reportage Floortalk

1–3pm Saturday 6 November 2010
Free Admission

Celebrate Reportage’s decade anniversary, with this opportunity to view images previously unseen. Reportage artists share information on their images and aim to inspire with visual narratives in an ‘essay format’.

IMAGE © Edmund Clark Home


A Riotous Decline Floor Talk

A Riotous Decline Floor Talk

1–2pm Saturday 27 November 2010
Free Admission

Gerard O’Connor (photographer) and Marc Wasiak (stylist) discuss the sweat and tears behind the fun and games in their raucous and irreverent tableaux. Whether parodying fifties beach culture or satirising the swashbuckle of piracy, there is more to their images than immediately meets the eye.

IMAGE © Gerard O’Connor and Marc Wasiak with Visual Thing Clash 2010


The King Maker

The King Maker

Special Event with Alexia Sinclair

7–9pm Thursday 2 December 2010

Alexia Sinclair talks with Paul McDonald about the making of her long-awaited series, The Royal Dozen. Involved in every stage of production from location hunting and costume design to postproduction the artist will recount her creative journey and introduce you to some of her magnificently regal men.

IMAGE © Alexia Sinclair Marquis de Sade 2010


Sumptuously Speaking Floor Talk

Sumptuously Speaking Floor Talk

1–2pm Saturday 4 December 2010
Free Admission

Join Alexia Sinclair, Robyn Stacey and Garth Knight on an illuminating conversational journey through our sumptuous summer exhibition. These three virtuosi image creators will share insights into the inspiration and technique behind their highly original art works.

IMAGE © Alexia Sinclair Louis XIV - The Sun King 2010