MAPping Wonthaggi, a collection of images of the people, the characters and the places in and around Wonthaggi in Gippsland, Victoria opened at the Coffee Collective in Wonthaggi on October 4 2013 and concluded on November 2. More information here
The MAPgroup exhibition Sidestreets & Laneways -a contemporary look at the sidestreets and laneways of Melbourne – was held at the Old Treasury Building, Spring Street, Melbourne, in early 2012.
MAPgroup members undertook a project, Beyond Age, in conjunction with the Shire of Murrindindi, one of the many parts of Victoria to suffer in the Black Saturday fires in February 2009. It is a touching series of portraits of, and stories about, some of the older citizens within the Murrindindi Shire and their experiences relating to that dreadful day.
MAPgroup was involved in a short term project – MAPping Ballarat – as part of the Ballarat International Foto Bienalle 2009. The MAPping Ballarat exhibition was well attended and formed part of the core program at BIFB which was held at the Ballarat Town Hall from September 4th to October 4th 2009.
Ballarat was re-visited for MAPping Ballarat II in 2011.
MAPgroup members exhibited in an exhibition titled Four Elements: Air which ran from April 29th to May 22nd 2010. This was the first in a series of group exhibitions on the theme of the elements at the NewNorth Gallery (now Photonet Gallery) in Fairfield, Melbourne. This series of exhibitions seeks to explore the interpretation of natural elements in contemporary photography.
Our largest project to date, Beyond Reasonable Drought is a Museum of Australian Democracy traveling exhibition in association with MAPgroup.
Its inaugural exhibition was at Old Parliament House, now known as the Museum of Australian Democracy, held in Canberra, 5th July – 26th October 2008 as part of the Vivid, National Photographic Festival. MoAD estimated that a staggering 60,000 people viewed the show during the Vivid National Photographic Festival.
The touring 82 print exhibition component of Beyond Reasonable Drought is managed by the Museum of Australian Democracy and has been exhibited in numerous locations in south eastern Australia. For more information please go to: http://moadoph.gov.au/exhibitions/online/brd/
In 2013, Beyond Reasonable Drought was shown at Melbourne, Nathalia and Mildura.
Beyond Borders, a project that documents the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, is currently showing at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, until 20 September, 2015. For more information, please go to: http://beyondborders.mapgroup.org.au