“Mother Country” exhibition, Helga Leunig

MAPgroup photographer Helga Leunig’s series, Mother Country, based on her book of the same name, is currently part of a group exhibition at Quadrant Gallery in Hawthorn until 28 May: 

http://www.quadrantgallery.com.au/current-exhibition.html

© Helga Leunig

© Helga Leunig

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Ponch Hawkes, Sydney Morning Herald article

Great to see a recent series by MAPgroup photographer Ponch Hawkes featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and the weekend edition of The Age:
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/20-things-melbourne/what-is-your-garden-telling-you-backyard-photographs-dig-deep-20160324-gnqht8.html

Ponch’s work is currently showing as part of Sanctuary, a group exhibition, at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery until this Sunday 10 April:
http://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/Places-and-events/Arts-and-Culture/Gallery/Exhibitions

"poetry of the earth(III)" © Ponch Hawkes, 2016

poetry of the earth (III) © Ponch Hawkes, 2016

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“Un(Known) Identity” exhibition, Morganna Magee

MAPgroup photographer Morganna Magee’s work is included in (Un)Known Identity, a group exhibition of documentary photographs, showing at Contact Sheet in St Leonards, NSW. Other photographers include Matt Abbott, Michal Iwanowski and Kern Hendriks.

Running until 25 March
http://contactsheet.com.au/current-exhibition

© Morganna Magee

© Morganna Magee

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Clunes Booktown Festival talks

MAPgroup photographers Helga Leunig and Andrew Chapman are presenting public talks as part of the Clunes Booktown Festival. Helga, who recently published her book Mother Country, will discuss rural living, the passing of time and the meaning of place.

Andrew will also discuss his body of work- including his seven books- with Neil Newitt, followed by a question and answer session.

Both discussions will be held upstairs at the Clunes Community Info Centre and Library.

30 April, 1pm (Helga) and 2pm (Andrew)
http://clunesbooktown.com.au

© Helga Leunig

© Helga Leunig

 

© Andrew Chapman

© Andrew Chapman

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“No Lilies” exhibition

MAPgroup photographers Joyce Evans and Helga Leunig have their work included in the group exhibition No Lilies, the 6th annual women photographers’ exhibition for International Women’s Day. Held at MAGNET Galleries Melbourne, No Lilies explores the theme of “women and work” and pays due honour to 19th century British entrepreneur Eliza Tinsley, who expanded her foundry business across the world, opening the Australian branch in MAGNET’s building in the 1890s.
Running until 2 April
www.magnet.org.au

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Dur-e Dara playing the bells at home © Joyce Evans, 1999.

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“Sanctuary” exhibition, Ponch Hawkes

MAPgroup photographer Ponch Hawkes is showing work in Sanctuary, a group exhibition which explores the notion of the garden as a sanctuary or site for reflection, contemplation and healing in contemporary culture. Ponch was specially commissioned to create a new series of photographs of local residents’ gardens by Glen Eira City Council which will be featured in the exhibition, together with works by Natasha Bieniek, Jane Burton, Kevin Chin, Siri Hayes, Christopher Koller and Janet Laurence. Everyone is welcome to come to the opening. Ponch will also present a floor talk on her work.

Opening: 3 March, 6.30pm
Floor talk: 9 March, 12 pm
4 March – 10 April
www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/Council

© Ponch Hawkes

poetry of the earth(III) © Ponch Hawkes, 2016

 

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Exhibition by SIP

Several years ago, MAPgroup photographer Dale Mann ran a workshop in the rural community of Mildura, Victoria, to coincide with our Beyond Reasonable Drought exhibition. Out of this sprang the local group, SIP (Sunraysia’s Inspired Photographers). SIP are putting on an exhibition that runs from 4 until 31 March, so if you’re out that way, make sure you have a look. Congratulations to SIP- wonderful to see they are still going strong!

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Francis Reiss, Big Issue article

The work of MAPgroup photographer Francis Reiss was recently featured in the Big Issue magazine (Issue 502).  A wonderful opportunity to view some rarely seen work of great historical significance.

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Winston Churchill in front of Houses of Parliament, immediately after he came back from informing King George VI that Britain had won the war. VE Day, May 8th, 1945. Photo by Francis Reiss © Getty.

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“Heartland” book on best illustrated science book list

We’re excited that Cosmos Magazine has included Heartland, our recent book collaboration with the Australian Conservation Foundation, on their list of the best illustrated science books for 2015: https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/top-illustrated-science-books-2015

Heartland is available in all good bookstores or online: http://www.readings.com.au/products/20022428/heartland-celebrating-50-years-of-the-australian-conservation-foundation

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CCP Panel Discussion

Recently, MAPgroup participated in a public program on photography collectives in Australia at the Centre for Contemporary Photography.

President Brian Carr gave an overview of MAPgroup’s projects and the benefits of belonging to a collective followed by talks from other collectives ND5, The Story Collective and Aevoe.  Big thanks to CCP for this fantastic opportunity.

© Jaime Murcia

© Jaime Murcia

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CCP Panel Discussion

The Centre for Contemporary Photography have invited MAPgroup to participate in a public program on photography collectives in Australia as part of their CCP Salon. MAPgroup President Brian Carr will give an overview of MAPgroup’s projects and will discuss the benefits of belonging to a collective with photographers from ND5, The Story Collective, Aevoe and Oculi. This is a great opportunity to hear the inside story from some of Australia’s most recognised collectives. We hope you will join us for this interesting conversation!

Gold coin donation, no bookings required
3-5pm, Saturday 12 December
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

http://www.ccp.org.au/news.php?id=284

© Brian Carr

© Brian Carr

 

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Photos – People’s Climate March

Recently, several MAPgroup photographers documented the People’s Climate March in Melbourne, just before the UN Climate Summit in Paris. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the photos.

To find out more about the marches, visit: www.peoplesclimate.org.au

© Jenny Hodge

© Jenny Hodge

© Maurizio Salvati

© Maurizio Salvati

2015 People's Climate March. Melbourne, Photography by Silvi Glattauer ©

© Silvi Glattauer

 

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People’s Climate March

Following our recent book collaboration with the Australian Conservation Foundation, MAPgroup is proud to partner with the People’s Climate March, a broad and diverse coalition organising marches around Australia in November 2015, just before world leaders gather at the UN climate summit in Paris.

Several MAPgroup photographers will be photographing the Melbourne march.

Will you come to the biggest climate march the world has ever seen? We will show our political leaders our commitment to the better future we know is possible. We will tell them, from here on in, we’re all in.

5.30pm, Friday 27 November
State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
www.peoplesclimate.org.au

© Andrew Chapman

© Andrew Chapman

 

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“Photography for Beginners” workshop

MAPgroup photographers Andrew Chapman and Noel Butcher have recently introduced their workshop, Photography for Beginners, a (mostly) non-technical day of help and instruction from two very experienced, non-judgemental photographers.

6 December (and first Sunday of the month in 2016)
Magnet Galleries, Melbourne
www.magnet.org.au
Bookings: www.thedigitalimage.com.au

Participants at a photography workshop held by Andrew Chapman and Noel Butcher at Tupra Staton near Oxley, NSW in 2015.

Participants at a photography workshop at Tupra Station near Oxley, NSW in 2015.

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“Our Land is Alive” exhibition, Tobias Titz

MAPgroup photographer Tobias Titz’s photographs documenting the Hermannsburg Potters creating their iconic football themed pots and playing football in the community are currently showing in the exhibition Our Land is Alive, at the National Gallery of Victoria until 16 April, 2016.

www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/our-land-is-alive

© Tobias Titz

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“Daily Life of Actions” exhibition, Jessie Boylan

Along with painter Tim Price, MAPgroup photographer Jessie Boylan will exhibit Daily Life of Actions, where sites of protest are melded with daily routines and banalities of every day activism. By locating the lives of the anti-nuclear community into contemporary Australian history, Price and Boylan look at the ways we come together, usually at a camp of some kind – either a protest, meeting or journey to sites of nuclear developments and resistance.

The exhibition runs from 11 to 28 November: http://tcbartinc.org.au

© Jessie Boylan

© Jessie Boylan

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Jessie Boylan, Incinerator Art Award

Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Jessie Boylan who is a finalist in the 2015 Incinerator Art Award for Social Change, receiving a highly commended for her work King Tide Coming, Marshall Islands, 2014.

The Incinerator Art Award is a contemporary art prize that looks to reinforce the idea that art can create deep and lasting social change. The exhibition runs until 29 November
www.incineratorgallery.com.au

© Jessie Boylan

© Jessie Boylan

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“Beyond Borders” update

It’s been a busy year for our Beyond Borders project, which documents the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees. We created a paste up at Footscray Community Arts Centre and screened the videos at Head On Photo Festival and Dandenong. Beyond Borders was also exhibited at the Museum of Australian Democracy as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and was viewed by over 2,700 people. Here are some of the visitors’ comments:

“Beautiful and yet devastating”
“The best show this year!”
“Important and evocative”
“Wonderful work by MAP with a real heart”
“Brilliant – tears to eyes and smiles of pride at our new Australians”
“An inspiring exhibition, which strengthened my resolve to do more”

MAPgroup would like to continue exhibiting this powerful body of work. For any exhibiting enquiries or to find out more, please contact us via the Beyond Borders website:

http://beyondborders.mapgroup.org.au/

© Rodney Dekker

© Rodney Dekker

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“Heartland” featured in Warcry magazine

Our recent book collaboration, Heartland: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Australian Conservation Foundation was recently featured in the Salvation Army’s Warcry magazine:

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Emerging Photography Awards blog, Morganna Magee

Great to see MAPgroup photographer Morganna Magee’s work featured on The Emerging Photography Awards blog as a contender for their award:

http://www.emergingphotographyawards.com/blog/2015/10/2/2015-emerging-photography-contender-morganna-magee

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