In 2012, MAPgroup began a project on asbestos. Although in its infancy, this project has already provided the impetus for some powerful images and stories of the people so horrendously affected by this scourge.
The Shire of Murrundindi was one of the many areas devastated by the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009. MAPgroup, in conjunction with the shire recorded the images and stories of some of the older shire residents, resulting in a exhibition titled 'Beyond Age' which was seen in a number of venues throughout the Murrundindi Shire.
MAPgroup members exhibited in an exhibition titled ‘Four Elements: Air’ which ran from 29 April to 22 May 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.
‘Little Big Town’ is a photographic exploration of the laneways and little streets of Melbourne’s CBD, ‘the village within the city’.
The aim of the project was to record life in the side streets and laneways of Melbourne’s CBD, to document the transformation from neglected backwaters to the vibrant places many of them have become. Fifteen photographers participated in the project.
MAP members spent eighteen months exploring the lesser known streets of Melbourne’s CBD. The images in this gallery were selected from over 500 submitted, with each photographer bringing his or her own unique perspective to this project.
After the success of the original MAPping Ballarat project, MAPgroup was invited back to further explore Ballarat. The resulting exhibition, MAPping Ballarat 2011, was shown during the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2011. A screen only exhibition, 'Ballarat and Beyond' was also held - some of those images appear in this gallery.
MAPping Ballarat was a project undertaken in 2008 with the support of Ballarat Council. It took a look at the people and places in and around Ballarat. The resulting images were one of the many photo exhibitions shown as part of the Ballarat International Foto Bienale 2009.