Exhibition, Helga Leunig

Here and There, an exhibition of photographs and paintings by MAPgroup photographer Helga Leunig and Gus Leunig, is currently showing at Salt Contemporary Art in Queenscliff, Victoria until 26 March. Exhibition curator Dr. Tracy Spinks will also hold a floor talk with Helga Leunig on Sunday 18 March, at 2pm. 

For more information: http://salt-art.com.au


Exhibition, Tobias Titz

The upcoming exhibition Polaroids 1998 – 2018 by Tobias Titz marks the 20th anniversary of his award winning, collaborative Polaroid Project. Tobias' project has both an aesthetic and an ethical dimension, each enabled by the special properties of Polaroid technology. The exhibition, which will be displayed at The Fox Darkroom and Gallery in Kensington, Victoria, shows images from the beginning of the project in Germany to new influences in Australia.
In addition, Tobias will hold a workshop which will give participants an insight into his unique photographic process.

Opening: Saturday, 17 March, 6-9pm
Dates: 17 March – 8 April
Workshop: 7 April, 11am-3pm, $95

For more information: www.thefoxdarkroom.com.au


 © Tobias Titz

© Tobias Titz

Finalist, Brent Lukey

Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Brent Lukey for having two entries selected as finalists in the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, a $10,000 acquisitive prize. The finalists' work will be exhibited at Pinnacles Gallery, Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville, Queensland from 4 May – 15 July.

For more information: www.townsville.qld.gov.au

 © Brent Lukey

© Brent Lukey

Top 30, Annette Ruzicka

Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Annette Ruzicka for being in the Top 30 for the Australian Photography Pro Photo of the Year 2017. Annette entered an image from her series "Eggshells" which documented the impact of shift work on her marriage.

For more information: www.australianphotography.com


 © Annette Ruzicka

© Annette Ruzicka

"St Arnaud Revisited" exhibition

In 2005, MAPgroup documented the rural community of St Arnaud, a former gold mining town in north-western Victoria. The photographs from this visit were exhibited locally and donated back to the town to keep as a visual archive. A decade later, in 2015, MAPgroup returned to see what had changed, and spent several days photographing in the region.

MAPgroup is excited to announce that this new body of work will be exhibited at the Community Meeting Room and Perry Room of the
St Arnaud Shire Offices, with the opening on Saturday 3 February at 1.30pm. All welcome.

Outside of the official opening, the exhibition can be viewed over the weekend from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 3 February and 10am – 3pm on Sunday 4 February.

 © Tobias Titz

© Tobias Titz

"Behind the wheel" book

The work of several MAPgroup photographers is featured in Behind the Wheel, a new book by The Worldwide Publishing Empire. Behind the Wheel takes you on a road journey like no other, with over 200 brilliant images in one glorious book. The photographs are complemented by four essays on life on the Australian road by four highly respected writers. All the iconic Australian roadside scenery is assembled in this one captivating book that winds through Australia’s cities and suburbs, rural towns and remote outback with photographs that are beautiful, bold, breathtaking, and sometimes bizarre. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Behind the Wheel is available in good bookstores or direct from the publisher for $39.95.



"Beyond Borders" exhibition extended

We're excited to announce that the exhibition of the second installment of our project, Beyond Borders, has been extended due to a positive response. Beyond Borders is at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka in Ballarat until 28 November, open daily, 10am - 5pm.

Also, a reminder that the original installment of Beyond Borders is currently showing at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum until 8 October: http://ach.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Whats_On/Beyond_Borders

Two exhibitions - and two lots of personal and eye opening stories that provide insight into the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers.

 © Jim McFarlane

© Jim McFarlane

"Beyond Borders" exhibition at M.A.D.E during BIFB

We are excited to announce the second installment of our ongoing project, Beyond Borders, which documents the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, through photographs and multimedia. We continue to explore these issues because they are still so timely - but all the stories are brand new.

Beyond Borders will again be exhibited at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, with the opening on Saturday 19 August, 2-5pm. All welcome- we hope to see you there.

For more information: https://ballaratfoto.org/events/mapgroup/

Exhibition, Nicole Marie

Back and Forth, Come and Go is an exhibition by MAPgroup photographer Nicole Marie, created in the year following her sea change relocation to Geelong. A new space was born out of her daily rail commute between Geelong and Melbourne.
The series provides glimpses into a liminal space where we are not one place or another; we are halfway between, with no need to be anywhere else. It is a captured meditation on how people choose to navigate a gateway between places, where time transitions and slows.

Venue: Little Creatures Canteen Gallery
221 Swanston Street, Geelong, Victoria
Exhibition duration: 24 July – 20 August 2017