MAPgroup is pleased to be showing photos from our Beyond Borders project at a charity ball organised by EmpowerMEnt with 100% of the profits going to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC). The ball is on Friday 31 August 2018 and tickets need to be booked by 26 August.
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Margie McClelland for recently receiving a Highly Commended in two sections of Capture Magazine's Emerging Photographer Awards - travel and sport.
A selection of Melbourne based street photography by MAPgroup photographer Brent Lukey is currently being exhibited at Earthly Pleasures in Belgrave, Victoria, until 31 May. All prints are for sale at bargain prices.
For more info: www.earthlypleasures.com
© Brent Lukey
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Jenny Hodge, whose short film, John's Story has been selected to screen as part of the VMC Film Festival at ACMI on 24 May for cultural diversity week.
Jenny made this film as part of our ongoing Beyond Borders project, which documents the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers.
For bookings: http://www.cvent.com
In this interview in Milkbar Mag, MAPgroup photographer Tobias Titz talks about his unique, collaborative approach to portraiture using Polaroid film: www.milkbarmag.com
Tobias' exhibition, which showcases 20 years of his portraits, is currently showing at The Fox Darkroom and Gallery until this Sunday 8 April:
In association with the Commonwealth Games, MAPgroup photographer Margie McClelland will be exhibiting her photographs alongside artwork by her husband Chris, at Night Quarter at Helensvale on the Gold Coast, as part of an Outback themed-event. The work can be viewed during 13 - 14 April, from 12-9pm.
For more information: http://nightquarter.com.au
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
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
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
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
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.
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Nicole Marie who has won the Canon Light Awards. Nicole competed against nearly 1000 photographers and took up the daunting challenge of shooting briefs without prior knowledge or planning. Her evocative photographs can be viewed here: https://www.canon.com.au/lightawards/grand-final
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Cathy Ronalds for being a finalist in the portrait category of the Australian Photography Awards for her image, The Chicken Whisperer.
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Margie McClelland whose photo was recently short listed in the documentary section of the 2017 Australian Photographic Awards.
Congratulations to MAPgroup photographer Nicole Marie for being the Victorian finalist in the Environmental Portraiture section of the Canon Light Awards. Nicole's portrait will compete in the National Award section in November. We wish her luck.
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.
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.
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/