MAPgroup is pleased to welcome new member, Cathy Ronalds. Cathy is a documentary and portrait photographer based in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. She is motivated to produce portrait-based storytelling images that convey a sense of relationship and intimacy with her subjects. Currently, Cathy is engaged in a long-term portrait series about women. Weddings, families and commercial portrait work form the bulk of her client work. In particular, Cathy enjoys working on special projects with creative clients. She also contributes stock work to Offset and sells art prints through Superfine Prints. Cathy was recently awarded: Top 20, Documentary/Photojournalism category, Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer Awards 2018 run by Capture Magazine; Finalist, Portrait category, Australian Photography Awards 2017; Highly Commended, Australian Pro Photographer of the Year 2018; and an Honourable Mention in the International Documentary Family Awards 2017. To view Cathy's work, visit the below links:
MAPgroup is excited to announce a new image partnership with the Australian Conservation Foundation which will see MAPgroup bringing nature to life on the pages of the ACF's publications.
To start with, the ACF recently featured the work of MAPgroup photographers in their magazine Habitat.
This partnership grew out of our previous book collaboration, Heartland- celebrating 50 years of the Australian Conservation Foundation. You can find out more about the book here: www.readings.com.au
MAPgroup photographer Helga Leunig will be running a workshop called Finding the beauty in the everyday through photography with Penelope Hunt on Sunday 28 October. This workshop is designed to help participants discover their own visual language by learning to open and trust their unique intuitive vision.
The workshop will be held in St Heliers Street Gallery, located in the historic
and vibrant Abbotsford Convent, where Helga and Penelope are artists
in residence, and will coincide with their current exhibition.
For bookings: https://abbotsfordconvent.com.au
MAPgroup photographer Helga Leunig's exhibition Three Weeks in Havana will open at Abbotsford Convent on Friday 12 October from 6-8pm and the exhibition will run until 18 November. For more information: https://abbotsfordconvent.com.au
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.