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Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Director, and Natasha Bowness, Chair, MGA Committee of Management, warmly invite you to the opening of:

Antipodean emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand

from 2-4pm on Saturday 10 March

Curators in conversation: Join Stella Loftus-Hills, Curator, MGA, and Geoffrey Batchen, Independent Curator and Photographic Historian, NZ, in conversation to launch MGA's landmark exhibition.

And hear from Simon Rees, Director, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth, NZ) about the partnership between MGA and Govett-Brewster that has made this exhibition possible.

Refreshments provided by our Program Partners: Chain of Ponds Wines and Bright Brewery.

Accommodation for our guests from New Zealand is supported by our Program Partner Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

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Cameras not required | MGA's Cameraless Photography Symposium

Take a deep dive into cameraless photographic practices in this full day symposium at MGA.
10am-4pm Sunday 11 March

Featuring a keynote by Geoffrey Batchen plus inspiring and challenging panel discussions exploring both the performative aspects of cameraless photography and the return to analogue in the digital age. Our speakers include Danica Chappell, Lucinda Eva-May, Harry Nankin, Susan Purdy, Justine Varga and Amanda Williams.

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About the exhibition:

Antipodean emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand

10 March 2018 to 27 May 2018

MGA’s landmark exhibition Antipodean emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand showcases over 80 cameraless photographs and brings together Australian and New Zealand artists who push boundaries through experimentation, unearthing the elemental properties of photographic practice.

Many of the works have never been exhibited in Australia, and their inclusion has been made possible through a partnership between MGA and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand. In 2016 Govett-Brewster Art Gallery explored the international history of cameraless photography through their exhibition Emanations: the art of the cameraless photograph. Using this exhibition as a springboard, MGA continues this conversation. Beginning in the 1930s when avant-garde styles were affecting visual culture generally, this exhibition highlights the lasting impact of these traditions on photographic practice. Putting the spotlight on Australian and New Zealand artists, MGA’s exhibition explores experimentation and innovation with works by 20th-century luminaries such as Max Dupain and Len Lye, as well as contemporary artists such as Danica Chappell, Gavin Hipkins, Anne Noble and Justine Varga.

Curated by Stella Loftus-Hills. Presented by MGA in association with Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand.


Govett-Brewster Gallery and Len Lye Centre logo

IMAGE:
Len LYE
Georgia O'Keeffe 1947
gelatin silver print 42.9 x 35.9 cm
Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery



Please note: you may be photographed in the audience whilst you are attending this program. Please seek out a staff member if you do not wish to be photographed. Images may be used for the promotion of the event, future events, and MGA activities.

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