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Published May 30th 2012
If you are a lover of photography, there are some great photographic exhibitions which will certainly whet your appetite. The exhibitions span from showing photographic portraits, photographic still life through to abstraction in nature; from indoor to outdoor viewing.
Instagram has always been popular among photographers and designers, and it has recently become a talk of the town, thanks to Facebook's acquisition by paying $1 billion for its photo-sharing app. Leveraging Instagram for photographic development, Quentin Jones, a Sydney based artist, is currently showing his exhibition titled '#hashtags' at the Global Gallery. If you are a tweeter, this symbol is no stranger to you. The artist uploaded 24 of his favourite photographs to instagram using his iPhone 4, and then enhanced them by using Photoshop app and Photo editing app. It is a modern take on still life photography.
Location: 5 Comber Street, Paddington Venue: Global Gallery Opens until 3 June, 2012 Gallery hours: 11am-6pm
This exhibition surveys Jacky Redgate's creative journey from the 1980s until now. Redgate, who is one of Australia's leading photographic artists, enquires into the world of modernity through her body of works. Additionally, Redgate has explored the interplay of systems of perception and representation, opening up unlimited possibilities and interpretations. As such, she invites the viewer to question what things are and what they can be.
The National Portrait Gallery received close to 1500 entries for the Prize, and final 46 portraits were selected in the exhibition. Roderick McNicol's portrait of Jack Charles has been awarded the National Photographic Portrait Prize this year. You can view the National Photographic Prize images on the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition subsite.
The exhibition will tour several galleries in New South Wales and South Australia, and entry to all venues is free.
Scheduled exhibitions are held between 29 Jun, 2012 and 7 Apr, 2013, with specific details as follows:
Mooree Plains Gallery, NSW from June 29 to August 12;
Glass House Gallery of Port Macquarie, NSW from September 14 to November 14;
Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery, SA from December 2 to February 14, 2013;
Griffith Regional Art Gallery, NSW from March 7 to April 7, 2013.
"Sydney Elders" is another exhibition on photographic portraits, but its focus is on Indigenous elders. Elders were regarded as the leaders of tribes and clans in the old days, and they still play a vital role in making community decisions nowadays. With an aim to acknowledge their contribution to the community, this exhibition shows Mervyn Bishop's collection of 21 photographs of Indigenous elders who are living in Sydney on Eora Country.
Location: 6 College Street, Sydney
Venue: Australian Museum
Opens until 31 Jul, 2012
Museum hours are 9.30am to 5pm daily
Free after admission
Central to the City of Sydney's annual Art & About Sydney festival is the Sydney Life Photography Exhibition. Large format photographic works will be on display, with the themes and ideas revolving around artists' unique observation of Sydney. The works of 22 entrants will be selected as finalists for the exhibition.
The organization is calling for entries. If you are keen to compete for the prize, here is the opportunity. Submissions to Sydney Life are open to all Australian photographers (both professional and amateur). Online submission deadline is 5pm, Friday 29 June 2012.
Venue: the central walkway of Hyde Park North
21 September – 21 October 2012
Visits to all these exhibitions will definitely keep you busy in most weekends. Regardless of whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, check them out and enjoy the exploration into the world of creativity.