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Practices In Contemporary Photography Symposium


Fri 8 Jul 2016, 10:30am–4:30pm

Where: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 42 Queen St, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Students: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

What is the role of photography in shaping visual culture in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia? Given the widespread access to photographic technologies and the saturation of photographic images, how can curators make qualitative judgements and produce exhibitions that highlight difference? How can artists, curators and galleries respond to the new relationship between photography and digital technologies? Now that millions of people have the opportunity to record and comment on the world around them, how do artists go about telling new stories?

We’ll explore these questions and more at the Govett-Brewster symposium Practices in Contemporary Photography on 8 July 2016. Expanding on the celebration and contextualisation of photo-making embodied in the Govett-Brewster exhibition 'Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph', join curators, artists and academics from New Zealand and Australia in discussions about the changing landscape of contemporary photography.

Speakers include:
- Daniel Palmer; Associate Professor Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University, Caulfield
- Edith Amituanai; artist
- Serena Bentley; Assistant Curator Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria
- Peter Ireland; artist, independent critic
- Sandy Callister; independent curator and author.
- Geoffrey Batchen; Professor School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

Ticket includes light lunch.
Booking is essential and spaces are limited. Register in-store or online via our website.

For further information:
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Phone - +64 6 759 6060

Image: Andrew Beck 'Double Screen' 2016, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Photo Bryan James.

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