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Exhibitions Held

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60 Views of 

Melbourne

Gerry Angelos, Harry Baker, Celeste de Clario Davis, EFP, Chip Elliott, Jacqui Elizabeth, Gil Gilmour, Gavin la Grange, Milly Haig, Derek Nguyen, Jesse Pretorius, Scott Ransley, Andrew Tan, Luke Tipping,, Santina Velo, Archie Vova, Ricardo Yamamoto, Frank Yuwono with prints by Cakeface & John Gollings from the gallery's stock room. 

 

From the streets to the people, the buildings, the landscape, even the details – in this exhibition by 19 local Melbourne artists, each photographer brings their take on this great city.

This exhibition was made possible with the assistance of 

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Traveling the Portillo Way: Rail Stories 1869-2023
Scott Gould, Jonny Tanoto and photographs from the stockroom. 

 

Main Gallery:

Digital reproductions of four of the Golden Spike glass plates, Trainspotters images of the 4500 and Castle Class locomotives, 1930-1950s, Images from the Dienst Van Economishche Zaken (Netherlands) 1942-1947. Contemporary images of the diesel locomotives of Victoria Rail and Jonny Tango's images of Chinese fast rail stations.  

 

Director’s space:

Photographs of the Beijing subway in 2011-13 and photographs from the stock room including Churchgate Station by Salgado. 

This exhibition was made possible with the assistance of 

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Echoes of
A perfect Moment
in 
Cincinnati 
Brian Sergio/
Arthur Tress/garrie maguire

 

Main Gallery:

What links these three artists more then a curator’s linking them as echoes, is that they like Mapplethorpe, is they have perspectives on masculinity, the Tress’ fantasies delving into the psyche, Sergio’s depiction of the realities of Manila through a heterosexual male gaze and maguire who allows males to present themselves to viewers consideration.

This exhibition was made possible with the assistance of 

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Curated by Zhipéng Guo

What do we do in shadows? When no one is watching, when no one is judging, when we are free to be who we are and express our true selves. Explore the little exposed fetish side, through the lens of a single historical culture, from places close and far.

Staged by Zhipéng Guo (Sir Z), from artists he admires.

Artists
Main Gallery: Zee, Tong Se Fang, SIR, Studio Dee and BuWay Kang.
Director’s space: Domasan and Zhipéng Guo

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Is it you or me? 

a Portrait Show

15 September  - 22 October 2023

Just who is a portrait about, the sitter or the shooter?

Sionainne Costello, Sameed Khan  &  Steven Xiao

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Impressing God
of Buildings for Worship

 21 July - 27 August 2023 

 

Religion provides people with a sense of purpose, moral guidance, and a framework for understanding the world. It allows like-minded individuals to foster a shared identity and a sense of belonging, to gather as a community. Every community needs a space. As each of the worlds great religions developed they created their own design language to instill in their followers an understanding of their Gods.


George Washington Wilson, Prajwal Bhattarai, 
Said Elmobasher, Võ Duy Kim
and garrie maguire in the Director's Space

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Sheet Film 

An overview of work made in Victoria

26 May  - 2 July 2023

A survey of photographers working in Victoria making work on sheet film. This is an exhibition to inspire, to show the public that photography can a considered, precise and beautiful. 

Zo Damage, David Patterson, Hody Hong, Ali Choudhry, Andrew Green, Mark Darragh, Ellie Young, Lachan Fysh, Mat Hughes,
Kurt Baldonado, Avner Ben-Arieh, Kevin Xue, Shea Kirk, 
Keria Hudson, Charles Li, garrie maguire and Stuart Murdoch 

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From Dags to Digital 
a history of commercial photographic processes

 30 March - 7 May 2023 

 

We invite you to step into a world where art and technology meet, where creativity and precision merge into a dazzling display of photographic craftsmanship. This exhibition showcases the beauty of commercial photographic print processes that became commercial, from the early days of daguerreotype to the cutting-edge techniques of digital printing.

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Men/Still/Shooting 
Scott Davis, Travis De Jonk, Eureka O'Hanlon,
Bentron Parry, Rod Spark & Ross Spirou

25 January - 12 March 2023

 

A brief survey of middle-aged gay men, photographing male friends and acquaintances. Each is working within this newish photographic trope, and making it fresh. The rise of the gay liberation movement and photography as collectable art is parallel. The naked male still has the ability to make people feel uncomfortable, as the reality of the penis is disappointing compared to the phallus and its role in perpetuating patriarchal structures. By displaying these images we are conducting a reality check on masculine dominance.

This exhibition is part of the Midsumma Festival

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XMAS STOCK SALON 
A new place for xmas gifts

9  - 18 December 2022

 

For the end of our first year we are gathering some of the many interesting photographs we have collected and exhibiting them for sale. This is a salon hang so when a photograph is purchased it will be taken down for the new owner and replaced with another interesting image. 

TALAMITAM INTIMACY

//Dansk Santos // Raul Policarpio
// Zairene Yeoh  // Miguel de Quiros

29 September - 24 November 2022

Four photographers who make work that looks at aspects of talamitam/intimacy. Each approach and style being unique to their vision. They express the longing for intimacy, and that of self, the photographer's significant others and one's own child. The gallery is very proud to show these artists for the first time. Two make their homes in Melbourne two are based in the Philippines. 

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a Flower Blossoms
for its Own Pleasure

Matthew Schiavello, Victoria Bilogan, 
Minh Khoa Tran (Olly) & Danny Tasmakis

28 July  - 15 September 2022

 

A survey of photography of flowers in Victoria, featuring artists who are reinterpreting this genre of photography. Each brings personality and pushes the subject to find build on the traditions of this emotive subject.

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Il Grande Giro
グランドツアー
The Grand Tour
C19th Tourist Photographs of Italy & Japan

19 May  - 14 July 2022

 

Photographs from Albums from the 1870-1890s for tourists on the Grand Tour to Italy and the exotic tour, Japan.

Works by Kimbei, Sommer and Beato

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This Thing; Photography
A Cultural History of the Medium

10 March - 1 May 2022

 

A overview of the history and cultural impact of photography according to the director of XYZ  Photo Gallery. Works on display include photographs by Salgado, Fenton, Weegee, Nadar, Warhol and
Cartier-Bresson.

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Looking For Adam

23 January to 13 February 2022

Ayman Kaake, David Charles Collins, David Lindesay and Ali Choudhry present new photographs reflective of their lived and viewed reflections on masculinity. 
image by Ali Choudhy.

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