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PSC Makes Virtual the Reality – in the face of COVID-19 Lockdown

Posted by Social Media on 01/04/2020 12:57:37 PM

Photography Studies College Melbourne (PSC) is adapting to the rapidly changing educational landscape by introducing new ways of creating an engaging live face-to-face learning experience for students off-campus.

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Teaching and Learning at PSC During the Pandemic

Posted by Social Media on 20/03/2020 5:00:00 PM

PSC continues to provide its teaching and learning to students on campus, consistent with the Australian and Victorian Government decision to keep schools and universities open. That position is based on the unanimous advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, made up of federal and state medical and health officers. 

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NGV Melbourne Design Week: PSC's Tutor Sarina Lirosi Reinterprets Iconic Italian Design In An Upcoming Exhibition

Posted by Social Media on 05/03/2020 4:30:00 PM

Parallel Visions: Contemporary Interpretations of Italian Design through Art and Virtual Reality is an upcoming exhibition by PSC's Bachelor of Photography First Year Convenor Sarina Lirosi. This show is part of NGV Melbourne Design Week 2020. She will exhibit with three other Australian-Italian artists to showcase art and ideas through photography, painting and installation as well as virtual reality. Inspired by one of Italy's innovative modern designers, Alessandro Mendini, and his ethos of combining high-brow art with kitsch culture, she presents 40 images of objects from her own home.

Read about how she created her latest body of work, why she chose Italian designer Mendini who produced work for Cartier, Hermès and Alessi, and how being part of Melbourne's local art scene rubs off on her students at PSC

The opening of Parallel Visions: Contemporary Interpretations of Italian Design Week through Art and Virtual Reality is on Thursday 12  March from 6:30pm to 8pm at CO.AS.IT, 199 Faraday St, Carlton. It runs till
25 April.

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The Brownbill Effect On How Photographers Can Build Human Connections In A Virtual World

Posted by Social Media on 02/03/2020 5:00:00 PM

In this digital age authentic connections are one of the key components to getting jobs and making a name for yourself. Established photographers and brands want to work with people they know, like and trust. This is where Sally Brownbill, founder of 'The Brownbill Effect', comes in. She helps young creatives connect with the industry, and launch their careers. 

We caught up with Sally the night before she was to judge Capture Magazine's Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2020 Awards. Read about her top tips on how to grow your network, and improve your face-to-face connections, as well as, how she became such an influential figure and her strong bond with PSC's students and graduates. 

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Giving Graffiti A Second Artistic Life And Finding The Beauty In Its Natural Decay

Posted by Social Media on 27/02/2020 5:45:00 PM

Returning student Stavros Messinis, who's joinig our MA of Photography 2020 progam, has published his latest photobook 'Rebirth'. Inspired by Abstract Expressionism, it features photographs of graffiti weathered over time, which he has shot in Melbourne, Europe and China.

Read about why Stavros is drawn to a decaying and ephemeral world, and how he breathes new life into artwork whilst still evoking an emotional response from audiences. 

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Creating New DNA To Connect To Female Victims of Sexual Violence from The Past and Present Via Photography - MA Student Anjella Roessler Explains Her Work

Posted by Social Media on 22/02/2020 5:00:00 PM

Anjella Roessler is a photographer and mixed media artist who has worked in advertising, studio and wedding photography. She is also a current PSC Master of Arts - Photography student. Her research project 'Without Consent' is a sensitive and personal look at women who have been victims of sexual violence from the past and present. Her work involves creating a lumen print (using sunlight and darkroom paper) from plant specimens she extracts from the sites of importance to their stories.

Read about the ritualistic process behind Anjella's work, how she connects with victims of violence through the new DNA she creates from the plants, which she names after the women included in her series. 

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'Go For It, Don't Second Guess Yourself And Follow Your Dreams' Says Bachelor Of Photography Student (And Proud Country Girl) Keoni Simon

Posted by Social Media on 19/02/2020 5:00:00 PM

Hailing from the Mornington Peninsula and at just 23 years old, PSC's second year Bachelor of Photography student Keoni Simon, has done a lot. Straight out of high school, she started a double degree in food and nutrition, and commerce. However she soon left to work in retail where she worked her way up to manager. But the excitement of her new role didn't last and she just couldn't bear to go into work anymore. Now she's starting a new journey by turning her childhood passion for photography into a career.  

Read about what pushed Keoni to finally pursue her life's purpose, why she was second guessing herself when making the BIG decision to return to tertiary education, and how her wedding photography business one the side is taking off.

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Info Night for Part Time Evening Courses

Posted by Social Media on 19/02/2020 2:16:07 PM

Our final part time evening courses are starting on 4 March. 

Come to our Info Night Wednesday 26 February 5.30pm-7pm and learn more.

Register now

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'Small Mercies' Bushfire Fundraiser With Work Donated By PSC's Tutors, Graduates And Mentors

Posted by Social Media on 18/02/2020 5:15:18 PM

Over 80 artists are donating their artwork to support the victims of Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis at the art fundraiser 'Small Mercies' from 20-23 February 2020. PSC's Master Of Arts - Photography Course Convenor Dr. Kristian Häggblom, Graduates Darren Tanny Tan and Nathan Larkin, and MA Mentors Siri Hayes and Jessie Boylan are contributing work.

The upcoming art fundraiser 'Small Mercies' will support the victims of Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis – it opens this Thursday 20 February at 6pm.

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Bushfire Art Fundraiser: Over 80 Artists Donate Work Including PSC's Tutors, Graduates And Mentors

Posted by Social Media on 17/02/2020 6:31:03 PM

Over 80 artists are donating their artwork to support the victims of Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis at the art fundraiser 'Small Mercies' from 20-23 February 2020. PSC's Master Of Arts - Photography Course Convenor Dr. Kristian Häggblom, Graduates Darren Tanny Tan and Nathan Larkin, and MA Mentors Siri Hayes and Jessie Boylan are contributing work. All of them briefly share their stories on how the fires affected their friends and family, why it's important for the local arts community to come together as a collective to galvanise action to aid the recovery process, and how an art fundraiser like this can be cathartic for the artists and public.

The huge task of Coordinating the exhibition has been undertaken by artists Tara Gilbee and is supported by Creative Spaces, which is a program of Creative City at the City of Melbourne.

'Small Mercies' opens this Thursday 20 February at 6pm in West Melbourne.

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