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Exhibition Highlights-Faces Of Melbourne / Faces Of Osaka

Posted by Social Media on 14/09/2018 5:31:00 PM

 This week saw the special opening of the Faces Of Melbourne Faces of Osaka student, photography exhibition in Osaka and in Melbourne. The exhibition features 20 photographs by PSC students and 20 photographs by students of Shasen (the Japan Institute of Photography and Film) in Osaka, making a total of 40 photographs to celebrate the 40 year alliance of the two sister cities!

FACES OF MELB- OSAKA

PSC has been very proud to have taken part in this exhibition and we wish to congratulate the Shasen and PSC students on their wonderful photography.  The Melbourne opening at the 'Library at the Dock’ in Docklands was a testimony to the special relationship we have with Shasen, the City of Osaka and the City of Melbourne.

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Faces of Osaka + Faces of Melbourne -a photographic exhibition

Posted by Social Media on 31/08/2018 5:43:00 PM
‘City of Melbourne + City of Osaka, 40 year Sister City celebration photography exhibition opening on 12 September at the Docklands Library Gallery.  All welcome’.

This exhibition is the outcome of an International multi-faceted joint venture between Melbourne City Council and the Osaka City Government and between the two photography colleges, PSC in Melbourne and Shasen (The Japan Institute of Photography and Film) in Osaka. It will run at the Melbourne Docklands City Library Gallery from September 12 until October 4, 2018.

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PSC Student Awards Showcase Now Showing at Our Southgate Gallery.

Posted by Social Media on 24/07/2018 5:48:52 PM

PSC celebrates another outstanding year of student success at The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Victorian Awards 2018.


Each year our final year students from the Bachelor Degree and the part time Advanced Diploma take part in the professional photography, industry awards.The work is submitted as matted prints and are judged anonymously. There are 5 experienced judges that hold a Masters Of Photography status from the AIPP or higher. Each image is submitted into a specific category such as Portrait, Landscape, Illustrative, Commercial, Documentary, Family to name a few. Each category has a specific set of rules and regulations.

Being a print award, the printing is as important as the image itself, fortunately we have Peter Hadzipavlis our resident print master at the Print Shop@PSC who printed the majority of the awards. Having his expertise is not only an education for the students but a valued and important collaboration between the artist and the printer, which will prove invaluable to all the students moving forward.

An example of some of the judging criteria is 'image impact', 'creativity & style', 'composition', 'technical excellence', 'lighting', 'photographic excellence', 'story telling' and more  The 5 judges give a score out of 100 and each of the scores are then averaged to a final score. The awarded score range starts from 80, an 80-84 is a silver award, 85-89 a silver with distinction, 90-94 a gold award (these are far and few between) and a 96-100 is a grand Gold with Distinction, a rarity!

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TSUKA' - curated by PSC’s Dr.Kristian Haggblom at the Centre for Contemporary Photography

Posted by Social Media on 20/06/2018 4:50:32 PM
 
Tsuka: An Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Photography 
Curator: Dr. Kristian Häggblom
Gallery: Centre for Contemporary Photography
Dates: June 8th - July 15th
 
Out the back of Ueno Park and beside the pond, one can find a stone monolith, a ‘tsuka’ for sewing needles. The monument was donated and erected by local seamstresses’ to commemorate sewing needles they have worn out and hence discarded. ‘Tsuka’ is an ancient and complex Japanese term that has several meanings. Its simplest and most commonly used makes reference to a mound or hill, a pile of dirt. This mound of heaped earth is not a natural formation, but rather created through human intervention. These physical pilings are usually associated with burial and entombment, for the purposes of worship and/or mourning. Another more complex layer to this term refers to the mound as an ‘atonement tombstone’ for animals or objects that humans have thrown away or treated harshly often for their own purposes. These ‘tsuka’ sites scatter the landscape of Japan and act as physical totems and metaphoric signifiers for empathy, alleviation and possible subsequent atonement. ‘Tsuka’ therefore act as a milestone between ‘this world’ and ‘the after world’ a physical space to project invisible human aspirations, hopes and guilt. 
Tsuka is an exhibition of contemporary Japanese photography and a selection of associated photobooks. The project uses these ‘tsuka’ monuments as the starting point for visual suka  is an exhibition of contemporary Japanese photography and a selection of associated photobooks  investigations by a selection of artists that work with still and moving photography and the photobook. The artists in this project make both literal and lateral responses to the notion of ‘tsuka’, ultimately addressing the question: is the act of taking, making and exhibiting photographs, a form of ‘tsuka’ in its own right?
 
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Sam Forsyth-Gray's First Solo Exhibition in Perth.

Posted by Vicki Bell on 31/05/2018 8:45:00 AM

Exciting times for PSC 2017 graduate Sam Forsyth-Gray with the opening of his first solo exhibition at the Perth Centre for Photography on the 31st May 2018. The exhibition titled 'On the Sea Stands a Rock'evolved from Sam's final year folio while undertaking his Bachelor of Photography degree.

Sam says of his work "My own photographs respond to found imagery, running throughout the series, creating a varied and experimental flow of works that seek to address and define my interpretation of the photographic object. Unravelling stories from these collections has allowed me to not only explore my own family history, but to look at ideas of lost memory and the lack of identity that comes with these abandoned family albums."

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