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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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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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Changing Course And Shifting Careers: "Why I Wasted No Time Starting A Photography Degree."

Posted by Social Media on 14/02/2020 4:30:00 PM

Instead of sticking it out in a field he no longer felt passionate about, PSC's Bachelor of Photography student, Erhan Tirli, didn't waste any time starting his degree. After a double degree in psychology and eight months working as a social worker, Erhan realised his career was way off track. This was the catalyst for making big life changes. Read about how he's finally turning his passion for photography, which started as a child, into his future profession.

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Korean Story: Graduate Jordan Madge Launches New PhotoBook 'Banana Spider Bite' Tomorrow Night

Posted by Social Media on 13/02/2020 4:30:00 PM

PSC's Bachelor of Photography graduate Jordan Madge's latest photobook documents his partner Whitney over a span of one year during their stay in Korea. It depicts a deep mutual dependence in an isolating environment

Jordan talks about his book's underlying themes of feeling like an outsider in a foreign country, its enigmatic title 'Banana Spider Bite,' and what it was like having his partner as the subject of his new body of work. 

Published by Bad News Books, it will be launched tomorrow 14 February at Perimeter Books in Thornbury from 6-8pm. 

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"I Thought I Could Teach Myself Photography After High SchooL But I Was Wrong!"

Posted by Social Media on 10/02/2020 5:00:00 PM

"After travelling and growing up as a person, I’m ready to do a degree in photography." Jess Hall loved photography, but thought she could go it alone after high school and teach herself. After travelling and realising how much she still needed to learn she enrolled in a Certificate 4 in Photography at PSC and has now signed up for our Bachelor of Photography 2020.

Read about her photography journey from a country town in England and getting support from her family to pursue her passion and studying with us.

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Creeping 'Kebab' Caravans - Masters Student Ahmad Sabra Counters Islamophobia In Australia

Posted by Social Media on 05/02/2020 4:45:00 PM

PSC student Ahmad Sabra arrived in Australia from Lebanon when he was 12-years-old. His mother is ethnically Kurdish and his father is from Syria. Growing up in Melbourne, Arab-Australian Muslim Ahmad says he's had to prove his loyalty to Australia in order to be accepted by society. His current Master of Arts – Photography research project explores Islamophobia through a multimedia exhibition that features his series 'Creeping Caravans' – topographic photographs of Kebab caravans across Melbourne's northern and western suburbs. 

Read about Ahmad's work that highlights the absurdity of claims made against Muslim Australians, why he decided to do his MA at PSC, and his current major exhibition 'Invisible Frontiers' at Broadmeadows Town-Hall. 

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