Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vivid: National Photography Festival

Vivid: National Photography Festival will be held for the first time in Canberra from 11 July to 12 October 2008. It will be Australia’s largest photography festival, and it's right on our door step.
Fifty venues are collaborating to present more than 100 exhibitions – on both contemporary and historical themes – celebrating the role of photography in Australian life and history.

Pierre Cardin Fashion Parade at Canberra Theatre Centre, 1967 NAA: A1500, K17370.Exhibition: “Strike a Pose … with Lee Lin Chin” at the National Archives of Australia.
Melita Dahl R_Scan, 2006 Courtesy of Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney. Exhibition: “Parade: manufacturing selves in photography” at The Australian National University School of Art

At the core of Vivid are simultaneous photographic exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia, National Archives of Australia, National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia, Australian War Memorial, National Film and Sound Archive, Australian National University, Canberra Museum and Gallery and Old Parliament House.
Andreas Smetana Fuji ACMP Collection 10 Exhibition: “The Fuji ACMP Australian Photographer’s Collection” at The Showcase Gallery
Doug Spowart Untitled Exhibition: “Pinhole - Australia” Parliament House

As well as a vast range of exhibitions, there will be an international conference, dramatic projections of photographs on to landmark buildings, a trade show, master classes, seminars, talks and tours and a range of events for photographers, photographic historians and everyone with an interest in, or love of, photography.

Joan Crawford in Dancing Lady, 1933. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, USA. Taussig Collection, NFSA 748083. Exhibition: “Shooting Stars: Women from the Taussig Collection”National Film and Sound Archive
Eve Conroy Brayshaw’s hut Exhibition: “Mountain Huts by Night” Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

It's all happening right here and it starts tomorrow and is on until 20th October.
For a full run down of all 100+ exhibitions visit the Vivid webpage

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've seen the Icon and Archive at the AWM already. A lovely exhibit.
I will have to check out some of the others :)