REVIEW // WORLD PHOTOBOOK DAY

On World Photobook Day QCP members were treated to a private viewing of Doug Spowart and Vicky Cooper’s extensive photobook collection. The selection of titles available to look through were diverse, from simple zines to books, both complex in concept and design, to world renowned and rare books such as Eugene Smiths ‘The Big Book’ and John Cage and William Gedney’s collaboration ‘Iris Garden’. The event offered a rare opportunity [...]

INTERVIEW // CAMILLA BIRKELAND

Lynette Letic interviews Camilla Birkeland, photographic artist and QCP’s newly appointed Director in regards to her work and the year ahead for QCP. What is your background in photography and what led you to pursue a career in the arts? My mother (Ingela Birkeland) is a textile artist and my older sister (Annika Borg) is an installation/conceptual artist, so I grew up surrounded by art, books and going to exhibitions. [...]

BRISBANE GALLERIES AND ARI'S

In celebration of Brisbane’s vibrant arts scene, we have collated a list of various galleries, ARI’s and alternative exhibition spaces in Brisbane. They range from larger galleries and institutions, contemporary exhibition spaces and commercial galleries, to artist run spaces, studios and cafes. Take note, not all the local Artist Run Initiatives have a permanent exhibition space, however are open to collaboration with artists and performers. Artists can contact an ARI [...]

INTERVIEW // INGVAR KENNE

Working between Australia and the US, Ingvar Kenne practice delves into the fields of portraiture, in which he has been working in for over a decade. Whilst continuing work on his ongoing projects, book releases and shows, Ingvar dedicates his time to The Pool Collective. Founded by Sean Izzard and Simon Harsent, Pool is a group of photographers housing the creative talents of Danny Eastwood, Simon Harsent, Christopher Ireland, Sean [...]

INTERVIEW // RAEWYN GILKES AND CHRISTINE MCFETRIDGE

I Miss My Crew is a conversation about connection and connectedness between photographers Raewyn Gilkes and Christine McFetridge. Technology has become an essential part of modern day communication in the 21st century. Using Instagram as the primary platform for the exchange, the artists consider the ways social media might be used to conduct a research based project, while at the same time inviting the other to be a part of [...]

REVIEW // FRED HUENING "ONE CIRCLE"

Born in Northern Germany and currently based in Berlin, Fred Huening is a prominent figure in contemporary photographic practice today. Since graduating from Ostkreuz School for Photography in 2007, he has published a trilogy of photobooks entitled einer, zwei and drei, and in 2013, released a book that compiles all three editions into one. Published by Peperoni Books in Berlin, One Circle brings together intimate experiences of love, loss, beauty [...]

QCP CLOSES BRISBANE AND LOOKS TO LA

The Queensland Centre of Photography announces the closure of its Brisbane exhibition venue and its intention to open a new space in Los Angeles USA. A general meeting of the QCP on 17 April decided unanimously to close its Brisbane exhibition venue, following the withdrawal of core funding announced last October by the state government. Since being notified of the government’s decision, QCP board and staff unsuccessfully sought new partners [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // DÉRIVE

Set in the chilly months of Central Europe, QCA Project Galleries’ latest exhibition Dérive encapsulates the travelling experience, with the diverse creative outcomes of Queensland College of Art staff and students’ three-week journey through the Czech Republic and Poland. Although diverse in nature, the works together layer and build upon the experience of the unfamiliar, using photography, film and visual artworks. The exhibition is also a part of the Queensland [...]

EXHIBITION REVIEW // NO PLACE (LIKE HOME)

Review by Jacob Warren ‘No Place Like Home’, curated by Gordon Craig, is a current photographic and digital media exhibition at the University of Queensland Art Museum. Showing the work of four international artists ‘No Place’ focusses on the constructed world, be it miniature suburbs and post-apocalyptic cities or digital renderings and photo composites. The curatorial bent to this exhibition is how images of another, constructed (read unreal?) world allow [...]

INTERVIEW // CALLUM ROSS AND HENRY ANDERSON

Callum Ross and Henry Anderson are organising a one-night only show with a group of photographers including Dan McCabe, Emma Leslie, Dave Chatfield and Felix Merry that is now being shown at Metro Arts in Brisbane’s CBD* as part of the Queensland Festival of Photography 5. Their show, A Dot on a Line, opens on Friday April 18th and it investigates the photographic process as understood by six emerging photographers. The [...]