LA FOCUS // LYNETTE LETIC

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? I think the interest stemmed from my upbringing. My mother was always a keen photographer, and took my family to many art [...]

INTERVIEW // KATHERINE GRIFFITHS

Katherine Griffiths is an emerging artist based in Canberra. Motivated by dreams, the surreal and the uncanny, personal experiences and observations of today’s society, Katherine plays with both still and moving image to construct  narratives that delve into topics of identity, self-concept and emotional understanding. Often taking on a performative role in her work, she combines dramatic lighting and staging to create highly dynamic and engaging self-portraits. In 2010, Katherine [...]

LA FOCUS // KIM DEMUTH

QCP is taking the works of twelve Australian photo-media artists to Photo LA (15 – 18 January 2015) and Photo Contemporary (1 – 3 May 2015). This series of focus interviews gives an insight into the selected artists. How did you first become interested in art and photography? I know I was quite young, but I can’t remember exactly where or when I first opened a book and saw Goya’s [...]

INTERVIEW // HEIDI ROMANO

Heidi Romano is a very talented and very busy lady. She is a curator, fine art photographer, founder and curator of Unless you will – a bi-monthly online journal for photography – as well as the founder of the upcoming Photobook Melbourne in 2015. Lynette chats to Heidi about Unless you will, Photobook Melbourne and books. To date, you have published 30 issues of Unless you will over the last few [...]

INTERVIEW // CHRIS DAVIES

Based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, the American Aperture Awards (AX3) competition is a relative newcomer to the growing number of international photography competitions. Launched by Fabrik Media in 2013, the competition attracted 1,100 entries from 63 countries, with 48 finalists chosen by a stellar judging panel consisting of Graham Howe (Curator, Photo-Historian and CEO of Curatorial Assistance); Will Michels (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston); Maurice Ortega (founding member and [...]

INTERVIEW // IOANA CIRLIG AND MARIN RAICA

Ioana Cîrlig and Marin Raica are the very best kind of storytellers. The pair met in Bucharest as photojournalists for newspapers after studying film and photography respectively, but left to pursue their own projects. Cue Post Industrial Stories. A collaborative documentary project, Ioana and Marin spend months at a time living in areas of monoindustrial Romania recording the effects of communism and industrialistion on the communities and local landscape. The [...]

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 [...]