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FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY @National Gallery of Victoria

MAR – AUG 17
NGV INTERNATIONAL & NGV AUSTRALIA

Photography is one of the most diverse and prolific areas of contemporary practice.

In a year marking the 50th anniversary of the NGV’s photography curatorial department, become immersed in a Festival of Photography featuring exhibitions by William Eggleston, Bill Henson, Patrick Pound, Ross Coulter and Zoë Croggon, before also exploring Contemporary Photography.

Free entry.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

A Search for Meaning: Learning to Look at Photography Sun 4 Jun, 2–4pm
Voluntary Guide Tours Wed, Fri & Sun, 12.30pm throughout all exhibitions
Auslan Tour Sun 9 Apr, 1pm

BILL HENSON

10 MAR – 27 AUG 17
NGV INTERNATIONAL

“In every form of art, you really want the experience of the images to transcend the medium, for the medium to disappear into the greater experience of viewing the work. So that you forget you are looking at a painting, or a photograph.”
Bill Henson

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Bill Henson In Conversation Thu 6 Apr, 6pm
Curator’s Perspective Sat 8 Apr, 11am

WILLIAM EGGLESTON
PORTRAITS

17 MAR – 18 JUN
NGV INTERNATIONAL

“I had this notion of what I called a democratic way of looking around, that nothing was more or less important.”
William Eggleston

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

International Guest Curator’s Tour Sat 18 Mar, 11am

PATRICK POUND
THE GREAT EXHIBITION

31 MAR – 30 JUL
NGV AUSTRALIA

“To collect is to gather your thoughts through things.”
Patrick Pound

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition Book Launch Sat 18 Mar, 1pm
Patrick Pound In Conversation Sat 1 Apr, 2pm
Voluntary Guide Tours Wed & Sun, 12.30pm throughout the exhibition

ROSS COULTER
AUDIENCE

17 MAR – 16 JUL
NGV INTERNATIONAL

“[Audience is] a series of photographs of people gathered in an empty gallery, in which there is no art, imagining a performance that doesn’t exist.”
Ross Coulter

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Audience Book Preview with Ross Coulter Sat 18 Mar, 12pm
Melbourne’s Art Spaces: Walking Tour with Ross Coulter Sun 23 Apr, 10am
Curator’s Perspective Wed 3 May, 2pm
Artist Talk Sun 9 Jul, 11am

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ZOË CROGGON
TENEBRAE

17 MAR – 30 JUL
NGV INTERNATIONAL

“It’s about body as a communication device, or body as this form that is sometimes unrecognisable, or that can make a really exquisite shape.”
Zoë Croggon

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Zoë Croggon In Conversation Sat 18 Mar, 12.30pm
Curator’s Perspective Wed 3 May, 2.30pm
Artist Talk Sun 9 Jul, 11.30am

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

17 MAR – JUN
NGV INTERNATIONAL

As part of the NGV Festival of Photography, explore two galleries dedicated to new acquisitions by international and Australian emerging and established artists. Works actively collected by the NGV in recent years include some of the most challenging and exciting photographers working today, such as Elad Lassry, Sophie Calle, Paola Pivi, Pieter Hugo, Danny Singer, Ceal Floyer, Lucia Koch, David Rosetzky, Polly Borland, Adam Fuss and Thomas Demand.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Film Screening: Blow Up Sun 2 Apr, 2pm

Sources: National Gallery of Victoria

updated: March 7, 2017

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