Over the years the photographic community has come together willingly and generously to provide support for one of its own. It’s been a feature of our galleries to organise and host Benefit exhibitions and MAGNET is about to take over the mantle and wear it with pride.
MAGNET will host a benefit exhibition on behalf of an old friend and lifetime photographer, Skip Watkins, to help with the significant medical costs he is facing. Many prominent photographers are donating special photographs of famous people they have photographed over many years. These photographs will be for sale at very reasonable prices and all money will be donated.
OPENING Fri, Jun 17th 2016, 6:30pm
Mongolia’s rapid social change captured through the lenses of its first generation of indigenous documentary photographers.
In partnership with MAGNET, the Communication, Politics and Culture Centre (RMIT University) presents Mongolian Lens 1: a selection of works by Mongolian documentary photographers capturing intimate views of this extraordinary nation under the pressure of rapid economic development and encroaching globalisation.
OPENING Thu, Jul 7th 2016, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
A biography of Sir Charles Snodgrass Ryan. He was a Melbourne surgeon who worked for the Ottoman Empire during the Russo-Turkish War. As Chief Medical Officer Ryan was the oldest man at Gallipoli, where he took quantities of candid photographs. These included several taken illegally during a nine-hour truce. He repaired Ned Kelly after the Siege of Glenrowan. He cut quite a figure in “Marvellous Melbourne” of the 1880s and 90s.