The launch of Colin Abbot's book, "WAITING UNDER SOUTHERN SKIES". A selection of highly evocative images from his personal archive of photography.
Launched by Andrew Chapman OAM
Book Launch and talk by Erfan Daliri
Opened by Shankar Kasynathan
National Refugee Campaign Manager
for Amnesty International
“What if we saw the social justice issues of climate change, economic injustice, gender inequality and violence not as isolated problems but instead as interconnected symptoms? And how is this all pointing us towards the inevitable unification of humanity?
An exciting mix of Brazilian samba and martial arts, CAPOEIRA is exhilarating fun to watch! Amazing agile movements, half-dance, half-sport – all to the irresistible beat of Samba!
“Roda” means a circle, or gathering – so come and gather at MAGNET GALLERIES this Sunday 11 August for an afternoon of music and movement performed by
CAPOEIRA COLLECTIVE MELBOURNE – and the Brazilians (who know how to party!)
Time : 1.30-4pm
Place : MAGNET GALLERIES SC G19 Wharf Street
Entry : free – a donation to the gallery will be very welcome!
Refreshments by donation too!
6:30pm - 9:30pm
@ Magnet Gallery
$5 entry fee
'Live in the Gallery' is an event that brings live performances to a gallery space.
In this edition an international Spoken Word will be the dialogue whilst two remarkable photo exhibitions are presented. A bit of live music will bring everything together.
Our special guests will be reciting poems or storytelling in their mother languages!
** I cant wait to tell you more about our guests! **
Get a lift to China, Korea, Greece, Brazil, Peru, Kenya, Italy, Australia and other countries and open up yourself to be amazed by the sonorities and emotions that will come through the Mother languages.
Join Always Uneven & Magnet Gallery to celebrate the beauty of diversity.
We are different and all the same... Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit........
> Nibbles & Refreshments will be available by donation<
Women in the Spotlight’
Always Uneven in partnership with Magnet Gallery is happy to announce the third edition of the ‘Live in the Gallery’. Once again this event will bring live performances into the gallery’s space.
This time we will be celebrating women in the Arts. Female photographers, singers, composers, dancers, actors, musicians, fashion designers will get together to share an inspiring show with the audience.
We are delighted to have Imogen Pemberton music as the main act of the night!
Imogen mesmerises audiences with her broad vocal range, soaring melodies and sophisticated guitar playing. Within her folk ballads she touches on many genres but always stays true to her own unique sound. Her pure organic tone and honesty within her lyrics displays a maturity beyond her years that reaches listeners on a personal level. Imogen will be performing alongside Cellist Oliver Downes. Together the dynamic duo present a hauntingly beautiful soundscape that both nourishes the soul and breaks the heart.
Music, poetry, dance will be the dialogue whilst the astonishing photo exhibition ‘Songs of Innocence’ - 2019 women photographers’ exhibition. Every march, Magnet Gallery organises and curates this exhibition.
This is a collective show and the theme for the 2019 exhibition is based on English poet William Blake’s highly political poem collections “Songs of Innocence and Experience” . Written in the early 19th Century, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, these poems provide a biting commentary on the essential innocence of childhood and its abuse by an industrialised society.
This theme has been interpreted by the photographers in many ways – philosophy, symbolism, abstract, documentary, polemic - to produce a varied and illuminating commentary on our times.
Susanne Silver will give us the pleasure to connect deeply with the exhibition by reciting some the Blake’s poems on the night!
Colourful Collective will be exhibiting their fashion made with waste, and show a bit of their artistic project Debris.
And..... there is more to be confirmed :)
Don’t miss it out!
Pay for the concert as you feel and as you can.
How much is art worth to you?
Keep in mind that you are coming to watch a number of projects.
In connection with our annual women photographers’ exhibition
SONGS OF INNOCENCE we present
A film and conversation evening, showing
Mother, Daughter, Sister
by Kirana Productions
a film shedding light on one of the greatest
human rights crises today; stories of Rohingya women who
survived rape during the ethnic cleansing in Burma in parallel
with ethnic Kachin women affected by state-sponsored sexual
violence in conflict areas.
Kirana is a not-for-profit production team working under
the umbrella of Burma Humanitarian Mission
to create independent human rights films for international
Thursday 21st March, 6.30pm
at MAGNET CBD, 2/60 Bourke Street
Live in the Gallery’ is back!!
In this second edition, Always Uneven in partnership with Magnet Gallery, will be putting together a Brazilian ‘Roda de Samba’ for the Melbourne community.
‘Roda de Samba’ is a samba jam session, that usually happens in bars all around Brazil.
This a special time for the sambistas, who get together to play samba and enjoy life.
**We will have special guests from the local Samba Community in Melbourne**
We are also very proud to announce that we will be exhibiting the work of the artist Gustavo Cristoofaro.
Gustavo started his journey in the art world of his native Brazil many years ago.
He enjoys exploring a range of different medias such as pen, pencils, ink, watercolours, acrylic, collage and even Lego in his art production.
It is intriguing to see how he blends different elements in his art to present an understanding of the world around him.
Pay as you feel and as you can!
There is no entry fee for this event, but a donation (to help to cover the costs for the event) will be collected at the door.
Who loves art contributes with the artists ;)
> Nibbles & Refreshments will be available by donation<
Humans are destroying nature with their destructive trail of plastic debris.
COLOURFUL COLLECTIVE presents DEBRIS - an evening of film, live music,
poetry and plastic costumes highlighting this enviromental crisis.
Rose de la Montaña guitarist
Erin Kersing and Asha Henfry flautists
Julia Calasso performance artist
Ben Hickey spoken word aficionado
visual art and set design by Colourful Collective
as part of National Sustainable Living Festival
Booking essential - pay-as-you-feel
Tickets available from Eventbrite
Pay As You Feel: you are invited to make a conscious evaluation of the ticket
price you choose to pay, taking into consideration the work involved in the
performance and your personal financial capacity to contribute.
David will talk about his reflections exhibition (our best selling show ever!) at MAGNET Docklands then explore the reflective nature of Docklands on a photowalk with him. Bring your Camera!
Tickets on sale at Eventbrite
A laneway photography exhibition to underline mental health by Stills Co-Op
To be opened by Ms Georgie Harman CEO of Beyond Blue
Opening: Tuesday 13 November 6:30pm
Location: Langs Lane (Between Bourke and Little Bourke St)
Followed by opening drinks at Magnet Galleries Melbourne
People with Cameras Creative Space is a free premier photography event for the Melbourne community.
Ensure you register today to gain your ticket to this exciting event, which is proudly sponsored by FUJIFILM Australia, THINK TANK, Mindshift Gear and Nisi Filters Australia, and supported by Melbourne's leading independent retailers and photographic communities.
One Night Only
A photographic fundraiser by NCAT students for McAuley Community Services for Women
Thurs 9 August 6:30 - 9pm
2/640 Bourke St
ENGAGING WITH ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES
Workshop by Jolleen Hicks, founder of ABORIGINAL INSIGHTS
Develop your understanding of the Aboriginal cultural world and how to build respectful relationships
Dates: Wed 9 & Thur 10 May
Place: MAGNET@Docklands (MAGNET GALLERIES)
level 1, 1 Wharf st, The District, Docklands
Free tram from CBD (86, 70 ,35)
Parking along waterfront way
Topics include : Diverse Aboriginal cultures (who, history, two worlds, clash of cultures
Inclusive engagement & building respectful relationships
Aboriginal representative bodies (assumptions and exclusiveness)
Who is this for?
• Anyone involved in #ClosingGaps (Health, education, employment, economic development, justice
• Government service providers, corporates, NGOs
• People interested in developing their understanding of the aboriginal cultural world and its diversity.
Costs: Special price $180+GST pp for a half day (standard fee $250+GST pp)
Tickets available from: firstname.lastname@example.org
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MAGNET @ DOCKLANDS comes alive with the Chinese New Year Celebration. Celebrating the year of the earth dog in 2018.
7th Annual Women Photographers’ exhibition to celebrate international Women’s Day.
A fundraise for UN Women.
Come to the opening night of the eCLICKtic exhibition at MAGNET.
Fifteen individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds came together to form the CLICK group at the Northern College of Arts and Technology Photographic Imaging College.
In conjunction with the Giving Life photography exhibition, join us for an exclusive talk with Professor Bob Jones, Head of the Austin Hospital Liver Transplant Unit at. Andrew Chapman, liver transplant recipient and photographer who documented organ donation for the Giving Life exhibition, will also be on hand to answer any questions about the project.
RSVP by Thursday 4th August to secure your place at this informative and not-to-be missed event by emailing email@example.com.
Register for this special VIP Preview on July 31st from 230pm to 4pm to launch the Giving the Gift of Life exhibition.
Giving the Gift of Life is a visual journey of organ and tissue donation for transplantation with photographs by Andrew Chapman, himself a liver transplant recipient. The exhibition runs at MAGNET from July 31st to August 10th.
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.
In partnership with MAGNET, the Communication, Politics and Culture Centre (RMIT University) invites you to join Jerry Galea (a documentary photographer currently undertaking his PhD on Mongolia) and Bayar Purevdorj (Mongolian Honorary Consulate) in conversation about modern Mongolia.
The battle of Fromelles in July 1916 remains the worst 24 hours in Australian history. How could such a calamity occur? With the centenary of the disaster imminent, historian Ross McMullin will analyse how the fiasco eventuated, explain how it became for decades Australia’s little-known battle, and discuss the developments at the battlefield in more recent years.
Tickets: $10 ($9 for MAGNETfriends)
Explore the origins of Anzac Day and its evolution into Australia’s most important national day at this special Anzac forum, moderated by Tim Lee (ABC TV Landline reporter and author), Lambis Englezos AO (Discoverer of the Fromelles graves), and Dr. John Basarin OAM (Turkish historian and author of 6 books on Anzac Day).
Tickets: $15 (MAGNETfriends receive a discount!)
This forum is part of MAGNET's Grief and Glory exhibition.
Dr. Rory Hyde, curator of contemporary architecture and urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in conversation with John Gollings FAIA, Australia’s pre-eminent photographer of architecture.
Tickets: $15 with a glass of wine or fruit punch (MAGNETfriends 10% discount)