The Guns fell silent
Oct
5
to Nov 4

The Guns fell silent

On October 5th 1918 Australian soldiers went into action for the last time in WW1 at Montbrehain on the Western Front.

A collection of unique WW1 photographs

Exhibition showing: 5 October - 4 November 2018

Opening: 5 October 6:30pm

Gallery opening hours:
Thursday to Friday: 10pm to 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Location:
Magnet CBD
Level 2, 640 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000

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Double Vision
Nov
15
to Dec 8

Double Vision

Two Photographers

Two visions

Two methods

Photography by Jeremy Rabie and David Roberts

Exhibition showing: 14 November - 8 September

Opening: 15 November 6:30pm

Gallery opening hours:
Thursday to Friday: 10pm to 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Location:
Magnet CBD
Level 2, 640 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000

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WOLFGANG SIEVERS - 50 Years (1930s to 1980s)
Sep
12
to Oct 13

WOLFGANG SIEVERS - 50 Years (1930s to 1980s)

A rare opportunity to both see and purchase signed prints from the archive of WOLFGANG SIEVERS, one of Australia’s pre-eminent architectural and industrial photographers of the mid-20th Century.

This exhibition WOLFGANG SIEVERS - 50 Years (1930s to 1980s) offers prints for sale to raise funds for THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW CENTRE. 

Exhibition showing: 12 - 30 September

Opening: 12 September 6:30 - 8:30pm

Gallery opening hours:
Thursday to Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

Location:
Magnet@Docklands
Level 1, Wharf St, The District
Docklands
Melbourne VIC 3008

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ASPECT
Jul
14
to Aug 4

ASPECT

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Exhibiting at MAGNET CBD

11 Different Photographers

11 Different aspects

Opening Night: Thursday 19 July 6:30 - 8:30pm
Exhibition Showing: 14 July - 4 August

Gallery Hours: 
Tues - Fri 10am to 5pm
Sat - Sun 11am to 4pm

Magnet Galleries
2/640 Bourke St
Melbourne
3000

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Places by Faces
Jul
5
to Jul 21

Places by Faces

Exhibiting at MAGNET@Docklands

Places and Faces; an exhibition by photo journalist Shane Scanlan.

During the last two decades, Scanlan has captured the essence of 17 disparate nations with his candid portraits.

Exhibition opening: July 8 at 4.30pm.
Exhibition showing: July 5 - 21.

Gallery opening hours:
Thursday to Sunday: 12pm to 4pm.

Location:
Magnet@Docklands
The District Docklands
1/1 Wharf St
Docklands VIC 3008

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CONCEPTA
Mar
4
to Apr 7

CONCEPTA

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Exhibition at MAGNET GALLERIES MELBOURNE

8th annual women photographers' exhibition to celebrate International Women's Day.
A fundraiser for UN Women.

Abstract photography focuses on the simplest elements of artistic expression: form, light, colour.
The viewer may not see the whole subject within the photograph.
In an abstract, the subject is often only a small part of the idea of the image.

Exhibiting works from:
Barbara Oehring, Carmel Riordan, Christine Gibbs, Deborah Horner, Deborah Nerurker, Ilana Rose, Ivana Maric, Jacinta Maude, Jill Frawley, Joanna Harris, Loren Mitchell, Marilyn Jeanette, Margot Sharman, Pam Davidson, Pam Kleeman, Silvi Glattauer, Sue Jackson, Susan Henderson, Susanne Silver, Tammy Boyce and Yzabela Dior.

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THE WEATHER IS DIFFERENT A FEW MILES AWAY. Yi People, China. Photography by Michael Coyne
Feb
22
to Apr 1

THE WEATHER IS DIFFERENT A FEW MILES AWAY. Yi People, China. Photography by Michael Coyne

Exhibition at MAGNET @ Docklands

Opening hours:
Thursday to Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Fascinated by the old-worldliness of the Yi People, an ethnic group who inhibited a part of China, predominantly in the Yunan and Sichuan provinces. Michael Coyne made a series of portraits of village people he encountered.

Michael decided to use the Holga pinhole camera because it makes photographs that could have been taken back in the dawn of the photographic age - and this, he says, is so appropriate for portraits of the Yi people who live both in the modern age and also in an ancient timelessness.

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Dec
8
to Jan 27

A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE

A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF 50 YEARS IN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

OPENING Tuesday 12 December, 6:30-8:30pm

Opening words by Dr. Alasdair Foster

Curator, writer and Adjunct Professor, RMIT

From photographing the moon at 14 through his home-built telescope, to a press career, to management of a major centre of photography, Michael Silver has spent 50 years of his life pursing his passion for taking photographs.

This exhibition is a distillation of the work of half a century.

At aged 15, Michael said to his first employer: “This isn’t work – it’s fun.” It hasn’t changed.

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Oct
28
to Nov 12

Standing Rock - A Photographic Exhibition by Angus Mordant

A graphic record of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protests against the Dakota access pipeline.

Angus Mordant is a freelance photojournalist specialising in social documentary, portraiture, and breaking news situations. Born in Sydney, studied photojournalism at RMIT. Lives and works in New York City.

Meet Angus Mordant at the opening on Saturday 28th October 6.30 – 8.30pm

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Sep
21
to Oct 18

Press Dynasty

"PRESS DYNASTY" - Cliff and Bruce Postle, 80 years of Press Photography

Exhibition 21st Sept - 14th Oct 2017

Cliff Postle, working as a photographer on the Brisbane Courier-Mail, passed on the press bug to his son Bruce. Bruce Postle also began his career on the Courier-Mail before moving south to make an immortal name for himself on The Age in Melbourne. He went on to become Australia’s greatest-ever press photographer.

PRESS DYNASTY is the first-ever exhibition of photographs by both father and son from the 1920s to the 2000s.

All prints of Cliff's photos printed by Photonet Fine Art Printing
Paper supplied by Giclee Media Supplies: https://gicleemedia.com.au/

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Jul
5
to Jul 29

Winter Print Sale

Significant photography from the early 20th century and donated by prints by contemporary photographers. All part of the Magnet fundraiser.

Launch night 15th July 6:30pm with music by Soursob Bob, Tickets on the door $10, free entry for Magnet Friends.

 

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Apr
6
to Apr 27

AN INCONSISTENT LOOK

Barry C. Douglas, Carlo Oggioni and Felipe Devoto all have a very individualised take on the things they see, with themes that focus on the uneasy and distract from the norm.

Using the medium of film photography Felipe’s grainy and grungy black-and-white images offer a dreamlike portrayal of life in Argentina;  Carlos, also using film, shows a series of the bustling world of Melbourne public transport, which he describes as a visual essay about commuting... the mundane, solitary and robotic exercise we face perpetually in our everyday society.
Barry C. Douglas is the only photographer in this exhibition who has solely used digital means in his collection. Barry’s work is about standing back and observing his environment and not letting himself be a factor in its outcome; a snapshot of someone else’s moment.  In contrast to the work of both Felipe and Carlo, Barry’s photographs include both colour and black and white.

An Inconsistent Look opens to the public on Thursday, April 6 from 6 pm
by Dr David Nichols, Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning, at the University of Melbourne, Author of Trendyville - The Battle for Australia's Inner Cities.

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Wilin Celebrate 2016 Exhibition
Nov
10
to Nov 26

Wilin Celebrate 2016 Exhibition

What makes an Indigenous art work? Is it that the work speaks about Indigenous identity? Makes a strong political statement about Aboriginal affairs? Or is it enough that the artist identifies as Indigenous, regardless of the content of the work itself?

Wilin Celebrate brings together work from a variety of artists working across different mediums.

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Space and Place
Sep
15
to Oct 1

Space and Place

Thirteen artists from the Melbourne-based Stills Co-Op have joined with thirteen from the Con Artist Collective in New York, coming together from across the world for a visual conversation about Space and Place using the medium of photography. This exchange of ideas explores the definition of space and place and how the two interact to create context, atmosphere, and identity. Can one exist without the other?

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Giving Life
Aug
2
to Aug 10

Giving Life

What if one simple decision you made could transform the lives of 10 or more people?

Accomplished Australian photographer Andrew Chapman’s life was saved when he received a liver transplant at the Austin Hospital in 2011. Through Andrew's photography, we are given a rare behind-the-scenes access, this special series captures the intense emotions of families involved in supporting their loved one’s decision to help others after their death.

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MONGOLIAN LENS 1
Jul
7
to Jul 23

MONGOLIAN LENS 1

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

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STARS - A PHOTOGRAPHER'S BENEFIT
Jun
17
to Jul 3

STARS - A PHOTOGRAPHER'S BENEFIT

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.

View and purchase photographs here!

OPENING Fri, Jun 17th 2016, 6:30pm

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