to Apr 7


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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
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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to Jan 27



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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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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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:

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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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to Apr 27


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
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
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
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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to Jul 23


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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to Jul 3


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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NO LILIES - "Women and Work"
to Apr 2

NO LILIES - "Women and Work"

6th annual women photographers' exhibition for International Women's Day - a fundraiser for UN WOMEN.

Featuring Pam Davison, Sue Jackson, Margot Sharman, Helga Leunig, Ilana Rose, Jill Frawley, Cheryl Lucy, Wendy Currie, Judith Crispin, Joyce Evans, Carole Hampshire, Maggie Diaz, Susan Henderson, Amy Feldtmann, Carmel Riordan


OPENING THU, MAR 3rd 2016, 6:30PM
Bronwyn Halfpenny MP
Victorian State Member for Thomastown

CLOSING SAT, APR 2nd 2016, 4:00PM

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New Horizons
to Jan 15

New Horizons

The winner of the last Photonet Prize for Photography reaps his reward with an exhibition of new images of the Champagne and Burgundy wine regions of France and urban panoramas - all in Victor Pugatschew's characteristic style.

OPENING SUN, DEC 6 2015, 4:00PM TO 6:00PM
by Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO
Melbourne Law School
Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur of France

CLOSING FRI, JAN 15 2016, 6:00PM

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