Opening 4th May
Upstairs 2/640 Bourke Street
Gallery 5 4th-20th May
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.
7th Annual Women Photographers’ exhibition to celebrate international Women’s Day.
A fundraise for UN Women.
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.
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?
As part of the Melbourne Racing Club's "Caulfield P.B. Lawrence Stakes Western Front Commemoration Day", MAGNET will be exhibiting a special selection of World War 1 photographs from our "Grief and Glory" exhibition held earlier this year.
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.
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
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
MAGNET is excited to host the PhotoMarathon Melbourne 2016 exhibition.
OPENING - Entrants and Prize
SAT, MAY 14TH 2016, 6:30PM
OPENING - Public
SUN, MAY 15TH 2016, 11:00AM
CLOSING FRI, MAY 27TH 2016, 6:00PM
Victoria’s unseen Anzac photographic treasures.
OPENING THU, APR 14th 2016, 7:00PM
by Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)
CLOSING SAT, MAY 7th 2016, 4:00PM
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
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