May
4
May 20

About Time

Opening 4th May
Magnet Galleries
Upstairs 2/640 Bourke Street
Gallery 5 4th-20th May

 

 

Apr
6
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.

GAIA
Mar
2
Mar 25

GAIA

7th Annual Women Photographers’ exhibition to celebrate international Women’s Day.

A fundraise for UN Women.

EXCESSIVE 80's!
Jan
8
Feb 18

EXCESSIVE 80's!

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Following on from our hugely successful LIVING IN THE 70's exhibition in January 2016 - It's time to turn the spotlight on the decade that taste forgot!

Desivolution
Dec
1
Dec 15

Desivolution

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Come and see Sonia Sarangi's photographic journey mapping the humble archetype of the Indian restaurant and the evolution of Indian diaspora in Melbourne.

DESIVOLUTION is part of 4th edition of MAPPING MELBOURNE which celebrates Asian-Australian culture and connection.

Wilin Celebrate 2016 Exhibition
Nov
10
Nov 26

Wilin Celebrate 2016 Exhibition

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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.

Space and Place
Sep
15
Oct 1

Space and Place

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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?

U3A: New Shoots 2016
Sep
7
Sep 11

U3A: New Shoots 2016

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“NEW SHOOTS” will showcase the creative, photographic talents of members of U3A Melbourne City, Australia's first University of the Third Age.

Giving Life
Aug
2
Aug 10

Giving Life

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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.

MONGOLIAN LENS 1
Jul
7
Jul 23

MONGOLIAN LENS 1

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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

STARS - A PHOTOGRAPHER'S BENEFIT
Jun
17
Jul 3

STARS - A PHOTOGRAPHER'S BENEFIT

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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

PhotoMarathon Melbourne 2016 - Exhibition
May
15
May 27

PhotoMarathon Melbourne 2016 - Exhibition

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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

Grief and Glory
Apr
14
May 7

Grief and Glory

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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

NO LILIES - "Women and Work"
Mar
3
Apr 2

NO LILIES - "Women and Work"

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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

LIVING IN THE 70's
Jan
21
Feb 14

LIVING IN THE 70's

A summertime Salon of photographs taken in Melbourne, city and suburbs, during the 1970's.

YOU can take part in this show but be quick - contact Susanne at MAGNET (03) 8589 0371 or by email.

OPENING THU, JAN 21 2016, 6:30PM TO 8:30PM
CLOSING SUN, FEB 14 2016, 4:00PM

New Horizons
Dec
6
Jan 15

New Horizons

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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