A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF 50 YEARS IN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY.
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.
Level 1, 1 Wharf St
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.
Entry by Gold Coin donations.
SONGS OF INNOCENCE - 2019 women photographers’ exhibition at MAGNET GALLERIES
3-30 March 2019
Opening Sunday 3 March 4.30-6.30pm
The theme of the 2019 exhibition SONGS OF INNOCENCE 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.
The current political and social climate has also had much to do about children and young people – with the Royal Commission on child abuse, the situation of children detained on Nauru – and wider questions regarding young people and mental health in 21st Century Australian society. By extension societal attitudes affect the vulnerable of other age groups as well.
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.
The annual women photographers’ exhibition at MAGNET takes place in March to connect with International Women’s Day (8 March) and is a fundraiser for UN WOMEN, the development branch of the UN supporting women in third World countries. SONGS OF INNOCENCE is the 9th annual exhibition.
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<