Friday, June 19, 2009

Matthias Koch @ MGA

Matthias will be presenting a number of special programs during his short stay in Melbourne:

J oin Matthias as he guides us through an illustrated discussion of his photographic practice. A Q&A session will conclude the talk. Bookings essential.

> ‘Friends of MGA’ EXCLUSIVE – THURSDAY 2 JULY – 6.00pm
An exclusive event for ‘Friends of MGA’ members, join Matthias and Shaune Lakin, Director, MGA for light refreshments and a guided tour of presentation/representation.

> STUDENT TUTORIALS – FRIDAY 3 JULY – limited times available
An exclusive day-long program for tertiary photography students. Bring along your folio and gain unprecedented access to and advice from one of Germany's leading photographers. A series of intimate groups (of no more then 3 students) will spend 1.5 hours sharing and discussing their photographic practice with Matthias. Please contact ‘’ for further information.

An intensive session with Matthias. Hear Matthias speak about his process of working in the field then, inspired by this knowledge, explore and document the industrial landscape surrounding MGA. Participants are required to bring all necessary photographic equipment – please note: you will be walking so wear sturdy shoes. Limited places – bookings essential $30 general public, $20 Friends of MGA.

Join us for refreshments and the opening of presentation/representation: photography from Germany with opening remarks by Professor Claudia Terstappen, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University.


Download a pdf of programs

MONASH GALLERY OF ART is pleased to welcome leading contemporary German photographer Matthias Koch

Matthias is visiting Melbourne in conjunction with presentation/representation: photography from Germany, an exhibition exploring the contemporary perspectives of 10 German photographers on display at Monash Gallery of Art from 2 July – 30 August 2009
Matthias Koch was a master student of Professor Bernd Becher at the Art Academy Düsseldorf. In his series 'Orte deutscher Geschichte' (sites of German history) Matthias explores historically significant areas and buildings in Germany from an unfamiliar elevated perspective. Although he utilises the language and style of documentary photography Koch is more concerned with "something that you cannot simply see" – the events of the past.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

In the fog this morning...


'Mom and the two kids - demographically Oz' 2001
fibreglass, marine-grade paint

Monday, June 15, 2009

Zooming in: Artist Talk with David Callow

Join David Callow as he discusses his current exhibition 40 000 + 40 and his work with Indigenous communities in remote areas of the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Host:Monash Gallery of Art
Time:3:00PM Thursday, June 18th
Location:Monash Gallery of Art

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Artist's talk with David Malin: 2.00pm Sunday 14 June

In the world of astronomical photography David Malin is a pioneer.

On Sunday 14 June at 2.00pm in conjunction with MGA's current exhibition Beyond visibility : light and dust, co-curator and photographic scientist-astronomer David Malin will discuss the ideas of Galileo along with his own discoveries in astronomical photography.

Malin's photographs are some of the finest wide-field astronomy pictures made with professional telescopes anywhere in the world and capture the true colours of distant stars, galaxies and nebulae using innovative photographic techniques.

Join us for this unique opportunity. Bookings are essentail ph 9562 1569
Costs $10 general public
$5 Friends of MGA

David Malin has been involved in scientific imaging all his working life. He has published over 120 scientific papers and a similar number of popular articles on astronomy and photography, as well as seven books.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Film screening - Hitchcock's Vertigo Saturday 6 June 2.00pm

Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo will be showing at Monash Gallery of Art - to be introduced by Wendy Haslem, Lecturer, Cinema Studies & Cinema Management, University of Melbourne. Entry by Gold Coin Donation - bookings essential!
Saturday 4 June 2009
2pm start

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Curator's talk: Vertigo, 3.00pm Thursday 4 June

Max Dupain, John Gollings, David Moore, Deborah Paauwe, Wolfgang Sievers, David Stephenson, Simon Terrill, Arthur Wicks

> Join Curator Stephen Zagala in a discussion about MGA's current exhibition Vertigo. Explore the camera's capacity to unsettle our everyday perception of the world through the work of a number of Australian photographers in MGA's collection. The exhibition includes a range of photographs that use extreme camera angles to produce different formal and psychological effects, so that we might see the world afresh.