Monday, September 28, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

South Africa has been a recurring theme in MGA’s exhibition program this year, from our first show of the year, Then and Now, to the current Roger Ballen exhibition. Tonight’s episode of Louis Theroux’s documentary series apparently focuses on the persistence of exclusively white communities in South Africa. If our exhibitions have peaked your interest in South Africa, you might like to tune in your tube. It screens on Channel 7 at 11:30pm.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Roger Ballen opening 5 September 3.00pm

Come and view the compelling work of Roger Ballen at MGA this Saturday at 3pm!
BRUTAL TENDER HUMAN ANIMAL:Roger Ballen photography
Opening: 3pm Saturday 5 September 2009.
Exhibition dates: 4 September-1 November 2009

MGA is the exclusive Victorian venue for this major survey exhibition.

Internationally renowned photographer Roger Ballen has produced some of the most controversial images of our times. Brutal, tender, human, animal: Roger Ballen photography is Melbourne's only opportunity to experience the work of this award-winning photographer, and to view the extraordinary images that have placed Ballen at the centre of contemporary photography.

An exhibition developed by the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Come write on our wall - Days 3&4

Thursday 3 September 2009

Wednesday 2 September 2009

Around the Albert Street galleries

The Albert Street Galleries in Richmond just happen to be showcasing some interesting examples of contemporary photography by Melbourne-based artists at the moment.

Karen Woodbury has Jane Burton's latest series, Ivy, on display. It's Jane doing what Jane probably does better than anyone else; gothic psycho-scapes with an antipodean underbelly. This latest body of work goes sepia, evoking daguerreotype dreams of nineteenth century whimsy. See this now! And then look out for her upcoming survey at Glen Eira, which will include work from MGA's collection

Jenny Port Gallery is showing a new body of work by the VCA's wunderkind, Chantal Faust. In the accompanying essay, Ted Colless tells us that the show is all about Chantal giving head to a flat bed scanner. That's a good place to start; the work is more broadly concerned with the digital mediation of intimacy and leads the viewer into some truly fascinating pictorial spaces.

And Anita Traverso Gallery has some photography from its stockroom in their front space. If you missed the solo exhibitions by John Bodin and Onerva Utriainen earlier in 2009, this is your chance to catch-up.
image: Chantal Faust Tiki

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Come draw on our wall! Day 2

Tuesday 1 September

Come draw on our wall!

For the duration of Brutal Tender Human Animal: Roger Ballen Photography a giant blackboard will be located in the foyer of MGA – come and leave your mark!

We'll be documenting each day's progress and once the board is full we'll rub it off so other visitors can contribute

Monday 31 August