Archive for August 2009

The Benefits of Photographic and Inkjet Printing

A familiar conversation among photographic artists is whether to choose photographic or inkjet when printing your digital files. The main concerns are archival quality, collectability and aesthetics. At the Colour Factory we have a Light Jet (a brand name for a digital laser exposing enlarger) for printing true, continuous tone photographs. The digital image is…

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Fine Art Photographic Exhibitions

Head Land Chantal Faust Jenny Port Gallery Opening night 2 September 6 – 8pm 2 – 26 September 2009 The images for this exhibition have been created without a camera and continue her work with a flatbed scanner as an image-making machine. Where the lens-based camera requires distance in order to see, the eye of…

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Light at the End of the Camera

Over the next week or so one fantastic photographic exhibition will close while another opens. Ballarat International Foto Biennale 4 September – 4 October The BIFB evolved from the Daylesford Foto Biennale. After two successful festivals, the BIFB has outgrown the capacity of Daylesford, to continue the exponential growth of Australia’s most vibrant, exciting, engaging…

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Recycled Art: Environmentally Friendly Inspiration

These exhibitions give recycled art a whole new meaning with waste being turned into artists’ work. Ash Keating Utopian Slumps Label Land Opening Friday 21st August 6 -9pm In a three-month residency in Seoul, Ash Keating enlisted the help of several art students in the collecting of waste and melding it into sculptural costumes. A…

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Art Exhibitions Galore at Blindside This Week

Two particularly interesting art exhibitions are opening this Thursday at Blindside. One explores the dying art of the Polaroid photograph following its announcement in early 2008 that production of its instant film would cease by the end of the year. The other is from Clare Rae, winner of the 2009 Colour Factory Award. Last Days…

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New Platform Gallery Art Exhibition – Art in a Subway

Dominic Kavanagh Platform Artist Group: Vitrine Space Opening Night Friday 7 August 6-8pm The exhibition will run from August 3 to 28, 2009 in the ‘Vitrine’space, the largest cabinet space in the subway that houses the Platform Gallery. Centre for Contemporary Photography Clare Rae Climbing the walls and other actions 7 August – 27 September…

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