GRAD SHOW: OVER! THANKS FOR READING

Thanks so much everybody for all your support, it’s been a long, but fulfilling year. Thanks for coming to the Grad Show! Congratulations to all the award winners. This blog will remain as an online companion to the show. WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU! THANKS FOR READING!

FINAL DEPARTURE FEATURE: ALL OF THEM. ALL OF THE STREAMS

Hey guys! Holy shit the Grad Show is on Thursday!!! Here is the final feature, some work by amazing practitioners across all three streams. Please enjoy, thanks for your support, and see you at the Show!

MERLIN LAM (CREATIVE ADVERTISING)

 When I design a creative advertising shot I engage in a process of transforming the product into a modernist structural form or abstraction that relates to the material qualities of the object itself.

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LEANNE SAUER (PHOTO ART PRACTICE)
This series of still life photographs is an exploration of my experiences and feelings surrounding marriage and relationships.  In particular I respond to social conventions and their influence on an intimate relationship. I draw on my life experience to raise the question of reproduction as related to marriage. Would I have children because I want to or because it is merely an expectation of being married? I am interested in the influence of tradition on the flux and change in a relationship, and I respond in these works to the expectation and desire of a marriage partner as well as the expectation imposed by the institution of marriage.

CONTACT:

e: lea@leannesauer.com
w: www.leannesauer.com

EMMA LESLIE (PHOTO ART PRACTICE)

“I live not in myself, but I become portion of that around me.” – Lord Byron.

These landscapes are an inquiry into the relationship between place, the self and identity. I am interested in the juncture between objective camera and subjective photographer in the memorialisation of time and place. Driven by a pre-nostalgic disposition I document Brisbane using an imperfect 1930s folding camera with an idiosyncratic nature that allows my process to develop with unpredictability.

CONTACT:

Website – www.emmaleslie.net
Email – emmaandhercamera@gmail.com

LOUISE WRIGHT (PHOTOJOURNALISM/SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY)

With the world’s population continually growing, the demand for food will see organic farming and permaculture methods fighting to create sustainable food production in the future. I’m am interested in documenting those people whose ethical farming practices create positive outcomes for the land, animals and humankind.

This series describes farming within an ethical framework. It shows a traditional farm run by a family, who treat their animals and land with the respect they deserve. The pictures speak to the viewer of a simpler time, before the rise of factory farming and the mass production of food.

CONTACT:

Email – louisewright.photo@gmail.com

Web – http://louise-wright.com

TALITHA RICE (CREATIVE ADVERTISING)

I experiment with different studio lighting techniques to construct narratives
about beauty and femininity. The mysterious woman is followed on a journey
through revenge and seduction. In mixing old Hollywood glamour with
contemporary tropes I portray varied performances of the femme fatale in my
series of fashion photographs.
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THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE WILL SEE YOU AT 6PM ON THURSDAY! ENJOY THE GRAD SHOW!!

DEPARTURE FEATURE FIVE: CREATIVE ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY

Yo! Here is another four very talanted Creative Advertising photographers who are a part of DEPARTURE: the QCA 2011 Bachelor of Photography Graduate Exhibition. Their work will be displayed in the exhibition as well as in the Catalogue.

JENNIFER JONES

Photography responds to and represents an aspect of cultural history, social discourse and the cultural climate of a given moment. Incorporating the tools of advertising into my work I investigate notions of desire, lifestyle and glamour while providing a social commentary on how we live today. The hotel room acts as a neutral environment, open to the public but remaining as a private space for the individual who occupies it. With this environment I am able to portray various female characters and explore the different personas we take on or the lives we may wish to live.

CONTACT:

w- www.jennifer-jones.net
e- hello@jennifer-jones.net

JULIA KARVELIS

GRACE YU

TEGAN TRUMAN

A series about sex, humour and insanity. Because deep down we are all a little insane.

CONTACT:

F: www.facebook.com/TeganTrumanPhotography

DON’T FORGET THE GRAD SHOW OPENING NIGHT IS THE 17TH OF NOVEMBER, 2011 AT THE QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF ART, SOUTH BANK, BRISBANE, 6PM START

Can’t make the opening night? The exhibition will be running until the 24th of November, 2011.

DEPARTURE FEATURE FOUR: Photographic Art Practice #2

Hello! This post features even more work by five talented artists of the Photographic Art Practice stream. Their work will be displayed at DEPARTURE: the QCA 2011 Photography Graduate Exhibition, as well, as featured in the accompanying exhibition catalogue.

HILLARY GREEN

My work is situated in the liminal space between exoticism and freakishness. As part of my contemporary queer praxis, I  reference iconic images from art history in order to construct a tension between the sacred and the profane. I collaborate with circus, burlesque and drag performers to interrogate the theatricality of sex, gender and sexuality, encouraging the viewer to consider the inherent artifice of these roles. The tone of my work is honest, reflexive and often absurd reflecting an open mindedness towards life and the desire for a greater understanding of self.

CONTACT:

hill@stillsbyhill.com.au
stillsbyhill.com.au

SANCINTYA SIMPSON

Syncretism
exotic or strange?
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SARAH OXENHAM
I am interested in the relationship between our bodies and the domestic
spaces they inhabit.  This neglected aspect of the house offers a break from the structured
conditions of the household.
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PIP LOBSTON
Inspired by contemporary interior and exterior architectural spaces I hybridize photography and sculpture to make pieces that can be re-integrated into built environments.  The interchangeable nature of the work is representational of the way in which multiple materials often come together to create unique spaces. The photographic images superimposed onto the plaster are documents of textural and patterned qualities used in architectural design. In making these objects I have drawn from a range of materials that are used to construct the spaces we inhabit but that we don’t always observe and appreciate.

CHARLIE DONALDSON
Slanting and shadow-cutting a flickering eddy

Trickled in gusts of gold to the shiny flagstone

Where the atoms of amber in the fire mirroring themselves

Mingled their sarabande to the gymnopaedia

J.P. Contamine de Latour, Les Antiques

CONTACT:

charliedonaldson.carbonmade.com

charlie.donaldson91@gmail.com

DON’T FORGET THE GRAD SHOW OPENING NIGHT IS THE 17TH OF NOVEMBER, 2011 AT THE QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF ART, SOUTH BANK, BRISBANE, 6PM START

Can’t make the opening night? The exhibition will be running until the 24th of November, 2011.

DEPARTURE FEATURE THREE: CREATIVE ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY

Hello! today we feature some work from the talented photographers of the Creative Advertising Photography stream. Their work will be published in the 2011 Photography Graduate Exhibition Catalogue.

LOUIS LIM

“You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.” Diane Arbus.

I think being flawed can be more significant and beautiful than perfection.

CONTACT:

Email: louislzm@gmail.com

JONFRID ELIASEN

These photographs are reflections on a time where the laws of nature ruled
and a strong animalistic instinct ensured ones survival. I refer to, albeit
stereotypical, figures of female power in art history and mythology: the
huntress, the protector. In a fantasy-like setting their wild, raw natures are
brought to the fore. The women in my photographs adopt the personality of
animals, and through this process they can discover their own identities.

CONTACT:

e:     jonfrid_eliasen@hotmail.com
w:    www.jonfrideliasen.com
fb:   www.facebook.com/jonfrideliasenphotography

MADELEINE KEINONEN

This series is a juxtaposition of comfort with pain, masculinity with femininity, bandages with doilies.

CONTACT:

madeleine.keinonen@gmail.com

ELLIE WEBB

I enjoy the everyday challenge of photography and the way that it forces me to change my approaches and find new and interesting ways of making photographs. When I shoot fashion I try to respond to the message or concept embodied in its design, and to translate that in the image.

CONTACT:

 elliewebb@live.com

DON’T FORGET THE GRAD SHOW OPENING NIGHT IS THE 17TH OF NOVEMBER, 2011 AT THE QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF ART, SOUTH BANK, BRISBANE, 6PM START

Can’t make the opening night? The exhibition will be running until the 24th of November, 2011.

Upcoming Event – TO THAT WHICH IS: QCA Bachelor of Fine Art & Master of Arts Graduate Exhibition 23 November 2011

To That Which Is — Bachelor of Fine Art & Master of Arts with Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition 2011

Dates:

Opening night :23rd Nov 6-8pm

Exhibition open: 24th – 26th 10am – 4pm

Queensland College of Art

Grey Street Studios
River Studio
White Box Gallery
Photography Prac. Rooms
Level 4 Photography Studios (Black Room)
Project Gallery

South Bank Campus, Griffith University

All works sold on the night must be picked up on Sunday 27th November between 10am and 4pm.

http://www.griffith.edu.au/visual-creative-arts/queensland-college-art/2011-graduate-exhibitions

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Upcoming Event: 2nd Year QCA Creative Advertising Photography Exhibition 7 November 2011

One Night Only!

QCA 2nd year Photography Creative Advertising students are excited to give you the opportunity to view the fruits of their labour at their end of year exhibition.
The exhibition will be held on Monday 7th November in the Foundation Studio (Time to be confirmed).

Nibbles will be provided as you view the fantastic work produced and a selection of drinks will be available for a small donation.

We look forward to the company of yourselves, family and friends as we celebrate the end of a fantastic year.

White Box Gallery, Level 4, Queensland College of Art, South Brisbane

7 November 2011 6:30-9:30

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