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Upcoming workshops, special events, talks and activities at Monash Gallery of Art in April, May and June 2013

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    MONASH GALLERY OF ART 860 FERNTREE GULLY RD WHEELERS HILL VIC 3150+61 3 8544 0500 www.mga.org.au mga@monash.vic.gov.au

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  • VISIT US KIDS@MGA EXHIBITIONS@MGA

    HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING To book for an event or table in the cafe please call Gallery Reception 03 8544 0500 or email mga@monash.vic.gov.au

    CAFE@MGA11AM4PM TuesdayFriday 124PM Weekends

    ACCESSIBILITY

    FIND US ONLINEwww.mga.org.au

    @MGA_photography

    pinterest.com/mga_education

    facebook.com/Monash.Gallery.of.Art

    10AM morning tea $10 Friends of MGA/$5 Talk only10.45AM talk begins $12 non-member/$6 Talk onlyBOOKINGS ESSENTIAL please call 03 8544 0500

    MONDAY 22 APRILJoin an NGV Curator for an illustrated journey through the upcoming Winter Masterpieces Exhibition Monets Garden: the Muse Marmottan Monet, Paris. Covering CLAUDE MONETs most famous period, the Giverny years, in which MONETs exquisite paintings evolved in tandem with the creation of his visionary garden.

    MONDAY 20 MAYKEN SCARLETT OAM is Australias foremost sculpture curator and writer. Ken will discuss A new phenomenon: six sculpture parks on the Mornington Peninsula.

    MONDAY 17 JUNEDR CHARLOTTE SMITH Senior Curator, Politics & Society, MUSEUM VICTORIA. In her role, Dr Charlotte Smith analyses the museums historic collection of over 120,000 objects to enhance our understanding of social, cultural and political change in Australia. One of her current projects is the re-opening of the Royal Exhibition Buildings Dome Promenade.

    Bruce POSTLE Ali and Newton 1979 gelatin silver printMonash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection MGA2003.23 reproduction courtesy of the artist

    EXPLORE@MGA

    THURSDAY 16 MAY10.30AM at MGA $8 Friends of MGA $10 non-membersBOOKINGS ESSENTIAL please call 03 8544 0500

    Join renowned storyteller Bruce Postle as he takes us on a journey through his photographs in BRUCE POSTLE: IMAGE MAKER. Following the talk join Bruce for morning tea of fresh tea and coffee, cakes and pastries from CAFE@MGA.

    SATURDAY 25 MAY 2PM at MGA

    How has photojournalism and press photography changed? Bowness Photography Prize Peoples Choice Award winner (2010) MELANIE FAITH DOVE joins BRUCE POSTLE to compare their experiences of working as professional press photographers for The Age. Well known for creative approaches to their subjects, POSTLE & DOVE will share their behind-the-scenes stories and discuss the changes to the industry over the last 40 years in this presentation.

    BRUCE POSTLEARTIST TALK & MORNING TEA

    PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY: THEN AND NOWBRUCE POSTLE & MELANIE FAITH DOVE

    LEARN@MGA

    SUPPORTERSMGA is the premier cultural facility of the City of Monash

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Ramped entrances to the Gallery, Cafe, Shop and Library

    Large printtexts available

    Large Print

    FREE

    SUNDAY 16 JUNE5.45PM doors and bar opens 6.30PM concert starts$25 Friends of MGA $29 non-members $15 under 16s

    BOOKINGS & PRE-PAYMENT ESSENTIAL 03 8544 0500

    Surrounded by the exhibition MAKE UP: PAINTED FACES IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, rock and roll all nite to some of the greatest KISS hits.

    Bringing their exciting and authentic show to MGA, KISSTROYER, Australias hottest KISS tribute, will be taking over the gallery for one night only!

    To get you in the spirit, a facepainter will be in attendance from 5.45PM and we encourage you to come along with your best MAKE UP!

    The concert has one interval and will conclude by 8.30PM. This is an all ages gig and chairs are provided for all guests.Please advise when booking if you have any access requests.

    MORNING COFFEE PROGRAMPRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF MGA

    WHAT TO BRING? If you have a favourite photobook or two bring them along to share with the group! MGA has partnered with PHOTOBOOKCLUB.ORG to promote and encourage discussion about the photobook format.

    We encourage all forms of photobook, whether its a compilation of your travels, work of a favourite photographer, or takes the form of an unique artist book, bring it along!

    TUESDAY 23 APRIL78.30PM at MGAMini-discussion topic: Well explore Ken Schles: Invisible City, a digital resource and chat about the digitisation and re-printing of rare or classic photobooks.

    TUESDAY 18 JUNE78.30PM at MGAMini-discussion topic: There is something fundamentally human about holding objects (photographer Andreas Schmidt). Well take a look at paper stock, texture and binding styles. If youve got a great or a terrible example wed love to see it!

    PHOTOBOOK CLUB MELBOURNE

    MEET@MGA

    FREE FREE

    GALLERY10AM5PM TuesdayFriday125PM Weekends

    Entry to the gallery is free.MGA and Cafe@MGA are CLOSED on Mondays and all public holidays.

    MGA will be closed on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC day holiday.

    PEACEA SOUTH COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

    Featuring work by Sean FLYNN, Tim PAGE, Stephen DUPONT, David Dare PARKER, Jack PICONE, Ben BOHANE, Michael COYNE and Ashley GILBERTSON, PEACE showcases a collection of images that provide a personal reflection of peace, often captured amongst the environment of war.

    South is a collective of dedicated and award-winning Australian documentary photographers who have covered conflicts from Vietnam in 1965 to present day Afghanistan.FREE

    9 FEBRUARY28 APRIL 2013

    MAKE UPPAINTED FACES IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

    The face-painted portrait has become a prominent feature of contemporary Australian photography. In photographs by Eric BRIDGEMAN, Bindi COLE, Ray COOK, Sandy EDWARDS, Siri HAYES, Owen LEONG, Darren SYLVESTER, Nat THOMAS & Concettina INSERRA, Christian THOMPSON and Justene WILLIAMS, people conceal and reveal themselves with face paint. In this survey of often very moving contemporary portraits, photography and identity are both cast as provisional and uncertain.

    3 MAY30 JUNE 2013BRUCE POSTLE IMAGE MAKER

    Bruce POSTLE, one of Australias most celebrated photojournalists, has taken thousands of images in over half a century of photojournalism. In 27 years working with The Age, POSTLE captured some of the most iconic images of our times. This special exhibition presents photographs from a master storyteller. Every photograph in the exhibition tells a vivid story and Bruce has captioned them to disclose the humorous, profound and moving moments behind their making.

    3 MAY30 JUNE 2013

    Head into the MAKE UP exhibition and select a portrait to add your own watercolour facepaint designs! Then once it dries well add it to our walls to be part of the exhibition!

    FREE activity available in the gallery from 3 May30 June.

    WORKS FROM THE MGA COLLECTIONA selection of works from MGAs Collection of Australian photographs are now on view throughout the year. The works on show change regularly. Pop in and see whats on or check our website for details: http://mga.org.au/collection/out-on-view

    YEAR-ROUND EXHIBITION

    SUNDAY 2 JUNE 11.30AM2.30PM at MGA $35 Friends of MGA $45 non-members $38 studentsLIMITED PLACES: BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 03 8544 0500 Learn the basics of blending into the background in this hands-on workshop with OWEN LEONG. First well explore the different ways that Owen and other contemporary artists have explored identity, culture and disguise. Then well create our own works in response by combining existing images with photographic portraits taken on the day.

    MATERIALS: please bring your own laptop equipped with Adobe Photoshop. A light lunch will be provided, please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

    FREE

    SATURDAY 11 MAY12.302PM at MGAJoin one of Australias greatest photojournalists of the 20th century BRUCE POSTLE and be enthralled by his images of people, politics and events in Melbourne, taken whilst working for The Age.

    EXHIBITION OPENINGBRUCE POSTLE: IMAGE MAKER

    SATURDAY 15 JUNE24PM at MGALooking to improve your portrait photography? This introduction to studio lighting is the workshop for you. Well guide you through spot & fill lighting, reflectors & diffusers then finish with a couple of lighting setups you can recreate and experiment with at home.

    STUDIO LIGHTING BASICSPORTRAITURE WORKSHOP

    CAMOUFLAGEWORKSHOP WITH OWEN LEONG

    MOTHERS DAY AT MGACAFE@MGA SPECIAL LUNCH SUNDAY 12 MAY 12NOON4PM Cafe hoursBOOKINGS RECOMMENDEDplease call the gallery to reserve a table 03 8544 0500

    Treat your mum to a special lunch at MGA this Mothers Day! Two wonderful options are available at $20 per person with a choice of main and dessert with a glass of MONTALTO wine or CRIVILLI coffee. Our delicious mains include: freshly toasted focaccias, wraps and pizzas, a gourmet pie or quiche with salad.

    The MOTHERS DAY MENU is available on our website:http://www.mga.org.au/visit-us

    WORDFEST 2013 LAUNCHPRESENTED WITH MONASH PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE

    FREE

    THURSDAY 30 MAY7PM at MGA

    Well-known stand-up comedian and writer ROD QUANTOCK and performance poet RAN