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2013 EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW EDUCATION PROGRAM BOOKING FORM
SPOTLIGHT ON APPROPRIATION
It’s an exciting year ahead at the home of Australian photography!
American painter GRANT WOOD’s oil on board work from 1930 American Gothic is one of the most well known paintings of American life. DAVID DARE PARKER’s portrait of Romanian dairy farmers (pictured, right) is yet another reference to this famous painting.
From images of PEACE around the world; the colourful portraits of MAKE UP; historical moments in Australia with BRUCE POSTLE and CAROL JERREMS; to the exceptional work of last year’s students in TOPSHOTS there is plenty to see, learn and do at MGA in 2013. In this MGA EDUCATION GUIDE you will find exhibition overviews for each term of 2013 plus an outline of the tours and workshops we can provide for FREE to your group this year. Our BEHIND THE SCENES tours for Studio Arts: art industry contexts are already filling up, so this year we have added an extra slot to bring our tours to a maximum of four per day, please be sure to email in the new booking form early to secure your preferred date. All of our tours and workshops can be tailored to the level of your class and curriculum requirements, so please don’t hesitate to get in contact. I’d love to find a solution for your group! Stephanie Richter
Education & Public Programs Coordinator MONASH GALLERY OF ART firstname.lastname@example.org 03 8544 0500 / 03 8544 0502
MGA has put together a visual pinboard of the varied remakes, appropriations and references to this artwork for classroom use. From fashion shoots to lego characters, television shows to engagement photos and even zombies there are many examples available for a simple introduction to appropriation in popular culture. Visit the American Gothic online pinboard: http://pinterest.com/mga_education/appropriationamerican-gothic/ We also have a pinboard for general art issues, copyright and appropriation in the media: http://pinterest.com/mga_education/art-issuesappropriation-copyright-photography/ Alternatively you can see all of our online resources by visiting: http://www.pinterest.com/mga_education
PEACE SPECIAL EVENT
STORYTELLING THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
WITH STEPHEN DUPONT SATURDAY 9 MARCH 11AM–1PM at MGA
$10 Friends of MGA $15 non-members
Join one of Australia’s most acclaimed documentary photographers, and DEGREESOUTH member, STEPHEN DUPONT and discover the power of photography for storytelling. STEPHEN will discuss his work in Papua New Guinea as a GARDNER PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOW and his forthcoming exhibition and book for the PEABODY MUSEUM at Harvard University, USA. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with one of our great photographers as he discusses this internationally significant project. Refreshments provided. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: contact MGA EDUCATION if you would like to be invoiced or to receive a certificate of participation email@example.com
CONTENTS 3 Term One 4-5 Term Two 6-7 Term Three 8 Term Four 10-11 Booking form for Secondary & Tertiary groups
8-9 Guided tours & workshops
EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW TERM ONE
A OSOUTH COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION
PEACE 8 FEBRUARY–28 APRIL 2013 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, captured amongst the environment of war. °South (DEGREE SOUTH) is a collective of dedicated and award-winning Australian documentary photographers who have covered conflicts from Vietnam in 1965 to present day Afghanistan. STARTING POINTS: • How do you tell a story with photographs? • Sequencing and editing of photographic images • Using multiple images to tell a story/narrative • Is it really possible to find ‘peaceful’ images in a warzone? • Photographs as creative writing prompts [see page 8]
Exhibition generously supported by FUJIFILM PROFESSIONAL All image reproductions courtesy of the artists, printed 2012; clockwise beginning above: David Dare PARKER ‘Romanian Gothic’: dairy farmers, Pintic Transylvania, Romania 1996 chromogenic print Jack PICONE Golden Horse Monastery: novice monks bathe their horses on the Thai-Burma Border 2005 chromogenic print Stephen DUPONT Woman in Burqa: Shamsatoo Afghan Refugee Camp, Peshawar, Pakistan 2001 chromogenic print Tim PAGE The enlightening of a Buddha Rūpa in Central Colombo, Sri Lanka, Lotus Road, Vihara 5:42am 1983 chromogenic print Ashley GILBERTSON Occupy Wall Street demonstrator Edgar Cancinos 17 from Elmhurst, Queens, NY meditates in Zuccotti Park on November 16, 2011 2011 chromogenic print
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EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW TERM TWO
BRUCE POSTLE: IMAGE MAKER 3 MAY–30 JUNE 2013 Bruce Postle, one of Australia’s 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. MGA Director Shaune Lakin states: ‘Bruce Postle is truly one of Australia’s great photojournalists. Before the days of citizen journalism and social media, we relied on people like Bruce to put a picture to the events of the day. Across five decades, Bruce’s photographs helped Victorians see the events of the world as they unfolded.’ STARTING POINTS • Australian identity • photojournalism & documentary photography • black&white ‘versus’ colour photography • storytelling with one image • compare and contrast: staged portraiture versus reportage portraiture • the decisive moment
Images clockwise, from above; all images reproduction courtesy of the artist Bruce POSTLE Tommy Woodcock and Reckless Melbourne Cup Eve, November 1977 1977 gelatin silver print 50.0 x 39.5 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection MGA2003.24 Bruce POSTLE Losing a fight with bushfire, 1981 1981 pigment ink-jet print, printed 2013 Bruce POSTLE Cult members of The Family near Lake Eildon 1987 1987 pigment Ink-jet print, printed 2013 Bruce POSTLE Billy Graham Crusade at the Melbourne Cricket Ground 1959 1959 pigment Ink-jet print, printed 2013 Bruce POSTLE Bert Newton and Muhammad Ali: presentation of Logie Awards, Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, 17 March 1979 1979 gelatin silver print 29.0 x 39.5 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection MGA2003.23
EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW TERM TWO
PAINTED FACES IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
3 MAY–30 JUNE 2013 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. An education kit for teachers will be available for this exhibition. STARTING POINTS • identity/culture/façade/disguise • studio lighting • studio portraiture • compare and contrast: staged portraiture versus reportage portraiture • scale and presentation techniques • costuming and make up • storytelling with multiple images (multiple works from a series on display) • photographs as creative writing prompts [see page 8] • photography and empathy
SPOTLIGHT ON SIMPLE STUDIO LIGHTING Available as Teacher Professional Development or Student Workshops In this practical and hands-on workshop we will cover: • simple, low-cost lighting options for indoor photography • improvised reflectors and diffusers (creation and use) • getting that perfect white background for portraits and still-life objects • importance of white balance settings and colour temperatures Don’t forget to bring your own cameras to take some photographic ‘notes’ for later. Ideally this workshop would be run as part of a half-day or minimum 2.5 hour visit to the gallery to allow time for all participants to take their own images with the different lighting setups and to view the exhibition. This is a NEW program for 2013, please use the booking form to enquire about this workshop for your student visit at least two weeks prior to your preferred visit date.
Images from top Darren SYLVESTER #3 from the series What Happens Will Happen 2010 chromogenic print 120x90cm reproduction courtesy of the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney Siri HAYES Monty Sally III 2008 pigment inkjet print 32x31.85cm reproduction courtesy of the artist Christian THOMPSON Howl for your troubles 2011 chromogenic print 100x100cm reproduction courtesy of the artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
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EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW TERM THREE
THE BEST PHOTOMEDIA FROM THE 2012 CLASSES OF VCE ART, MEDIA & STUDIO ARTS + IB VISUAL ARTS 6 JULY–10 AUGUST 2013 CATALOGUE NOW ONLINE http://issuu.com/mgaphotography/docs/topshots-finalists Catalogue includes reproductions of all works plus artist statements. The supplementary artist interviews will be made available at the time of the exhibition. Now in its fifth year, TOPSHOTS celebrates some of the best photomedia works produced by students from the previous year. THEMES: • passage of time • personal reflection • anxiety/depression
• imaginative landscape • natural elements • feminity/masculinity
• identity/culture • family histories • body image
WORKBOOKS / VISUAL DIARIES Due to the success of last year’s program, student workbooks will be available to view again this year. Suggested tour format is a short introduction (15-20mins) then free time for students to explore the books and exhibition in depth. We strongly suggest notetaking whilst viewing the diaries, please encourage students to bring notebooks and pencils.
TOPSHOTS SPECIAL EVENT
2012 TOPSHOT AWARD & PEOPLE’S CHOICE All welcome to join us at MGA for the TOPSHOT award announcement 3PM SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2013 NEW for 2013: PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARD Visit the exhibition between 6 July and 3 August and vote in the peoples choice award! Prizes for the winning student and voter. Voting closes 2.30PM SAT 3 AUG; winner announced at 3PM. Refreshments provided, bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org Images from top: Andrejs JAUDZEMS Great Ocean Road from the series Seascapes 2012 ink-jet print 44x54cm VCE Studio Arts 3&4 reproduction courtesy of the artist and Upwey High School Nina BURNETT The surrender from the series The invasion 2012 inkjet print 35.0 x 48.5cm VCE Studio Arts 3&4 reproduction courtesy of the artist and Melbourne Girls Grammar School Ginny HODGKINSON Paraglider 2012 ink-jet print 100x100cm VCE Studio Arts 3&4 reproduction courtesy of the artist and Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Sarah RAMSDEN 1910 2012 inkjet print 29x41cm VCE Media 3&4 reproduction courtesy of the artist and Highvale Secondary College
EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW TERM THREE CAROL JERREMS: PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST 6 JULY–29 SEPTEMBER 2013 Carol Jerrems’ gritty, poetic and elusive images show people trying to find a new way of life and action in the 1970s. Her images have come to define a decade in Australia’s history. Carol Jerrems was the first contemporary Australian woman photographer to have work acquired by a number of museums including the National Gallery of Australia. The National Gallery holds an extensive archive of Jerrems’ photographs and film work gifted by the artist’s mother Joy Jerrems in 1983. This exhibition concentrates on prints signed or formally exhibited by Carol Jerrems in her lifetime. This exhibition is travelling to MGA from the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and will have an education kit available for visiting teachers. Many images included in the exhibition are available to view now on the NGA website: http://nga.gov.au/Jerrems/ THEMES: • counter-culture • photobooks/artist books • social justice • personal-documentary • sequencing of images
• 1960s-70s • street youth • portraiture • feminism • iconic Australian images
PRE-VISIT ACTIVITY GIRL IN A MIRROR: A PORTRAIT OF CAROL JERREMS (DVD, 2005, M, 55mins) A powerful documentary on Jerrems, whose photography came to define the 1970s. It provides in depth background on the artist and her iconic image Vale Street (pictured right). This documentary is widely available for purchase online including school licences from www.abccommercial. com/librarysales (which also has a study guide) and www.artfilms.com.au
SPOTLIGHT ON ART INDUSTRY CONTEXTS
[SEE PAGE 9]
Carol Jerrems: photographic artist will be an excellent resource for discussing the following: • travelling exhibitions • caring for photographic/ works on paper collections • transportation of artworks and condition reports • environmental controls • exhibition design and staff roles Please note this exhibition contains nudity. Images from top; all images © Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems Carol JERREMS Butterfly behind glass [Red Symons from Skyhooks] 1975 gelatin silver print National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Mrs Joy Jerrems 1981 Carol JERREMS Vale Street 1975 gelatin silver print National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1976 Carol JERREMS Flying dog 1973 gelatin silver print National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 1976
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EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW TERM FOUR BOWNESS PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE 2013 3 OCTOBER–3 NOVEMBER 2013 Now in its eighth year, the WILLIAM & WINIFRED BOWNESS PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE celebrates the best of contemporary Australian photography. Competition entries open in May of the same year, with three judges selecting the finalists for exhibition in October. Once the finalists works are delivered and hung for the exhibition, the judges return to select the overall winner and three honourable mentions. STARTING POINT ACTIVITIES: • Talking about photography for beginners: Give students time to view the exhibition and select their winning (or alternatively their most hated) work, they then explain their choice to the rest of the class, encouraging them to think beyond the ‘I just like it’ initial response • Three-step analysis: Involving parts of the Formal, Personal & Cultural Frameworks. Break into smaller groups of students to deconstruct an image aloud for the larger group (or individually in their workbooks) 1. Begin with the formal elements and possible photographic techniques, including scale and presentation 2. Interpret and evaluate the success of the artist’s intention (artist statements are available on the wall next to the work) 3. Conclude with their own (the viewer’s) interpretation and how their own background may be influencing their opinion
PHOTOGRAPHS AS CREATIVE WRITING PROMPTS Expand the horizons of your language classes and visit MGA this year. Photographs can be great inspiration for: • short stories • poetry • character studies • short writing prompts • VCE English ‘Context: Whose Reality?’ introduction sessions Help your students see the world from different perspectives by taking on the roles of people depicted in the photographs at MGA. A selection of MGA collection works can be made available for your visit to supplement the exhibition content. Contact MGA EDUCATION to discuss your class visit email@example.com
images from top: 2012 BOWNESS PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE WINNER Jesse MARLOW Laser vision from the series Don’t just tell them, show them 2011 pigment ink-jet print 90x130cm reproduction courtesy of the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery 2012 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER Georgia METAXAS Untitled #27 from the series The mourners 2011 pigment ink-jet print reproduction courtesy of the artist Max DUPAIN The meat queue 1946 gelatin silver print 45.5x54.7cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection MGA1981.22 reproduction courtesy of the Max Dupain Exhibition Negative Archive
GUIDED TOURS All guided tours and entry to the gallery are free of charge. MGA’s education programs utilise our permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and an interactive, participatory dialogue to connect and engage with students. Tours can be for any length of time to cater to your visit. Popular options are 15 minute introductions, 20 minute talks on a specific topic and 30 minute tours of the current exhibitions, with focus on particular works or techniques depending on the reason of your visit and expected outcomes for your students. Just indicate your topic and your time limit on our BOOKING FORM and we’ll be in touch to cater the talk to your group’s needs.
VIEWING WORKS FROM THE MGA COLLECTION A selection of MGA COLLECTION images can be made available for your group to view (see image left) in the gallery space, in addition to, or instead of the exhibition on display. Whether you’re interested in a general overview of Australian photography, a topic or technique, or a link to a specific area of study, we endeavour to accommodate your requests. Any requests for MGA COLLECTION images need to be made a minimum of 5 weeks in advance. EXHIBITION DISPLAY One gallery space at MGA is now dedicated to displaying works from the MGA Collection. Please refer to our website to discover what is currently on view www.mga.org.au/collection/out-on-view Students view MGA Collection works in the gallery beneath the exhibition display
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS MGA is committed to providing opportunities for all ages to explore and discover Australian photography. MGA provides free workshops on the following topics: • Cyanotypes and sunprints [Weather dependent, not recommended for winter. We’ll combine student’s drawings and collage with an original photographic process to create unique prints] • Basic studio lighting [NEW starting from term two, 2013. See page 5 for details] • Inspiration session [covering trends in contemporary photography, an overview of what photography can be with examples of different techniques and some really great websites for finding new artists and inspiration online. Taking the form of an illustrated lecture and a selection of books, this workshop can be delivered at the gallery or as a school incursion.] Students watch as their cyanotypes react to the UV light
ART INDUSTRY CONTEXTS Every year this program fills to capacity with students and teachers looking for a real BEHIND THE SCENES (BTS) experience for their VCE Studio Arts students. Topics covered in this tour include: • • • • • • •
the role of MGA as a public gallery collection and acquisition policies and procedures role of staff members in particular the Curator preservation and conservation practices (including a visit into the storeroom) exhibition installation and design gallery building and facilities publicity, funding and sponsorship
All students receive a detailed booklet for post-visit revision and its FREE!
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BOOKING FORM – SECONDARY & TERTIARY GROUPS NAME
NUMBER OF STUDENTS
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BEHIND THE SCENES (BTS) TOURS:
What are the dominant media used in your class? photography only mixed media incl:
Have you visited other types of galleries for this topic yet? eg commerical, Artist Run Initative or alternative space
works on paper moving image/film sculpture painting photography/ photomedia
analogue digital other
DIGITAL RESOURCES & EDUCATION KITS: Will your students be bringing electronic devices for notetaking? eg. ipads, smart phones yes
When do you most often utilise education kits? prior to visit after visit for revision purposes lesson prep. in-class use Which format of education kit is most useful for your pre-visit preparation or post-visit revision? digital online offline
TOUR LENGTH, GROUP SIZES & STAFFING: • Guided tours and introductory talks can be modified to suit your curriculum and timetable, please let us know of your requirements. • Minimum of one staff member per 20 students please, to remain with students at all times. • For BTS groups over 18 students: please aim for two supervising teachers as the group will be divided in half. • A full BTS tour takes 60 minutes. If your class is larger than 18 students the tour will take 75-90minutes to facilitate safe access to the storeroom. If over 30 students allow 2 hours. Please allow enough time for the size of your group, if unsure please contact firstname.lastname@example.org • If your group will be larger than 60 students for any type of visit, please contact us to discuss. • There is no minimum number of students for a tour, but we may suggest you join with another small group if possible.
At MGA we encourage discussion in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Tour guides are not responsible for disciplining students; please remain with your student group at all times.
If yes, please list galleries here:
Prior knowledge: please indicate the tone/level of talk you require on this topic, taking into account your students’ ability to answer direct questions on the areas covered. introductory session revision session (exam prep)
‘in real life’ examples of topics already covered in class (mid-unit)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Interested in booking a tour or workshop for yourself or your department? MGA curatorial staff or exhibiting artists may be available for your group. Contact Stephanie Richter, Education & Public Programs Coordinator to discuss your requirements 03 8544 0500 email@example.com
TOUR GROUP GUIDELINES: Please remind students of expected behaviour in the gallery before they arrive: • no food or drink in the galleries • no photography in the gallery unless instructed • no live recording of the tour guide (audio/video) • do not touch the artworks unless instucted to do so • please respect the group by removing headphones during discussion times • notetaking and sketching in greylead pencil are encouraged • no large bags in the gallery, please leave them on the bus
Email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org Please save a copy of both sides of this form for your records. We endeavour to reply within four working days.
LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS ARE OK! If you wish to visit within a week of enquiry please call us directly 03 8544 0500 for up-to-date availability.
USE THIS SECTION FOR TERMS 1, 2 & 4 BOOKINGS
Please indicate your plan for the visit:
Visits in terms 1, 2 & 4 will be tailored to your curriculum needs and timetable requirements. VISIT LENGTH ONE HOUR TWO HOUR HALF DAY
1.5 HOURS OTHER FLEXIBLE/NOT SURE
Guided tour only
Snack/lunch break *
Please provide some details and approx. times: (eg. intro tour 30 mins, free time/worksheet 30mins)
Please detail your requirements: * Will your students be visiting the cafe? Yes
Please note: students are asked not to sit in cafe area unless consuming food purchased from the cafe.
1. FIRST PREFERENCE DATE: ARRIVAL TIME:
2. SECOND PREFERENCE DATE: ARRIVAL TIME:
TERM THREE BOOKINGS Due to the high demand for tours in TERM THREE, there is a new time slot system of four sessions per day.
TERM 3 TIME SLOTS
• You can book consecutive time slots; subject to availability.
Session A [9.00–10.00AM]
• Book early to avoid disappointment.
Session B [10.30–11.30AM]
• Provision has been made to extend visits to 90 mins for large BTS tours (over 18 students). Just select the box for 1.5hr BTS tour below.
Session C [12.00–1.00PM] Session D [1.30–2.30PM]
PLEASE NOTE the following dates are unavailable for BTS tours: Monday 15 July, Monday 12 August, Tuesday 13 August, Monday 19 August and Monday 16 September.
TOUR TYPE ONE HOUR BTS (<18 STUDENTS) 1.5 HOUR BTS (>18 STUDENTS) SELF-GUIDED VISIT OTHER/TAILORED TOUR TOPSHOTS VISUAL DIARY VIEWING (UNTIL 11 AUG) WORKSHOP Please detail your requirements:
1. FIRST PREFERENCE DATE: TIME SLOT:
2. SECOND PREFERENCE DATE: TIME SLOT:
3. THIRD PREFERENCE DATE: TIME SLOT: Notes:
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IMAGES ON COVER Clockwise from top: Bruce POSTLE Bert Newton and Muhammad Ali: presentation of Logie Awards, Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, 17 March 1979 1979 gelatin silver print 29.0 x 39.5 cm Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection reproduction courtesy of the artist Olivia GIBSON Kaleidoscope I from the series Kaleidoscope 2012 ink-jet print 56x75cm IB Visual Arts HL reproduction courtesy of the artist and St. Leonards College David Dare PARKER ‘Romanian Gothic’: dairy farmers, Pintic Transylvania, Romania 1996 chromogenic print, printed 2012 reproduction courtesy of the artist Carol JERREMS Butterfly behind glass [Red Symons from Skyhooks] 1975 gelatin silver print National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Mrs Joy Jerrems 1981 © Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems Darren SYLVESTER #3 from the series What Happens Will Happen 2010 chromogenic print 120x90cm reproduction courtesy of the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney