National Indigenous Photographers' Forum 2009 - Melbourne 12–14 October 2009

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Wednesday 26 August 2009.

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Centre for Contemporary Photography invites Indigenous photographers, artists and arts workers from across Australia to attend the National Indigenous Photographers' Forum in Melbourne.

Renowned Indigenous artists and curators join key photographic industry specialists and educators from across Australia in presenting the Forum for emerging and established photographers and photomedia artists.

The first ever National Indigenous Photographers’ Forum will be held over two and a half days and presents an opportunity for Indigenous artists and photographers to further develop industry and technical knowledge, establish contacts and network with Indigenous artists and curators from across Australia. Sessions on Monday and Tuesday will be presented in the Supper Room at the Melbourne Town Hall and Wednesday sessions will be at The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Federation Square.

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr Brenda L. Croft, Lecturer, Indigenous Art, Culture and Design, University of South Australia, at the conference dinner on Monday 12 October, 7pm at Tjanabi @ Fed Square, The Atrium, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Forum Speakers INCLUDE
Indigenous photographers/artists: Destiny Deacon, Fiona Foley, Ricky Maynard and Wayne Quilliam; key photographic industry specialists: Peter Eastway, Chris Shain and Les Walkling; public and commercial gallery representatives, Djon Mundine, Indigenous Curator, Contemporary Art, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Stephen Gilchrist, Curator, Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria and Grant Smith, Manager, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi.

Presented with support from Arts Victoria, this Forum is free to attend for Indigenous photomedia artists. A registration fee applies for all other attendees. Indigenous photomedia artists living in Victoria are eligible to apply to CCP for accommodation support to attend.

Registrations are due by 18 September. For further details and registration information, please go to or contact Anna Liebzeit, Forum Manager on (03) 9417 1549 or

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