PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Due to the social distancing requirements demanded by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic; galleries, many exhibition spaces, and museums are only allowing limited admission or are open for shorter times, depending on the local situation. However, many are still staging online events or virtual tours. Check with the individual venues for which exhibitions are open for physical visits and any changes to the normal opening hours.
Current to 30 May: Exhibition. National Photographic Portrait Prize
2020 touring exhibition. The 48 finalists and winners from the 2020 competition. At Griffith (current to 2 August), Cowra (8 August – 27 September), Beaudesert (19 October – 11 December), Roma (6 January – 3 February 2021), and Grafton (9 April – 30 May 2021). Visit www.portrait.gov.au for full details. Exhibition currently available to view online.
Current to August: Exhibition. The Business Of Photography – The 19th Century Studio In NSW. Documents the early days of photography in Australia with an emphasis on the studios of the first professional photographers in NSW. Exhibition includes photographs and early cameras. At The Photography
Gallery, Level 1, Chau Chak Wing Museum, Sydney University, University Place, Camperdown, NSW 2006. Exhibition hours are 10.00am to 5.00pm weekdays (to 9.00pm on Thursday) and 12.00pm to 4.00pm on weekends. Entry is free of charge and per-booking is not required. Visit https://www.sydney.edu.au/museum for more information.
Current to 31 October: Exhibition. Wildlife Photographer Of The Year
2020. Winners and finalists – 100 images in all – displayed on special light panels. At the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW 2000. Ticketed event. Museum hours are 9.30am to 5.00pm daily. For more information and bookings visit https://www.sea.museum/wildlife
14-15 August: Aperture Australia Photography Conference 2021 (rescheduled from August 2020). Presenters include Anne Geddes, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Chris Rainer and David Oliver. Hosted by TV personality and journalist Ray Martin. Single day and weekend tickets are available. At the Melbourne Convention And Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria 3006. For program information and ticket purchases visit https:// apertureaustralia.com.au