PHOTO LIVE: UK/Australia Season program announced
Photo Australia, Melbourne and Autograph, London are collaborating to present an international season of ten free PHOTO LIVE talks from 22 September 2022.
Online conversations between artists, photographers and curators from Australia and the UK will explore ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation, and social justice. This program highlights the importance of centring black, Indigenous, feminist, queer and other marginalised voices and storytelling in photography.
Two talks will take place each Wednesday from 22 September to 20 October 2021 via Zoom webinars, which will be recorded and available to watch on photo.org.au after the event. Please make your booking for the webinar below. All talks will be live captioned.
IN CONVERSATION WITH SALMA TUQAN, Deputy Director, Delfina Foundation
IN CONVERSATION WITH SHAUNE LAKIN, Head Curator of International Art, National Gallery of Australia
IN CONVERSATION WITH MARK SEALY, Director, Autograph
IN CONVERSATION WITH PIPPA MILNE, Senior Curator, Monash Gallery of Art
IN CONVERSATION WITH MARIAMA ATTAH, Curator, Open Eye Gallery
SONAL KANTARIA IN CONVERSATION WITH TORIKA BOLATAGICI
YING ANG IN CONVERSATION WITH KATRINA SCHWARZ
IN CONVERSATION WITH SHIVANJANI LAL, Independent Curator
IN CONVERSATION WITH ZOÉ WHITLEY, Director, Chisenhale Gallery
IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDY BUTLER, Acting Artistic Director, West Space
PHOTO LIVE is presented as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22—a collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The Season is a unique programme of more than 200 live and digital events, collaborations and sector engagement symposiums, celebrating the diverse and innovative artist community and cultural sectors of each nation. The theme ‘Who Are We Now?’ will reflect on the shared history, current relationship and imagine the future of the two nations. View full program here.
“While the UK and Australia are set apart geographically this is a great opportunity to explore the commonalities of marginalised, diaspora and Indigenous voices especially in relation to identity and belonging” said Elias Redstone, Artistic Director, PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography. “This is the perfect opportunity to work with Autograph, who have been supporting black diverse photographic practicesy for over 30 years. The line-up of artists that we are both bringing to this series is exceptional and I am sure that these sessions will provide great insights into the lived experiences of these artists from both the UK and Australia.”
Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph, said: “We are delighted to be working with Photo Australia, continuing dialogues with colleagues and artists in Australia and to share these conversations with the public.”
The talks take place as part of the Autograph exhibition Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other (23 September 2021 – 12 February 2022) and in the lead up to PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography (29 April – 22 May 2022).
Since 1988, Autograph has championed photography that explores issues of race, identity, representation, human rights and social justice, sharing how photographs reflect lived experiences and shape our understanding of ourselves and others.