Talk: Justine Varga

19 February 2021
Image: Justine Varga, [Influence], 2018-19.

Image: Justine Varga, Influence, 2018-19.


19 February 2021

Friday, 5-7pm (AEST)




Tolarno Galleries [i]
Level 4/104 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat, 1pm – 4pm


Wheelchair access

Take the lift from exterior streets to Level 4.

Taking place as part of PHOTO 2021’s Launch Weekend, Justine Varga’s WRITING & CONCEPTS talk will discuss the creative potential of those elements of a photograph that are usually thought to be marginal or even deleterious to its health.

Justine Varga will be speaking, in particular, about stains and similar pictorial imperfections. While focusing on the role of the stain and staining in her own work, she will also be seeking to place her interest within a broader history of image making. The end result will be a cerebration on the nature of photography and an argument for a certain kind of artistic practice keenly attuned to the materiality of the medium and to corporeal presence, however it is conjured.

Free – bookings required.

Part of the PHOTO 2021 launch weekend.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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