Talk: Image as Program Panel Discussion

16 March
Image: J. Rosenbaum, [Gender Tapestry], 2022. Image courtesy of the artist.

Image: J. Rosenbaum, Gender Tapestry, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist.


16 March

Saturday, 11am-12pm (AEST)


RMIT Gallery [i]
344 Swanston St, Melbourne
Tue – Fri, 11am – 5pm
Sat, 12.30pm – 5pm


Wheelchair access


Free, bookings required

Join us at RMIT Gallery to listen and participate in a panel discussion which interrogates the photographic image’s most recent metamorphosis. AI represents the latest stage of photography’s transformation into a software output, cannibalising the camera and even transforming it into a set of executable text prompts. What does this mean for the future of the medium?

This talk will be led by the execute_photography’s curator Katrina Sluis who is joined by artists J. Rosenbaum, Sebastian Schmieg and Tom Blachford.

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  • Daniel Palmer

    Daniel Palmer is a professor in the School of Art at RMIT University. His books include Installation View: Photography Exhibitions in Australia 1848–2020 (Perimeter Editions 2021, written with Martyn Jolly, and Photography and Collaboration: From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing (Bloomsbury 2017).

  • Shane Hulbert

    Shane Hulbert is an artist and associate professor in the School of Art at RMIT University, where he lectures in imaging technologies. His photographic work has been shown nationally and internationally, most recently at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China.

  • Katrina Sluis

    Katrina Sluis is a curator and associate professor in the School of Art and Design at The Australian National University. With Andrew Dewdney she is the co-editor of The Networked Image in Post-Digital Culture (Routledge 2022).

  • Alison Bennett

    Dr Alison Bennett is an artist working in the field of expanded photography through a neurodiverse queertech lens. They are a senior lecturer in photography at RMIT University in Melbourne, where they are the Associate Dean, Photography, in the School of Art and co-director of the Imaging Futures Lab.


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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