Talk: What will the future look like?

Image: Ponch Hawkes, [Untitled (i)] from the series Beautiful Plastic, 2023. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Ponch Hawkes, Untitled (i) from the series Beautiful Plastic, 2023. Courtesy the artist.


16 March

Saturday, 1-2pm (AEST)


Glen Eira City Council Gallery [i]
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield
Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 1 – 5pm
Closed on Public Holidays


Wheelchair access



Join Curator Diane Soumilas and participating artists Jodie Hutchinson (AU), Kirsty Macafee (AU), Paula Mahoney (AU), Hedy Ritterman (AU), Julie Sheils (AU), Virginia Stobart (AU), Claudia Terstappen (AU/DE), Linda Watchtel (AU), Dianna Wells (AU), Jacqueline Felstead (AU), Ponch Hawks (AU) who will share insights into their photographic practice and address the thematic strands of environmental and social futures. What will the future look like?

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  • Diane Soumilas

    Diane Soumilas is the Gallery Coordinator and Curator at Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne where she has worked since 2008 and curated many survey and thematic exhibitions of Australian contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include Flourish (2023) Telling Tales (2021) and Louise Paramor: Emporium Survey exhibition (2013).
    Diane has worked in the public gallery and museum sector in Melbourne, Australia and overseas in Paris, France for over thirty years in curatorial and museum management roles and has curated many exhibitions of Australian and international art.


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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