The Portrait x RMIT Photography

19 May 2022
Phebe Schmidt and Danny Cohen, from [Irons in the Fire] series, 2022. Image courtesy of the artists.

Phebe Schmidt and Danny Cohen, from Irons in the Fire series, 2022. Image courtesy of the artists.


19 May 2022

Thursday, 6pm (AEST)


Blindside [i]
Level 7/37 Swanston St, Melbourne
Wed – Sun, 12pm – 6pm


Wheelchair access


Free, no bookings required

A night of reflections on the exhibition The Portrait by RMIT Photography students.

The Portrait, curated by Karl Halliday and Josephine Mead, is an investigation into the emerging and fluid possibilities of portrait photography and its impact upon image-making today.

Ten artists have been invited to produce ‘a portrait’ for exhibition. The artists selected work in both traditional modes of portrait photography and alternative multidisciplinary practices. By considering the medium in an expanded sense, the artists are able to contemplate, critique, and challenge the limits of what a portrait can be.

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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

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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