Joseph Blair (AU)

Workshop: (re-) trieved, covered & sourced (Archives Under Surveillance)

IMAGE: Joseph Blair, Oceans 32, 2022, video still. Courtesy the artist.

IMAGE: Joseph Blair, Oceans 32, 2022, video still. Courtesy the artist.


13 March

Wednesday, 5-7pm (AEST)


Photography Studies College [i]
37-47 Thistlethwaite St, South Melbourne


Wheelchair access


General $50 PSC Student $35 First Nations $35

In a workshop that embraces ubiquitous photography, artist and Photography Studies College lecturer, Joseph Blair, and Future Anterior co-curator, Madeleine Sherburn, invite participants to explore the expansive realm of the ‘archive’ and its potential within a new-photographic context.

This session aims to uncover new modes of image-making beyond conventional methods, prompting participants to craft visual narratives from the wealth of materials available in our image-saturated environment.

Blair will share his experiences working within this framework and explore the ethics, processes and considerations required for working with such mediums. Participants will create a small series using found/sourced images (from either the participant’s or supplied archive), re-contextualised through sequencing, or reworking images entirely with digital process.

Please note: Participants are required to bring a usb stick of their own source materials (imagery) to use.

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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.

01–24 March