Special Festival Events
Special Festival Events, usually one-off events that are supported by the Festival because of their relevance to the core programme. Included are the following:
- Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere, makes up a significant part of the FotoFreo 2012 Open Exhibition Programme and consists of exhibitions by many of the world’s most innovative photographers and photojournalist from the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, Germany, India, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Lebanon, Ukraine, Turkey, Argentina and the UK; in addition to local and national photographers. See it at the Midland Atelier.Save
- The Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Project. An exhibition featuring the work of 29 emerging and established photographers from across Australia, and curated by David Lloyd (Griffith University), Julian Tennant ( WA) and Moshe Rosenzveig (HeadOn Festival). See it at the Breadbox Gallery.
- Popup Photo Sound Exhibition: Falta de Luz, South America after dark. This event combines an exhibition, Falta de Luz, South America after dark, and is shown inside a sea container parked on Victoria Quay, with a projection and an improvised musical score.
Opening of Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere
The opening of Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere is a very special event that starts the Festival period just prior to the official opening at the Fremantle Arts Centre on March 17. Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere is an assemblage of spectacular exhibitions, site specific installations, projections, workshops and artist floor talks in response to the work exhibited and other issues relating to photography.
Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere, makes up a significant part of the FotoFreo 2012 Open Exhibition Programme and consists of exhibitions by many of the world’s most innovative photographers and photojournalist from the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, Germany, India, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Lebanon, Ukraine, Turkey, Argentina and the UK; in addition to local and national photographers.
Some of the highlights of the exhibitions showing at the Atelier include:
- Internationally renowned photographer, Martin Parr, who presents, Black Country Stories, Parr’s documentation of the Midlands region in the UK which, resonate with the industrial setting of the Midland Railway Workshops.
- Indian photographer, Sohrab Hura, presents images of Indian religious rituals, which, capture the grace of spiritual worship in the ancient city of Benares; award winning Ketaki Sheth shows her groundbreaking portrait’s of twins, and Bharat Sikka, exhibits his vision of the ‘new’ India, which, comprises a series of images in a variety of formats that blend studio, street, landscape and portrait photography.
- Closer to home, Australian-based UK photographer, Sam Harris, takes us on a visual journey that mirrors his unconventional life; from photographing London’s hottest Brit-Pop acts of the 1990’s, to living in Ballingup.
- Perth based photographer and artist, Eva Fernandez unveils her installation work, developed in response to the site, whilst FORM Midland Creative Resident, Michelle Taylor’s work spins a multi-layered, multi-material narrative around the site.
- The Pilbara Project: Photographer’s Cut evokes the grandeur and drama of this unique landscape. This series of images have been selected by the photographers’ themselves - Dr Les Walking, Tony Hewitt, Christian Fletcher, and Peter Eastway.
The Midland Atelier is located on Yelverton Drive, Midland and is housed within the Midland Railway Workshops, 500m from the Midland railway station.
Exhibitions open from March 15 – April 15
Official opening, Wednesday, March 14 - 6.00 - 9.00 pm
Telephone +61 8 9226 2799; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, March 17, photographers, including a number of high profile international and national photographers, will present a series of artist floor talks; and choreographer, Jacob Lehrer unveils a dance piece developed in response to The Foundry building.
To download a full programme of events and workshops including information on a special installation piece by Chinese multi-media artists please visit http://www.midlandatelier.com.
The exhibitions at the Midland Atelier are a part of the Open Exhibition Programme supported by CameraHouse and by FORM.
The Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Project
An exhibition featuring the work of 29 emerging and established photographers from across Australia, and curated by David Lloyd (Griffith University), Julian Tennant ( WA) and Moshe Rosenzveig (HeadOn Festival).
Photographers include: Aileen Hubbard, Alan Moyle, April Ward, Brad Wagner, Chiara Terraneo, Christine Rose Divito, Cim Sears, Dawne Fahey, Hazel Buckely, Janette Anderson, Jim Filmer, Joel Rainford, Kevin Cooper, Lari Gadza, Laura Palmer, Lesley Downie, Lynn Gail, Mathew Goddard-Jones, Maurizio Salvati, Melissa Anderson, Michelle Dupont, Peter Eve, Philippe Schneider, Robyn Hills, Sally Mayman, Sandra Edwards, Steve Marshall, Vanessa Wiggins and Tracie D.Williams.
The aim of the Contemporary Australian Family Photographic Project was to photograph the typical Australian family; to make photographs that record the socio-cultural landscape of contemporary family life (or relationships) in Australia today. Participating photographers photographed Australian families over a 12 month period. The results reflect the diverse range, nature and cultural aspects of family life and relationships found today in Australian families and society.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same title and which will be launched during the exhibition (for more details see Bookshop).
Venue: Breadbox Gallery, 233 James Street, Northbridge. Telephone: 08 9227 6288
Exhibition opening: Thursday, 15th of March at 6:30-9.00 pm and will be officially opened by the W.A. Minister for Culture and the Arts, Hon. John Day, MLA.
Exhibition Dates: March 16 – April 15
Open daily, Wednesday to Sunday (11.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Closed Easter Sunday, 8 April.
Supporters of the exhibition include FujiFilm and Momento Books for the publication of the book.
Popup Photo Sound Exhibition: Falta de Luz, South America after dark
By Joel wynn Rees (photographer) and Ned Beckley (musician)
This event combines an exhibition, Falta de Luz, South America after dark, by Joel Rees and is shown inside a sea container parked on Victoria Quay, with a projection and an improvised musical score performed by Ned Beckley. Falta de Luz is a unique visual and sonic experience that explores a nocturnal journey through the back roads of South America. Joel and Ned will be available to talk about their project at the exhibition on-site throughout the festival.
The sea container with the exhibition will be found next to C Shed, between C and B Sheds
A projection and sound performance will be held on the night of Wednesday, March 21, from 8:00 - 9.00 pm.
The exhibition will run fromMarch 21 until April 15 from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm Saturday and Sundays.
For more information: www.faltadeluz.com.au
This event is supported by the Fremantle Port Authority, Sea Containers WA, Team Digital, Lab Fifty Five, Venn Gallery and The Smooth Movers.