One night only – Australian photographers on show

One night only – Australian photographers on show
3 September 2008

The work of contemporary Australian photographers will be on display for one night only at the National Library of Australia tomorrow, Thursday 4 September. Twenty-three photographers from the ACT, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland will present their work in table-top displays at a folio viewing event at the Library, from 4 pm to 8 pm.

The photographers range from well-known artists such as Juno Gemes, Klaus Hueneke and Samantha Everton to first year CIT photography student Matthew Taylor. Many of the photographs on display will be for sale.

Event organiser Linda Groom, the Curator of Pictures at the National Library, said, “We are delighted at the variety of the photography that will be on display – fashion photographs, travel photographs, even some rock-climbing photographs, as well as fine art prints. It’s a microcosm of the work that contemporary Australian photographers are doing.”

The event is part of Vivid: National Photography Festival, which offers over 100 exhibitions and a lively events program up till 12 October. The National Library began planning the folio viewing evening in 2007, as part of its contribution to the festival.

“The National Library has a special interest in documentary photography, but recognises the importance of all forms of photography in Australian life. We are very pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for Australian photographers to show their work to the public,” Ms Groom said.

The Library is presenting two days of events that focus on Australian photographers, including a talk on ‘How to sell photographs to libraries’ at 12.30 pm tomorrow, and feedback sessions for photographers tomorrow and on Friday 5 September.

Media contacts:

Linda Groom, Curator of Pictures, National Library of Australia, lgroom@nla.gov.au, 02 6262 1395

Sally Hopman, Media Liaison Manager, National Library of Australia,
02 6262 1704, shopman@nla.gov.au