Talking Culture - Panel Discussions - Fissure + Women in Photography

Talking Culture

Auckland Central Library + Auckland Art Gallery • 1 June & 16 June

2:00 - 3:00pm
Whare Wananga - Level 2, Central Library, 44 Lorne Street + Auditorium, AAG, Kitchener Street
1) Sally Brownbill (Aus) • Alejandro Cegarra (Ven) • Jessica Lim (Cam) • Yvonne Shaw (NZ). 2) Rebecca Swan (NZ), Qiane Matata-Sipu (NZ), Sara Orme (NZ) and Cathy Carter (NZ)

Part of Talking Culture by Leica series.

Join in the discussion with artists, curators, industry guru's and Festival directors on photography's role in the Fissure theme.

Each panellist has experience in commercial, fine arts, education, Festivals and photojournalism. 
*Sally Brownbill (Aus)
*Alejandro Cegarra (Ven)
*Jessica Lim (Cam) 
*Yvonne Shaw (NZ)
MC: Festival director, Julia Durkin

Fissure as a theme was chosen by the Festival this year as a way to capture the growing international photography series, projects that focus on nuclear weapons + power, whilst recognising New Zealand's unique role in the global geo political landscape as a nuclear free nation. As we broadened the idea out from this Fissure of ideology - to arm or not, to build powers stations or not, the genesis of the Festival's exploration of visual photographic imagery, series and projects that fit this idea of cracking, breaking down, meltdown and rifts even in the commercial world started to take shape. 

The panel will endeavour to bring their expertise, views and ideas to life in this sizzling debate on photography.

Free. Hosted at the Whare Wānanga, Level 2.

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Women in Photography

New - Panel discussion "Women in Photography", at the Auckland Art Gallery auditorium Sunday 16th June 1pm. From the art world to activism, through relevant issues in contemporary practice, industry and society, in art, advertising, editorial we explore how are women 'framed', how to manage your career as a photographer, gatekeepers to success, and a sprinkling of #metoo feedback.

Four contemporary photographers explore their work and the pitfalls and praise of their practice respectively in response to building careers in the photography sector. From Maori/Cook Islands artist Qiane Matata-Sipu, who’s work has been awarded at last year’s NZ Geographic Awards for the long essay category for ‘Ihumātao’ to Rebecca Swan who’s work, Assume Nothing, pioneered gender identity reflected in fine art photography in New Zealand.

As a look into brand advertising through to representation on the gallery scene, we ask Cathy Carter who’s work is regularly in the Wallace Art Awards finalists, as well as earning recognition in overseas awards shows, how she thinks about promoting her practice, including issues she has encountered and Sara Orme, who was the first woman to shoot major brand campaign for the likes of Air New Zealand & Tourism New Zealand, and has studied sociology and aspects of ‘The Female Gaze’ for her advice on succeeding in the art world after brand imperatives.

MC is Linda Tyler, Assoc Professor at the University of Auckland.

Don’t miss this exclusive session at the AAG on Sunday 16th June at 1pm.

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