An Unorthodox Flow of Images
Sep 12 – Nov 11, 2017

 

 

An Unorthodox Flow of Images commences with what is known as the first press photograph in Australia and unfurls through historic, press, portraiture, popular and art photography, some in their intended material form and others as reproductions. An unbroken thread connects this line of still and moving images, each tied to those on either side through visual, conceptual, temporal, material or circumstantial links.

 

J. W. Lindt / Body of Joe Byrne

J. E. Bray / The Glenrowan Inn after the Kelly Siege 1880

This is a proposition about photography now. Relationships between images are sometimes real, and sometimes promiscuous. Unorthodox brings new contexts to existing artworks whilst celebrating the materiality of real photographs, in real time and critically, honoring the shared democratic experience of the public gallery space.

Among the nearly 150 entries represented include NASA images, National Geographic, and photographic legends such as Walker Evans and William Eggleston.

Curated by Naomi Cass and Pippa Milne.
Presented with Melbourne Festival.

 

Michael Cook / Mother – Pram 2016

Clare Rae / Law Library 2016

Accompanying Programs

CCP—pm
Friday October 13, 5pm—7pm
Visit the gallery after hours and wander through our latest exhibition at your leisure. The perfect night for those who find it difficult to visit CCP during regular opening hours.
Free event, beer and wine from 5pm. RSVP here

Symposium: The Transit Lounge of Photography and Magic Lantern Performance
Presented by Deakin Motion Lab Centre for Creative Arts Research
Saturday 21 October, 3pm–7:30pm
Bookings required, $10 for non-members,
$5 for CCP members and students
Magic Lantern Performance, 6pm–7.30pm
Gold coin donation for performance only

An unorthodox flow: Curators’ floortalk
Saturday 22 October, 12:45pm–1:45pm
free event, no bookings required

 

Tracey Lamb / Surveillance Image #3 2015

André Kertész / Wolfgang Sievers

Images flow in an unorthodox manner: online and in museums
Thursday October 26, 2017 / 12 pm – 1 pm
Grainger Museum, Gate 13, Royal Parade Parkville
free event, bookings required

Codes of practice: Indigenous subjects and Indigenous photographers
Thursday November 2, 2017 / 6 pm – 8 pm
Chair: Stephen Gilchrist
speakers to be announced

‘A picture tells a thousand words’: but whose?
Thursday November 9, 2017 /6 pm – 8 pm

An in conversation with CCP Curator, Pippa Milne and Clare Wright, presenter of Radio National’s podcast Shooting the Past.
Followed by 6 writers, artists, curators and collectors discussing their favorite work from An unorthodox flow of images.

 

An Unorthodox Flow of Images
September 12 – November 11, 2017
The Centre for Contemporary Photography / Melbourne, Australia
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