Oct
24
3:30 PM15:30

Introduction to Editing

Learn photography with Aaron Chapman and enhance your photography skills:

  • Overview provided of free + subscription editing software inc. Lightroom, Photoshop, iPhotos

  • A demonstration of photography editing techniques via digital projection

  • Learn proper workflow, cataloguing, importing + exporting, and how to resize for FB + Instagram

  • Participants encouraged to bring USB of an image they would like to edit

  • Practical takeaway assignment given to all participants

Register soon, places are filling up quickly!

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Nov
5
to Nov 8

Bridging Worlds with Words — APWT 2019

Run in conjunction with our institutional partner, the University of Macau, #APWT2019 features a stellar line up of feature authors, editors, emerging writers and translators from around the globe including Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian, Linh Dinh, Melanie Mununnggurr-Wiliams, Eleanor Goodman, Alan Vaarwerk, Ashwani Kumar, Elizabeth Woods, Aaron Chapman and Tim Baker and you!

Inspired by the notion of Macau as a city of bridges our event will focus on the power of words and narrative to bridge the gaps between us – whether they be social, political or cultural. As a community of writers we are all well aware of the enormous impact words have to transform our internal landscapes but literature can change the worlds we live in too. In the words of revered feminist author and civil rights activist Audre Lorde, ‘Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.’ This theme will infuse our programming for 2019 and we look forward to hearing your ideas and contributions to this theme.

#APWT2019 will also feature a sidebar event on the 9th of November in Hong Kong run in conjunction with our partner Cha - An Asian Literary Journal.

Find out more at http://apwriters.org/. #APWT2019

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Nov
6
1:30 PM13:30

Between Words & Images with Aaron Chapman

In this highly practical workshop, Australian photographer and writer, Aaron Chapman introduces participants to a wide range of contemporary photography and narrative writing techniques. Participants will be tasked with visual literacy exercises that promote collaborative and cross-disciplinary thinking. Aaron elaborates on the idea of ekphrasis, demonstrating the relationship between words and images and how unpacking images and text may help us realise our work through visual literacy. Exercise your creativity by challenging your understanding of the image-text relationship and learn how relevant they can be to storytelling in the digital age.

Part of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Festival 2019 in Macau.

Find out more at http://apwriters.org/. #APWT2019

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Nov
7
1:15 PM13:15

Word, Image, Screen

The novel might not be dead but cross-disciplinary practice in the 21st century has exploded in a kaleidoscopic party of art forms and fields. Increased access to digital technologies and dissemination has resulted in hybrid mixes of poetry and sound, photography and text, performance and image making as well as all the different modes of delivering and sharing them. Join three acclaimed creative artists as they discuss and share with you examples of their highly innovative work.   

Panel: Aaron Chapman, Shen Xingzhou, Harkaitz Cano
Chair: Jan Cornall

Part of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Festival 2019 in Macau.

Find out more at http://apwriters.org/. #APWT2019

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Sep
20
3:30 PM15:30

Photography Basics II

Learn photography with Aaron Chapman and enhance your photography skills. 

  • Outline the difference between RAW + JPEG and what this means in post-production

  • Different styles of photography and their relevant camera settings i.e. architectural photography

  • Overview of Manual setting [participants asked to use manual for the session and apply [techniques + knowledge acquired in the previous workshop]

  • Workshop goes into more detail surrounding terms inc. focusing + shooting modes

  • Practical takeaway assignment given to all participants

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Sep
19
to Oct 13

Australian Life 2019

Take a journey through fire and serenity with this year’s Australian Life photography prize finalists.

From heart-achingly intimate portraits to sharp observations, the 28 finalist images paint a unique picture of our current juncture in time. Quiet beauty, fierce energy, drought, excess, defiance and valour – the documented moments represent a multitude of stories that make up Australian Life.

Australian Life is one of Australia’s biggest – and most democratic – photography prizes. For more than 15 years, amateur and professional photographers have submitted their epic and intimate images of Australia. The finalists, and the $10,000 grand prize winner, were chosen by a panel of professional photographers, artists and curators.

Australian Life is part of Art & About Sydney, an ongoing program of temporary art projects in unusual spaces.

2019 finalists include:
Aaron Chapman
Alan Coligado
Alex Benetel
Alex Vaughan
Alexandrena Parker
Amala Groom
Anna Kucera
Antoine Veling
David Smith
Dominic Lorimer
Fiona Wolf
Gary Ramage
George Fetting
James Brickwood
Jesse Marlow
Jessica Lindsay
Joel Pratley
Judith Parrot
Klari Agar
Liz Keene
Marty Walker
Matthew Abbott
Nic Walker
Sally Coggle
Scott Barbour
Tanya Lake
Tom Putt
Tristan Still

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Aug
22
3:30 PM15:30

Photography Basics I

Learn photography with Aaron Chapman and enhance your photography skills. 

  • Introduction to the creative functions of a camera

  • Learn basic and best practices to achieve the best results

  • Workshop focuses on aperture, shutter speed, ISO + depth of field [DOF]

  • These techniques are then applied during the workshop

  • Practical takeaway assignment given to all participants

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Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Phone Photography & Digital Storytelling Experience

Join a group of students on this hands on experience delivered by local artist Aaron Chapman as he takes you on a journey from learning phone photography and the art of digital storytelling and a walking tour of the quirky and artsy neighbourhood of Southport. 

Please bring along: 

— Smartphone which has a camera

— Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses & hat 

— Water bottle

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Visual Literacy: Between Photographs & Words with Aaron Chapman

In 2018 the City of Gold Coast Arts and Culture Unit piloted a new online platform for Gold Coast artists to showcase their work – LENSGC. Applications to participate in LENSGC 2019 will open very soon. In support the City is offering the opportunity for 12 Gold Coast artists to participate in a workshop - Visual Literacy: Between Photographs & Words - with previous LENSGC program participant Aaron Chapman.

Aaron will introduce participants to a range of contemporary photography and narrative writing terms and techniques, which will be put into practice throughout two (free) half day workshops on Friday May 10 and Sunday May 12 (8-12 each day), The Lounge Room, HOTA.

For more information and to register for the workshop via the City of Gold Coast SmartyGrants platform visit: http://bit.ly/2L5mz79

Registrations are open now and close midnight 8 May.

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Jun
7
to Jun 29

Borderlands

BORDERLANDS invites 12 local artists to respond to the idea of borders and to examine what arises when considering living and working near the border of QLD & NSW. In this exhibition we contemplate the nature of borders, and how and why they exist (if they do exist) in our own minds. The artists are invited and given time to show existing or new work in response. Each artist has been chosen for their unique medium presentation that crosses over traditional modes with new media and cross-disciplinary art forms.

This is a group exhibition of local contemporary artists working within a 50 kilometre radius of the QLD and NSW state border.

Exhibiting artists include;
Ellie Beck, Chris Bennie, Aaron Chapman, Byron Coathup,
Hannah Cutts, Geoff Davidson, Ree Hegh, Amelia Reid,
Rebecca Ross, Mitchell Schultz, Christine Willcocks, Tim Wilson

Curated by Amelia Reid and Byron Coathup

*Opening Night: Friday 7th June, 5–7PM
*The Exhibition runs through until Saturday 29th JuneThe Exhibition runs through until Saturday 29th June

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May
30
3:00 PM15:00

Phone Photography & Digital Storytelling Experience

Join a group of students on this hands on experience delivered by local artist Aaron Chapman as he takes you on a journey from learning phone photography and the art of digital storytelling and a walking tour of the quirky and artsy neighbourhood of Southport. 

Please bring along: 

— Smartphone which has a camera

— Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses & hat 

— Water bottle

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Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

Phone Photography & Digital Storytelling Experience

Join a group of students on this hands on experience delivered by local artist Aaron Chapman as he takes you on a journey from learning phone photography and the art of digital storytelling and a walking tour of the quirky and artsy neighbourhood of Southport. 

Please bring along: 

— Smartphone which has a camera

— Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses & hat 

— Water bottle

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Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Headshots with Aaron Chapman

Lights, camera, action! Gold Coast artist Aaron Chapman will show kids how to professionally photograph portrait subjects. In conjunction with Gold Coast Film Festival, Aaron will take the kids through technical lighting and camera set-up to produce head shots for willing subjects.

Kids’ Workshop
9am - 12pm (5 - 10 years), 1 - 4pm (11 - 16 years)

Need headshots to launch your acting career? Want a nice photo to send to mum? Book yourself in for the kids to take your pic. Bookings required. 10 minute time slots available.

Saturday 13 April.

Supported by Gold Coast Film Festival

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Mar
21
4:30 PM16:30

Insta-Photography Workshop with Aaron Chapman

Bring your smartphone and Aaron Chapman will take you on a guided tour of the HOTA grounds with the aim of creating your own digital souvenirs while using #hashtags and Geo-tags through Instagram & Facebook. With the rise in camera phone technology, Aaron's workshop raises the idea of 'instant' photography as the champion souvenir of today's digital world. 

WHAT TO BRING:
Smartphone

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Jan
3
to Jan 24

Brunswick Street Gallery 50 Squared Art Prize

  • Brunswick Street Gallery (map)
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Featuring over five-hundred artworks by emerging and established local and interstate artists, the Fifty Squared Art Prize exhibition presents a survey of the Australian contemporary art scene.

Whether looking for an exciting artwork to add to your collection, to gift to a loved one, or simply to appreciate the breadth of creative practice happening across Australia, this exhibition is not to be missed!

All displayed artworks measure 50x50cm or smaller.

Important Details:
Official event/Prize announcements: Friday 11 January, 6 – 9pm.
Exhibition current: 3 – 24 January 2019.
Location: Level 1 + 2, 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Victoria.

This exhibition and the associated event are open to the public. All welcome.

This exhibition prize show is an initiative of Brunswick Street Gallery.

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Dec
7
to Dec 22

Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon 2018

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The 2018 ILFORD CCP Salon provides an invaluable opportunity for both emerging and established photographers to exhibit their work in a high-profile context. In past years, digital, analogue, video, 3D works and self-published photobooks have filled the walls of the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) and this year we are excited to once again present a diverse snapshot of contemporary Australian photomedia practice.

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Keep The Fire Burning

Opening night 30th November at Hillvale Gallery, 7pm-9pm. 

Keep The Fire Burning is a projection based exhibition at Hillvale Gallery.

We had an overwhelming response with 605 entries, making the selection all the more difficult. We truly appreciate the support over these past 5 years — it’s what makes Hillvale special to us. It was great to see so many entries from across the globe, paired with kind words of appreciation and celebration.

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

ArtLab: Vintage Film Photography with Aaron Chapman

How did we take photos before smartphones? Kids will find out this Saturday 13 Oct, when Gold Coast artist Aaron Chapman shows them how to capture photos on film.

Plus, following the workshop, the photos will be scanned and emailed to you by Gold Coast film lab, Shibui Film!

But be quick - the 10am session is sold out, limited spaces still available for the 1pm session.

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Sep
1
to Sep 15

The Rest is West

Opening this Saturday, 1st of September, 5-8 pm, The Walls Art Space, Miami.

Artist talk and book launch 5-6 pm.

Local photographer and writer Aaron Chapman responds to watercolourist, Edwin Bode’s artworks in the HOTA (Home of the Arts) Gallery Collection by exploring the identity and landscapes of settlements west of the Pacific Highway, and the notion of there being more to the Gold Coast than just its famous coastline.

The Rest Is West is a joint project with HOTA Gallery.

Exhibition continues to 15 September.
The Walls https://thewalls.org.au/

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Jun
7
to Jun 9

Super Souvenir II — Edge Conference 2018

  • Victoria Avenue Broadbeach, QLD, 4218 Australia (map)
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Super Souvenir is a hybrid space — a portable contemporary gallery and micro museum on wheels, residing in a repurposed 1978 Viscount Royale Caravan . As a specially commissioned project for Edge Fringe 2018, Super Souvenir will present a special display on how Gold Coast architecture has been presented on souvenirs and show how the stylish built form became so much a part of Gold Coast allure. Alongside the t-towels and trays are new works by 6 contemporary artists whose responses to the architectural form of the city seek to provoke thinking on a new generation of souvenirs and interrogate the need for the design of future memories. @annacareyhere @aaronmchapman @danielwilsonstudio @yingang @ashleyjnixon @johngollings.


This event is part of the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference @institute_architects_aus Curated by Virginia Rigney @virginia_rigney & Byron Coathup @byron_c

Free entry. Located in Victoria Park, Broadbeach. Open to the public daily from 12:00pm, June 7 – 9. 

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May
5
5:00 PM17:00

Post Games Cool Down [One Night Only]

Come down to The Walls Saturday the 5th of May where I'll be sharing some words and images that considers the post-Commonwealth Games landscape.

One night only. My slideshow LANDSCAPE / LANDSCOPE will be followed by a meditation and mindfulness session, a Power Party curated by Adrienne Kenafake and Tessa Bergan, as well as a special Queensland Film Festival screening.

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Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

The Digital Souvenir: Photography Workshop with Aaron Chapman

Bring your smartphone and Aaron Chapman will take you on a guided tour of the Southport CBD with the aim of creating your own digital souvenirs while using #hashtags and Geo-tags through Instagram & Facebook. With the rise in camera phone technology, Aaron's workshop raises the idea of 'instant' photography as the champion souvenir of today's digital world. 

Presented by Super Souvenir, The Student Hub & Bleach Festival

RSVP HERE: https://www.goldcoaststudenthub.com/events/the-digital-souvenir/

Visit more of Aarons work and other artists at the Super Souvenir Caravan located in Chinatown (The CBD Street Party) as part of Bleach* Festival and Festival 2018 from the 12th – 14th April / 12PM - 9PM (Daily) 

More details at www.bleachfestival.com and www.supersouvenir.net

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Mar
29
to Apr 15

Super Souvenir [Bleach Festival / Festival 2018]

The Gold Coast has a glorious tradition of the tacky souvenir. The Super Souvenir project takes a fresh look at these little talismans of memory, that generations of visitors took home with them after their holiday in the sun.

As the city evolves, Super Souvenir asks, what are the new kinds of souvenirs that speak about this place. Local artists have been invited to make objects, images and sound that generate conversations about the new Gold Coast and how it relates to its’ souvenir heritage past.

Look for the Super Souvenir caravan as it goes on the road around the Coast. Experience historical and contemporary displays of classic souvenirs and meet artists, collectors and community members at Panel Conversations and Souvenir Stories sessions.

You’re also invited to BYO GC souvenir and record what your souvenir means to you in the live podcast room. Drop in for some hands-on workshops for the whole family or pop in for the afternoon chills out sessions with the Teenage Retreat program led by young artists, musicians and designers.

Tune in online, at www.supersouvenir.net and @super.souvenir on Instagram where you will find updates and conversations with podcasts, interviews and the latest developments of life on the road with this roving exhibition space.

Creative Director/Artist: Byron Coathup
Guest Curator & Programming: Virginia Rigney

Featuring: 
Artist/Musician: Jay Jermyn
Photographer: Aaron Chapman
Artist: Leonie Rhodes
Artist: Rebecca Ross
Art/Design: Ashley Nixon
Multimedia: Jason Haggerty

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