FotoFreo Update- 30 March, 2012
The main Festival events are now over and most of our overseas and interstate guests have returned home. However, there are quite a few FotoFreo workshops yet to take place so there is still good reason to check out the workshop programme to see what is on offer.
FutureGen 2012 FutureGen
is a collaborative project between FotoFreo
and the Pingyao International Festival of Photography (PIP)
. It involves the selection of the best work from recent graduates and undergraduates from Australian and Chinese schools of photography and a joint exhibition of their work. The exhibition is at the John Curtin Gallery
at Curtin University.
FotoFreo 2012 was the inaugural exhibition for this project.
The exhibition includes the work of 10 Chinese students chosen by PIP and two of these students, Wang Chao
and Ning Ziran
along with PIP Deputy Director Cui Jun
, were invited to FotoFreo as guests of the Festival.
Of the 24 nominees chosen by the 12 Australian teaching institutions that took part in the FutureGen 2012 exhibition, the images from the following 10 nominees were selected by Sam Stourdzé
(Director of the Musee d’Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland, a museum and gallery devoted entirely to photography), for showing in Pingyao:
Paul Batt, Monash
Jeremy Collins, ANU
Giles Crook, RMIT
Joseph Landro, ECU
Hardy Lohse, ANU
Oliver Mai, UNSW COFA
Benjamin McLaren, TAFE SA
Kirstyn McMullen, ECU
Georgia Metaxas, Monash, and
Jessica Meyerink, PSC Melbourne
The nominees going to China
, again selected by Sam Stourdzé,
Paul Batt, Monash, and Giles Crook, RMIT
The FutureGen exhibition consists of 176 images, including a 6m long image from the Nanjing Art Academy. The show is beautifully presented and is a highlight of FotoFreo 2012.
The FutureGen exhibition and project will be a regular event at future FotoFreo festivals.
IMAGES: Wang Chao, Untitled
Ning Ziran, Untitled
Paul Batt, Untitled 10
Giles Crook, Untitled 20