The FutureGen project and exhibition is proudly supported by FujiFilm
The FutureGen exhibition is a now regular part of the FotoFreo festival programme and consists of an exhibition of the work of the best graduating and undergraduate photography students from the leading tertiary institutions teaching photography in Australia, together with the best student and graduate student photographers from leading teaching institutions in China.
The exhibition was held at the John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University. The John Curtin Gallery is a partner with FotoFreo in the FutureGen project. The exhibition consisted of 176 images, including a 6m long image from the Nanjing Art Academy. The show was beautifully presented and was a highlight of FotoFreo 2012.
IMAGE: Wang Chao, Untitled
Participating Australian institutions included:
- Australian National University, School of Art (ACT)
- Central Institute of Technology (WA)
- Edith Cowan University (WA)
- Griffith University (QLD)
- Monash University (Vic)
- Photography Studies College (Vic)
- Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (VIC)
- TAFESA, Adelaide College of the Arts (SA)
- University of Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts (VIC)
- University of NSW, College of Fine Arts (NSW)
- University of South Australia, SA School of Art (SA)
- University of Tasmania (TAS)
The exhibition also included the work of 10 Chinese students chosen by the Pingyao International Festival of Photography (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.
Sam Stourdzé, Director of the Musee de l’Elysee, opened the exhibition and of the 24 nominees chosen by the 12 Australian participating teaching institutions Sam selected the work of ten Australian photographers to be shown at PIP in September this year (2012).
IMAGE: Ning Ziran, untitled
The chosen photographers included:
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
Jessica Meyerink, PSC Melbourne
In addition, Sam singled out Paul Batt (from Monash) and Giles Crook (RMIT) to go to Pingyao as guests of that festival.
IMAGE: Giles Crook, untitled