Public Lecture 8: Jamie North

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Our 8th invited speaker in the 2016 PSM Guest Lecture Series is Jamie North.

Jamie North combines the waste products of industry and native Australian flora and plant species to create sculptural installations that explore the simultaneous concurrence and conflict between man-made architectural structures and the biological world. Initially working with photography, North’s interest in native plants and their ability to survive in the most unlikely circumstances led him to experiment with cast concrete and the by-products of mining, using industrial materials to create poetic sculptures that become miniature landscapes; microcosms where native plants grow and regenerate, gradually reclaiming seemingly hostile environments.

This lecture, like all in the series, is free and open to the public. It takes place this Monday the 30th of May, 6.15-8pm. The location is UTS Building 6, 702-720 Harris street, level 3, room 22.

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Public Lecture 7: Angela Tiatia

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Our 7th invited speaker in the 2016 PSM Guest Lecture Series is Angela Tiatia.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Tiatia is of Samoan and Australian heritage.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology in 2010.  She has since been actively making and exhibiting work internationally.  Working in the mediums of paint, sculpture, video installation, and performance art, she is focused on subverting stereotypical notions of the feminine, exotic, and commodified being. Her works are held in the collections of The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), and private collectors throughout Australia.  Tiatia currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia with her husband and son.
Tiatia is represented by Alcaston Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.  

This lecture, like all in the series, is free and open to the public. It takes place this Monday the 22nd of May, 6.15-8pm. The location is UTS Building 6, 702-720 Harris street, level 3, room 22

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Public Lecture 6: Donna West Brett

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Our sixth invited speaker in the 2016 PSM Guest Lecture Series is Donna West Brett.

Donna West Brett is a lecturer in Art History at the University of Sydney. She is author of Photography and Place: Seeing and Not Seeing Germany After 1945 (Routledge 2016) and ‘Interventions in Seeing: GDR Surveillance, Camouflage & the Cold War Camera’, in Camouflage Cultures: the Art of Disappearance, (University of Sydney Press, 2015). She is also a member of the editorial committee & reviews editor for the Australian & NZ Journal of Art and research member of the Photographic Cultures Research Group.

This lecture, like all in the series, is free and open to the public. It takes place this Monday the 15th of May, 6.15-8pm. The location is UTS Building 6, 702-720 Harris street, level 3, room 22

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Public Lecture 5: Stephanie Simcox and Lyndal Irons

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PSM is proud to announce the fifth event in the 2016 PSM Guest Lecture Series. This week we are joined by two speakers: Stephanie Simcox and Lyndal Irons

Stephanie Simcox is a Sydney based photographer who is committed to working with not-for-profit organisations in Australia and abroad on local development studies such as housing, equality and health. Recently returning from Bangladesh and Cambodia as chief photographer for Action Aids ‘safe cities for women campaign’ her photographs have received international attention, including nominations for the National Portrait Prize, the Maggie Diaz portrait prize, duo magazine portrait prize, Head On and the winner of the Canon Shine awards . She is named one of the ’30 under 30′ international female photographers 2016.

Lyndal Irons is a Sydney-based documentary photographer and writer focused on local reportage. Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the State Library of New South Wales and the Australian Centre for Photography, as part of the Elizabeth Street Gallery (2014) and as a finalist in the Bowness Prize (2015), Olive Cotton Award (2015) and Sydney Life Photographic Competition (2011, 2012). She is the recipient of the 2015 Pool Grant.

This lecture, like all in the series, is free and open to the public. It takes place this Monday the 9th of May, 6.15-8pm. The location is UTS Building 6, 702-720 Harris street, level 3, room 22.

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