National Indigenous Photographers' Forum 2009

National Indigenous Photographers’ Forum 2009
Melbourne 12–14 October 2009

Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) invites Indigenous photographers, artists and arts workers from across Australia to attend the National Indigenous Photographers’ Forum in Melbourne.

Renowned Indigenous artists and curators join key photographic industry specialists and educators from across Australia in presenting the Forum for emerging and established photographers and photomedia artists.

The first ever National Indigenous Photographers’ Forum, will be held over two and a half days and presents an opportunity for Indigenous artists and photographers to further develop industry and technical knowledge, establish contacts and network with Indigenous artists and curators from across Australia.

Indigenous photographers/artists: Wayne Quilliam, Fiona Foley, Ricky Maynard and Destiny Deacon; key photographic industry specialists: Peter Eastway, Chris Shain and Les Walkling; public and commercial gallery representatives: Djon Mundine, Indigenous Curator, Contemporary Art, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Grant Smith, Manager, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi and Stephen Gilchrist, Curator, Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria. Dr Brenda L. Croft, Lecturer, Indigenous Art, Culture and Design, University of South Australia, will give a keynote address at the Forum dinner.

Forum sessions on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 October will be held in the Supper Room at the Melbourne Town Hall, which is at the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne.

Sessions on Wednesday 14 October will be held at The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia.

The Forum dinner will be held at Tjanabi @ Fed Square, The Atrium, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne.

Presented with support from Arts Victoria, this forum is FREE to attend for Indigenous photomedia artists.

A registration fee applies for all other attendees:
Full forum (includes morning tea, light lunch and Forum dinner on Monday night) $295
Forum dinner only $55

Indigenous photomedia artists living in regional Victoria are eligible to apply to CCP for accommodation support to attend.

Registrations are due by 18 September

For further details and registration information contact Anna Liebzeit on (03) 9417 1549 or

To register please download the National Indigenous Photographers’ Forum registration form and email to or mail to:

Anna Liebzeit,
Centre for Contemporary Photography,
404 George Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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