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Exposure 05: On Collecting Photography

Past Event

Thursday, 9 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Please join leading photographic curators and collectors Judy Annear and Amanda Love in conversation.

This special event will discuss the past and current perceptions on collecting photographic stills and video works, and inform aspiring photographic collectors on how to get started and important things to consider before you do.

Sharing their experiences and insights on collecting photography and photomedia audiences will be treated with a rare glimpse into panelists' collections and their motivations for collecting.

 About Judy Annear

Judy Annear is an independent writer and curator. She was Senior curator photographs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from late 1995 until mid 2016. In this role she instigated a program of collection-based projects as well as curating major national and international exhibitions. She established a collection program for the photography gallery which opened in 2011. Some of the artists included in that program were Jacky Redgate, Tracey Moffatt, Bettina Rheims.

She spearheaded important photography exhibitions that furthered knowledge and exposure of the medium, and of Australian and international artists. These included: Len Lye (2001–2) celebrating the centenary of the artist’s birth, the first monographic exhibition of Man Ray in Australia (2004), a retrospective of Bill Henson – the result of a 3-year collaboration with the artist (2005), August Sander (2007) with the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years (2010) and Photography & place: Australian landscape photography 1970s until now (2011). She was curator of the large-scale exhibition, The photograph and Australia 2015.

In the 1980s and 90s Judy Annear’s work focused on contemporary and experimental practice particularly from Australia, Europe and Japan.

About Amanda Love

Amanda Love was voted Best Art Advisor 2010 in Sydney’s inaugural Art Month awards.

She served on the Board of the Biennale of Sydney, Australia’s largest contemporary art event, for over 10 years during which time critical acclaim increased and attendances more than tripled.

A former Arts Lawyer, Love practiced in Sydney with Allens and Arthur Robinson (now Allens) and in Hong Kong with Deacons. She has a Masters in Fine Arts (Hons) and holds the Christies Diploma of Fine Art.

An accredited valuer under the Federal Government’s Taxation Incentive Scheme for the Arts for over 20 years, her expertise includes Australian and international modern and contemporary art.

Love has spoken as an expert on contemporary art in Australia and overseas, including at the National Gallery of Scotland, Arco in Madrid, the MCA, Sydney, the AGNSW and Melbourne’s Heide Museum. She has lectured for Christies Australia and regularly advised on Australian Art Collector Magazine’s 50 Most Important Artists selection Panel.

A passionate collector Love has played a founding role in the now flourishing contemporary benefaction groups at the AGNSW (Contemporary Collection Benefactors) and MCA (Directors Working Circle). The Love private collection of international and Australian contemporary art was exhibited publicly at the Casula Powerhouse Museum, Sydney in 2011.

EXPOSURE sheds light on the full spectrum of photographic practice, presentation and literature by inviting photographers, curators and writers to share their photographic interests with ACP audiences.   

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Event ​Image: Sara Oscar, Pleasant Island (The Pacific Solution), 2016. Courtesy the artist.

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