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Editioning: Photography and Video

Wednesday 18 March 2009, 6.15pm
at Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Gold-coin donation, no bookings required.

“On the vexed issue of editions, while everyone seems to agree that work should be signed, dated and numbered by the artist, there is a clear divergence of opinion between those who see editioning as contrary to the nature of the medium, and those who see it as inevitable in the passage of photography into the fine art market.” Dr Daniel Palmer, Australian Art Collector, Issue 21, July-September 2002, 86-8

What are the considerations for artists when editioning paper or screen-based work? What underpins market confidence in editioning practices? This panel of experts from the commercial, education and public gallery sectors will explore the issues surrounding the editioning of photography and video art. Speakers will address principles, practices and problems within the arenas of analogue and digital media drawing upon local and international experience.


Naomi Cass
Director, Centre of Contemporary Photography


Elena Galimberti

Elena Galimberti is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the Theory Department of the Faculty of Art & Design at Monash University. Her research includes conservation, video installations, and the Australian Video Art Archive (AVAA), which she built in collaboration with Matthew Perkins and Dr Anne Marsh.

Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara (NZ) opened McNamara Gallery seven years ago as an art gallery dedicated to exhibiting and promoting photo-media by New Zealand, selected Pacific Rim and international artists. Previously Paul was a medical practitioner and art collector. He is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and conducts original research, produces small publications, and stages out-reach exhibitions in a number of public galleries.

Susan van Wyk

Susan van Wyk has been a curator in the Department of Photography at the National Gallery of Victoria since 1989. She has curated numerous exhibitions of Australian and international photography, including the recent Rennie Ellis retrospective. She is the author of The Paris End: Photography Fashion and Glamour, and co-author of Second Sight: Australian Photography in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. She has also written numerous exhibition catalogues, and contributed to Australian and international journals and publications.

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