National Indigenous Photo-Media Forum

8th – 10th February, 2012

Presented by Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

The Forum will present emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander photographers and photo-media artists with the opportunity to join key photo-media industry specialists, artists and educators from across Australia.

A series of presentations and workshops will run over two and a half days that will enable Indigenous artists and photographers to further develop industry and technical knowledge, whilst networking with artists and curators from across Australia.

Confirmed speakers include:

Patricia Adjei Indigenous Communications Coordinator and Legal Officer, Copyright Agency Limited

Mervyn Bishop photographer

Sally Brownbill photographer and educator

Daniel Browning producer and presenter, Awaye!, ABC Radio

Beck Cole filmmaker

Michael Cook artist

Robert Edwards National President, Australian Institute of Professional Photography

Delwyn Everard Senior Solicitor, Arts Law Centre of Australia

Maggie Finch Assistant Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Victoria

Jenny Fraser artist

Virginia Fraser artist

Adam Harding Director, Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Glenn Iseger-Pilkington Curator, Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Dianne Jones artist

Kim Kruger co-host, Arts Up!, 3KnD Radio

Professor Marcia Langton Foundation Chair, Australian Indigenous Studies, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne

Shaune Lakin Gallery Director, Monash Gallery of Art

Djon Mundine independent curator and writer

Lisa Reihana artist

r e a artist

Reko Rennie artist

Darren Siwes artist

Les Walkling artist, educator and consultant

Craig Wetjen photographer and educator

Shellie Whitehurst Lead Digital Strategist, Code Name Max

For the full program click here (pdf)

The Forum coincides with the City of Melbourne’s Indigenous Arts Festival.

Date: Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th February 2012.

Venue: ACMI at Federation Square, Melbourne.


1. Forum Pass: Full $275 inc. GST, Concession $250 inc. GST

2. Free to Indigenous artists and forum speakers

Tickets are available from Mon 2 Jan 2012 (registration closes Fri 3 Feb 2012). Bookings can be made through the ACMI Tickets & Information Desk on (03) 8663 2200. Once a booking has been made, the forum organisers will contact participants to distribute workshop material and identify any catering requirements

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