Short Talks Afternoon: Private lives / public spaces – Photography, art and the law

Thomas Structh, 'Pergamon Museum 1V', Berlin 2001, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with the assistance of The Bowness Family Fund for Contemporary Photography, 2008 2008.518 © 2011 Thomas Struth

The NGV is holding an afternoon of discussion about photography, privacy and the public space in association with the present NGV exhibition Looking at Looking: the Photographic Gaze (exhibition website).

The cutting look: Art, photography and public space

Dr Melissa Miles, Lecturer, Theory of Art & Design, Monash University

Melissa Miles will discuss the affects that increasing restrictions on photography are having on artists and on the types of photographs that they are making.

The legal side: The restrictions of photography in public spaces

Dr Kate MacNeill, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, Arts & Cultural Management, The University of Melbourne

Contemporary photography practice lies at the intersection of artistic freedom and the regulation of public and private spaces. In this lecture Dr Kate MacNeill will address the impact that heightened security awareness and increasing concerns over individual privacy may have on photographers of unknowing subjects and unstaged scenes.

Date: Sun 19 Feb, 2–3.30pm

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd Melbourne

Cost: $20 Adult / $14 NGV Member / $16 Concession

Bookings: (03) 8662 1555, 10am–5pm, Event code P1223