03.02.18 Portfolio Reviews


Bookings close this Tuesday 30 January 2018

Portfolio Reviews are a rare opportunity to discuss your work with some of Australia’s leading experts.

Designed to give you feedback and advice on your photography and photo media, this special event will enhance your practice and your career.

We're serious about helping you to develop your skills and creativity, and connect with other practitioners. 

Reviewers: Richard Glover, Allison Holland, Paul McDonald, Isobel Parker Philip, Robyn Stacey and Gordon Undy.

Saturday 3 February 2018
11am - 4pm

Australian Centre for Photography
Suite 5A
66 Oxford Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Places strictly limited 

Participants will have the opportunity to meet with three reviewers to discuss their practice and seek professional advice during 3 x 20 mins sessions. 

ACP will provide review schedule two days prior to the event.


About the reviewers

Richard Glover
Richard Glover is a photographer and educator based in Sydney and London. His exhibiting photography practice explores the transitionary nature of the built environment and is held in collections including the Royal Institute of British Architects, Tate Modern, Art Gallery of New South Wales and ArtBank Australia. As a teacher Richard has lectured and tutored at colleges and institutions in the UK and Australia, including ACP, University of Technology Sydney and University of Newcastle. Richard completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Teaching & Learning at UTS.

Dr. Allison Holland
An experienced curator, conservator and academic, Allison has previously been employed at the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA Museum, State Library of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne International Biennale. Her academic career included roles at University Art Museum/University of Queensland, University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Institute of Asian Languages and Societies. She was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Art History) in 2008 from the University of Melbourne with the thesis Mariko Mori, mapping the universe through contemporary art.

Paul McDonald
Paul McDonald has 20 years’ experience in photography and is an experienced educator, mentor and curator. He is currently Director of contact sheet, an international initiative based in Sydney promoting excellence and innovation in photographic practice. He has judged competitions for Shoot the Chef (Fairfax), Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Mardi Gras. His work has been exhibited in Europe, USA, China and Australia, and he is currently curating exhibitions for emerging and established artists, Head On Photo Festival, Sunstudios and Canon Australia.

Isobel Parker Philip
Isobel Parker Philip is a writer and curator based in Sydney and the Curator, Photographs at the Art Gallery of NSW. There, she has curated Imprint: photography and the impressionable image (2016); New Matter: recent forms of photography(2017–16); David Stephenson: human landscapes (2017); and Pat Brassington: the body electric (2017). She is the co-ordinating curator for Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium (2017). Isobel has independently curated exhibitions at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, UTS Gallery, Firstdraft, MOP Projects, Sydney Guild, Breezeblock and the Villa Alba Museum, Melbourne. Her written work has appeared in catalogues for Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney as well as Art Monthly Australasia, Museum Magazine, un Magazine, Runway, Das Superpaper, and RealTime among other publications. She has written focus essays and catalogue texts for numerous artists including Robyn Stacey, Anne Ferran, Polixeni Papapetrou, Justine Varga, Nick Dorey, Elena Papanikolakis, Anna John, Deb Mansfield and Clare Milledge.

Robyn Stacey
As one of Australia's most acclaimed photographers, Robyn Stacey has been creating spectacular and sumptuous images since the mid-1980s. Since 2013, she has been transforming entire rooms into walk-in camera obscuras.

Stacey has presented work in numerous solo and group exhibitions; recently including a major commission by Deutsche Bank, Double Take for the 2017 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair. She has been the recipient of major awards, grants and residencies and her work is held in notable public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, the New South Wales Historic Houses Trust, the City of Sydney, Samstag Museum and Artbank, as well as numerous university, corporate and private collections.

Stacey is an Adjunct Fellow at Western Sydney University, was a member of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council from 2006-2008 and her work is studied as part of the curriculum in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

Gordon Undy
A fine art photographer working from his studio in Sydney, Gordon Undy is also the Director of point light photographic gallery which he founded with his wife Lyndell in 1996.

He took a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours at the University of Queensland and worked in and around the computer industry until 1991 when he was able to commit to photography full time on his own terms.

His passion is to interpret the intimate Australian landscape through photographs made in silver-gelatin, platinum/palladium and other photographic media. Field work is done in a variety of format sizes from 35mm to the 11 x 14-inch view camera.

In the USA in 1994 he studied landscape photography with Paul Caponigro and fine printing with George Tice who also introduced him to the craft of platinum/palladium. His photographs are held in private, public and corporate collections in Australia, Europe and the USA. Undy is the author of two books of photographs of the Australian landscape together with several hand-made portfolios/boxed sets and has exhibited widely both in solo and group exhibitions since the early 1980s.

He is in demand as a speaker at photographic conventions and as a juror on the international selection panels including Photolucide, Moscow International Foto Awards, the Sydney International and the Silvershotz Portfolio.




Resources to help you prepare your portfolio

Image Credit: Michael Waite (in detail) © 2013, courtesy the artist