Review: Melbourne Silver Mine’s Large Format Day and Unsensored14 Exhibition

Leigh Lambert, Matthew Coleman, Marc Morel and James Ruff at the Large Format Day 2014. Photograph by David Tatnall.

Leigh Lambert, Matthew Coleman, Marc Morel and James Ruff at the Large Format Day 2014.
Photograph by David Tatnall.

Unsensored14
Collingwood Gallery
Until 24 September

The eighth annual group print show Unsensored14 at Collingwood Gallery has a wonderful selection of photographs from forty members of Melbourne Silver Mine Inc.

For me the standout photographs in this un-curated show were: Gary Sauer-Thompson’s Sea/Sky a beautiful colour photograph from a 5 x 7 camera; Leigh Lambert’s Observant Light and Cone Crusher two beautiful black and white industrial landscapes from a 4 x 5 camera; and, Malcolm Gamble’s The Styx and Croajingolong Dreamtime two black and white 4 x 5 pinhole photographs.

Coinciding with my visit to the gallery was the third annual Large Format Day. Visitors on the day were treated to a collection of large format cameras with photographers Marc Morel, Leigh Lambert, James Ruff and Matthew Coleman who were on hand to ‘show and tell’.

The exhibition is on until 24 September 2014. It’s a great show, and already on day two there are a lot of red dots!

David Tatnall
More info at Melbourne Silver Mine and
Collingwood Gallery