Masterclass: Georgia Metaxas on Portraiture


Centre for Contemporary Photography. Fitzroy
28 & 29 March 2015

On the first of this two-day course, Metaxas will discuss ‘what is contemporary portraiture practice?’ Drawing on her own projects as well as introducing the current contemporary practice of others, Metaxas will talk about working processes, approaches and methodologies. The Masterclass will be conceptually and project driven, rather than technically driven. Giving insight into her own practice, Metaxas will go through in detail how to deliver a portraiture project from start to finish. Including access issues, working with diverse groups, overcoming technical difficulties, post production, responding to space, hanging & lighting and alternative framing techniques.

On the second of the two-day programme Metaxas would like to invite participants to present their current projects in a round table discussion.

About The Artist

Georgia Metaxas is a Melbourne born photographic artist, currently working in London. She has exhibited widely though out Australia including at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, the Australian Centre for Photography and Queensland Centre of Photography. She has also been featured at group exhibitions in China, Germany and The United Kingdom. Most recently her work has been exhibited at Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria and Uncertain States / The Final Nine in London.

In 2015, Georgia will be an artist in residence at Four Corners in London. Her work has also been selected for numerous award exhibitions, including the 2009 Centre for Contemporary Photography’s Documentary Award, Melbourne and the 2012 National Portrait Prize, Canberra. In 2010 her work was included in the Big City Press publication Hijacked Volume 2: Australia and Germany. In 2011, Georgia was awarded the Fundacion Botin Residency Award facilitated in Spain by renowned photographer Paul Graham. In 2012 Georgia was awarded The Peoples Choice Award in the Monash Gallery of Art Bowness Photography Prize and a Master of Fine Art from Monash University, Melbourne.

Georgia’s work is held in private collections in Australia & the United Kingdom, as well as in public collections and institutions including Artbank, City of Melbourne Arts & Heritage Collection, City of Yarra Arts & Heritage Collection, the La Trobe Picture Collection; State Library of Victoria; Monash Gallery of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

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