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recap: Unsensored08

The Melbourne Silver Mine’s 2nd annual exhibition of analogue photography took place at Collingwood gallery between 8th and 20th August 2008.

The exhibition was a great success on many levels, the members of the Melbourne Silver Mine committee wish to express our thanks to the participants, family and friends and of course all those that attended, gave us their financial and creative support, purchased work or just spent a bit of time considering film photography as a result of the show.

The opening night was incredibly well attended, with around 400 people making it to the gallery to see the 46 works on show. (flickr has a growing pile of shots from throughout the exhibition). Attendance remained high right through the exhibition, buoyed over the second weekend by a small write-up in The Age’s EG.

And isn't it ironic, don't you think?
images © Tim Heraud

We were incredibly pleased to see so much interest in film photography, and greatly appreciated your hip pocket generosity as well, with over $250 being raised via the wandering silver mine donation tin and  approximately $3,000 in sales of work on show. Many people expressed an interest in joining the Melbourne Silver Mine as financial members or assisting us with future events, we greatly appreciate all your support and have already started making plans for more events and an even bigger show in 2009.

We were also pleased to once again host a Trampoline meeting during the exhibition. Trampoline is the ACMP‘s group enabling informal ideas exchange for students, assistants and emerging photographers. The group discussed the recent screening of their fascinating projections project. Thanks to all the trampoline members for coming along, we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

If you didn’t get a chance to have a look at the show, you can review many of the exhibited images via the slide show below or via flickr, or you can purchase an 80 page colour exhibition book online.

A big thank you of course to all 30 exhibiting photographers, thanks for your time and effort and helping us put together an interesting and engaging show of varying styles and processes.

We would like to extend our thanks to the people that gave us additional support with unsensored08, in particular the efforts of Tim Heraud in designing the Melbourne Silver Mine logos, documents and the unsensored08 invitation, Stuart Nimmo for preparing the unsensored08 website and Chris Zissiadis for preparing the unsensored08 exhibition book.

Unsensored08 Panorama
image: © matthew Joseph

Due to its increased popularity it’s almost certain that unsensored will be a show for Melbourne Silver Mine members only in 2009, so join us to make sure you get your chance to be part of the show.

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MSM Secretary • September 30, 2008


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