Thursday 26 June 2008, 6pm
at Centre for Contemporary Photography
Gold-coin donation, no bookings required
CCP is pleased to present a talk by Dr David Bate, writer, academic and photographic artist. This talk explores what we do with an image and what an image does to us. The talk uses Jeff Wall's work as an example of the relationship between theory and practice.
Dr David Bate is a writer and photographic artist, and teaches at the University of Westminster, London. He is visiting Melbourne as part of the Faculty of Art & Design's Visiting Artist Program (hosted by the Photography and Video Research Network). Exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions across Europe since 1983, David Bate's most recent solo exhibition Bungled Memories was exhibited at Hoopers Gallery, London and more recently at the Zacheta, National Gallery, Poland. David Bate's photography has been published widely and he regularly contributes to books and journals on photography. In 2004 he published Photography and Surrealism, Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent, I.B.Tauris and his forthcoming book Photography After Postmodernism: the Art of Memory, will be published by I.B.Tauris in 2009.