Join us at RMIT Gallery on Thursday 9 March, 6-8 pm to celebrate the opening of Photography 130: Behind the Lens – 130 years of photography at RMIT.
The exhibition celebrates RMIT’s long and rich history of providing photography education, which is as old as the institution itself.
Photography 130 – Behind the lens: 130 years of RMIT photography (10 March – 13 April) brings together a collection of over 100 images from 59 photographers, revealing the significant contribution made by RMIT University’s (RMIT) photography programs to the culture and society of Melbourne.
When RMIT first began operations as the Working Men’s College in 1887, photography was one of the foundation disciplines, making it the oldest existing photography course in the world.
Sourced from RMIT archives, The National Gallery of Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art, the State Library of Victoria, private collections, photographers and artists, the exhibition features work created by RMIT staff and alumni between 1887 and 2017, in the service of art, politics, news, entertainment, commerce, science and discovery.
Much has changed in photography over the past 130 years, not least the technology. But the skills involved in composition, in challenging the limits of the camera or in capturing that special moment are as valuable today as they were 130 years ago.
Join us for the free public programs which offer a ‘behind the lens’ view of the exhibition. Bookings required.