The Australian Centre for Photography has released details of new exhibitions and associated events opening in Sydney this month.

Peter Drew’s exhibition, titled REAL AUSTRALIAN, opened at Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay on 5 June and will run until 15 October. The Adelaide-based artist, Peter Drew  has developed a series of street activations, which question national identity, community as well as current and historical immigration policies. Delving into the archives of state and national cultural collections, Drew reproduces official government photographs as screen printed posters to draw attention to little known Australians.   His poster of ‘Aussie’ cameleer Monga Kahn has been seen in city lanes and pasted along regional highways. Its aim is to explore what it means to be a ‘real Australian’ in an age of globalised citizenship, when individual and collective identity are moderated by economic, political, religious and cultural influences.  

Opening on 8 June at the ACP Project Space Gallery at 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Exposed: Human Rights & the Environment  covers the twenty-five-year career of one of Australia’s leading photojournalists, Glenn Lockitch. The exhibition examines the role of photojournalism in shifting the consciousness of contemporary globalised society.  It draws upon Lockitch’s extensive archive and current work to plot the evolution of photojournalism from analogue film and published media to the free flow of images on the Internet and social media. It will run until 14 July. In an associated event on Saturday 16 June between 2:00 and 3:30 pm, journalist Alex McKinnon will lead a panel discussion  on  the practice of both artist Peter Drew and  photojournalist Glenn  Lockitch,  exploring photography’s role in social change and where the independent image-maker sits in today’s digital and political landscape.  It will be held in the Level 2 Meeting Room in Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay. Entry to both the above exhibitions is free.

Working with Happy Mag, the ACP will be launching, a special exhibition  in celebration of Happy Mag Issue 8 Launch.  Featuring some of the best new talent existing across the Australian live music scene.  The Parlour  will officially  open as part of Vivid Sydney’s celebrations at Lady Hampshire, 91 Parramatta Road, Camperdown. Associated with this event is a two-day workshop on live music event photography with professional photographer Bill Green. Places are limited and a general admission fee of $299 applies.

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