Refocus Retreat

Now in its fourth year, Refocus Retreat is the premier conference aimed at women in the business of photography. Running over 4 days and 3 nights (24-27 May), the event will feature over 25 small group, and hands on, workshops to choose from, five keynote presentations, social events, print competitions, group mentoring, a mini trade show, and much more. Tickets are strictly limited to 100 female photographers wanting to challenge themselves, refocus their business, and make long-lasting friendships in the process. The schedule has been carefully curated to inspire attendees to take their business to the next level. View the full schedule here.

When organiser & co-founder, Kym Griffiths, took the reins in 2018, she wanted to expand upon the already successful formulae. “I added portrait, wedding, fine art and business streams to help attendees with workshop selections” she said. “The retreat also provides a place where successful women are able to speak about their experiences, often for the first time, in a safe and supportive environment.” She is quick to add, “The most important thing, even more than workshop content, is creating a safe and nurturing space, for women to discuss, ask questions, and, most of all, be vulnerable.

Every year women come together from all states to share and encourage each other. This year there is even more on offer with an optional overnight “wind down” session going through to midmorning Tuesday. This was something flagged as needed by many attendees at the end of last year’s retreat. The wind down session will see those staying on enjoy the quiet intimacy of a very small group. They will share their experiences, and structure their retreat learnings into an actionable plan.

Tickets can be purchase at this link: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/refocus-retreat-2019

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March

An ancient rock shelter in remote Arnhem Land decorated with complex x-ray figures and naturalistic animals is one of a number of extraordinary Indigenous sites featured in this exhibition of work by acclaimed Melbourne photographer, John Gollings.

April

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.

May

A series of intimate portraits depicting the same group of men as they evolve from childhood to adulthood - from boyhood in 2005, through adolescence in 2012, and into the young men they are today in 2019.

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019 exhibition features the 30 finalists from over 3,000 entries, including the winner who took out the $50,000 first prize.

Exploring the emotions and experiences of being a chronically ill, this ongoing conceptual photographic self-portrait series takes the viewer inside the often unbearable world experienced by those with a chronic illness.

The exhibition will be Bill Henson's first in Sydney in seven years.

'Shot in the Heart of Melbourne' is a street photography exhibition by the members of the Australian Association of Street Photographers, exploring the decisive and often indecisive moments that occur in the gritty, yet beautiful city of Melbourne