We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

PHOTO 2024
at Collingwood Yards

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This weekend PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography launches and the galleries here at Collingwood Yards as well as our courtyard are among over 50 locations around Melbourne and Victoria getting involved. 



Courtyard Installation – Friday, 1 March – 24 March

Eve Tagny’s work Mnemomic Gestures has transformed the Collingwood Yards courtyard. Tagny’s practice considers gardens and disrupted landscapes as adaptable sites of personal and communal memory. The spaces that she works with are inherently inscribed with dynamics of power, colonial histories and their legacies. 


2pm – UNTOLD X PHOTO 2024

At the Johnston St Ground Floor Building at 2pm Composite is hosting an UNTOLD talk featuring two First Nations artists from this year’s PHOTO2024 line-up: Jabiru Corben Mudjandi (Mirarr) and Palawa woman, LA-based artist Jemima Wyman in conversation with PHOTO 2024 curator Brendan McCleary. The two will be discussing their featured works at Federation Square and Museum for Australian Photography respectively.

(UNTOLD X PHOTO2024 at Composite | 2pm)

4pm –  Eden Menta’s The little things we fight for

On the first floor of the Perry St Building at 4pm this Saturday you’ll find Richard Lewer premiering Eden Menta’s ‘The little things we fight for’ at Arts Project Australia.
This powerful work addresses the PHOTO 2024 thematic strand of Social Futures, drawing from deeply personal experiences as Menta unpacks the past and contemplates the present, teasing out what it means to belong – or not – as the case may be. 

(Eden Menta’s The little things we fight for at Art Projects Australia | 4pm)

4pm – wani toaishara’s a most beautiful work and Melissa Nguyen’s Water by Night
Next door, West Space premieres a new moving work a most beautiful experiment by Congolese born, Melbourne based artist wani toaishara. With a most beautiful experiment, wani responds to artist Jean Depara’s documentation of Kinshasa’s nightlife through film installation, blending past and present in a form of temporal collapse. Be the first to experience the work and hear from the artist, 4—6pm.
And launching at the same time in the West Space Window, local artist Melissa Nguyen presents a new work Water Street by Night.
(wani taoishara’s a most beautiful work at West Space | 4pm)

Saturday 16 March

Workshop: Cut + Paste 

Join Kieran Madden for a workshop exploring the medium of collage, using a range of materials in order to reimagine new futures. Using examples from exhibiting artist Eden Menta’s photographic works alongside found imagery, the workshop will unpack and explore the thematic strands of PHOTO 2024. This will be an open forum to discuss and engage with photography in an alternative way.
Materials provided.

Booking can be done here!

(Workshop: Cut and Paste at Arts Project Australia | 12pm.)

For more information check out the What’s On page

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