Curators of Photography: A Conversation with Isobel Parker Philip

When: Saturday 19 May, 11.00am - 12.00pm

Where: Paul Ramsay Galleries, MAMA.

Price: FREE

Enjoy a conversation about contemporary photography in Australia with Isobel Parker Philip, Curator Photographs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), together with MAMA Curator Michael Moran.

Isobel is the guest judge for the MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize 2018, and will announce the winner of this year's $30,000 first prize at the exhibition opening on the evening prior.

In her role as Curator, Photographs at AGNSW Isobel is responsible for the photography collection and contributes to the broader exhibition program. Her curatorial projects address the complexity, and elasticity, of the medium and include Imprint: photography and the impressionable image (2016), New Matter: recent forms of photography (2017–16), Pat Brassington: the body electric (2017) and Hold still: the photographic performance (2018). In 2017 she was the co-ordinating curator of Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium and has recently been announced as AGNSW’s representative curator for the 2019 edition of The National: New Australian Art, a major collaborative exhibition staged across AGNSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Carriageworks.

Isobel has independently curated exhibitions in a range of institutional contexts, most recently An elegy to apertures at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2017). She has written catalogue essays for numerous artists and contributed to publications for the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney as well as various periodicals.