Bogong Photography Field Trip

When: Saturday 15 May, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Where: Bogong Village, Victoria.

Price: FREE

Grab your camera, pack a picnic lunch and make your way up to Bogong Village for a day of alpine photography!

Established as a worker’s site for the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme, Bogong Village is surrounded by dense forest, with the power station maintaining a distinctive presence.

Open to people of all skill levels and experience, we invite participants to experience and respond to the stunning and remote setting of Bogong Village through photography.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from artist Felix Wilson (Vaughan, Victoria) who undertook a residency at Bogong Village in 2019 – his photographic installation is presented as part of the current exhibition Notes from the Field at MAMA. Felix will speak about his photographic approach to investigating the landscape and surrounding hydropower infrastructure. Also joining us will be Madelynne Cornish, co-founder of the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture (B-CSC) who will speak about the cultural residency, offer navigational tips for you to explore the area, as well as provide a brief recent history of the village.

The rest of day will be yours to explore and shoot at your leisure - either among fellow photographers or at your own pace. Bogong Village features restrooms and covered picnic tables – please bring food and water for the day (the closest shops are located in Mt Beauty). We will monitor weather conditions in the lead up to the event and let participants know of any changes – keeping our fingers crossed for crisp, late Autumn weather!

About Bogong Centre for Sound Culture
Situated at the newly restored old school at Bogong Alpine Village, B-CSC is a cultural initiative that supports creative projects by local, interstate and international artists across multiple disciplines to realise ambitious works. The residency program has been running for ten years.

Felix Wilson
Felix is an artist working primarily with photography, video and sound recording. His work is concerned with visualising connections across ecologies, particularly in this moment of global environmental crises. Felix’s series of 33 black and white photographs were made outside at night and underground in the dimly lit cavernous spaces of the hydro power stations.

Getting there
Bogong Village is a 1 ½ hour drive from Albury (107 km via Kiewa Valley Highway/C531).
Bogong Village is 21 minutes (15.4km) from Mt Beauty. This will be the best place to pick up any supplies for the day.

This event is proudly presented with Turks Head.

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