PHOTODUST is an independent art and photography organisation based in Melbourne, Australia.
We are a not-for-profit Asia-Pacific curation project. Our aim is to engage and encourage collaboration between artists, for the production and publication of photographic and lens-based art.
PHOTODUST aims to establish a unique perspective toward visual culture. For this purpose, we are constantly searching for artworks that involve the use of photography and related processes.
The rules are simple: all photographic and lens-based works will be considered. Our only requirement is that the work should be produced by artists born or based in the Asia-Pacific region.
In alphabetical order.
Anna Maria Antoinette D'Addario
Ao Kim Ngan
David Simon Martret
Dwi Asrul Fajar
Grace Feng Fang Juan
Karolina Nowosielska Solevag
Matthew Victor Pastor
Phuong Tran Minh
Tania Lou Smith
Photodust has a collaborative series with Peril (http://peril.com.au), an online magazine focused on issues of Asian-Australian arts and culture. Peril’s mission is to be a platform for Asian-Australian voices that empowers the creativity, agency and representation of Asian-Australian people in arts, society and culture.
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I try to convince myself: the spaces, the borders, mean something. I was never one to wait. Ten years—of sky, of sea. It is true that I like bright lights. The beginning, or the end: ‘the wind blows terribly here’. Rodin’s roses; never underestimate a woman who has had to rebuild herself.
WE ARE SEEKING ARTISTS & WRITERS WHO WISH TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR WEBSITE, BLOG AND SOCIAL MEDIA.
Our invitation is open to all Asia-Pacific born and/or based artists who are passionate about lens-based media. We are looking for resourceful and imaginative creators who are willing to produce and exhibit original artwork.
If you are a looking for a space to share your work, and engage with a community of photographers and writers, then please contact us. We are open to all forms and subjects that involve the use of lens-based processes.
You can send a sample image or a full submission, including accompanying text (up to 2000 words), to: [email protected] Please use the word ‘SUBMISSION’ in your subject line.
We look forward to hearing from you,
The PHOTODUST Collective
Photography by Sudeep Lingamneni
2017, Melbourne, Australia
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I looked through my poetry, and there was Singapore, like a seed, or a root, across a family of poems. We begin with a map, and we trace the borders over and over, drawing and redrawing from memory, from experience, from imaginings. Where does home begin, and end? Where do our journeys take us, within and without our bodies and our minds? Does language begin before knowing? Does the image exist without language? All these unanswerable questions, but questions are important. We tell our stories, as true as we know how. What is real for one is fiction for another. We braid our knowledge, old into new; friends grow into sisters, the cord one of our own forging. This is alchemy: of making something from nothing, of making new from what is old, of making sense where there is none to be had. Leaving is a form of arrival; a loss can also be a gain. For me, creating Map-Making was an act of faith, and of magic. Love is the strongest, most unbreakable spell.
I’ve always wanted to escape. Escape from myself, escape from my country, escape from reality. But I cannot as so many things are holding me back. Frustrated with the situation, I found another way to calm and heal myself, through movies, music and meeting up with new faces via Tinder.
Liss Fenwick chats to Photodust curator Ariel Cameron about her photographic series ‘Wrought’. Exhibited at Testing Grounds (Melbourne) in 2017, this ongoing project explores the extractive industries and the tension between growth and destruction in humanity’s relationship to the land. Motivated by a deep ambivalence towards the idea of Progress, Liss spent months living on the road in central Queensland’s coalfields witnessing firsthand the quandaries of development (or the lack thereof) and the double-edged sword of Capitalism.
MELODRAMA / RANDOM / MELBOURNE! is an experimental feature film, part two of a Fil-Aus (Filipino-Australian) trilogy. All three films use the sentimentality of cinema to explore Filipino identity in Australia. Part one, I am JUPITER I am the BIGGEST PLANET, is a silent film; part three, MAGANDA! Pinoy Boy vs Milk Man, is a Filipino exploitation film. MELODRAMA / RANDOM / MELBOURNE! is a documentary, drama and ‘glorious cinema-o-ke’, that explores the intersection of gender and race through fragmented images set to pop-punk tunes.