Image: Jane Brown, from the series The Forcing House (detail), 2020, toned, gelatin silver prints on fibre-based paper, 50 x 60 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

An afternoon dedicated to light, glass, and photographic histories; the legacy of Adolphus Verey (1862–1933); and contemporary approaches to old methods.

Featuring a range of speakers, a magic lantern exposition and a tour of There’s a certain Slant of light with Jane Brown, this event on Saturday 20 May, 2pm–5pm will mark the final week of Jane Brown’s exhibition at Castlemaine Art Museum.

Featuring a new body of work by celebrated contemporary photographer Jane Brown, this exhibition presents us with a history lesson of photographic techniques and processes – photograms; internegatives; wet plate; silver gelatin and orotones – as though paying homage to drawing with light. The work also draws inspiration from items in the CAM collection, including a Victorian lusterware candleholder, and the little-known history of local portrait photographer Adolphus Verey.

Free event with afternoon tea provided, supported by Friends of Castlemaine Art Museum (FOCAM).


Jane Brown (Melbourne), Glass Labyrinths

Justin Shortal (Castlemaine), Introduction to Castlemaine photographic studio A Verey and Co, 1883 – 1954

Sophie Couchman (Melbourne), What Verey’s camera lens reveals about Castlemaine’s Chinese community

James McArdle (Castlemaine), A Garden, Moonlit (Robert Vere Scott and Adolphus Verey)

Harry Nankin (Castlemaine), Cameraless photography and the ecological gaze

Ellie Young (Trentham), My Carbon Footprint: Historic processes and Gold Street Studios

Martyn Jolly (Canberra), The Magic Lantern Apparatus

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