Saturday, March 9, 2013

PEACE at Monash Gallery of Art

Monash Gallery of Art
© Barbara Oehring 2013

Jack Thompson, AM opened PEACE, a Degree South Collective Exhibition, at Monash Gallery of Art on 16 February 2013.

Jack Thompson
© Barbara Oehring 2013

The actor is also an environmental and indigenous activist. He delivered a thoughtful speech about Peace as a construct.

The exhibition PEACE features work by the eight distinguished photojournalists in the Collective:
Ben Bohane, Michael Coyne, Stephen Dupont, Sean Flynn, Ashley Gilbertson, Tim Page, David Dare Parker and Jack Picone.

Ben Bohane made a rare visit to Melbourne. He and Michael Coyne were present at the launch and talked about their respective images, of finding and documenting a moment of peace even in a conflict zone.

Jack Thompson and Ben Bohane
© Barbara Oehring 2013

Jack Thompson with two admirers
© Barbara Oehring 2013

Jack Thompson and friends
© Barbara Oehring 2013


Stephen Dupont, internationally acclaimed humanistic photographer and Degree South member visited the Gallery on 9 March 2013.

He gave a presentation about his work in Papua New Guinea as a Gardner Photography Fellow and his forthcoming exhibition and book for the Peabody Museum at Harvard.

Stephen Dupont
© Barbara Oehring 2013

PEACE is at Monash Gallery of Art from 8 February - 28 April 2013
860 Ferntree Gully Rd
Wheelers Hill, Victoria, 3150

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