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Monday was a pd session on location @ PIC with Les Walkling.The topic was colour management, it ran for over 2 hours.From a personal level, I understand enough about colour management to know it's important and to employ it when needed. However, to create a series of task and projects that were fun yet challenging for the students to come to terms with the ideas involved is going to be a real challenge.Anyway after 2 hours we had worked through a Unit of the new Diploma of Photoimaging, and put together a suite of tasks that would help the students come to terms, with the ideas surrounding colour management.Colorthink 2 is a great application to use as a teaching aid to demonstrate how different colour spaces and profiles look, when compared to each other on a computer screen.We got brief intro to the history of colour theory and human perception of colour. But the focus was mainly on a colour managed workflow, and what tools or tasks could be used to teach it.Marcus our residen…

PD Session, at NGV Monday, 1st December 2008

What we learntNGV photography section now have a permanent space, also now has funding for publications.The permanent space has broadened to include more mediums.The NGV primarily purchase Australian works?Rennie Ellis estate owns his work.Rennie Ellis left 500,000 images lots of work is negatives. Contains lots of commercial work including commissioned work.Study Room, is open to the public and they are more than prepared to allow tertiary students access to it.Image & Content paramount, whereas HOW the image was made is of a lesser importanceIn-house photograpers copy work for publication.Careers in curatorial work requires Arts Degree & post grad quals at least up to Masters, even then unpaid work as an intern is NOT guaranteed.Career paths require involvement with the arts as an observer rather than as practitioner.Collection policy focuses on artists, whereas institutions like the SLV are more interested in 'VICTORIA'.The process to view work is to contact gallery…