Ammar Yonis,
Out of Bounds
04.06.22 — 19.06.22


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Our leisure time is influenced by where we are and the spaces available to us. But what happens when facilities are limited and there’s not much to do in the first place? Out of Bounds is a homage to the determination of youth, that no matter how limited we are by locality, our imagination will always remain free.

Growing up in Wyndham, one of Australia’s fastest expanding regions, it sometimes felt too hard to play, too far to travel, too expensive to be in a certain place but we still made the effort to hang out, determined to make fun out of nothing. 

Out of Bounds explores the relationship between geography and recreation — the good, the bad and the mundane. 

Exhibition runs Saturday 4 June to Sunday 19 June.

Ammar Yonis (b. 1996, Melbourne, Australia) is a Harari-Australian artist based in Melbourne’s west with a passion for storytelling. He dedicates time to exploring his creativity through mediums such as photography. His debut project Homage was exhibited in ‘Clearing the Shadow’ at Le Space (December 2019) and demonstrated his deeply vested interest in facilitating dialogue between a diversity of voices whilst fostering an atmosphere of reflection. Ammar's work blends fiction with his own realities to explore narratives that are often marginalised.





James J. Robinson,
On Golden Days

29.04.22 — 22.05.22

as part of PHOTO 2022


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The past is portrayed systemically in our culture as a bygone era of innocence and purity. Through films, literature, music, we tend to reflect idealistically on collective history as a way of anaesthetising contemporary anxiety. However, this yearning for ’golden days’ means we fetishise an era where prejudice against minorities was rampant – erasing the lived experiences of marginalised peoples. Without the just retelling of history, who benefits?

Raising funds for Pay The Rent, On Golden Days takes the absurdity of glorifying the past and flips it on its head; calling on Robinson’s queer, Filipino identity to rewrite history with a series of photographs and video work starring an extensive Asian cast. This is Robinson’s first solo exhibition. 

Kindly sponsored by Australia Council for the Arts, Hillvale Photo, Thirds Fine Art Printing, Icon Frames, Kayell Australia, The Vision House, Thompson Film Services, Format Scan and Graphic Content. Show runs Friday, 29 April — Sunday, 22 May with opening reception on Saturday, 30 April.

James J. Robinson (born 1995, Melbourne, Australia; lives and works Los Angeles, U.S.) is a Filipino/Australian artist based in Los Angeles. With a background in cinema and film criticism, his work pays particular attention to character, narrative and lighting. His work focusses on the power of representation, using visibility to break down systems of oppression. This style of poetic realism derives from his desire to deconstruct and heal oppressive systems within the industry, casting everyone from his family to academics and scientists he admires. His work covers photography, filmmaking, writing and lighting design, having worked with and been published by The New York Times, Vogue Australia and The Guardian.


“The Erasure of Asian Culture in 'Old Hollywood' Nostalgia”
VICE

“‘On Golden Days’ forces us to examine how we look back at the past”
Vogue Living

“Photographer James J. Robinson”
The Saturday Paper

“Unpacking the whitewashing of nostalgia through Old Hollywood”
Fashion Journal

“Bright Young Things: James J. Robinson”
Monster Children





James J. Robinson, Masterclass: On Industry, Philosophy and Techniques
08.05.22

as part of PHOTO 2022


Aimed at students of photography and visual arts, James J. Robinson will be leading an in-depth class and discussion, covering topics like the international photography industry, the philosophy and responsibilities of photo-taking, and developing a personal style.

How do you navigate the tricky line between photography as your income and your art? What are ways we can deconstruct problematic structures in the industry? James will offer some insights, take questions, and invite some special guests on stage to offer some additional perspectives.

This talk is in conjunction with the solo exhibition On Golden Days by James J. Robinson. AUSLAN interpreter provided free on request when booking. Entry by donation to Pay The Rent. 

James J. Robinson (born 1995, Melbourne, Australia; lives and works Los Angeles, U.S.) is a Filipino/Australian artist based in Los Angeles. With a background in cinema and film criticism, his work pays particular attention to character, narrative and lighting. His work focusses on the power of representation, using visibility to break down systems of oppression. This style of poetic realism derives from his desire to deconstruct and heal oppressive systems within the industry, casting everyone from his family to academics and scientists he admires. His work covers photography, filmmaking, writing and lighting design, having worked with and been published by The New York Times, Vogue Australia and The Guardian.





Another Thing To Look At While You’re Out Getting Groceries

12.07.2021 — 26.07.2021


When Melbourne was thrown back into our fourth lockdown in May 2021, we started thinking about a second outdoor exhibition. This time around we wanted to open up for submissions, and asked the wider community to show us their own striking standalone images.

The exhibition comprised six “quad” paste-ups (1.7 x 2.4m each) of our favourite images, as well as a larger site (6.7 x 2.4m) featuring the work of over 40 photographers.

Quad paste-ups: Sebastian Evans, Brian Kanagaki, Pearce Leal, Leah Hulst, Garry Trinh, Abigail Varney.

Larger site: Aaron Claringbold, Abigail Varney, Adi Dharma, Aishah Kenton, Alan Weedon, Alex Meagher, Ali Periam, Ben Buratto, Ben Hattingh, Brian Kanagaki, Bridgette Winten, Caitlin Wong, Dave Carswell, Derrick Duan, Ed Gorwell, Elizabeth Canli, Esin Ustundag, Garry Trinh, Gina Secchi, Jade Mallia, Jean Baulch, Kresimir Saban, Lakshan Dharmapriya, Laurence Watts, Lawrence McCrabb, Leah Hulst, Lil Watkin, Luke Garrett, Luke Le, Luke Pownall, Matthew Mutimer, Max Pollard, Morgan Rudolph, Nathan CCP, Pearce Leal, Phoebe Kelly, Phoebe Wynne, Rebecca McCauley, Sam Rogers, Scott Ransley, Sean Barrett, Sebastian Evans, Sophie Spence, Temitope Adesina, Thomas Feng, Wilhelm Philipp, Zoe Coldham.





Something To Look At While You’re Out Getting Groceries

11.08.2020 — 25.08.2020


Hillvale is proud to present ‘Something To Look At While You’re Out Getting Groceries’ — an outdoor photography exhibition on the streets of Brunswick and Brunswick East.

As a photo lab run by photographers, this is our first time presenting work together in our seven years of trade. We feel this is a good time celebrate our collective vision and hope to give you something to look out for when you’re leaving home for one of the four reasons.

Featuring nine images from Andy Johnson, Anne Moffat, Clare Steele, Genevieve Walshe, Jason Hamilton, Lekhena Porter, Mathieu Mathon, Michael Thomas and Sarah Pannell.




Jason Hamilton,
Living the Dream (livestream)

03.04.2020


Our exhibition launch of ‘Living The Dream’ by Jason Hamilton was scheduled to be held on Friday, 3 April. Due to to lockdown restrictions, we adapted the show to a livestream event documenting the installation of an alternate selection of photos which were left out of the original exhibition edit.

‘Living the Dream’ comprises photographs taken during Hamilton’s completion of the “big lap” — driving the entirety of Australia’s Highway 1, the longest continuous highway in the world.⁣

Watch the entire livestream on YouTube here.




Ryan Cookson,
Tell Them About Me

29.11.2019 — 15.12.2019


A new short film and photographic project by Melbourne-based photographer Ryan Cookson offering a rare glimpse into the unique motorsport of ‘spinning’. Inspired by amateur videos of car spinners online, Cookson traveled to Soweto and Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016 and 2017, to document this subculture.

Produced by Hillvale
Melbourne, Australia ‘Tell Them About Me’
Director — Ryan Cookson
Director of Photography — Louis Mitchell
Assistant Camera — Andrew Johnson, Ryan Cookson
Editor — Raechel Harding
Original Score — Morgan Wright
Colourist — Daniel Stonehouse
Special Thanks — Hillvale, Andrew Johnson, Jason Hamilton, Pule Earm Motloung, Lucas 'Seku Rite', Thabo & Bafana 'DK Spinners', Ruffy & the Westside Spinners, Faizel, Feroz, Rio and Flossy

Supported by the Hillvale Project Grant
With special thanks to Thirds Fine Art Printing and Heimur




Sarah Pannell,
Tabriz to Shiraz

10.04.2019 — 05.05.2019


Tabriz to Shiraz is the debut book project by Melbourne-based photographer Sarah Pannell. The publication draws on a vibrant series of photographs taken during her travels through Iran in 2016 and 2017, which saw her navigate vast stretches of the country. On her first visit, she travelled from the capital, Tehran, north to Qazvin and west to Tabriz, south to Isfahan and Shiraz, and east to Kerman and Yazd, while on her second trip she explored regions such as the Gilan Province, which borders the Caspian Sea, and Kurdistan in the mountainous region bordering Iraq.

Beyond that of a mere travelogue, the book assumes a position that flits between the poetic, intimate, incisive and playful in its un-layering of contemporary Iran’s visual, cultural and architectural languages and subjectivities. Across photographic modes spanning portraiture, landscape, architecture and impromptu formalism, Pannell offers a series of vantages on a place that proves at once familiar, foreign and happily jarring in its multiplicity.



Keep The Fire Burning
30.11.2018


A celebration of five years of Hillvale with a projection-based group exhibition.
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We had an overwhelming response with 605 entries. We truly appreciate the support over these past 5 years — it’s what makes Hillvale special to us. It was great to see so many entries from across the globe, with kind words of appreciation.
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Photos from Aaron Chapman, Aaron Claringbold, Abigail Varney, Adelina Onicas, Aishah Kenton, Alex Johnstone, Alex Meagher, Amber Maree, Andy Johnson, Andy MacRae, Anne Moffat, Arda Satata Fitriajie, Asia Taylor, Baris Bulut Karabulut, Bella Capezio, Ben Christensen, Ben Clement, Ben Hattingh, Ben Hermans, Blythe Kirk, Brodie Lancaster, Brynn Chadwick, Caroline Goessling, Catherine Drysdale, Chris Moses, Christopher Sutherland, Clare Steele, Coby Baker, Craig Lyons, Damien Laing, Damien Melchiori, Daniel Wilson, Darsh Seneviratne, Dylan Dimovski, Dylan Ooster, Emmaline Zanelli, Felix Atkinson, Garry Trinh, Greg Holland, Guy Heath, Hannah Nikkelson, Heide Peverelle, Jack MacKinnon, Jack Shelton, Jacky Hawkeswood, Jaclyn Paterson, Jacob Strasser, James Bugg, James Whiting, Janomes Martinez, Jason Hamilton, Joe Nigel Coleman, John Bollen, Joo Anna Oh, Joseph Liu, Judy Turner, Kae Kitzler, Karl Halliday, Kate Moffat, Klari Agar, Kosta Greig, Kres Saban, Lakshan Dharmapriya, Laurence Watts, Lekhena Porter, Leonardo Magrelli, Liam Brownlie, Louis Mitchell, Lucy Hillman, Luke Byrne, Luke Murray, Luke Pownall, Luke van Aurich, Madz Rehorek, Marc Harpur, Marcelle Bradbeer, Mathieu Mathon, Matthew Foy, Matthew Justice, Max Turner, Maximillian Williams, Michael Danischewski, Michael Garbutt, Michael Thomas, Michaela Dutkova, Nadia Mizner, Natasha Cantwell, Nic Ojae, Nusha Gurusinghe, Oliver Hodgkins, Ophelia Bakowski, Paul Handley, Pearce Leal, Phillip Dixon, Rebecca McCauley, Robyn Daly, Rubin Utama, Ryota Hisanabe, Sam Rogers, Samuel Nolan, Sarah Pannell, Sean Barrett, Shannon Rush, Shea Kirk, Simon Peel, Sonny Witton, Stacey Zalomski, Thomas McCammon, Timothy Hillier, Vanessa Howells, Wilhelm Philipp, Will Vink, Xiao Xue Tang, Zoie Kasper.




Flat Film Archive
16.12.2017


The Flat Film Archive was borne out of the Hillvale Cubes. Sifting through each roll of film in preparation for the cubes’ construction, it was discovered that every canister was unique in its own right.

Although 35mm film is produced in a uniform fashion (from small-run hand rolled film to mass manufacturing), each roll has individual markings — from hand written notes, varying imperfections and expiration dates.

This evolving archive serves as an appreciation of 35mm canister design. Visit our catalogue online at flatfilmarchive.com. You can also follow along on Instagram, @flatfilmarchive.



Photography Studies College,
NOWHERE  
18.11.2017


Photography Studies College’s Bachelor of Photography second year cohort’s end of year exhibition. NOWHERE brings together handmade photobooks and prints from each student, the culmination of their second year work.



Dysturb,
Where I Lay My Head
17.05.2017 — 31.05.2017


Dysturb are a community of freelance photojournalists who place current international photojournalism in public spaces. We were thrilled to have them here in Australia raising awareness with a week-long campaign titled 'Where I Lay My Head'. During this week Dysturb installed large-scale photojournalism around the greater Melbourne region, featuring nine photographers from around the world whose work explores the issue of displacement.

As part of this campaign we helped out by holding a parallel exhibition at Hillvale Gallery, featuring further work from each photographers' series, plus two additional photographers. This campaign highlights the increasing numbers of displaced persons, and how families and communities are affected by displacement.

Exhibiting photojournalists included Ismail Ferdous, Malin Fezehai, Barat Ali Batoor, Daro Sulakauri, Emin Ozmen, Ashley Gilbertson, Jane Hahn, Laura Boushnak and Alexandra Rose Howland. Additional work shown in the gallery included Amr Alfiqy and Alana Holmberg, plus a 350 virtual reality story made by S1T2 in collaboration with World Bank.

Big thanks to our print sponsors Prism Imaging and a special mention to the numerous volunteers from the photo community in Melbourne for all your painting, pasting and lifting.




The Hillvale Stitch-Up Machine
as part of IPF
20.11.2016


An installation comprising over 5 metres of C-41 negatives photographed by 21 artists, including Alan Weedon, Anne Moffat, Anna Oh, Bella Capezio, Clare Steele, Daniel Wilson, Jacky Hawkeswood, James Robinson, James Whiting, Janelle Low, Luke Le, Marcelle Bradbeer, Mia Mala McDonald, Phoebe Veldhuizen, Ryan Kenny, Sam Wong, Sarah Pannell.




Michael Thomas,
Night Works
14.01.2016 — 31.01.2016


The second instalment of 'We Saw It Before You' and the first showcasing of a solo body of work, shot by Michael Thomas between 2012-2015. This was Thomas’ first solo exhibition and publication release. Thanks to Heimur for making the large scale lightboxes possible, as well as Daniel Boetker-Smith of Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive / Photobook Melbourne for the opening essay. Many thanks also to Thirds Fine Art Printing and Bond Imaging.




We Saw It Before You
18.09.2014


Exhibition and publication launch with images from the first year of Hillvale.

Photographs by Max D’orsogna, Ryan Cookson, Sarah Pannell, Rafferty Bailey, Hilary Sloan, Henry Johnson, Adelina Onicas, Luke Pownall, Jason Hamilton, Jack Shelton, Ché Parker, Jayden Reynolds, Maxwell Finch, Jessica Brent, Jack Harries, Matthew Stanton, Benjamin Lichtenstein, Streety, Luke Byrne, Sophie Gearon, Anthony Robinson, Caitlin Molloy, Emma Perry, Simon Aubor, Bec Capp, Mitch Pinney, Paul John Nelson, Lloyd Stubber, Timothy Hillier, Sam Wong, Ben Clement, Michael Danischewski, Joel Bouchier, Ed Gorwell, Nusha Gurusinghe, Damien Melchiori, Kresimir Saban, Nick Wilkins, Charlie Brophy, Luke Van Aurich, Madeline Burke, Jay Dymock, Kristina Arnott, Red Stevenson, Yasmin Nebenfuhr, Nicholas Hawker, Andrew Johnson, Morgan Hickinbotham, Nadia Mizner, Michael Thomas.  



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Hillvale Gallery
43-45 Edward Street Brunswick 3056
Victoria Australia
gallery@hillvale.com.au

Mon – Fri, 11am – 3pm
Sun, 11am – 3pm
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