Camera Obscura workshop and artist talk with Leslie Eastman

Sat 8 July 2023
2:00 pm 4:00 pm
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Cost
$60
$48 concession
07/08/2023 2:00 pm 07/08/2023 4:00 pm Camera Obscura workshop and artist talk with Leslie Eastman Explore the magic of the camera obscura with artist Leslie Eastman. In this hands-on workshop, participants will build their own simple pinhole cameras to understand the foundations of photography and the innovative ways light can be used to create art. Bookings are essential. All materials provided. About the artist Transforming space through light and colour, Melbourne artist Leslie Eastman uses the camera obscura, alongside large-scale mirrors, lenses, lights, drawing, and video, to create innovative site-specific installations that explore the phenomenology of perception. A graduate of Melbourne University and RMIT, Eastman has held over 30 solo and collaborative exhibitions in Australia and overseas. He was a key member of Light Projects, the experimental project space in Melbourne examining themes of psychoanalysis and perception. Leslie is currently a Senior Lecturer in Interior Design at RMIT. Leslie has created a new work on display in ‘Light Sensitive’, a major exhibition showing at Town Hall Gallery from Wednesday 26 April until Saturday 15 July. About the exhibition ‘Light Sensitive’ is a major exhibition showcasing the narrative potential of light and its innovative application in art. Drawing on the symbolic, conceptual, and functional qualities of the medium, the featured artists have a sensitivity to light in various forms, from natural to neon. ‘Light Sensitive’ offers an immersive and contemplative experience celebrating the medium of light in its many incarnations. Featuring: Leslie Eastman, James Geurts, Kinly Grey, Taree Mackenzie, Jazz Money, Sanja Pahoki and Meagan Streader. Accessibility at this space Accessible car parking Automatic doors Accessible toilets Clear signage Lifts Wide passageways If you require an Auslan interpreter for this event, please contact the Town Hall Gallery at (03) 9278 4770 or [email protected] Image: Leslie Eastman, ‘Heliotrope’, 2017, camera obscura, bespoke lens and lens housing, acid etched, sandblasted curved glass screen, stainless steel support, installation view at Blindside Gallery, image courtesy of the artist. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Explore the magic of the camera obscura with artist Leslie Eastman. In this hands-on workshop, participants will build their own simple pinhole cameras to understand the foundations of photography and the innovative ways light can be used to create art.

Bookings are essential. All materials provided.

About the artist

Transforming space through light and colour, Melbourne artist Leslie Eastman uses the camera obscura, alongside large-scale mirrors, lenses, lights, drawing, and video, to create innovative site-specific installations that explore the phenomenology of perception. A graduate of Melbourne University and RMIT, Eastman has held over 30 solo and collaborative exhibitions in Australia and overseas. He was a key member of Light Projects, the experimental project space in Melbourne examining themes of psychoanalysis and perception. Leslie is currently a Senior Lecturer in Interior Design at RMIT.

Leslie has created a new work on display in ‘Light Sensitive’, a major exhibition showing at Town Hall Gallery from Wednesday 26 April until Saturday 15 July.

About the exhibition

‘Light Sensitive’ is a major exhibition showcasing the narrative potential of light and its innovative application in art. Drawing on the symbolic, conceptual, and functional qualities of the medium, the featured artists have a sensitivity to light in various forms, from natural to neon.

‘Light Sensitive’ offers an immersive and contemplative experience celebrating the medium of light in its many incarnations.

Featuring: Leslie Eastman, James Geurts, Kinly Grey, Taree Mackenzie, Jazz Money, Sanja Pahoki and Meagan Streader.

Accessibility at this space

  • Accessible car parking
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible toilets
  • Clear signage
  • Lifts
  • Wide passageways

If you require an Auslan interpreter for this event, please contact the Town Hall Gallery at (03) 9278 4770 or [email protected].

Image: Leslie Eastman, ‘Heliotrope’, 2017, camera obscura, bespoke lens and lens housing, acid etched, sandblasted curved glass screen, stainless steel support, installation view at Blindside Gallery, image courtesy of the artist.
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