PODspace presents Other Places

Explore the world through PODspace’s Other Places Travel Exhibition.

Other Places is a photographic exhibition which focuses on the exploration of places outside of Australia and is based on each artist’s travels. This PODspace pop-up exhibition will be held at Hunter Design School from Friday 8th – Sunday 24th August 2014.

The focus of the exhibition is to explore the sense of home and the excitement of travel and foreign places that give a sense of adventure to our lives. Each artist has a unique story to their art that is featured in their photographs. Curated by Michaela Swan and Gillean Shaw, this exhibition features the work of Nick Ferguson, Alberto Gallego and Manuel Seoane.

Fourth year medical student, Nick Ferguson, travelled to Papua New Guinea for a placement and visited mainly coastal areas, including Milne Bay on the mainland and Kimbe on the island of New Britain. His work features the local community and shows the presence of nature as an important part of their lives.

Freelance photographer, Alberto Gallego moved to Australia in 2013 from his homeland Spain. His work showcases the romantic Spanish landscapes and how he sees his homeland through the lens of his camera.

Manuel Seoane currently studies his Phd in Hydrology at the University of Newcastle and has focused his extensive portfolio on his homeland of Bolivia. His work also features photography from his travels through Europe, Latin America and Asia and reflects his focus on engaging with the local culture.

Other Places is part of a series of exhibitions being presented by Octapod as part of its PODspace exhibition and education program. Join us for the exhibition opening on Friday 8th August, 6-8pm, and for an artist talk on Sunday 10th August, 2-2.30pm. Both events will be held at Hunter Design School located at 67 Parry Street Newcastle.

Where: This PODspace pop-up exhibition will be held at Hunter Design School at 67 Parry Street. 

When: Friday 8th-Sunday 24th August 2014. NOTE: Closed Saturday 9th August.

Exhibition days/hours: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12-5pm.

Exhibition opening: Friday 8th August, 6-8pm.

Cost: Free. All welcome.

Parking: Street parking available. You may have to pay for a parking ticket.

Public Transport: Buses are available via a short work from King Street and near Marketown.

Access: Hunter Design School is located on a flat street, the entrance has a flat surface with no stairs and the building also has wheelchair accessible toilets.

Photo credit: Manuel Seoane, from the series Preste, 2014, digital photograph.