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Friday, April 24, 2009

Learn & Hack Photo Workshops

Learn & Hack Photo Workshops
by Reggie Fernando

For more info:
+632 6365708/ 0928-9358000

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Portraits of Shoes, Stories of Feet

Portraits de chaussures, Histoires de pieds
Portraits of shoes, Stories of feet
28 April to 20 June 2009

Alliance Fran├žaise de Manille and the French Embassy in the Philippines, in collaboration with the Yuchengco Museum, cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibit “Portraits de chaussures, Histoires de pieds (Portraits of shoes, Stories of feet)” on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Yuchengco Museum.

“Portraits of shoes” showcases 62 pairs of shoes from the 18th to the 21st centuries from the collections of the Romans International Footwear Museum and renowned French fashion houses. The international traveling exhibit is curated by Yves Sabourin, who previously came to the Philippines in 2006 for the successful exhibit “Christian Lacroix Dialogues.” Featuring dialogue between the old and modern, the exhibit present museum pieces alongside works by contemporary artists in the form of drawings, photographs, videos, and installations. Filipino artists and designers will bring their contribution—an exhibit curated by the Yuchengco Museum entitled “Stepping in Pinoy Style,” showcasing traditional Filipino footwear such as the venerable bakya and beaded cochos, several pieces from the Marikina Shoe Museum collection and exciting designs by local designers such as Lila Almario, Cesar Gaupo, Emi Jorge, Brian Tenorio, Ann Pamintuan, Maco Custodio, Joanna Litton, and Kermit Tesoro.

The museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala & Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City. For more information, call Alliance Fran├žaise at 895-7585 or 7441.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Alternative Photographic Processes Workshop with Neal Oshima

May 9, 10am-4pm/ May 16, 2-5pm
20 slots available

Learn to coat your own photo-sensitive emulsions on paper and cloth.

Silverlens will be holding a workshop by Neal Oshima on Alternative Photographic Processes, primitive cameras and handcoated emulsions. The two-Saturday workshop which is part of his exhibition Play will include slide presentations of historical photography practices, as well as hands-on instruction on mixing and coating photographic emulsions on paper and cloth, covering the Cyanotype and Van Dyke Kallitype Processes. Construction of pinhole and homemade cameras will also be discussed.

The second session will be an informal presentation and critique of the works created by the students during the workshop. No prerequisites are necessary to attend this class. Art teachers are encouraged to learn this simple process and can avail of a discount on fees.

Call Leonore at 8160044 or 09052650873, email

PDF for Business Professionals Seminar

PDF for Business Professionals Seminar
Featuring Adobe Acrobat 9: Communicate Like Never Before

1:30pm to 5:30pm, April 24, 2009 (Friday)
PCCI Seminar Room, 2F Kodak Building
2247 Chino Roces Avenue (Pasong Tamo), Makati City

Registration is free!

For more info, click here. To register, click here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Pixel Perfect: Digitally Abstracted Photography by Henry Bateman

Pixel Perfect - The Exhibition
Digitally Abstracted Photography by Henry Bateman

Opening Reception : 6pm to 9pm Tuesday 21 April 2009
Sining Kamalig, 4/L, Gateway Mall, Araneta Centre,
Cubao, Quezon City

Following the publication of his third book of photography, Pixel Perfect, photographic artist Henry Bateman will exhibit the works from the book at Sining Kamalig Gallery from 21 April to 12 May.

Pixel Perfect – The Exhibition, will show case the eight works in the book which are comprised of 45 digitally abstracted photographs. Made over the three year period, 2006 to 2008, these photographs explore Bateman’s coming to terms with the culture shock of emigrating from Australia to the Philippines.

Inspired by the Philippines, its land and its people, Bateman uses his camera to investigate his reaction to the scenes that surround him. From his first Christmas in these Islands in the triptych “Seasons Greetings” to dealing with government bureaucracy in “2 416 329 X” Bateman looks beneath the surface appearance of his photographs to explore the “why” of his camera captures.

By investigating the basic digital structure, the pixel, of his photographs he abandons the surface appearance by digitally abstracted them. And like abstract paintings, Bateman’s photographs extend beyond the limitations of the representational. Each of his photographs is printed as an archival inkjet on canvas and displayed as a series to make a work that explores an idea or theme.

Bateman has been working with digital photography for only nine years, prior to that he was a painter and a theatrical set and lighting designer. But in this relatively short time his work has gained international recognition with an exhibition at the Australian National University in 2007 and an invitation to exhibit his work at the 2009 Florence Biennale in Italy in December.

Pixel Perfect – The Exhibition, will be Bateman’s third solo show in the Philippines and although published in book form it will be the first exhibition of these photographs as cohesive works of art. Each photograph measures 20”x 48” which makes the 12 photographs of the “Broken Spaces” work a massive 80”x144” exploration of the adoption of a new cultural identity.

Pixel Perfect – The Exhibition is on show at Sining Kamalig Gallery, Level 4, Gateway Mall, Arenata Center, Cubao, Quezon City from the 21 April to 12 May. The opening reception will be from 6pm to 9pm on 21 April.

For more information contact
Simoun Balboa – Sining Kamalig Gallery
Tel: 0918 219 1080 Email:
Or Henry Bateman – Artist
Tel: 757 3916 Email:

To view the artworks included in the exhibition, click here.
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