Join artist Rod McNicol as he shares his more than 30 years of experience in portraiture. The class will begin with a presentation by Rod on his influences, and practice; followed by a discussion of the principles of good and ‘bad’ portraiture, mugshots, and lighting, as well as the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice. Please bring a camera, smart phone or ipad to take photos.

Rod McNicol (b. 1946) is a Melbourne-based photographic artist, known for his intimate and existential formalist portraiture.

McNicol co-founded The Photographers Gallery in South Yarra in 1975, and has held numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas. McNicol has been awarded the Australian Photographic Portrait Prize in 2004, and the National Photographic Portrait Prize in 2012, with a portrait of his friend, actor Jack Charles, whom McNicol has been photographing since the 1970s.

McNicol’s works are held in major collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Monash Gallery of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Bibliotheque Nationale , France.


Sat 13 Oct 2018 – Sat 13 Oct 2018. All dates below:

Sat 13 Oct 2018