This my invitation design for Typology, a new exhibition by Photoimaging students at Melbourne Polytechnic. It opens on Wednesday in B Space gallery at the Fairfield campus.
Typology is the study or classification of types of things according to their similarity and differences. The work of Bernd and Hilla Becher on water towers and other industrial structures is the best known example in contemporary photography.
Considering the role of photography in recording visual information, typology is a natural subject for students to work on. Their work will be grids and series of small photographs of metal tools, autumn leaves, green peppers, pocket knives and various other objects. The subject-matter may be ordinary but the beauty is in the interplay of differences, even though some images, such as Tanya Boosman’s in the invitation card, are beautiful in themselves.
The exhibition is a short one, running from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 of June. The opening is Wednesday 22, from 7 to 9pm.