Exhibition opening celebration | Ryan McGinley: YEARBOOK (PHOTO 2024)
Exhibition opening celebration | Ryan McGinley: YEARBOOK
Join us on 9 March for the opening of major international exhibition, Ryan McGinley: YEARBOOK, presented in partnership with PHOTO 2024.
This landmark photographic project is a feature of the PHOTO 2024 festival program, and marks the first Australian presentation of a solo exhibition from McGinley. The opening event will include opening remarks from Justine Dalla Riva (CEO, Victorian Pride Centre), followed by an exclusive, in-person artist talk with Ryan McGinley, Elias Redstone (Founder/Artistic Director, PHOTO Australia) and Melinda Martin (CEO, SAM).
Please note: This exhibition contains full-frontal artistic nudity. Adult supervision is required for visitors under the age of 16.
Opening remarks from Justine Dalla Riva (CEO, Victorian Pride Centre), followed by artist talk from Ryan McGinley, Elias Redstone and Melinda Martin.
Date & time: Saturday 9 March, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Level 1, Shepparton Art Museum. 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton VIC 3630
Cost: FREE - registrations essential
Presented in partnership with PHOTO 2024, American artist Ryan McGinley’s ever-evolving project YEARBOOK is a large-scale photographic installation consisting of over seven hundred studio portraits of musicians, artists, and creatives living and working in New York. A joyful celebration of the diversity of the human body, each photograph in YEARBOOK features its subject posing against vibrant candy-coloured backgrounds, appearing like fashion or rock band promotional posters. First presented in 2008, YEARBOOK has featured in several in major public institutions across Japan, Denmark, Korea, and Spain. This presentation of YEARBOOK marks McGinley’s first major solo exhibition in Australia.
YEARBOOK is an official exhibition of PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography.
About Justine Dalla Riva:
Justine Dalla Riva is a passionate professional whose career spans both the commercial and not-for-profit sector. She is the CEO of Australia’s first purpose built LGBTIQ+ Pride Centre located on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda.
Justine joined the Pride Centre in 2018 and became its inaugural CEO in 2019. Justine is passionate about inclusion, equity and access for all, ensuring spaces are welcoming and inclusive for vibrant and diverse LGBTIQ+ communities so they can be their true and authentic selves.
She seeks to celebrate diversity, harnessing diverse lived experiences to innovate, collaborate and create more cohesive and respectful environments.
Justine is a member of the City of Port Phillip LGBTIQ+ Advisory Committee, Fitzroy Street Business Association and Director of the newly established Pride Fund Ltd that seeks to grow the philanthropic pie for LGBTIQ+ spaces and places. A lifelong learner, she holds a Diploma of Governance, Masters in Marketing, Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design, BA with Hons and was a graduate of the Victorian Government’s 2019 LGBTIQ+ Leadership program.
Featured image: Ryan McGinley, YEARBOOK, installation view 'Body Loud' at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2016. Courtesy the artist.