Perimeter Talks | Filling in the Gaps: Photography, Writing & Context

Perimeter is thrilled to continue its programming initiative Perimeter Talks in 2018. Taking place approximately once a month on a Sunday afternoon, the series features lectures, panel discussions and more casual in-conversations with publishers, artists, curators, designers, writers and editors. The talks explore and address various themes and issues relating to contemporary photographic, art and design publishing – helping demystify, challenge and offer insight into publishing as a medium and a practice.

Our first talk for 2018, Filling in the Gaps: Photography, Writing & Context, will explore photography's deficiencies in forming context outside of the frame, and the role of writing – and specifically photographic publishing – in addressing that. The talk will be presented by a panel of Melbourne-based writers and curators, including Pippa Milne, Daniel Palmer and Dan Rule. Each writer will deliver a reading of text they’ve published on photography, before opening to the room for discussion.

Pippa Milne is the Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. Her recent exhibitions at CCP include: An unorthodox flow of images (2017), curated with Naomi Cass; CCP Declares: On the Social Contract (2016); and For Future Reference (2015). Pippa teaches at Melbourne University and Photography Studies College, Melbourne, and writes for art publications in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Daniel Palmer is Associate Professor in the Art History and Theory Program in the Fine Art Department of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University. His research and professional practice focuses on contemporary art and cultural theory, with a particular emphasis on photography and digital media.

Dan Rule is a writer, critic, editor and publisher from Melbourne, Australia. He is the co-director of Perimeter Books, Perimeter Distribution and Perimeter Editions, for which he has edited and written several books on contemporary artists and photographers from Australia, the United States and Europe. In a career spanning more than 15 years, he has written on art, design and culture for publications including The Age, Vault magazine, Dazed and Confused, i-D, Oyster, TOO MUCH, The Sydney Morning Herald, Photofile, The Big Issue and countless others; as well as institutions and clients including the National Gallery of Victoria, Camera Austria, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, Thames & Hudson UK, Hardie Grant and more.

Event Details
WHERE: Perimeter Books, 748 High Street, Thornbury
WHEN: Sunday February 4, 4pm–5.30pm
Seating strictly limited. RSVP essential (
$5 donation on the door.