CONFERENCE TIMETABLE

The weekend is a celebration of the art of photography. Over two days, eight photographic icons will deliver powerful visual presentations at the beautiful Pyrmont Theatre inside the iconic International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

An in-depth panel discussion hosted by Ray Martin will be held with the speakers at the close of each day.

There will be breaks, interviews, lucky-door prizes and competitions drawn between presentations. Final timetable subject to change.

SATURDAY 28th

1

9:30am - 10:30am

Portrait photography pioneer Gary Heery
2

10:50am - 11:50am

Fujifilm X Ambassador Megan Lewis
3

Break

4

1:10pm - 2:10pm

Photomedia Artist Alexia Sinclair
5

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Landscape Photographer Murray Fredericks
6

Break

7

5:00pm

Emerging Photographer Competition Winner
8

5:20pm - 6:20pm

Ray Martin Panel Discussion

SUNDAY 29th

1

9:30am - 10:30am

Aquabumps Founder Eugene Tan
2

10:50am - 11:50am

Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright
3

Break

4

1:10pm - 2:10pm

Documentary Photographer Jack Picone
5

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Landscape Photography Pioneer Ken Duncan
6

Break

7

5:00pm

New Zealand Tour Competition Winner
8

5:20pm - 6:20pm

Ray Martin Panel Discussion

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS A SPRINGBOARD FOR LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS SEEKING TO TAKE THEIR SKILLS AND PASSION TO THE NEXT LEVEL, JUST LIKE THE SPEAKERS HAVE

POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS. AWE-INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHY.

LANDSCAPE. PORTRAIT. ADVENTURE. DOCUMENTARY...

1 WEEKEND. 8 SPEAKERS. 1000 PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS.

EXPLORE THE ART FORM. TRAVEL. GEAR. INSIDER TIPS.

OFFICIAL APERTURE 2018 SPEAKERS

Aperture Australia is a photographic conference centered on the individual talks of eight industry greats who have spent years mastering their craft. With their diverse portfolio of experience, guests will follow speakers’ stories as they explore the immense variety of situations that life behind a camera can expose you to.

The weekend is a celebration of the art of photography, designed to benefit the career professional development of everyone who attends, regardless of their skill level.

Ray-Martin Aperture

HOSTED BY AWARD-WINNING AUSSIE TELEVISION JOURNALIST

Ray Martin is the face of Aperture Australia 2018. Not only is he a veteran interviewer and iconic television journalist, but Ray is also a keen photographer. As host of the weekend conference, Ray will introduce each speaker, conduct on-stage interviews and lead thought-provoking panel discussions.

Murray Fredericks Aperture

Murray Fredericks

Landscape Photographer

“Move the compositions past the 'surface exotic'”

Gary Heery Aperture

Gary Heery

Portrait Photographer

Ray Charles. Madonna. Sony. Coca-Cola. Toyota...

Krystle-Wright

Krystle Wright

Adventure Sports Photographer

“Anything to get to that elusive, compelling shot”

Ken Duncan

Ken Duncan

Landscape Photography Pioneer

“Hailed as the best collection of Australian landscapes ever seen”

Eugene Tan Aquabumps Aperture

Eugene Tan

Aquabumps Photographer

“Constantly seeking unique angles for morning images”

Alexia-Sinclair

Alexia Sinclair

Fine-art Photographer

Her elaborate compositions take on the complexities of history painting by depicting a moment in a narrative story.

Jack Picone Aperture

Jack Picone

Documentary Photographer

“Black and white are the colours of photography”

Megan-Lewis

Megan Lewis

Documentary Photographer And Fujifilm X Ambassador

Winner of the 2005 Walkley Award, the most prestigious award in Australian journalism.


THE ANNUAL APERTURE AUSTRALIA PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE IS A TEDX STYLE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND CREATIVE GATHERING, FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS BOTH AMATEUR OR PROFESSIONAL, AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY.

THE RAW REALITY OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

LANDSCAPE. PORTRAIT. ADVENTURE. DOCUMENTARY...

HELD AT SYDNEY'S ICONIC INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE IN DARLING HARBOUR

The ICC is a newly opened, contemporary space located on the Sydney harbour waterfront with easy access to public transport and sweeping panoramic views from its outdoor lounge. Our 2018 venue even offers guests wireless connectivity.

Venue Details

Limited tickets available

WHERE: International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney
WHEN: 28-29th April, 2018
COST: $495 Weekend Pass
All tickets include entry for both days