Join us for a thoughtful conversation between photographic artist David Wadelton, M.33 publisher and curator Helen Frajman and designer and artist Yanni Florence, as they discuss the process of making David’s latest photobook Small Business. This is the second book David, Helen and Yanni have made together.

In addition, we will hear about the long enduring collaboration between publisher and designer, as Helen Frajman and Yanni Florence have worked to produce 13 photobooks together in the last 10 years. This talk is surely not to be missed.

Saturday 16 October, 2pm


About Yanni Florence
Yanni Florence, born Melbourne 1965, is a photographer and book designer. While at RMIT studying architecture, he co-founded Pataphysics Magazine in 1989. He has published eight photographic monographs: Self Conscious, 2009; Southland, 2014; Animal Life 2014; Street Porn, 2014; Immolation, 2015; HE IS IN THE CITY, 2017; Tram Windows, 2019; and Trees and Fences 2020. His first solo exhibition, Tram Windows, was held at ReadingRoom in 2019 and his work is included in the National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial 2020. Working closely with curators, artists and photographers he has designed books and catalogues for: Gertrude Contemporary, Tarrawarra, Melbourne City Council, Melbourne University, Ian Potter Museum, Monash University of Modern Art, Lyon Housemuseum, Thames & Hudson, M.33, Neon Parc, AAMU – Museum of contemporary Aboriginal art, Melbourne City Council, Sutton Gallery, and Bendigo Art gallery.

About Helen Frajman
Helen Frajman is an independent editor and curator of photography and since 1994 the Director and Publisher at M.33, a small arts business based in Naarm/Melbourne.
M.33 currently represents 8 photographic artists and offers curatorial services as well presenting an ongoing program of publications. M.33 works collaboratively with artists and designers to produce books with a focus on excellent design in the service of thoughtful and thought-provoking content. The chief aim being to produce the books artists want, without the limitations imposed by commercial considerations.M.33 has published a diverse array of artists including Jane Burton, Kevin Chin, Cherine Fahd, Yanni Florence, Janina Green, Jesse Marlow, Christine McFetridge, Peter Milne, Drew Pettifer, David Rosetzky, Julie Shiels, Darren Sylvester, Simon Terrill, David Wadelton, and Konrad Winkler. M.33 publication, Cherine Fahd’s ‘Apokryphos’ was the winner of the most recent Australia New Zealand Photobook of the Year Award.
Amongst other projects, M.33 is currently working on a book of portraits of ‘Rainbow’ families by Mia Mala McDonald; a book of photomontages by Canberra artist Peter Maloney which is a meditation on the HIV/Aids experience through a particularly personal and powerfully poetic lens and with designer Yanni Florence on a survey book of the portraits of Melbourne photographer Rod McNicol.
Helen continues to have an intermittent interest in curating and in 2015, co – curated (with Linsey Gosper) the exhibition – Juvenilia by Peter Milne, at Strange Neighbour gallery in Melbourne, which also travelled to Horsham Regional Gallery in February 2020.

About David Wadelton
Born Terang, Victoria, 1955. Diploma of Fine Art, Preston Institute, Melbourne 1976. Graduate Diploma of Fine Art, Phillip Institute, 1982.
David Wadelton has had 24 solo exhibitions since 1984. Wadelton has had two career survey exhibitions; Pictorial Knowledge, David Wadelton Survey Exhibition, Geelong Art Gallery, 1998. Icons Of Suburbia,  McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, 2011, with 48-page catalogue featuring essays by Helen Hughes and Nicolas Croggon.
Published artist’s books Suburban Baroque (with essay by Patrick Pound) in 2019 and Small Business (with essay by Natalie King) in 2020, (both published by M.33). Wadelton contributed photographs to After the Australian Ugliness, published by Thames & Hudson and the National Gallery of Victoria, 2021.
Participated in numerous group shows including Vision In Disbelief, the 4th Biennale of Sydney, 1982; Australian Culture Now, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, 2004; 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria; Crossing paths with Vivian Maier, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2014. Self-Made – Artist’s Books and Zines, State Library of Victoria, 2017; Beyond boundaries – Discoveries in contemporary photography, Aperture Gallery New York 2019; ICP Concerned, International Centre for Photography New York 2020.

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In Conversation: Small Business
  • Free Ticket
    October 16, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm