Carol Jerrems:
a celebration

Dates + times

Saturday 8 September 9.30am – 4.30pm Sunday 9 September 11.00am & 2.00pm


Saturday 8 September $60 $50 members/students/concession

Sunday 9 September FREE


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Exhibition | Gallery of works | Celebration forum

A weekend forum, including screenings, talks and events focusing on Carol Jerrems's achievements and legacy.

Saturday 8 September 9.30am – 4.30pm

$60 $50 members/students/concession (includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and exhibition opening from 5.00pm) | bookings essential | James O Fairfax Theatre

  • 9.30 am Registration and morning tea
  • 10.30 am Curators' tour with Gael Newton and Anne O'Hehir
  • 11.15 am Lectures in James O Fairfax Theatre
    Collecting and recollecting Carol Jerrems
    Gael Newton, Senior Curator Photography, National Gallery of Australia.
    Before Carol: the forgotten photography of the 1960s
    Martyn Jolly, Head of Photomedia, School of Art, Australian National University.
    After-images: Carol Jerrems through a lens
    Robyn Ravlich, Radio National presenter and producer, speaks about being portrayed by Carol Jerrems in 1975 and her 2011 radio program on Jerrems.
  • 12.30 – 1.30 pm Lunch in Gandel Hall
  • 2.00 pm Forum in James O Fairfax Theatre
    From now on: a contemporary analysis of Carol Jerrems's national and international relevance
    Anne O'Hehir, Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Australia
    Helen Ennis, Associate Professor, School of Art, Australian National University
    Kathy Drayton, producer, speaks about the making and reception of her 2005 documentary Girl in a mirror: A portrait of Carol Jerrems
    Darren Sylvester, photomedia artist, responds to the work of Carol Jerrems and photomedia practice today
    Anne Summers, guest commentator, writer and journalist
  • 5.00 – 6.30 pm A reception celebrating the opening of Carol Jerrems: photographic artist will be held for forum participants and invited guests. The exhibition will be opened by Helen Ennis Associate Professor, School of Art, Australian National University


Carol Jerrems Judy Morris 2005, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of Mrs Joy Jerrems, 1981. © Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems

Sunday 9 September

  • FREE screenings | James O Fairfax Theatre
    11.00 am
  • The city, the street
    (DVD, 2011, not rated, 10 mins)
    A documentary of the street photography of David Moore, Rennie Ellis, Carol Jerrems, Mark Kimber. Introduced by filmmaker Mira Soulio.
  • Girl in a mirror: A portrait of Carol Jerrems
    (DVD, 2005, M, 100 mins)
    A powerful documentary on Jerrems, whose photography came to define the 1970s. Introduced by director and producer Kathy Drayton.
  • 2.00 pm Hair
    ( DVD, 1979, PG, 121 mins)
    Based on the cult Broadway musical of the 1960s. Directed by Milos Forman, starring John Savage.