Conceptual Photography Group

What is Conceptual Photography?

Come along to our first meeting of 2024 and join the discussion on this topic – ask questions, propose answers, or just enjoy the interactions.

Man Ray said,  “I would photograph an idea rather than an object, a dream rather than an idea.”  That may give you a hint.

Objectives of the Conceptual Photography Group

The monthly meetings will:

    • Entertain and inform
    • Engage both old hands and newbies – no former exposure (pun intended) is needed
    • Provide a friendly forum for discussing each others’ work in progress
    • Involve invited guests – photographers and critics – to contribute to the experience
    • Encourage you (if you are willing) to enter the end-of-year Conceptual Exhibition


The Conceptual Photography Group will meet on the third Wednesday of each month from February to November at 7.30 pm in the MCC Clubrooms (upstairs gallery).  All members of MCC are more than welcome, and you are encouraged to invite non-members for a free sample!

Timetable for Meetings in 2024 (subject to change if things change, of course)

Date Theme
Wednesday, 21 February 2024 What is Conceptual Photography? Culture, Colour, Connotation!
Wednesday, 20 March 2024 Narrative. Multiple images. AI Progress.
Wednesday, 17 April 2024 Mood Board, Visual Diary, Artist Statement
Wednesday, 15 May 2024 Visiting conceptual artist. (Expression of Interest is due)
Wednesday, 19 June 2024 WiP. Photographer of the month
Wednesday, 17 July 2024 Movies. Photographer of the month
Wednesday, 21 August 2024 Visiting Critic. TBA
Wednesday, 18 September 2024 WiP. Photographer of the month
Wednesday, 16 October 2024 Install for Exhibition
Wednesday, 20 November 2024 Review CPSIG 2024


The Conceptual Team

Des Crossley       sax
Wayne Harridge  clarinet
Garrie Maguire    drums
Andrew Tan         trombone
Robin Tully          keyboard
Bob Warfield       conductor