TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 2016, 6-9pm

See demonstrations and then do it yourself – tips, tricks and secrets

Demonstrations and Practical hands-on

This workshop requires a minimum of 4 participants to run.

COST: $70

BOOKING: Eventbrite


MONDAY NOVEMBER 14 2016, 6-9pm

As a participant in this workshop you will gain awareness and knowledge of how to create documents and templates, design, colour manage (for books), select papers, prepare files, print and output self-made photobooks.

Designing codex books, concertina books and flipbooks

A minimum of 4 participants is required for this program to run.

COST: $60

BOOKING: Eventbrite



AUGUST 6TH, 2016 @ 6pm

9 ANTE PORTAS was at its inception in 2008 a group of nine talented women friends who, as the name suggests, were ‘before the gates’ of their new, post-mothering lives….as artists in various forms.

8 years and 8 annual 9 ANTE PORTAS art shows later their goal remains intact, their art has grown out of sight and through it, many of their dreams have been realised.

Significantly, 8 different charities have benefitted from their generosity.

The 9 ANTE PORTAS annual art show in Brisbane is firmly embedded in the Exhibition Week calendar of social events. In 2016 they have pleasure in inviting all and sundry to witness their collective and truly gorgeous art at their 9th Art Exhibition, to be held at Maud Gallery in Newstead.

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©jane grieve – writer – 9 ante portas

IN SITU: New Photodocumentary Work 

Opening night event March 9, 2016



Address to the opening by Louise Martin-Chew

Acknowledgement of the traditional owners: Jagera and Turrbal people

I am not an expert on photo documentary: my interest is in art and artist stories. I’m interested in the way in which we may tell and share these stories most effectively, and it is the many narratives, often those that are hidden unless you are part of that experience, or sub culture, that is at the heart of this exhibition of new photography.

Traditionally, in the Western tradition, documentary may have implied an impartial view, an arms length portrayal, a practice designed to fairly present all sides. Whether or not that was really possible has been long since been undone with post-modern readings: a worthy subject was itself a loaded instrument. And what we didn’t see–the lonely, the homeless, the Indigenous and otherwise dispossessed–was legion.

Commonly, however, in recent years, we tell stories from within. It has become more powerful to take the journey with the subject, and offer up that position, of partiality, as our credibility to be in the narrative. And this has only empowered the story, and evidence of that, the power of the embedded position, is visible in the work we see here today. This exhibition crystallises so many of those areas of the unseen.

What is most striking about these images are the insights that they offer, which will be read differently by each of us. What they have in common is the placement of the artist/photographer in the frame (visible or not), they are presenting their own view of the subject and the cumulative value of the embedded experiences–the artist and the subject–become more than the sum of their parts.

Writ large on the walls here are some hidden histories of contemporary society, the experiences we may not have had, or understand, if don’t share them, the opening up of dialogue of the bereaved, dispossessed, ill and sad.

But it is not all poignancy and heartache, although we do meet a powerful emotional register in those who are childless (through the work of Gillian Jones), and the realities of illness (in the embedding of Louis Lim in the Children’s Hospital and the journey that Elise Searson took with the Lyme Project).

There are also vignettes that crystallise what we may not know we know about contemporary life (with the disconnected blurriness of the human pulse arrested by Thomas Oliver’s imagery), the experience of Biophilia–the primal and forceful need humanity has for environmental connection with Cale Searston, the performative power of taking images themselves abstractly evoked by Chris Bowes.

There is the personal journey of place in Marc Pricop’s evocative images and a very gentle political exploration of humanity and the current environmental flashpoint in the work of David Mines. Richard Fraser’s exploration of a sexual subculture is gentle, humorous, and unbundles with strength the mainstream assumptions that may have been made about an edgy physical practice that includes bondage.

The power of this collection of works by a very talented group is simply summed up I think: Art may not be able to save the world, but it has an unparalleled ability to help us understand the individuals that comprise a community, a country, a continent = the world. And that may be sufficient.

Louise Martin-Chew

9 March 2016



The Mexican Photobook Event

February 17, 2016

4pm – 8pm

Artist Talk 6:30 pm

Free event

To register click here

MEX-Photobooks-1000“The Photobook Collection” is a small compilation of Mexican photobooks and includes traditionally and self-published books of different types of manufacture in large or limited editions.


It features the work of some of the most renowned photographers in Mexico.

The Photobook Collection is an initiative of Ana Paula Estrada, Mexican photographer who lives and works in Brisbane.

The collection will be presented for the first time in Maud Gallery in Brisbane, Australia. Join Ana Paula for a talk about the books from the collection!

This event is a collaboration between Ana Paula Estrada, Doug Spowart and The Photobook Club Brisbane and Maud Gallery.


DEREK HENDERSON –  How to make a career as a fashion photographer – workshop

October 24, 2015


TIME: 4pm – 8pm

COST: $80

BOOKING: Click here

Numbers are strictly limited

A first time in Brisbane opportunity to join one of the hi-profile international fashion photographer Derek Henderson, for his insights into “how to make a career as a fashion photographer”. In this personalised workshop, Derek will share his vast knowledge of the industry, he will discuss his creative workflow and processing and he will review your portfolio if you wish. This is a limited numbers workshop to ensure a personal interaction with all the participants.


Derek Henderson, New Zealand born, has spent the better part of the last twenty years in New York, London and Los Angeles before returning in 2007 to the Southern Hemisphere. Henderson currently divides his time between Auckland , New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. Aside from his innovative and distinct work in fashion photography, Henderson also exhibits work as part of his fine-arts practice both nationally and international.

With Derek’s penchant for turning ordinary everyday scenes into mysterious beauty it’s no surprise he continues to work with leading ad agencies and magazines the world over.

Henderson’s varied subject matter is united by an approach marked by a kind of democratic naturalism, where all phenomena is given equal attention. Although variously described as anti-heroic and anti-iconic, Henderson’s interest in the ‘ordinary’ can be deceptive and his narratives often reveal themselves to be more complex and unsteady than they first appear.

Recent exhibitions include: Paradise Lost (Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2015) A change came over the waters (McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand, 2014) Lets hope they’re friendly (Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland  New Zealand, 2014) Mercy Mercer ( Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney, Australia, 2009) The terrible boredom of paradise (Centre of contemporary photography, Melbourne, 2006) Work by Henderson has also been the subject of two major monographs The terrible boredom of paradise (2005) and Mercy Mercer (2009). Derek Henderson is one of this regions most renowned and dynamic photographers.

Public collections

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu.

Pah Homestead Auckland, New Zealand.

Represented by

McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand.

Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.


Solo Shows

“Lets hope they’re friendly”  Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand September 2013

“The Trees are Big and The Sky is Blue” McNamara Gallery,Wanganui,New Zealand March 2012

“Mercy Mercer” Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009.

“Mercy mercer” Australian centre of photography, Sydney , NSW, Australia, 2009

“I go down to the river to pray” McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand, November 2007

“  The Terrible Boredom of Paradise” at Centre of Contemporary Photography,

Gallery One, Melbourne, Australia, 7th July – 26th August 2006

“  The Terrible Boredom of Paradise” at Pataka  Gallery (Porirua) part of the

International Arts Festival Wellington, New Zealand, Feb – April 2006

“  The Terrible Boredom of  Paradise” Curator Space, London 5th August 2005

“  The Terrible Boredom of Paradise”  McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand, July 2005

“  I don’t feel alone” Gallery 2010, Sydney, Australia 2003

“  Everybody knows this is nowhere”  Gallery Wren, Sydney, Australia 2002

Group shows

“Now and Then” Te Manawa Musuem, New Zealand, March 2012.

“Hijacked 2 Australia and Germany”  Australian centre of photography, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2010

“A serious kind of beauty; the heroic landscape” Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, New Zealand, 2010

“ Derek Henderson and Michael Parekowhai” The Department Store, New Zealand 2009.

“Recent; work by ten New Zealand photographers, Tauranga Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2009

“  Glossy” National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia 2000

“  Unpublished” R.M.I.T, Melbourne, Australia 1999


“The Terrible Boredom of Paradise”  2005

Hard Cover

130 pages

Authors Hanna Scott and Magdalene Keaney

Self published.

ISBN 0646445472

“Mercy Mercer” 2009

Hard Cover

128 pages

Author Jan Bryant

Publisher Michael Lett

ISBN 978-0-9582831-4-4

“Darkness of Noon” 2013

Hard Cover

112 pages

Publisher Pearce Publishing

ISBN 978-0-646-59183-4


In Between Moments

by Honza

A photographic exhibition opening

October 23, 2015, 6pm – late

To register click here




Part II & III
October 17 & October 24, 2015


Limited number of students – Lectures+Practical – includes film. 










Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Cost: $320 per person

This two day workshop is suitable for participants with basic to intermediate knowledge of Black and White film photography with analogue cameras. You will be introduced to not only the technical aspects of analogue photography but also how to use the technology to make expressive and creative images. The workshop is hands-on with practical experience with all aspects of analogue including: camera and film use, film processing and printing black and white negatives in basic darkroom techniques.

Main topics in this session include:

On the first day participants will begin to master the camera and the day will conclude with a photoshoot to put new found knowledge into practice.

On day 2 films will be processed and printed revealing the real magic of the Alchemy and The Dark Arts.

We still have 2 places available for the Part II & III, to secure your place, email us at

Dates for the next workshop, Part IV of Alchemy & The Dark Arts – ANALOGUE PRINTING A B&W FINE ART MASTERPIECE will be announced soon.


October 14, 2015




– from 11.00am (FREE EVENT)

Throughout the day at MAUD GALLERY we will present an exhibition featuring the covers of the favourite photobooks selected by photographers from all over the country. Alongside the print of the photobook cover will be a ‘Why I like this book’ statement and a portrait of the photographer reading the book in their favourite place.


– from 5.30pm to 7.45pm  ($5 Booking required)

Selected participants of the ‘My Favourite Photobook’ exhibition will participate in a forum in which they will discuss their books as well as aspects of photobook collecting and possession. A charge of $5 will be made for attendance at this forum which includes an opportunity to ‘Make Your Own Photobook Library’ (book).

Light refreshments will be provided. To register for the WORLD PHOTOBOOK DAY events got to Eventbriteor email us at:



August 30, 2015




perqofpark-11_web5.30 – 8pm, Sunday August 30th, 2015

Meet the artist and join us for a drink and light refreshments.



July 24, 2015

TRANSIT-ORY exhibition opening night

Gallery I, from 6pm

RSVP essential



July 24, 2015

Gallery II – DEATH VALLEY – exhibition opening night, starting @ 6pm

RSVP essential

Richard Exhibition Invite

June 5 – two openings in one night

gallery II – IMMERSION

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gallery  I – ENGAGEMENT


Register here for an opening reception of the latest works by Cam Attree and Greg J Smith

Friday 5th June 6-9pm

Free entry






Alchemy and The Dark Arts

April 15, 2015


The first workshop of the series is an evening of demonstrations and discussions intended as an introduction to Analogue Photography and to answer questions that contemporary analogue photographers, or those who aspire to making their own ‘fine art prints’, might have.

Sessions will have limited seating to ensure everyone’s hands-on involvement.



In this first session we will cover the topics of:


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Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper, both AIPP Master Photographers, will be presenting the ‘Alchemy & The Dark Arts’ program. Doug has on two occasions, been awarded a Hasselblad Masters Award and also the Highest Scoring Print in the AIPP APP Awards.Victoria and Doug have won art photography awards in Muswellbrook and Winton as well as the McGregor Prize. Well known photography identity Peter Eastway commented that, ‘Doug Spowart’s black and white darkroom work is second to none.’ Victoria and Doug have extensive professional practice in teaching and mentoring photographers and artists at all levels in the photographic processes.

This is one workshop not to be missed, presented by the Masters of Photography.

DATE: April 15, 2015

TIME: 7.00pm – 9.30pm

COST: $40

VENUE: Maud Gallery, 6 Maud Street, Newstead, QLD


phone: (07) 32161727



March 27, 2015

6 – 8pm

Join us for the official opening of the latest ND5 exhibitions NORTH and EAST

RSVP essential:, or phone 0732161727



March 28, 2015


Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from Australia’s best image makers. Following on the success of the ND5 workshop last year, the guys are back! Avoid last year’s disappointment and book in early for this 1 day seminar as seats are limited. To reserve your seat go to: and follow the links in the online shop. Tickets on sale from Monday 2nd of March 2015.


November 28 – December 5 &

December 14 – December 20, 2014

2014 Canon AIPP APPA Gold Award Exhibition

An exhibition of all Category Winners as well as all Queensland Gold and Gold Distinction Awards from this year’s Canon AIPP APPA Awards.




To join us for a celebration of this photographic showcase on December 16, 2014 @ 7pm, click here.



August 6 – September 13, 2014


by John Wiseman (AIPP), Emerging photographer of the year 2013 (NSW, ACT)

Opening night August 8th, 6pm


In RESPECTFULLY INTRUDING, John Wiseman brings to life the smallest and largest of exotic birds and often unseen reptiles and amphibians from the lush tropical rainforests of Costa Rica and the magnificent and larger than life animals of mysterious Africa.

Like many others, his initial interest was stimulated by the wonderfully generous and talented Ken Duncan, who shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for capturing stunning images of the world around us in a way that also captivates the photographer.

RESPECTFULLY INTRUDING will be opened by Ken Duncan on August 8th from 6-8pm. This is an RSVP event only, if you are interested in attending, please email us at:

Click here for some more of the exhibition images to wet your appetite…





July 17, 6 – 8 pm

Jacqui Dean Translucence ‘UNHUNG’ 

Jacqui Dean TRANSLUCENCE ‘UNHUNG’ party is on at the gallery on Thursday July 17th.

Come and catch up with other fellow photographers on Thursday July 17th to farewell Jacqui Dean’s black & white fine art prints that we have the pleasure to exhibit at Maud Creative Gallery. It’s been a privilege to have such fine art in Brisbane for the first time and if you haven’t had the opportunity to see the stunning images yet, here is your chance to see them, or perhaps even acquire one, on this industry-exclusive night. Or just come along, visit the gallery and catch up with fellow photographers.
We know it’s a ‘school night’ so it won’t be a late one…we’ll have a beer or two between 6-8pm. Beer is $5/bottle (heavy or light), wine $5/glass and the cheese and crackers are on us.  Please RSVP if you’re coming ( so we don’t run out of beer…

Grand Master Photographer

June 18 – July 19, 2014


Jacqui Dean’s first Brisbane exhibition was opened by one of Australia’s much celebrated photographer and writer Robert McFarlane on June 18th, 2014. Amongst many guests and photographers were Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper; see what they had to say about the exhibition on their blog WOTWEDID. Tulips original _DSF0723 _DSF0724 _DSF0725 _DSF0726 _DSF0728


April 2014

Queensland Festival of Photography

The 5th year of the biennial Queensland Festival of Photography organised by the Queensland Centre for Photography (QCP) is on during the month of April. Photo media exhibitions scheduled during this month throughout Queensland are invited to participate in the festival. As a newly opened gallery, we are proud to be a part of this event. Exhibiting in Brisbane for the first time, Maud Creative Gallery is proud to present the 2016 Shark Bay – INSCRIPTION by the ND5 collective, to be part of the Queensland Festival of Photography. Ninety Degrees Five (ND5) is a unique collaboration of five of the most creative minds in photography today. Working on the global stage, each artist is celebrated internationally for his imagery and imaginative approach. In a crowded market, these photographers are leaders. To preview the exhibition online, click here.



March 29th, 2014


A light-hearted social get-together while your Qld AIPP friends are in Brisbane for the 2014 AIPP Qld Epson Professional Photography Awards. As part of the 2014 AIPP Qld Epson Professional Photography Awards celebrations, join us and wind down with your fellow photographers, judges and sponsors while viewing the current highly acclaimed ND5 exhibition 2016 Shark Bay – INSCRIPTION,  featuring work by Tony Hewitt, Les Walkling, Christian Fletcher, Peter Eastway and filmmaker Michael Fletcher.. Date: Saturday 29 March 2014 | 6pm to 8pm Location: Maud Creative, 6 Maud Street, Newstead Q 4005 Cost: $15 including light refreshments. Details and booking:


February 11th – May 24th, 2014

2016 Shark Bay – INSCRIPTION

the latest body of work by Ninety Degrees Five (ND5) collective, a unique collaboration between four photographers, Les Walkling, Tony Hewitt, Christian Fletcher, Peter Eastway and filmmaker Michael Fletcher. 4_images_banner   “Our work is an engagement with nature and culture as landscape, memory and myth. It seeks to support environmentality as a permanent concern for humanists, and to encourage and reinforce public concern for the fate of the earth, and our responsibility to act on that awareness. Shark Bay, the first known Australian landfall of a European in 1616, also symbolizes our glancing and uncertain relationship with this country and its physical environment, and the importance of vision, innovation and imagination in changing minds, lives, and policy, as well as in composing words and images.” The exhibition is an aerial exploration of Shark Bay, an untouched World Heritage listed area in WA. The unique viewpoint the ND5 group present Shark Bay from is a contemplative vision of one of Australia’s most unique and cherished landscapes.   For detailed information visit the EXHIBITIONS page or click here.   TH_BLUE LAGOON Shark Bay Western Australia LW_Shark_Bay_1955 CF_Tidal Patterns, Petit Point

February 8th, 2014

ND5 Seminar/ Workshop


ND5 – Seminar Feb 2014

If you are interested what some of the best Masters of Landscape photography have to offer, you might not want to miss the ND5 seminar/workshop, to be held in our gallery workshop on February 8th, 2014. Places are strictly limited, so if you are interested, we would encourage you to sign up ASAP on Peter Eastway’s website or click here