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Artist Talk - Jake Nowakowski

Date: 8 October 2020
Time: 12pm 

Locations: Online
Cost: Free, donations welcome

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The culmination of four years documenting violent race rallies in Melbourne. The rise of far-right/anti-immigration groups in Melbourne began to proliferate in 2014 as anti-Islamic sentiment, and a move towards alt-right politics swept through the world. They were met by an enthusiastic opposition of protesters comprised of university groups and anti-racism campaigners. The stage was set, and the combination of staunch views on both sides led to rallies often marred by violence.
After leaving a career as a graphic designer to become a photographer in 2003, Jake found himself freelancing in Iraq in the aftermath of the American-led invasion. After returning to Australia and working as a freelancer, Jake accepted a role as a staff photographer at the North Star in Mount Isa in 2007 before accepting a position at The Cairns Post in 2008. A move back to Melbourne in 2011 saw Jake take on freelance duties for both the Herald Sun and The Australian newspapers before accepting a full-time staff position at the Herald Sun in 2013. Jake has covered numerous news stories both nationally and internationally. Amongst his industry accolades are ‘Best News Photo’ at the Quill Awards and Nikon-Walkey Award nominations.


Once you've registered, you'll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 
  1. One hour before the session, we will send you an email with a hyperlink to join  
  2. The session will start exactly on time.  
  3. You will be able to listen through your computer speakers and view the recording on the screen  
  4. Playback will depend on your internet connection and computer settings.  


October 8th, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
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Sydney, NSW
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