(Image: Spiro Miralis, Untitled (detail) 2010, from the series Underpass, pigment print, 33.0 x 48.0cm)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery
proximate by Robert Agostino, Thomas Boivin and Spiro Miralis | Curated by The Photography Room
A World of Things by Jo Law and Redmond Bridgeman
Opening 6pm Thursday 30 July 2015: To be opened by Penelope Grist, Assistant Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, and Chair of the Megalo Print studio + Gallery Board.
Exhibition dates 30 July - 23 August 2015.
proximate | Robert Agostino, Thomas Boivin and Spiro Miralis
proximate presents works by three photographers working in contemporary documentary photography. Comprising three substantial bodies of work by Robert Agostino (Canberra), Thomas Boivin (Paris, France) and Spiro Miralis (Sydney), proximate explores the emotive potential of the documentary mode. Separated geographically, these photographers are nevertheless united by stark and intimate observational works using traditional photographic processes, all drawing from personal experiences. proximate is curated by The Photography Room, a Canberra-based gallery representing Australian and international photographers, with an emphasis on personal documentary practice. Catalogue.
A World of Things | Jo Law and Redmond Bridgeman
A World of Things is a collaborative installation by Wollongong-based artists Redmond Bridgeman and Jo Law. A World of Things references natural history and scientific collections, but borrows its title from the English translation of Kamisaka Sekka's Momoyagusa. Sekka's three folded albums, comprising sixty woodblock prints, depict encounters between people, the seasons, everyday objects, and events. A World of Things similarly captures lived experience through a catalogue of images and vignettes to create a wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, composed of cyanotypes, silver gelatin prints, digital prints, and miniature dioramas. Catalogue.
12pm Sunday 23 August, artist talks with Jo Law and Redmond Bridgeman.
(Image: Redmond Bridgeman, Sun (detail) 2014, collodion print, 35.0 x 35.0 cm)
(image: Arthur Lincoln (Lin) Richardson, [Protest at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra], 1972, silver gelatin print. PhotoAccess collection.)
A 2015 PhotoAccess members' exhibition
Our next members’ exhibition aims to pack a punch! PhotoACTIVISM will showcase photography as a persuasive and passionate medium. Photography can change perspectives, illuminate hidden truths, and challenge expectations. For our final members’ exhibition for 2015, we are calling for powerful images and images with intent.
PhotoACTIVISM aims to show works that make political or social statements, communicate important human experiences, prompt us to action, or activate our senses. Making our lived histories, stories and ideas visible.
PhotoAccess was established in 1984 as a community organisation providing affordable and accessible facilities and encouraging the use of photography to achieve personal and political growth. It is with this in mind that we invite new and existing members to creatively address the theme, PhotoACTIVISM, through photography and photo-based art.
In the lead-up to PhotoACTIVISM, we encourage members to take advantage of courses and workshops. A full list is available online here. Working on film? Take advantage of our darkroom subscriptions and free access days, details available here.
PhotoACTIVISM will run from 24 September to 18 October 2015. Completed online entry forms and a payment of $30 are due by Friday 4 September 2015. Click here to enter.