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2017-06-30 16:00

We need $1,500 to fund our Indigenous artists campaign. You can help. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible

PhotoAccess has a long history of supporting Australian Indigenous artists, and with your help we can continue this work. A particular focus of our support is through our Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program, which supports artists to exhibit work in our Huw Davies Gallery, with exhibitions coinciding with NAIDOC week each year. Your contribution will go towards the cost of delivering this program, assisting with the creation and presentation of Indigenous arts and culture.

As the end of the financial year approaches, we encourage you to consider making a donation to PhotoAccess before 30 June 2017.

PhotoAccess is a non-profit arts organisation, and with your support, we can continue our work. For over thirty years PhotoAccess has provided a place for creation, conversation, education and exhibitions, accessible to all within our community. We provide the inspiration and means for people to create their own cultural statements through the photo-based arts, encouraging the use of photography to achieve personal and political growth.

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(Image: Brenda Croft & Kerry Reed Gilbert at the opening of Kerry's exhibition Spirit of Country, PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery, presented through our 2014 Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program. Photo courtesy Sean Davey)

2017-06-22 18:00
2017-07-16 16:00

(Image: Dean Cross, Sometimes It All Just Feels Like Too Much (detail), 2017, still from HD looped video)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: They Blew Up the Hospital I was Born in by Dean Cross and Mill Binna by Leah King Smith and Duncan King Smith. Presented through the PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program

Opening on Thursday 22 June at 6pm
Exhibitions continue through until Sunday 16 July 2017

Exhibitions to be opened by Kelli Cole, Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia.

They Blew Up the Hospital I was Born in Dean Cross
An exhibition by Canberra-born emerging Indigenous artist Dean Cross. Exploring collective memory, remembrance and the trauma of watching ones birthplace be destroyed, Dean’s exhibition has been programmed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Royal Canberra Hospital implosion. View the exhibition catalogue

Mill Binna Leah and Duncan King Smith
An exhibition by Indigenous photomedia artist Leah King-Smith and sound artist Duncan King-Smith, both Brisbane-based. The artists are using the gallery space as an experimental playground to create spatial and temporal associations with still and moving images, sounds, objects and light. View the exhibition catalogue
Exhibition supported by:

Public program
Artists in conversation. Sunday 16 July at 2pm. Free event. All welcome.

The 2017 PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists program is proudly supported by Lerida Estate Wines.

(Image: Leah King Smith, Hunter Painter (detail), 2017, inkjet print)

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Winter 2017 courses and workshops
Classes in analogue and digital photography, studio and available lighting for all experience levels are now open for enrolment. Gain new skills, expand your knowledge, or learn new techniques at PhotoAccess this winter! Click here to find out more.

2017-09-08 10:00
2017-09-08 23:00

(Image: Ulli Brunnschweiler, Zoë (detail). Included in our 2014 members' exhibition One Great Face)

A 2017 PhotoAccess members' exhibition

"It’s the subject matter that counts. I’m interested in revealing the subject in a new way to intensify it. A photo is able to capture a moment that people can’t always see" Harry Callahan, 20th Century American photographer. Callahan's muse was his wife Eleanor, who he photographed for more than fifty years, and the resulting images rank among the most moving photographs ever made.

The final PhotoAccess members’ exhibition for 2017, Muse, invites our members to reflect on the people in their lives who have been an inspiration to them in some way. One's muse may be a cherished face– friend, family member or lover– or perhaps someone who is an influence from afar. It is with this in mind that we invite new and existing members to creatively address the theme, Muse, through photography and photo-based art.

In the lead-up to Muse, we encourage members to take advantage of our 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.

Completed online entry forms and a payment of $30 are due by Friday 8 September 2017. Muse will run from 28 September – 8 October 2017 in the ‘Tall’, ‘Long’ and 'Multimedia' rooms of the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery. Click here to enter.