2017-02-02 18:00
2017-02-26 16:00

(Image: David Flanagan, Untitled #12 (detail), 2015, C type print, 2000 x 660mm)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery the first of our 2017 exhibitions: Move up to the Views by David Flanagan and Finlandia Hymn by Anja Loughhead.

Opening on Thursday 2 February at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Ryan Johnston, Head of Art, Australian War Memorial.
Exhibition dates: 2 - 26 February 2017.

Move up to the Views | David Flanagan
Large scale photographs by mid-career artist David Flanagan. Inspired by the 1970s New Topographics movement, Flanagan’s images explore the outer areas of Northern Canberra destined to become new suburbs. View the exhibition Catalogue

Finlandia Hymn | Anja Loughhead
Emerging artist Anja Loughhead presents a series of documented performance pieces examining the photographic representation of Finland’s cultural identity and the deep-seated relationship to the landscape. View the exhibition Catalogue

Exhibitions proudly supported by Lerida Estate Wines.

Public programs:
Artists in conversation, Sunday 26 February at 2pm in the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery.

(Image: Anja Loughhead, Finlandia Hymn, 2017, still from video, duration: 2:00)

2017-02-10 10:00
2017-02-23 23:00

We are looking for a part-time Finance & Administration Officer to join our team

Do you have excellent organisational, bookkeeping (MYOB), customer service and communication skills? Along with a passion for photography and an understanding of the role and operation of not-for-profit arts organisations? We want you!

Download a full position description here. Applications close Thursday 23 February 2017.

2017-03-03 18:00
2017-03-26 16:00

(Images left to right: Anaïs Tondeur, TCHERNOBYL HERBARIUM, 2011-17, Linum usitatissimum, Exclusion Zone, Chernobyl, Ukraine, Radiation level: 1.7 Microsieverts per hour, Rayogram. Suzanne Treister, HFT The Gardener, 2014, 2015, HFT/Botanical Prints, Rank 3: Microsoft, USA, Software & computer services)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: Planetary Gardening, a group exhibition curated by Ashley Lumb and Laura McLean.

Opening on Friday 3 March at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Professor Libby Robin, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.
Exhibition dates: 3 - 26 March 2017.

Through varied photographic processes, Planetary Gardening examines symbiotic relationships between the cultural and the chemical, the organic and the technological, and the agency of human and non-human actors.

Bringing together the work of ten mid-career and established artists working nationally and internationally, the works explore how artists have tended to the ecologies of the environment, society, and subjectivity, and considers the effects of our collective cultivation compulsions in shaping our planet and ourselves.

Artists: Melanie Bonajo, Renata Buziak, Dornith Doherty, Merilyn Fairskye, Joe Hamilton, Janet Laurence, @san_kaido, Robyn Stacey, Anaïs Tondeur, Suzanne Treister. Curated by Ashley Lumb and Laura McLean

Exhibition proudly supported by

Public Programs
Planetary Gardening: Kids Digital Photography Workshop

In this one-day workshop kids will learn to explore their environment and get creative with digital photography, creating unique images inspired by the Planetary Gardening exhibition. When: Saturday 4 March 2017 10am-4pm Cost: $100. View full course overview

Curators Talk: Join exhibition curators Ashley Lumb and Laura McLean in the Huw Davies Gallery at 2pm on Sunday 26 March 2017. Free event. All welcome.

2017-02-21 23:59

(Image left to right: PhotoAccess Program Manager Thea McGrath with 2016 Dark Matter resident Enrico Scotece and PhotoAccess Education Officer Robert Agostino. Enrico Scotece, 9240 (little earth), 2016, fibre-base silver gelatin photograph, 33.3 x 26.4 cm)

Dark Matter
2017 Darkroom Residency and Exhibition

PhotoAccess is offering a photo-based artist the opportunity to participate in Dark Matter, a unique residency program and exhibition opportunity based in darkroom practice. The residency is an opportunity for an emerging, mid-career or established artist from the ACT or interstate to create a new body of work over a period of nine months using the PhotoAccess darkroom. PhotoAccess is home to the only publicly-accessible black-and-white darkroom facility in the ACT region, and encourages the use of traditional and experimental darkroom practices.

The successful applicant will receive free access to the PhotoAccess darkroom (including all chemicals, but excluding paper and film), feedback and support from PhotoAccess staff and tutors, and a one-year membership to PhotoAccess. The Dark Matter residency will culminate in a solo exhibition in the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery (tall and long spaces) from 9 - 26 November 2017. The resident must also present a public program, such as a talk or demonstration, alongside their exhibition, and all exhibited work is required to be for sale. Applicants must have demonstrated competency in the darkroom. PhotoAccess will provide general support and technical advice, but formal tuition in darkroom printing and techniques is available only at the usual members’ cost. Aside from waiving the exhibition and darkroom access fees, no additional financial support is provided. The Dark Matter residency exists to encourage contemporary darkroom practice. PhotoAccess welcomes creative proposals from artists of all career stages and backgrounds, working in all styles of photography and across all darkroom media.

Applications close on Tuesday 21 February 2017.
Click here to view and download the Dark Matter application form and full terms and conditions.

Enrico Scotece was the recipient of the Dark Matter Darkroom Residency and Exhibition in 2016. Click here to view the catalogue from his residency exhibition Temporality, and Click here to read more about Enrico's residency experience.

In Focus
2017 Emerging Artist Residency and Exhibition

In Focus is a residency and exhibition opportunity for an emerging* photo-based artist from the ACT or region. The In Focus resident will have the opportunity to develop and showcase contemporary photo-based art in a supportive and stimulating artistic environment - receiving technical and creative support and access to PhotoAccess facilities for nine months. The residency is intended to support the completion of one body of work, to be exhibited in the PhotoAccess Multimedia Gallery from 9 - 26 November 2017. The resident must present a public program, such as a talk or demonstration, alongside their exhibition, and all exhibited work is required to be for sale. During the residency the successful applicant will receive a one-year membership to PhotoAccess, access to facilities and equipment and the opportunity to partake in selected courses and workshops. Aside from waiving the exhibition, equipment hire and access fees and selected education program enrollment fees, no additional financial support is provided.

Applications close Tuesday 21 February 2017.
Click here to view and download the In Focus application form and full terms and conditions. *An emerging artist for the purpose of this application is defined as someone who has practiced as a professional artist continually for less than 5 years.

Andy Mullens was the inaugural recipient of the In Focus Residency and Exhibition in 2016. Click here to view the catalogue from her residency exhibition Mother Tongue.

(Image left to right: 2016 EASS Resident Casey Rockford, Dr Martyn Jolly with the 2016 In Focus resident Andy Mullens and 2016 EASS resident Mikhaila Jurkiewicz)

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

2017-01-10 10:00
2017-03-11 10:00

(Image: Sean Davey, South Curtin Oval, Canberra, 2011. Included in the 2013 PhotoAccess 100 Views of Canberra project.)

A 2017 PhotoAccess members' exhibition

The first PhotoAccess members’ exhibition for 2017, Common Ground invites our members to creatively document and interpret public space through photography. The physical and social dynamics of public space play a central role in the formation of community and culture. It is with this in mind that we invite new and existing members to creatively address the theme, Common Ground, through photography and photo-based art.

In the lead-up to Common Ground, 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 10 March 2017. Common Ground will run from 30 March – 23 April 2017 in the ‘Tall’ and ‘Long’ rooms of the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery. Click here to enter.