2017-05-25 18:00
2017-06-18 16:00

(Image: Ioulia Terizis, Slivers and Shard (detail), 2017, Gelatin silver photograph, 115.0 x 83.0cm)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: Quanta by Ioulia Terizis, Suburban Spirits by Sean O’Connell and Failing to Communicate by Sabrina Baker.

Opening on Thursday 25 May at 6pm
Exhibitions continue through until Sunday 18 June 2017

Exhibitions to be opened by Erica Seccombe, artist and Lecturer Foundation at the Australian National University School of Art & Design.

Quanta Ioulia Terizis
an exhibition of photographs by Sydney-based artist Ioulia Terizis, exploring the intersection and analogies between light, drawing and sculpture. View the exhibition catalogue

Suburban Spirits Sean O’Connell
Using high voltage spark discharge imaging and X-Ray photography, Sydney-based mid-career artist Sean O’Connell explores the strange forces that move within the walls of our suburban homes. View the exhibition catalogue

Failing to Communicate Sabrina Baker
Emerging Canberra-based artist Sabrina Baker explores communication and visual language, and uses maritime signal flags, performance and video to comment on the transient nature of Canberra’s population. View the exhibition catalogue

Public program
Artists in conversation. Sunday 18 June at 2pm. Free event. All welcome.

(Image: Sean O’Connell, Grandfather’s milling tool (detail), 2017, Arista Orthographic film, 10.0 x 12.5cm)

(Image: Sabrina Baker, I am dragging my anchor (detail), 2017, single channel video (still), duration 5:19)

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Autumn 2017 courses and workshops
Classes in analogue and digital photography, studio lighting, fibre-based printing 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 autumn! 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.

2017-05-31 22:59
2017-05-31 23:00

Now calling for proposals for exhibitions in 2018
PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery is now calling for proposals for exhibitions in 2018. PhotoAccess invites artists at all stages of their careers to showcase contemporary photo-based art in a supportive and stimulating artistic environment. Our exhibition space, the Huw Davies Gallery, is the only not-for-profit gallery in the ACT exclusively dedicated to contemporary photo-based art. We cultivate excellence in the PhotoAccess exhibition program by supporting great art and arts practice. Our program aims to show the very best work by local and visiting photo-based artists, demonstrating both technical and artistic excellence, to inform and inspire audiences. Our exhibitions and public programs encourage and extend the critical debate about contemporary photo-based art practice.

Artists and curators are invited to submit exhibition proposals. Proposals are considered by the PhotoAccess Gallery Committee. The Gallery Committee is particularly interested in proposals that:

  • present new still and/or moving image work by emerging, mid-career and/or established artists
  • involve artistic experimentation and innovation
  • encourage, develop and extend critical debate about contemporary photo-based art practice
  • reflect or document the ACT and region and the creative interests of the community

Artist Support Package: We are pleased to announce that artists and curators have the option of applying for an Artist Support Package in 2018. As part of the Artist Support Package, gallery venue hire fees are waived and a stipend is provided to assist with the costs associated with mounting an exhibition.

Proposals due Wednesday 31 May 2017. Click here for more information.