2015-01-22 00:13
2015-03-06 23:00

(Image: Les Walkling, Lord Howe, 2013, Pigment print, 1500mm x 1520mm)

Dr Les Walkling
On Landscape Photography

Masterclass | 9/10 May 2015

Please register your interest in attending On Landscape Photography before 6 March 2015.

Les Walkling's new Masterclass On Landscape Photography is an rare opportunity to receive specialist instruction from one of Australia's leading landscape photographers and most prominent photographic educators. This Masterclass explores contemporary landscape photographic practice from three perspectives:

  • Pre and post capture equipment and technique
  • Field work, workflow, and style
  • History, critique, and review

Various contemporary approaches to landscape photography are engaged, from the representational to the picturesque, including mythical landscapes, poetic landscapes, politicised landscapes, commercial landscapes, and manufactured or altered landscapes. The overall aim is to ensure the individual is expertly informed, and to dramatically improve their practice, especially their technique, process, presentation and analysis.

This two-day Masterclass will run from 9.30am to 4.45pm each day, and includes generous breaks for individual questions and answers. The main workshop is presented through discussion, demonstration, critical analysis, case studies and practical applications. Click here to view full outline and booking information. Maximum class size of 15. Book before 6 March 2015 soon to secure a place.

2015-01-01 00:00
2015-01-27 23:00

January opening hours
Happy New Year! Please note that we will be open the following dates and times in January 2015:

  • Tuesday 6 January to Friday 9 January 10am-4pm each day
  • Tuesday 13 January to Friday 16 January 10am-4pm each day, and Saturday 17 January 12pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 20 January to Friday 23 January 10am-4pm each day
  • Tuesday 27 January to Friday 30 January, 10am-4pm each day, and Saturday 31 January 12pm-4pm

Our standard opening hours will recommence from Sunday 1 February 2015.

2015-01-29 12:00
2015-02-22 16:00

(Image: Lin Richardson, [Students outside Chifley Library, ANU Aquarius Festival of University Arts], 1971, silver gelatin print. Arthur Lin Richardson Archive, PhotoAccess Collection)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery two new exhibitions exploring the possibilities and parameters of film photography.
Opening 6pm Thursday 29 January 2015
Exhibition dates 29 January - 22 February 2015.

Our first members' exhibition for 2015, ON FILM showcases work by over 30 photographers creatively addressing the role of film.

Light Years
Light Years presents works drawn from the archive of the late Lin Richardson, a new acquisition to the PhotoAccess collection. Richardson’s works capture fragments of Canberra during the early 1970s, documenting festivals, protests, as well as aspects the photographer’s own personal life. Reflecting on the slippery truth and intimacy of the photographic image, six contemporary artists present new work in response to the archive. Artists: Madeline Bishop, Rowan Conroy, Hayley King, Mark Mohell, Scot Newman, Arthur (Lin) Richardson and Genevieve Swifte.

Public programs
Light Years in conversation event
2pm Sunday 8 February
Light Years artists in conversation with Program Manager Claire Capel-Stanley.

Light Years story share
2pm Sunday 22 February
Stories inspired by images from the Lin Richardson archive, shared by RIP Publishing, a Canberra-based independent publisher producing participatory and collaborative content. Follow the RIP Publishing Light Years blog series.

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(Image: Mel Edwards, Detail of a ceiling canopy, National Gallery of Australia (detail), 2013, Inkjet print)

CAPITAL LENS | A selection of works from the 100 Views of Canberra collection
November 2014 - April 2015
Promenade Cafe, Hyatt Hotel Canberra
120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT

Showcasing work by: Edwin Bien, Emily Davidson, Mel Edwards, Rebecca Hanrahan, Paul Jurak, Dean Klemick, Carolyn Larcombe, Christine Rufflet and Jennie Widowson.

Launch event 4pm Friday 28 November 2014, Promenade Cafe, Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

Capital Lens is an exhibition of nine works from the PhotoAccess 100 Views of Canberra collection, curated by PhotoAccess for the Promenade Cafe at Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Published in 2013, the 100 Views of Canberra project exists in two formats; as a book and as a collection of exhibition quality prints, showcasing the work of over 100 photographers. This important and insightful project documents the grand, not so grand, and human faces of Canberra in its Centenary year. All works are printed on A3+ paper. Click here for more information on the Capital Lens exhibition.

2015-01-06 12:18
2015-01-16 23:59

On Film
A 2015 PhotoAccess members' exhibition

Our upcoming members exhibition On Film aims to celebrate and explore the possibilities and parameters of film. Shooting on film is often seen as a lost art, but many photographers and photo-based artists still engage with film in their work, whether by using traditional or alternative darkroom processes, pinhole cameras, black-and-white aesthetics, or moving-image works. Even digital photography retains a relationship to the legacy of film. In this exhibition, we invite members to consider the role of film, and to creatively address the theme through film-based photography, or photo-based artwork referencing film.

We encourage members to take advantage of our darkroom and courses in making their work, or book in for a darkroom coaching session. We will also be running a darkroom course to coincide with On Film, encouraging members to rekindle their engagement with the mercurial world of darkroom processing.

On Film will run from 29 January to 22 February 2015. Completed online entry forms and a payment of $30 are due by the newly extended deadline of Friday 16 January 2015. Click here to enter.