SNAP - ACT senior secondary schools and colleges student exhibition
SNAP is a survey of photographic work by students from 13 ACT senior secondary schools and colleges—the first time teachers and students across the ACT education system have come together to present work in the HUW DAVIES GALLERY and, most likely, any public gallery in Canberra. PhotoAccess is pleased to have played a part in this ground breaking exhibition.
SNAP has allowed young artists to experience the process involved in conceiving and making work for an exhibition. Through the exhibition they will share ideas, techniques and approaches with their peers and visitors to the gallery and, we hope, gain skills and confidence to go on making and showing work.
All ACT schools and colleges offering the BSSS (Board of Senior Secondary Studies) photography course as part of a Tertiary or Accredited package were invited to submit up to three entries from current Year 11 and 12 photography students. Works in the exhibition were selected by school photography teachers.
The schools and the teachers who worked with their students to present this survey exhibition are:
• Burgmann Anglican School, teacher Cherie Robinson
• Canberra College, teacher Stephanie Smith
• Canberra Girls Grammar School, teacher s Elizabeth Chase and Tara Shield
• Dickson College, teacher Lisa Styles
• Erindale College, teacher Mark Will
• Gungahlin College, teacher Doug Hendry
• Hawker College, teacher Richard Baldwin
• Marist College, teacher Alister McDonald
• Melba Copland Secondary School, teacher Terry Eveston
• Radford College, teacher Jonquil Mackey
• St Clare's College, teacher Hetty Neil
• St Francis Xavier College, teacher Joanne Dougherty
• UCSSC Lake Ginninderra, teachers Samuel Townsend and Mary Woodhouse
Visitors to the HUW DAVIES GALLERY will come to their own conclusions about the diverse interests and concerns of this very talented group of young Canberra artists. PhotoAccess is proud to have helped give them a platform for sharing their engaging and thoughtful images. We hope they will continue to do so through the group exhibition opportunities available to PhotoAccess members and, as an incentive, we have offered each of the artists a free one year PhotoAccess membership.
Tara Shield was particularly instrumental in conceiving and organising SNAP. Peter Blackshaw Real Estate assisted with the costs of the exhibition.