Artists In Residence
(Image: Laura Hindmarsh, Wall Drawing (window) 2013, digital video 5.57 minutes, colour, no sound)
DOUBLE EXPOSURE | 2016 Residency and Exhibition
PhotoAccess is pleased to announce Australian mid-career artist Laura Hindmarsh as the recipient of the inaugural Double Exposure residency program, which will commence in March 2016. The Double Exposure residency, which is produced in partnership with Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres (AGAC), and funded by the ACT Government's 2016 Arts Residencies ACT Program, offers one mid-career artist living outside the ACT the opportunity to make and exhibit new work in Canberra in 2016. The Double Exposure Residency exists to support experimental photomedia practice. It aims to introduce one artist to ACT audiences, and to contribute to public awareness of photomedia practice in a national and expanded art context.
Hindmarsh was selected following a national callout, by a specialist panel comprising Denise Ferris (Head of School of Art Australian National University), Anne O'Hehir (Curator of Photography National Gallery of Australia) and Janice Falsone (Director PhotoAccess).
Hindmarsh lives and works between London, UK, and Hobart, Tasmania. Working across the disciplines of drawing, video, performance and 16mm film, her practice interrogates mechanisms of production to the point of exhaustion or collapse. Her work has been exhibited at Standard Practice New York, Apiary Studios London, Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne, Ve.Sch Vienna, TMAG Hobart, DARK MOFO Hobart, QVMAG Launceston and PICA Perth. She has undertaken residencies through Contemporary Art Tasmania, Big Fag Press (Sydney), Bm:ukk in Residencie (Vienna), Cite Internationale des Arts (Paris) and Asialink (Japan).
For the Double Exposure residency, Hindmarsh says that she will ‘seek to investigate an impossibility of the photographic medium, inverting visuality and resisting the fixity of photography. Experimenting with performative ways to examine the processes and materiality of photochemical film, the project looks to the gap between still and moving image, blindness and avisuality’.
Hindmarsh will spend seven weeks in Canberra throughout 2016 at the ArtSit at Gorman Arts Centre and will participate in three events: public event or workshop at Gorman Arts Centre, a talk or technical demonstration at PhotoAccess, and a solo exhibition at PhotoAccess in November 2016.
This project is funded by the ACT Government's 2016 Arts Residencies ACT Program.
(Images: Rebecca Worth and Ellen Hewitt, 2015 PhotoAccess Emerging Artist Support Scheme artists-in-residence, discussing their work in progress at PhotoAccess)
2016 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 eight months. The residency is intended to support the completion of one body of work, to be exhibited in the PhotoAccess Multimedia Gallery from 1st-11th December 2016. 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 closed Thursday 25th February 2016. Click here to view the In Focus application form. *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.
2016 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 eight 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 Multimedia Gallery, from 10th-27th November 2016. 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 closed on Thursday 25th February 2016. Click here to view the Dark Matter application form. (David Flanagan was the recipient of the inaugural Dark Matter Darkroom Residency and Exhibition in 2015. Click here to view the catalogue from his residency exhibition Silver and Gold. Click here to read more about David's residency experience.)
PhotoAccess is pleased to announce Andy Mullens as the inaugural In Focus resident and Enrico Scotece is our 2016 Dark Matter resident.
About Andy Mullens: Andy is an emerging artist currently living and working in Canberra, who graduated from the Australian National University School of Art in 2014 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). Using photographs, thread, sculpture and installation Andy creates artworks that surround the notion of identity.
About Enrico Scotece: Sydney-based artist Enrico is a photographer and Creative Director and Founder of Think Negative, a fine print darkroom located in Sydney. He is also a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Sydney where he is working on his thesis After The Fall. Encountering perceptual experience as photographic response. Why do I photograph?.
(Image: Andy Mullens, Veil, 2015, cotton thread on found photographs)
(Image: Enrico Scotece, Diptych (Untitled and 48), 2015, silver gelatin fibre base photographs)
(Image: 2015 artists-in-residence; left to right - Rebecca Worth, Ellen Hewitt, Hayley Boyle and Thea McGrath)
PhotoAccess offers residency opportunities to a number of artists each year
Emerging artists selected from graduating students of the ANU School of Art and the Canberra Institute of Technology are strongly represented in the program. Indigenous artists have also been strongly represented since 2006 when funding under the ACT component of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy allowed us to extend the program. The aims of the residency program are to:
- assist emerging artists to develop their practice and present work to a wider audience
- provide established artists with opportunities to acquire new skills and produce and show new work.
Support for artists in residence includes membership of PhotoAccess, use of facilities and equipment, free enrolment in courses and workshops, help with grants applications, informal mentoring and advice, technical and creative support with projects and, in some cases, exhibition opportunities. Details of each residency and the support provided are decided on a case-by-case basis and normally run for one year.
PhotoAccess usually awards four emerging artists residencies each year to students graduating in photomedia:
- two are awarded to graduates of the ANU School of Art through the Emerging Artists Support Scheme (EASS)
- two are awarded to graduates in photomedia from the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).
We also award residencies to Indigenous photographers. The residencies culminate in a NAIDOC Week exhibition in the HUW DAVIES GALLERY. Emerging artist residencies are supported by funding under the ACT component of the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy (VACS).
Other residencies are awarded on the basis of proposals submitted to PhotoAccess. Artists considering residencies should contact PhotoAccess in the first instance to discuss their ideas and needs before submitting a proposal.
2016 artists in residence
2016 emerging artists in residence are Casey Crockford & Mikhaila Jurkewicz (EASS, ANU School of Art).
(Image: Annette Lock, 2014 artist-in-residence; photo Sean Davey)
(Image: Robert Agostino, 2011-13 artist-in-residence; photo Sean Davey)
Past artists in residence
2015 artists in residence
2015 emerging artists in residence were Rebecca Worth & Ellen Hewitt (EASS, ANU School of Art) and Thea McGrath & Hayley Boyle (CIT Graduates). David Flanagan was the inaugural Dark Matter darkroom resident at PhotoAccess. Mary Hutchison also participated in a residency at PhotoAccess (in 2014/15). Madeline Bishop, Rowan Conroy, Hayley King, Mark Mohell, Scot Newman and Genevieve Swifte participated in a mini-residency at PhotoAccess from November 2014 to January 2015 to create worth for the Light Years exhibition. HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by artists in residence were:
- Rebecca Worth, Remnant
- Ellen Hewitt, The Death's Maiden
- Thea McGrath, A Place Within
- Hayley Boyle, Akin to Lust
- David Flanagan, Silver and Gold
- Mary Hutchison, A portrait of my father as a young man
Emerging artists in residence were Octavio Garcia Alvarado & Madeline Bishop (EASS, ANU School of Art) and Andrea Pitsilos & Lori Cicchini (CIT). Other residencies were awarded to Kerry Reed-Gilbert (PhotoAccess Indigenous Artist residency), Annette Lock and Mary Hutchison. HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by artists in residence were:
- Octavio Garcia Alvarado, Ancient Mexican Codex
- Madeline Bishop, 80 Denier
- Andrea Pitsilos, Travel Diaries
- Lori Cicchini, Ghost Stories
- Annette Lock, There is no escape
- Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Spirit of Country
Emerging artists in residence were Charles White and Aimee Fitzgerald (EASS, ANU School of Art) and Dean Johnson and Tess Godkin (CIT). Other residencies were awarded to Marissa McDowell (PhotoAccess Indigenous Artist residency), Robert Agostino, Annette Lock and Josie Alexandra. HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by artists in residence were:
- Dean Johnson, Grit
- Tess Godkin, Still
- Charles White, Work Prints
- Aimee Fitzgerald, Home
- Marissa McDowell, Colours of India
Emerging artists in residence are Holly Granville-Edge and Jack Brandtman (EASS, ANU School of Art) and Stephen Corey and Ginette Snow (CIT). Other 2012 artists in residence are Robert Agostino, Julia Boyd, Elena Papanikolakis and Tracey Benson with Martin Drury. HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by artists in residence were:
- Josh Wodak, Sense of surroundings
- Ginette Snow, Just families
- Stephen Corey, alpha waves, beta waves
- Holly Granville-Edge, Chimera
- Jack Brandtman, Interval
Emerging artists in residence were Katherine Griffiths and Natalie Azzopardi (EASS, ANU School of Art), Kerstin Styche (CIT and 2011 Emerging Indigenous Photographer) and Teri Robertson (CIT). Other residencies were awarded to Josh Wodak, Wendy Fairclough (South Australian glass artist, a short term residency to develop digital images for a glass art commission by the Museum of Australian Democracy) and Robert Agostino. HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by 2011 artists in residence were:
- Kerstin Styche, Walan Budhang Yinaagirrbang (Strong Black Women )
- Kerstin Styche, Identity through our eyes
- Natalie Azzopardi, Beyond the Laughing Sky
- Katherine Griffiths, Naturally Beautiful
Emerging artists were Chris Whitelaw and George Emerson (EASS, ANU School of Art), Jamila Toderas and Holly Treadaway (CIT), Nic Radoll, Tyrell Kamira Sams, Jo Kamira and Lyndy Delian (2010 Emerging Indigenous Photographers). HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by 2010 artists in residence were:
- Nic Radoll, Tyrell Kamira Sams, Jo Kamira and Lyndy Delian, 4 Emerging Indigenous Photographers
- Jamila Toderas, In my nightmares
- Holly Treadaway, sticks &stones
- Chris Whitelaw, The Shades of November
Emerging artists were TJ Phillipson and Heather Kerr (EASS, ANU School of Art), Cate McDonald (CIT), Lyndy Delian (2009 Emerging Indigenous Photographer). Other residencies were awarded to Lauren Hewitt, Jon Lewis (a short term dark room based residency to produce images from visits to Pacific countries) and Ruth Maddison (supported by the 2008 Regional Arts Fund and the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts). HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by 2009 artists in residence were:
- Lyndy Delian, 1200 0
- Lauren Hewitt, Familiar Fable
- Ruth Maddison, There is a time
- TJ Phillipson, Semblance
Emerging artists were Anna Madeleine and Isha Bae (EASS, ANU School of Art), Eve Conroy (CIT), Otis Williams (2008 Emerging Indigenous Photographer). Other residencies were awarded to Duncan Smith (with support from the ACT Arts Fund) and Rewa Nolan (with support from the Regional Arts Fund). HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by 2008 artists in residence were:
- Otis Williams, Crossing
- Duncan Smith, Back to Country
- Rewa Nolan, Exposure
- Anna Madeleine, Uncharted
Emerging artists were Justin Clune and Majella Brown (EASS, ANU School of Art). Other residencies were awarded to Payal Sehgal Mahajan and Suzie Edwards and three artists, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Duncan Smith and Renee Smith participated in the Indigenous Artists Digital Storytelling Project. HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by 2007 artists in residence were:
- Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, River
- Duncan Smith, Wiradjuri Echoes
- Renee Smith, Telling My Story
- Payal Sehgal Mahajan, Les bleues et les rouges
- Suzie Edwards, Please Don’t Send Me Home
- Justin Clune, Interval
- Majella Brown, Removed
Emerging artists were Erica Hurrell and Samuel Townsend (EASS, ANU School of Art), Brad Ferguson (CIT), Dan O’Day, and two artists, Leise Guthridge and Liz McNiven, participated in the Indigenous Artists Digital Storytelling Project. A residency was awarded to Sonia Turner. HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by 2006 artists in residence were:
- Leise Guthridge, Sisters’ stories—Anna
- Liz McNiven, Spiritual Land
- Dan O’Day, Still
- Erica Hurrell, Fifteen Minutes
- Samuel Townsend, Bleeding Lines
- Sonia Turner, Out of the woodwork: The People and Place of Bungendore
Emerging artists were Rose Osborne and Tim Thomas (EASS, ANU School of Art). Other residencies were awarded to Barbie Robinson (assisted by a grant from the 2005 ACT Seniors Grants Program), Denys Delvigne (assisted by the Embassy of France), and Darren Clarke. HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by 2005 artists in residence were:
- Rose Osborne, Blank
- Tim Thomas, Fragment
- Denys Delvigne, One Day(s)
- Barbie Robinson, 256 Shades of Grey
- Darren Clarke, The fringe dwellers
Emerging artists were Madeleine Donovan and Lauren Hewitt (EASS, ANU School of Art). Other residencies were awarded to Rozalind Drummond and Mary Hutchison for a project made possible by an ACT Arts at the Cutting Edge program grant. HUW DAVIES GALLERY exhibitions by 2004 artists in residence were:
- Madeleine Donovan and Lauren Hewitt, Latent
- Rozalind Drummond and Mary Hutchison, Mirror City