Upcoming exhibitions


25 May - 18 June 2017

  • Quanta, an exhibition of light drawings by Sydney-based emerging artist Ioulia Terizis, exploring the relationship between drawing and photography.
  • Suburban Spirits, an exhibition by Sydney regional mid-career artist Sean O'Connell. Sean O’Connell explores the strange forces that move within the walls of our suburban homes. Using high voltage spark discharge imaging, X-Ray photography, and laser deflection tracing of acoustic sources, the mundane artifacts of family life are scientifically probed in search of the ghosts that lie hidden within.
  • Failing to communicate, an installation by Canberra-based emerging artist Sabrina Baker exploring communication and visual language. Using maritime signal flags, sculpture, performance and video to comment on the transient nature of Canberra's population.

22 June - 16 July 2017

  • PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program exhibition: They Blew Up the Hospital I was Born In, an exhibition by Canberra-born emerging Indigenous artist Dean Cross. Exploring collective memory, remembrance and the trauma of watching ones birthplace destroyed, Dean's exhibition has been programmed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Royal Canberra Hospital implosion. .
  • PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program exhibition: Mill binna, a collaborative exhibition by Indigenous established photomedia artist Leah King Smith and emerging sound artist Duncan King Smith, both Brisbane-based. The artists are using the gallery space as an experimental playground to create spatial and temporal associations with still and moving images, sounds, objects and light.

20 July - 13 August 2017

  • Let Me Imagine You, an exhibition by Canberra-based emerging photographer Andrew Tenison. Tenison repurposes and responds to a found photographic negative using it as a springboard to create a series of photographs set against the backdrop of the Germany towards the end of WWII and post war Australia.
  • Community Honour, an exhibition by Auckland-based mid-career artist Fiona Amundsan using photography and video to explore the complexities of remembering the August 1944 ‘Cowra Breakout’ where just over one thousand Japanese POWs⎯ detained in a prison camp near Cowra New South Wales during the Asia Pacific Theatre of WWII⎯ attempted escape.
  • All Killer, an exhibition by Adelaide-based emerging photo-based artist Jess Taylor, exploring the notion that, whatever their impact, images of violence do not work alone, and that it is the viewer and the subjectivities the each bring to images of violence that allow them to, and ultimately impact how, they bleed into reality.

17 August - 10 September 2017

  • An Unconscious Space, an exhibition by Canberra-based mid-career photographer Sean Davey confronting his mother's challenge to resume everyday life after a serious accident in 2011. This exhibition explores themes of grief, love and time, through intimate and observational photography.
  • Provenance, an exhibition by Canberra-based mid-career photographer Geoffrey Dunn showcasing black and white portraits of Canberra photographers and artists.

14 - 24 September 2017

  • Personal Photography Project exhibition. In 2016/17 PhotoAccess is running a year long workshop (culminating in a group exhibition) which provides a supportive environment for Canberra-based photographers to develop a new photographic body of work to exhibit in the gallery.

28 September - 8 October 2017

  • Muse, a PhotoAccess Members' exhibition.

12 October - 5 November 2017

  • Remade, an exhibition by Newcastle-based emerging artist Dylan Smyth, questioning the photo as a truth and the construction, editing and perspective evident in any photographic image taken.
  • Other People's Lives, an exhibition by Canberra-based emerging artist Hardy Lohse. Using a documentary photography approach, Lohse examines the lives of people living in small towns in decline in Australia.

9-26 November

  • Dark Matter residency exhibition. This residency was established in 2015 to provide one artist with the opportunity to develop work in the PhotoAccess darkroom, for an exhibition in the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery. Jane Duong is the recipient of the 2017 Dark Matter residency.
  • In Focus residency exhibition. This residency is awarded to one emerging photo-based artist from the ACT region, to receive support from PhotoAccess to develop a new body of work for exhibition in the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery. Alex Hobba is the recipient of the 2017 In Focus residency.

1-11 December

  • PhotoAccess ANU School of Art EASS Residency and Exhibition Award recipient exhibition by Claire Williams and Ricky Lloyd.
  • CIT Graduate Residency and Exhibition Award exhibition by Jennifer Minns.