Upcoming exhibitions


27 April-21 May 2017

  • Chinese Whispers and Other Stories, is a group exhibition by emerging interstate photo-based artists Pia Johnson, Tammy Law, Janelle Low and Siying Zhou. Bringing together four young female artists of Chinese descent, this exhibition seeks to reveal the complex and shifting nature of cultural difference, identity and migrant stories in ‘multicultural’ Australia.

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, Sydney-based emerging Indigenous artist Dean Cross exploring collective memory. Programmed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Royal Canberra Hospital implosion (which happened on 13 July 1997).
  • PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program exhibition: Song, a collaborative exhibition by Indigenous established photomedia artist Leah King Smith and emerging sound artist Duncan King Smith, both Brisbane-based. Exploring cultural difference, this exhibition generates discourse around Indigenous and non-Indigenous contexts where imaging is the vehicle, and the coordinated interplay between images - still, moving and sound - creates innovative ideas about temporality.

20 July - 13 August 2017

  • The Story of Private Otto Hoffmann, an exhibition by Canberra-based emerging photographer Andrew Tenison. Tenison repurposes a found photographic negative and uses it as a springboard to create a new series of photographs, set against the backdrop of World War II in Germany.
  • Like a Body Without Skin, an exhibition by Auckland-based mid-career artist Fiona Amundsan featuring archival footage with present-day imagery of Carrie Furnace, a former blast furnace in Pittsburgh. Outlining the complexity of historical experiences as they’re translated across time, culture, and language into image.
  • 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

  • PhotoAccess Members' exhibition, theme TBA

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. A call out for applications for this residency will take place in January 2017.
  • 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. A call out for applications for this residency will take place in January 2017.

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.