(Image: Mikhaila Jurkiewicz, One Man, One Baggie (detail), 2016, inkjet print, 240 x 119mm)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery the last of our 2016 Residence Season exhibitions:
Serotonin Syndrome by Mikhaila Jurkiewicz, Collective Rhythm by Casey Crockford and Mother Tongue by Andy Mullens.
Opening on Thursday 1 December at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Dr Martyn Jolly, Head, Photography and Media Arts, Australian National University School of Art.
Exhibition dates: 1 December - 11 December 2016.
Serotonin Syndrome | Mikhaila Jurkiewicz
A collection of black and white domestic portraits featuring Sydney artists and musicians by emerging artist Mikhaila Jurkiewicz. Presented through the Australian National University School of Art Emerging Artist Support Scheme PhotoAccess Residency program. Catalogue
Collective Rhythm | Casey Crockford
A social documentary project exploring Canberra’s swing dance community by emerging artist Casey Crockford. Presented through the Australian National University School of Art Emerging Artist Support Scheme PhotoAccess Residency program. Catalogue
Mother Tongue | Andy Mullens
An installation by emerging artist Andy Mullens exploring her Vietnamese heritage through video performance and language. Presented through the PhotoAccess In Focus emerging artist residency program. Catalogue
The 2016 PhotoAccess Residents Season is proudly supported by Lerida Estate Wines.
Artists in conversation, Thursday 1 December at 5pm in the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery. Listen to the in conversation event on our SoundCloud channel.
(Image: Casey Crockford,from Social Rhythm Series (detail), 2016, inkjet print, 210 x 148mm)
(Image: Andrea Mullens, home, assimilation, family, language, displaced, heritage, refugee, birthplace, history, loss, culture, boat, identity, north, south, stories, nationhood, trauma, half, reconcile, foreign, war, connection, ownership, native, inherit, honour, bloodline, mother tongue, home (detail), 2016, single channel video and rice, 3:40 min dimension variable)
(Image: Laura Hindmarsh, Finding Focus (detail), 2016, film still, black and white 16 mm film)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery the first of our 2016 Residence Season exhibitions:
Finding Focus by Laura Hindmarsh and Temporality by Enrico Scotece.
Opening on Friday 11 November at 6pm, as part of the Inner South Arts Hub Art After Dark and Art + Ride program of events.
Exhibitions to be opened by Associate Professor Denise Ferris, Head of School of Art, Australian National University.
Exhibition dates: 11 November - 27 November 2016.
Finding Focus | Laura Hindmarsh
An Exhibition by London-based mid-career Australian artist Laura Hindmarsh, incorporating film, performance and experimental photographic techniques. Presented through the PhotoAccess and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres Double Exposure residency program, funded by the ACT Government’s 2016 Arts Residencies ACT Program.Catalogue
Temporality | Enrico Scotece
Experimental landscape photographic works printed in the PhotoAccess darkroom by mid-career Sydney-based photographer Enrico Scotece. Presented through the PhotoAccess Dark Matter residency program. Catalogue
The 2016 PhotoAccess Residents Season is proudly supported by Lerida Estate Wines.
- Tuesday 15 November at 6pm: Entering the Work, an artist film and video screening featuring 16mm, super8, digital video and an expanded cinema performance featuring; Jenny Baines (UK), Selena de Carvalho (AU), Louise Curham (AU), Bea Haut (UK), Laura Hindmarsh (AU/UK) and Gabriella Hirst (AU). Curated by Laura Hindmarsh. Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre. Tickets: $10/$5 www.agac.com.au or on the door.
- Sunday 27 November at 2pm: Enrico Scotece artist talk in the Huw Davies Gallery. Listen to the artist talk on our SoundCloud channel.
(Image: Enrico Scotece, 9240 (little earth) (detail), 2016, fibre-base silver gelatin photograph, 33.3 x 26.4 cm)
(Image: Georgia Black, The Return (detail), 2016, smoke and acrylic on glossy photo paper, 10.0 x 15.0 cm)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: Grounded by Georgia Black, Surfacing by Caroline Huf.
Exhibition dates: 6 October - 6 November 2016
Opening on Thursday 6 October 2016 at 6pm. Exhibitions to be opened by local artist and PhotoAccess board member Kate Murphy (Ellis Hutch).
Grounded. An exhibition embracing the relationship between photography and printmaking, emerging Canberra-based artist Georgia Black’s work explores transience and impermanence.Catalogue
Surfacing. Canberra-based artist Caroline Huf’s exhibition showcases a series of still and moving image works exploring ideas of surface, substance and duration.Catalogue
Artists in conversation, Sunday 6 November at 2pm. Listen to the event on our SoundCloud channel.
(Image: Caroline Huf, Surfacing, 2016, stills from digital video)
(Images left to right: Annika Harding, The way I walked #1 (detail), 2016, inkjet print and acrylic on paper, 21.0cm x 29.0 cm. Amy Dunn, Moving through colour (detail), 2016, inkjet print, coloured pencil and watercolour paint on paper, 14.0 x 21.0 cm)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: In the Landscape by Annika Harding and Amy Dunn, River by Peter Ranyard and NEW PAINTINGS by Oscar Capezio
Exhibition dates: 8 September - 2 October 2016
Opening on Thursday 8 September 2016 at 6pm. Exhibitions to be opened by Penelope Grist, Assistant Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Chair Megalo Print Studio + Gallery.
In the Landscape. In this exhibition emerging artists Amy Dunn and Annika Harding use the photograph as a starting point and add paint to explore the relationship between the artist or figure and the landscape. Catalogue
River. Canberra-based mid-career artist Peter Ranyard’s exhibition showcases an intimate series of black and white photographs of remote New Zealand. Catalogue
NEW PAINTINGS. Utilising modest materials and photographic technologies, emerging artist and curator Oscar Capezio builds installations of found and fabricated objects, documented actions and staged images, to play out processes of making and encountering art. Catalogue
Artists in conversation with Peter Ranyard and Oscar Capezio, Sunday 2 October at 3pm. Listen to the event on our SoundCloud channel.
(Image: Peter Ranyard, Into the trees (detail), 2016, inkjet print on archival cotton rag, 24.0 x 16.0 cm)
(Image: Oscar Capezio)
(Image: Lynn Smith, London Canal, 2013, analogue print from negative on silver coated archival paper, 75.0 x 80.0 cm, edition of 5)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: A Beautiful Anxiety from Lynn Smith.
Exhibition dates: 12 August - 4 September 2016
Opening on Friday 12 August 2016 at 6pm
Exhibition to be opened by Magda Keaney, Senior Curator of Photography, Australian War Memorial.
‘Art can't change the world. But artists can ask questions, so that individuals and organisations in a position to affect change can do so’. This sentiment portrayed by photographer Lynn Smith, is explored in his exhibition.
A Beautiful Anxiety by mid-career Sydney-based artist Lynn Smith showcases a series of large-scale street noir photographic images. Using long exposures at night, Smith captures the street of Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, London, Paris and Berlin, devoid of people, using a Pentax medium format film camera. Smith’s photography speaks to a globalist sensibility. It hints at global anxieties yet portrays the still and calming beauty that comes with each night. Catalogue
Street Noir intermediate night photography workshop with Lynn Smith.
Over three nights participants will discover the thrill of capturing the atmosphere, movement and enigmatic qualities of Canberra’s CBD after dark. 31 August - 2 September 6pm-9pm each night, plus online review and feedback. Cost: $280 View full course overview
(Image: Lynn Smith, White Glove (detail), 2013, analogue print from negative on archival paper, 75.0 x 80.0 cm, edition of 5)
(Image: Lorna Sim, Alison (dancer/choreographer Alison Plevey) (detail), 2016, archival inkjet on photo rag, 10 x 8 inc)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery:
BULB, a PhotoAccess members’ exhibition, and A Closer Look by PhotoAccess’ Personal Photography Project participants.
Opening on Thursday 21 July 2016 at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Sean Davey, Director of The Photography Room, photographer and PhotoAccess Tutor.
Exhibition dates: 21 July - 7 August 2016
BULB: photographs of movement
BULB explores movement: movement in pictures, movement in life. A photograph freezes the world around us, but it does not mean that the world within the photograph is frozen. When set to ‘bulb’ mode, a camera’s shutter will remain open for as long as the photographer’s finger remains on the release button to create images full of motion and blur. BLUB showcases work by 30 PhotoAccess members: Stephen Best, Ulli Brunnschweiler, Joseph Cali, Alan Charlton, Tom Chesson, Lori Cicchini, Casey Crockford, Tod Davis, Marwan El Hassan, Jennifer Everart, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Tony Fleming, Susan Henderson, Gilbert Herrada, Margaret Kalms, Angus Kendon, Paul Livingston, Kate Luke, Thea McGrath, Nadia Mcleish, Don McLeod, Scot Newman, Judy Parker, Brian Rope, Lorna Sim, Kim Sinclair, Neil Stafford, Brian Stewart, Lachlan Thompson and Mervyn Wright. Catalogue
A Closer Look
In 2015/16 PhotoAccess ran the eleven-month long Personal Photography Project workshop (culminating in this group exhibition A Closer Look) which provided a supportive environment for Canberra-based emerging photographers to develop a project of their choice. A Closer Look showcases works by participants of the Personal Photography Project: Fiona Bowring-Greer, Susan Clarke, Karen Coombes, Lyndal Curtis, Zelda Green, Rob Lee, Bronwyn McNally, Kleber Osorio, Ian Skinner, Gordon Taylor and Michael Ye. Catalogue
(Image: Zelda Green, Ade, 2015, inkjet print. 25.0 x 20.0 cm)
(Image: Nicci Haynes, Talk: it feels like it looks like, 2016, digital photograph with lettraset, 10 x 15cm)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery:
The Bends, a group exhibition curated by Claire Capel-Stanley with Lucy Caldwell, and QWE3NZ by Gabi Briggs.
Opening on Thursday 23 June 2016 at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Anne O'Hehir, Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Australia and PhotoAccess board member.
Exhibition dates: 23 June - 17 July 2016
The Bends explores alternative photographic processes through the work of six artists: Robert Agostino, Claire Capel-Stanley, Huw Davies (1954-1994), Nicci Haynes, Matt Higgins and Ben Lichtenstein. Instead of a flight from progress and digital technology, this exhibition explores the 'alternative' more broadly as a legitimate and powerful facet of the contemporary. Curated by Claire Capel-Stanley with Lucy Caldwell. Catalogue.
Previous Huw Davies exhibitions at PhotoAccess: Huw Davies: Everything under the sun ... catalogue and Spirit series and other late works
In QWE3NZ Gabi Briggs, an Anaiwan and Gumbangier woman, creates a counter-fiction to colonialism by using her body and video projection to author her own narrative as an Indigenous woman. Briggs challenges the male colonial gaze to regain autonomy in the context of the national imaginary produced by archival images. Presented through the PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program. Catalogue.
Saturday 25 June, 2pm: The Bends curators in conversation followed by an interactive workshop to create a giant cyanotype. Free, all welcome. Listen to the in conversation event on ourSoundCloud channel.
Tuesday 5 July, 10am-4pm: free darkroom access day to commemorate the anniversary of Huw Davies' birth. Bookings essential.
(Image: Gabi Briggs, QWE3NZ (stills), 2015, HD digital video, duration 4:23)
(Image: Octavio García Alvarado, Cihuateotl #10 (detail), 2016, Chemigram, resin coated black and white photographic paper, 30.5 x 40.6 cm)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery:
Cihuateotl’s Myth, by Canberra-based Mexican born emerging artist Octavio Garcia Alvarado, and An Endless Horizon by Sydney-based emerging photographer Matthew James.
Opening on Thursday 26 May 2016 at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Cathy Laudenbach, photographic artist
Exhibition dates: 26 May - 19 June 2016
Octavio Garcia Alvarado uses the chemigram, an alternative darkroom etching technique, to re-imagine ancient images of Mesoamerican culture. In Cihuateotl’s Myth Octavio’s imagery references Cihuateteo, or Divine Women, the fearsome Aztec goddesses who were believed to be the transformed soles of women who died during childbirth. Octavio uses cameraless photography as a means to search for the presence of his past, and through the chemigram he has created both a new visual language and a new ritual process. Cihuateotl’s Myth is Octavio’s second solo exhibition at PhotoAccess. The first was in 2014 as part of an Emerging Arts Support Scheme artist residency that supported recent graduates from the Australian National University School of Art. Catalogue.
In An Endless Horizon Matthew James explores the traditional photographic image making process and its ability to recreate the peripheral experience of panoramic ocean views. An Endless Horizon seeks to breach the divide between viewer, photographer and subject, with particular emphasis on the sharp, never-ending line of the horizon. Matthew has captured images of the ocean that span a whole role of medium format slide film using a self-developed photographic process. The process involved winding strips of film through a customised analogue camera. The slide film is displayed in wooden light boxes, mounted to highlight the materiality of the film, including frame numbers, film specific information, even the pinch marks and imperfections formed during image capture and the development process. These images not only capture and mimic an ocean view; they depict the process of the analogue medium. Catalogue.
Sunday 19 June 2016 at 2pm: Artists in conversation. Listen to the event on our SoundCloud channel.
(Image: Matthew James, South Curl Curl 6.3.15 (detail), 2015, Velvia 120 (medium format) slide film, housed in wooden light box. 21.6 x 92.6 x 4.2 cm)
(Image: Katie Hayne, Walking the city (detail), 2015, archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle rag paper, 110.00 x 33.00cm)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: Indecisive Moments, a collaborative exhibition by local emerging artists Ursula K Frederick and Katie Hayne, and COLOUR/BLIND by LA-based artist Sinan Revell.
Exhibition dates: 28 April - 22 May 2016.
Opening on Thursday 22 April 2016 at 6pm
In Indecisive Moments artists Ursula K Frederick and Katie Hayne investigate the glitch in our visual culture. As a transient fault, unexpected interruption or slippage in the flow of information, the glitch is a reminder of the indecisive moments that haphazardly shape our perception and experience of the world. Frederick’s work comments on a particular moment in media history, the recent transition from analogue to digital. Frederick pairs photos of analogue televisions discarded in urban environments with pixilated digital screen grabs. The series is an exploration of everyday materialities and the consumption and discard practices of contemporary society. Hayne’s works are explorations into the history of seeing and cross-cultural understandings afforded by the panorama. In the 18th and 19th Centuries painted panoramas created a virtual experience of a place that people could not visit. Today we live in a world where global tourism is ubiquitous. In these photographic panoramas Hayne uses the digital fragments and missing information created by the smartphone to convey an interrupted and incomplete experience of the present. The title and theme of the exhibition both challenges and pays homage to street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson’s concept of the decisive moment- the notion that the essence of a moment can be captured and conveyed through its imaging. Frederick and Hayne’s works recognise that sometimes images are incomprehensible and that beauty can be found in mistakes. Both artists reflect on current innovative and experimental photographic technologies, where image making may involve any number of screens, frames and devices, depicting what it means to be living with contemporary visual culture. Catalogue.
Indecisive Moments will be opened by Shane Strange, Creative Writing Lecturer, University of Canberra.
In her exhibition COLOUR/BLIND Sinan Revell takes inspiration from the dot matrix used to test colour vision and incorporates portraiture, Perspex frames and vinyl cutouts to create mixed media works that focus on marginalised members of our society. Reveal created these works by turning the camera on herself, although does not consider the resulting images self-portraits. She has used herself as a vehicle to create socially critical works. When viewing these works from a distance only the matrix is visible, requiring us to look deeper to reveal the portrait behind. By forcing us to look closer, Revell highlights our blind spot towards the disenfranchised. Originally from Sydney and now based in Los Angeles, USA, Revell has exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally. Catalogue.
COLOUR/BLIND will be opened with an introduction by Sinan Revell.
Sunday 22 May 2016 at 2pm: Artists in conversation, with Katie Hayne and Sinan Revell, facilitated by local artist and PhotoAccess board member Kate Murphy (Ellis Hutch). Listen to the in conversation event on our SoundCloud channel.
(Image: Ursula K. Frederick, No Signal #4 (detail), 2015, archival inkjet print, 22.00 x 33.00 cm)
(Image: Sinan Revell, Elderly 4 and Homeless, 2009, archival inkjet prints with vinyl screen, 51.00 x 51.00 x 5.00 cm each)
(Image: Kate Disher-Quill, Rosie #1 (detail) 2015, archival print on rag from photographic negative)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery Right Hear, Right Now by Kate Disher-Quill
Exhibition dates: 1-24 April 2016.
The exhibition will be opened on Friday 1 April 2016 at 6pm by Drisana Levitzke-Gray, Deaf advocate and 2015 Young Australian of the Year.
At the opening an Auslan interpreter will be present and live captioning will be provided by Ai-Media.
Spanning all three spaces of the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery, Right Hear, Right Now by Award-winning Sydney-based photographer Kate Disher-Quill, is a sensory experience providing an insight into what it is like to live with hearing loss, breaking down taboos, and exploring deafness and hearing loss through photography, multimedia and installation. For Disher-Quill, the issue of hearing loss is a personal one. The artist was first diagnosed with hearing loss at three years old. Despite the fact that one in six Australians experience some form of hearing loss, it is an issue which is rarely spoken about. This public reluctance to address deafness and hearing loss provided the impetus for the exhibition. Over a period of one year, Disher-Quill met with people who have experienced deafness in a myriad of ways. From adults, to children and teenagers, their parents and relatives, Disher-Quill has sensitively and meticulously explored the terrain of deafness and hearing loss . She has met with people who use hearing aids, have cochlear implants, those who use sign language and those who are bilingual. She has also spoken with people who have chosen not to enhance their hearing with implants, or who have chosen not to sign or to speak. Right Hear, Right Now shares all of these perspectives, giving an insight into the many experiences and breaking down barriers around perceptions of deafness. Including still photography, multi-media vibratory works, video and text pieces, the exhibition is an expansive multi-disciplinary exploration of a complex theme. As Disher-Quill explains, the exhibition ‘is about empowering people to accept and embrace their differences, to raise awareness and to ultimately transform negative perspectives into ones of inspiration and understanding’. Catalogue.
Right Hear, Right Now is supported by Canon Australia
2pm Sunday 24 April 2016: Presentation by Melbourne-based Deaf photograph Ashton Jean-Pierre (with an Auslan interpreter), followed by an artist talk by Kate Disher-Quill. Listen the Kate's artist talk on our SoundCloud channel.
(Image: Denise Ferris, Dr Rowan Conroy 2015, inkjet print from photographic negative)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery
The ONE Project showcasing 28 photographers, and FRINGE DWELLINGS by Dean Cross
Exhibitions will be opened on Thursday 25 February 2016 at 6pm by Professor Helen Ennis, Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History and Art Theory, Australian National University School of Art.
Exhibition dates: 25 February - 20 March 2016.
**PARKING ON OPENING NIGHT**
Please note that there is also an event happening at the Manuka Oval on Thursday 25 February, so some roads in the area will be blocked off to cars, including in-front of PhotoAccess. Please click here to view parking options.
Curated by award-winning portrait photographer Hilary Wardhaugh, The ONE Project is an ambitious exhibition showcasing 28 works by 28 photographers. The images were made using one camera and one roll of film, passed between each photographer over the period of six months. The ONE Project focuses on the type of photography that offers the strongest proof of our existence: portraiture. The exhibition explores the nature of the photographic image in our digital age. Exhibiting artists: Tim Anger, Samantha Birch, Madeline Bishop, Jeremy Byrnes, Geoff Comfort, Rowan Conroy, Grace Costa, Sean Davey, Geoffrey Dunn, Denise Ferris, Lee Grant, William Hall, Lindi Heap, Leonie Keogh, Katie Kolenberg, Cathy Laudenbach, David McClenaghan, Mark Mohell, Jennifer Nagy, Dan O’Day, Candice Ottaway, David Paterson, Jocelyn Rosen, George Serras, Julian Stevenson, Rohan Thompson, Kelly Tunney and Hilary Wardhaugh. Catalogue. The ONE Project is supported by DES, Nikon Australia, ANU School of Art Inkjet Research Facility and ILFORD through C.R. Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd.
FRINGE DWELLINGS is an exhibition by multi-disciplinary Canberra-based artist Dean Cross. Interrogating Canberra’s rapid suburban development, FRINGE DWELLINGS considers the aesthetics of progress, and the ongoing dispossession of Indigenous Australia. It depicts some of Canberra’s newest ‘fringe dwellers’ with an inquisitive eye. The exhibition explores the aspirational dreams of some of Canberra’s newest fringe dwellers, focusing on the suburb of Bonner, founded in 2010. The artist positions Bonner as a powerful symbol of the Australian Dream, and the exclusion of Aboriginal people from that narrative. Through the modest medium of polaroid photography and installation, the artist reflects on the aesthetics and politics of the home. Dean is an emerging artist whose work spans a range of mediums including painting, print-making, performance, photography, video, three-dimensional objects and contemporary dance. His work is often politically and historically engaged, looking to re-contextualise Australia’s colonial past through examining his Indigenous ancestry, and deconstructing myths of Australian identity. Catalogue.
2pm Sunday 6 March 2016: The ONE Project artists in conversation. Listen the event on our SoundCloud channel.
2pm Sunday 20 March 2016: Dean Cross artist talk.
(Images: Dean Cross)
(Image: Leela Schauble, Landing (detail) 2016, HD video)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery
In Sequence a PhotoAccess members' exhibition, and Taken Spaces by Madeline Bishop and Leela Schauble
Exhibitions will be opened on Thursday 28 January 2016 at 6pm by Claire Capel-Stanley (PhotoAccess Program Manager).
Exhibition dates: 28 January – 21 February 2016.
The first PhotoAccess members’ exhibition for 2016, In Sequence presents the work of 35 members, creatively addressing the notion of sequence and narrative in photography. For many artists, photography is not only about single images, but relationships between multiple images. A sequence of images can tell a particular story or narrative, create a sense of visual poetry, or suggest movement and time passing. In Sequence aims to showcase a variety of approaches to the notion of the photographic sequence, using traditional, experimental and digital photographic techniques. Exhibitors: Uri Auerbach, Mark Blumer, Robin Cavalier, David Chalker, Alan Charlton, Sean Davey, Tod Davis, Geoffrey Dunn, Rebecca Fassone, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Tony Fleming, Anne Fulker, Toni Hassan, Susan Henderson, Gilbert Herrada, Paul Jurak, Bryan Kalms, Margaret Kalms, Angus Kendon, Annette Liu, Paul Livingston, Annette Lock, Bill Lucas, Marie Lund, Trevor Lund, Michael Masters, Tony McCormack, Don McLeod, Andrew Robert Morgan, Scot Newman, Judy Parker, Brian Rope, Neil Stafford, Brian Stewart and Michael Taylor. Catalogue.
Taken Spaces is a collaborative exhibition between Leela Schauble and Madeline Bishop, both current Master of Fine Arts candidates at the Victorian College of the Arts. The exhibition considers alternative representations of existence and experience, focusing on uninhabitable environments and the trace of human presence despite the visual absence of people. Schauble's video work Landings was filmed during a recent residency to the Arctic Circle. Using sound and digital manipulations, Schauble’s work aims to refocus our own sensory relationship with the natural world. In her works, Bishop aims to capture human traces within spaces where people are physically absent, considering what is left behind in mere seconds or over decades. Drawing on the historical function of photography as a memento or proof of a person’s existence, Bishop’s photographs seek to capture the trace of a human presence where there is bodily absence. A nuanced and layered collaborative exhibition, Taken Spaces aims to understand our impact on the world around us, and consider our place within the grand narrative of our planet. Catalogue.
(Image: Madeline Bishop, In theory I knew it was coming 2016, inkjet print from photographic negative)