2017 exhibitions

2017-06-22 18:00
2017-07-16 16:00
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(Image: Dean Cross, Sometimes It All Just Feels Like Too Much (detail), 2017, still from HD looped video)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: They Blew Up the Hospital I was Born in by Dean Cross and Mill Binna by Leah King Smith and Duncan King Smith. Presented through the PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program

Opening on Thursday 22 June at 6pm
Exhibitions continue through until Sunday 16 July 2017

Exhibitions to be opened by Kelli Cole, Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia.

They Blew Up the Hospital I was Born in Dean Cross
An exhibition by Canberra-born emerging Indigenous artist Dean Cross. Exploring collective memory, remembrance and the trauma of watching ones birthplace be destroyed, Dean’s exhibition has been programmed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Royal Canberra Hospital implosion. View the exhibition catalogue

Mill Binna Leah and Duncan King Smith
An exhibition by Indigenous photomedia artist Leah King-Smith and 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. View the exhibition catalogue
Exhibition supported by:

Public program
Artists in conversation. Sunday 16 July at 2pm. Free event. All welcome.

The 2017 PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists program is proudly supported by Lerida Estate Wines.


(Image: Leah King Smith, Hunter Painter (detail), 2017, inkjet print)

2017-05-25 18:00
2017-06-18 16:00
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(Image: Ioulia Terizis, Slivers and Shard (detail), 2017, Gelatin silver photograph, 115.0 x 83.0cm)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: Quanta by Ioulia Terizis, Suburban Spirits by Sean O’Connell and Failing to Communicate by Sabrina Baker.

Opening on Thursday 25 May at 6pm
Exhibitions continue through until Sunday 18 June 2017

Exhibitions to be opened by Erica Seccombe, artist and Lecturer Foundation at the Australian National University School of Art & Design.

Quanta Ioulia Terizis
an exhibition of photographs by Sydney-based artist Ioulia Terizis, exploring the intersection and analogies between light, drawing and sculpture. View the exhibition catalogue

Suburban Spirits Sean O’Connell
Using high voltage spark discharge imaging and X-Ray photography, Sydney-based mid-career artist Sean O’Connell explores the strange forces that move within the walls of our suburban homes. View the exhibition catalogue

Failing to Communicate Sabrina Baker
Emerging Canberra-based artist Sabrina Baker explores communication and visual language, and uses maritime signal flags, performance and video to comment on the transient nature of Canberra’s population. View the exhibition catalogue

Public program
Artists in conversation. Sunday 18 June at 2pm. Free event. All welcome. If you missed the talk, you can listen to it on our Soundcloud channel here.


(Image: Sean O’Connell, Grandfather’s milling tool (detail), 2017, Arista Orthographic film, 10.0 x 12.5cm)


(Image: Sabrina Baker, I am dragging my anchor (detail), 2017, single channel video (still), duration 5:19)

2017-04-27 18:00
2017-05-21 16:00
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(Image: Pia Johnson, Family Resemblance, after Wittgenstein (detail triptych), 2015/16, archival inkjet prints, 45.0 x 45.0cm each)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: Chinese Whispers and Other Stories, curated by Pia Johnson.

Opening on Thursday 27 April at 6pm
Exhibition continues through until Sunday 21 May 2017

Exhibition to be opened by Professor Jacqueline Lo, Associate Dean (International), Australian National University College of Arts and Social Sciences.

Chinese Whispers and Other Stories
Bringing together four emerging 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. Featuring interstate photo-based artists Pia Johnson, Tammy Law, Janelle Low and Siying Zhou. The photographic media works negotiate notions of identity, racial discrimination and stereotyping, as well as reimagine the spaces we live in, what makes cultural differences and how it contributes to the narrative of a wider Australian identity. This exhibition is supported by a PhotoAccess 2017 Artist Support Package. View the exhibition catalogue

Public program
In conversation event with Pia Johnson, Siying Zhou and Mikala Tai, Director of 4A Centre of Contemporary Asian Art. Exploring Chinese-Australian contemporary art and the female perspective. Sunday 21 May at 2pm. Free event. All welcome. If you missed the talk, you can listen to it on our Soundcloud channel here.


(Image: Siying Zhou, Our first Lamington made in Australia (detail), 2015, single channel HD video, duration 75:00)

2017-03-30 18:00
2017-04-23 16:00
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(Image: Tony Fleming, Blue Pool, Blue Pool in Bermagui, NSW (detail), 2017, inkjet print)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: Common Ground, by PhotoAccess members and FACE2FACE by Emilio Cresciani.

Opening on Thursday 30 March at 6pm
Exhibitions continues through until Sunday 23 April 2017

Common Ground
The physical and social dynamics of public space play a central role in the formation of community and culture. In the first PhotoAccess members’ exhibition for 2017, Common Ground, 36 new and existing members have creatively documented and interpreted public space through photography and photo-based art. View the exhibition catalogue

Artists include: Allen Bills, Fiona Bowring-Greer, Tim Brook, Ulli Brunnschweiler, David Chalker, Alan Charlton, Susan Clarke, Suzie Edwards, Tony Fleming, Michael Fuery, Natalie Gane, Julie Garran, Susan Henderson, Gilbert Herrada, Angus Kendon, Ioan Kendon, Chris Kerr, Kathryn Leo, Annette Lock, Marie Lund, Trevor Lund, Louise Maurer, Thea McGrath, Andrew Robert Morgan, Alec Morris, Benjamin O'Callaghan, Judy Parker, Keith Penhallow, Brian Rope, Jenni Savigny, Tara Shield, Neil Stafford, Brian Stewart, Greg Stoodley, Lachlan Thompson and Kate Travis.

FACE2FACE by Emilio Cresciani
An exhibition by Sydney-based emerging artist Emilio Cresciani, showcasing x-ray style portraits of people and their rubbish, commenting on our consumer lifestyle. This exhibition is supported by a PhotoAccess 2017 Artist Support Package. View the exhibition catalogue


(Image: Emilio Cresciani, Alex, 2016, inkjet print)

2017-03-03 18:00
2017-03-26 16:00
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(Images left to right: Anaïs Tondeur, TCHERNOBYL HERBARIUM, 2011-17, Linum usitatissimum, Exclusion Zone, Chernobyl, Ukraine, Radiation level: 1.7 Microsieverts per hour, Rayogram. Suzanne Treister, HFT The Gardener, 2014, 2015, HFT/Botanical Prints, Rank 3: Microsoft, USA, Software & computer services)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: Planetary Gardening, a group exhibition curated by Ashley Lumb and Laura McLean.

Opening on Friday 3 March at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Libby Robin, Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society The Australian National University, and Affiliated Professor at the National Museum of Australia.
Exhibition dates: 3 - 26 March 2017.

Through varied photographic processes, Planetary Gardening examines symbiotic relationships between the cultural and the chemical, the organic and the technological, and the agency of human and non-human actors.

Bringing together the work of ten mid-career and established artists working nationally and internationally, the works explore how artists have tended to the ecologies of the environment, society, and subjectivity, and considers the effects of our collective cultivation compulsions in shaping our planet and ourselves. View the exhibition catalogue

Artists: Melanie Bonajo, Renata Buziak, Dornith Doherty, Merilyn Fairskye, Joe Hamilton, Janet Laurence, @san_kaido, Robyn Stacey, Anaïs Tondeur, Suzanne Treister. Curated by Ashley Lumb and Laura McLean.

The exhibition is supported by a PhotoAccess 2017 Artist Support Package, and

Public Program
Join exhibition curators Ashley Lumb and Laura McLean for a curators talk in the Huw Davies Gallery at 2pm on Sunday 26 March 2017. Free event. All welcome. If you missed the talk, you can listen to it on our Soundcloud channel here.

2017-02-02 18:00
2017-02-26 16:00
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(Image: David Flanagan, Untitled #12 (detail), 2015, C type print, 2000 x 660mm)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery the first of our 2017 exhibitions: Move up to the Views by David Flanagan and Finlandia Hymn by Anja Loughhead.

Opening on Thursday 2 February at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Ryan Johnston, Head of Art, Australian War Memorial.
Exhibition dates: 2 - 26 February 2017.

Move up to the Views | David Flanagan
Large scale photographs by mid-career artist David Flanagan. Inspired by the 1970s New Topographics movement, Flanagan’s images explore the outer areas of Northern Canberra destined to become new suburbs. View the exhibition Catalogue

Finlandia Hymn | Anja Loughhead
Emerging artist Anja Loughhead presents a series of documented performance pieces examining the photographic representation of Finland’s cultural identity and the deep-seated relationship to the landscape. View the exhibition Catalogue

Exhibitions proudly supported by Lerida Estate Wines.

Public programs:
Artists in conversation, Sunday 26 February at 2pm in the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery. Listen to an excerpt from the in conversation event on our SoundCloud channel.


(Image: Anja Loughhead, Finlandia Hymn, 2017, still from video, duration: 2:00)

2017-09-08 10:00
2017-09-08 23:00
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(Image: Ulli Brunnschweiler, Zoë (detail). Included in our 2014 members' exhibition One Great Face)

MUSE
A 2017 PhotoAccess members' exhibition

"It’s the subject matter that counts. I’m interested in revealing the subject in a new way to intensify it. A photo is able to capture a moment that people can’t always see" Harry Callahan, 20th Century American photographer. Callahan's muse was his wife Eleanor, who he photographed for more than fifty years, and the resulting images rank among the most moving photographs ever made.

The final PhotoAccess members’ exhibition for 2017, Muse, invites our members to reflect on the people in their lives who have been an inspiration to them in some way. One's muse may be a cherished face– friend, family member or lover– or perhaps someone who is an influence from afar. It is with this in mind that we invite new and existing members to creatively address the theme, Muse, through photography and photo-based art.

In the lead-up to Muse, we encourage members to take advantage of our courses and workshops. A full list is available online here. Working on film? Take advantage of our darkroom subscriptions and free access days, details available here.

Completed online entry forms and a payment of $30 are due by Friday 8 September 2017. Muse will run from 28 September – 8 October 2017 in the ‘Tall’, ‘Long’ and 'Multimedia' rooms of the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery. Click here to enter.