Each year, PhotoAccess supports local and interstate artists, both emerging and established, by awarding residencies to expand and develop photo-media practices. These awards include full access to the PhotoAccess facilities, with ongoing mentorship and support to produce new work for a solo exhibition in the Huw Davies Gallery. With lockdown in place, PhotoAccess is delighted to formally open the shows online so that you may join us from wherever you are to celebrate the exciting work coming from this years residency recipients.
The Dark Matter residency aims to provide a supported opportunity for artists whose practice incorporates darkroom-based or other alternative processes. The residency aims particularly to foster the creation of innovative image-based works that involve artistic experimentation, critically engage with contemporary darkroom-based practice as well as exploring social, political, environmental and aesthetic questions of contemporary relevance.
The Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) was conceived in 1988 by then Director of the ANU’s School of Art & Design (SOAD) Professor David Williams. It gives members of the ACT and broader community the opportunity to support students at the end of undergraduate programs.
Each year PhotoAccess awards a residency to a graduate from the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Photography and Photo Imaging course to foster their creative and artistic development.
Director of PhotoAccess, Kirsten Wehner, will formally open the suite of 2021 Artists-in-Residence online, at 6pm Thursday 21st October, 2021. After speeches from all of our exhibiting artists, the online gallery will be launched for the public to view. Subject to the changing public health situation, we expect to open the gallery to the public from the 2nd November.
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