Our Supporters Circle recognises the inspiring donors who help build our organisation, contribute to PhotoAccess’ on-going program or join with us to bring special projects to life.
These generous folk enable us to improve PhotoAccess’ facilities, create thought-provoking exhibitions, provide artists with career-changing opportunities, connect with new audiences and ensure that everybody in our community can experience the transformative power of creative practice.
Thank you to our Supporters Circle. We are deeply grateful for your contributions.
Donors 2020 & 2021
Penny Grewal Sidhu
Who’s In the Picture?
With fundraising completed in June 2021, Who’s In the Picture? brought together 25 generous donors committed to empowering older Canberrans to use their photographic collections to share stories and contribute to our collective memory. Through a series of eight-week workshops to be delivered during 2021 and 2022, participants aged 60+ will learn how to creatively review their photo archives, digitise and edit slides and prints, curate a visual story and produce an individual printed photobook reflecting on an aspect of their life. In a time where social isolation is a particular challenge for older people, Who’s In The Picture? will build creative skills enabling participants to connect better with family, friends and the wider community, as well as preserving their wit and wisdom for future generations.
Thank you to the generous donors who supported Who’s In the Picture?, and to the Australian Government through Creative Partnerships Australia for providing match funding through a Plus 1 grant.
Supported in May 2019, Re-Focus enabled twenty young people who were struggling with significant life challenges to take a journey of self-discovery through photography. The participants, aged 13-18, worked with PhotoAccess over eight weeks to explore black and white photography, film developing and darkroom printing. Through taking on the challenge of an unfamiliar medium, they built creative skills, social connections and emotional well-being. Some may even have begun to imagine a future in the arts.
Thank you to the forty generous donors who helped bring Re-Focus to life, and to the Australian Government through Creative Partnerships Australia for providing match funding through a Plus 1 grant.