PhotoAccess is delighted to announce the next instalment of its annual Concept to Exhibition series. This unique program is for all image makers who would like to work towards a body of work, further their professional practice, and have the opportunity to exhibit at an established ACT gallery – all the while supported by an experienced mentor, peers, and PhotoAccess.
This year, participants will have the opportunity to work under the guidance of the Director of PhotoAccess, Alex Robinson. Alex was previously the Registration Manager of the Biennale of Sydney for 2 editions and has held exhibition management roles roles at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney and the National Museum of Australia. He has also worked closely as an assistant to some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists including Simryn Gill and Dale Frank. He is a current PhD Candidate at the ANU where his research is focused on the importance of materiality for audiovisual archives.
Alex is excited to lead the next group in an 11-month program to formulate, develop, and execute a collaborative show in the PhotoAccess Gallery in late 2024. Participants will be mentored and supported to develop a conceptually driven, cohesive body of work, reflective of their own personal interests, and to develop and strengthen their own artistic voice.
The group will meet regularly throughout the program, providing each other with encouragement, feedback, ideas, art and photographic references and inspiration. Participants will gain experience in developing a proposal, writing an impactful artist statement, and working sequentially through the full range of practical, visual, and conceptual considerations associated with preparing for and delivering a successful gallery exhibition.
Improve your ability to read your own images, each other’s, and the work of other artists. You will be supported to expand your visual literacy and ability to position yourself and your work within an art historical context, improving your ability to identify and articulate connections between your work and the significant national and global issues and themes of our times, including social, political, economic, and environmental.
Be inspired by the group’s work as you meet, forge new creative friendships, and funnel the creative energy generated in this unique collaborative environment. Work with Alex and the PhotoAccess team to build and curate a unique and engaging visitor experience.
Concept to Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for photographic artists at all levels to expand their professional skills, explore and experiment, and reap the rewards of embarking on a collaborative journey with a like-minded creative cohort. Participants self-direct the trajectory of their project whilst being supported through their tutor’s mentorship and their peers’ input in a nurturing, inspiring, structured environment. Challenge yourself and discover the possibilities of your practice in this unique workshop series.
This workshop is for all experience levels. However, you need to understand the fundamentals of photography and be confident with your chosen camera. A basic understanding of Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and/or darkroom printing is also advisable.
9:30am-12:30pm Saturdays at PhotoAccess
Alex Robinson is an emerging arts leader and a well-connected arts practitioner with extensive knowledge of the sector. With over a decade of professional experience in the visual arts he was previously the Registration Manager of the Biennale of Sydney and has held other roles at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Create NSW and the National Museum of Australia. He is a current PhD Candidate at the ANU where his research is focused on the importance of materiality for audiovisual archives.
Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Tuesday January 30th, 2024. As a not-for-profit, our financial margins are narrow and classes require a minimum number of participants to run. In the event that PhotoAccess cancels a workshop, refunds will be paid in full or a transfer allowed free of charge. If a class is postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule at a time convenient to enrolled participants.
PhotoAccess will happily refund or transfer workshop fees up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. If less than 7 days’ notice is given, PhotoAccess can offer a partial refund. Alternatively, enrolment can transfer to another workshop plus a $50 transfer fee. If less than 48 hours are given, no refunds or transfers can be given. Please note that memberships purchased in conjunction with a workshop enrolment are non-refundable. See Terms and Conditions for further details.