Do you love photography but are not sure of the next steps to take? Would you like to exhibit your work? or are you looking to connect with a group of people to talk photography and bounce ideas off? If this sounds like you, then our Concept to Exhibition workshop is what you have been looking for.
Concept to Exhibition is a unique self directed workshop, offering you the opportunity to pursue your creative interests all while being guided and mentored by well known Canberra commercial photographer, artist and curator Grace Costa.
This nine-month long program provides a supportive and structured environment for photographers and image makers looking to challenge themselves by establishing or extending their practice by producing a series of works to exhibit in a group exhibition in the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery in 2020.
The group will meet regularly throughout the nine months, offering support, new connections and personal development. You will be exposed to different techniques and approaches to the medium of photography through open and constructive group feedback with like minded people. You will grow in confidence and be inspired and motivated to achieve your personal goals while working towards producing your own body of photographic work
This workshop is for all experience levels, however you do need to have an understanding of the fundamentals of photography and be confident with your chosen camera, a basic understanding of Lightroom and or Photoshop is also advisable.
Canberra born, Grace Costa has spent the past 18-years building her career as a commercial photographer and most recently, a photo-based artist and until recently, she worked as senior photographer for the Department of Defence.
Grace’s heart lies with contemporary portraiture where she is best known for her striking yet hyperreal portraits of horses. She has turned equine art on its head and brought it into the 21st century with contemporary and imaginative portraits of the horses she so carefully selects for her collections.
In 2016 her most successful exhibition ‘HORSE’ travelled around Australia including the Head On Photo Festival. The success of this body of work led her to presenting a TEDxCanberra talk in 2017 titled ‘Connecting to your creative truth through personal story’.
Grace has achieved multiple industry awards and featured in numerous respected Australian publications, such as Photo Review, Equine Magazine and The Eye Creative Magazine, and in 2019 was Executive Producer on a short film produced by TENALPHAS, based around her father’s story with horses, ‘The Narrabundah Boy’. In 2014, her portrait Portrait of Minika was a finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Grace exhibits in both solo and group shows in galleries around Australia, with work acquired for private collections worldwide. She is passionate about inspiring others in their creative journey through keynote speaking, (most recently with Nikon at the Refocus Retreat) and offering master classes to adults learning the art of photography.