PhotoAccess is delighted to announce the next instalment of its annual Concept to Exhibition series. This unique program is for any image makers who would like to work towards a body of work, further their professional practice, and have the chance to exhibit at an established ACT gallery – all the while supported by a mentor, peers, and PhotoAccess.
This year, participants will have the opportunity to work under the guidance of 2021 National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist Marzena Wasikowska. Marzena is an internationally exhibiting artist, and well established Canberran photographer, with works in the National Portrait Gallery and CMAG collections. She has been working in Canberra since 1987, and is a PHD candidate in Photography and Media Arts at ANU.
Marzena will lead the group through a nine-month program to formulate, develop, and execute a collaborative show in the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery in late 2022. Discover the ins and outs of working towards an exhibition, including developing a proposal, writing an artist statement, and sequencing a body of work in the gallery.
The group will meet regularly throughout the nine months, offering support, new connections and sharing research and art references. Learn how to read your own images, each other’s, and the work of other artists. The group will spend time together, progressing their visual literacy and positioning themselves within an art historical context.
Be inspired by the work of the group as you meet, and funnel the creative energy generated in this unique environment. Work together, with Marzena, to build and curate an engaging exhibition experience for visitors.
Concept to Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for any artist seeking an outlet for their creativity. Participants self-direct the trajectory of their project whilst being supported through the mentorship of their tutor, the input of their peers and the rewards of a 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 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.
Marzena Wasikowska is a Canberra-based photographer and photo-media artist. Portraiture is a strong component of her practice and she was a National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist at the National Portrait Gallery in 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Since 2010, her work has also explored meditations on the built environment, as well as waterscapes and the challenges of visualising global warming. This work seeks to extend the vocabulary of the sublime to include a sense of awe about what we have done to the landscape of the Earth. Marzena has exhibited in Australia and overseas and is currently a PhD candidate in Photography and Media Arts at the Australian National University.
Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Tuesday, 12th October, 2021. PhotoAccess reserves the right to cancel the workshop if there are insufficient enrolments. If we have to cancel, you’ll receive a full refund.
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 will transfer fees to another workshop but will charge a transfer fee of either 25% of the workshop cost or $50, whichever is less. No refunds or transfers can be given once a workshop has started. Please note that memberships purchased in conjunction with a workshop enrolment are non-refundable. See Terms and Conditions for further details.