After highly successful editions I and II, PhotoAccess is proud to present the return of Life in the Landscape III – Parkwood. This urban photographic series takes its participants to the city fringes, to document spaces where human industry and the natural landscape intermingle. So far, this collaborative photography workshop has turned its eyes on The Causeway, and industrial Fyshwick. Chapter 3 heads north-west to Parkwood, a soon-to-be developed new suburb.
The name Parkwood was the name given by early settler, Thomas Southwell, to a property near the convergence of Ginninderra Creek and Murrumbidgee River in 1854. Since the 1800s, the area has been occupied as farming land, but artefacts found in the creek point to indigenous use of the area from 21,000 years ago. Currently, Parkwood is occupied by the debris from the discontinued Parkwood Recycling Estate, formerly leased by ACT Property group. In 2020, the lease of this land, as well as adjoining farms, were turned back over to the Crown in order to develop new suburbs and housing. This edition of LITL is special for its position to capture the landscape of Parkwood before it transitions once more in to a suburb of 5000 new homes, in a planned cross border community between ACT and NSW.
Led by local photographer Sari Sutton this chapter of Life in the Landscape will focus on exploring the remnants of human activity in Sustainability Street, Recycling Circuit and Parkwood Road on the border between ACT and NSW. In this instalment of the workshop, a small group of artists work together over several weeks exploring how to capture different facets of the Canberra location. In the second workshop attention will be focused on the greater Parkwood Road area, MacGregor. Participants will have opportunity to work with both digital and analog, with access to the PhotoAccess darkroom and digital suites available during the course of the workshop. Participants are also welcome and encouraged to use their own laptops. The collaboration will culminate in a PhotoAccess photobook publication with participants producing a portfolio of images to be included.
Saturday 30th October 2021, 1pm – 4pm: Meet at the Parkwood area. Free time to explore and photograph the area with Sari Sutton
Wednesday 10th November 2021, 6pm – 9pm: Working on your images and or developing your films at PhotoAccess
Saturday 13th November 2021, 1pm – 4pm: Meet at Parkwood. Free time to explore and photograph the area with Sari Sutton
Wednesday 17th November 2021, 6pm – 9pm: Working on your images at PhotoAccess
Saturday 27th November 2021, 1pm – 4pm: Working on your images at PhotoAccess
Saturday 11th December 2021, 1pm – 4pm: Finalising and sequencing bodies of work for the publication.
Book launch date TBC
This workshop is for beginners through to experienced analogue and or digital photographers, but we recommend that you are fairly confident with using your camera.
Sari is an award-winning local Canberra photographer with an interest in landscape, street, portraiture and conceptual work. She has been a keen photographer for decades – analogue and digital – but started taking photography more seriously around 2017. She made the finals of the 2017 Head On awards with one of her mobile images, Space Granite, created on her first snow-shoeing expedition in the Kosciuszko National Park. The alpine bug bit hard, and Sari has returned repeatedly over the last five years, in all seasons, hiking, camping, snow-shoeing, and cross-country skiing, always with her camera. Her solo exhibition, Avalanche, launched at the Huw Davies Gallery in May, and the exhibition will soon be featured in the Ballarat International Foto Festival’s Open Program.
Sari was featured as one of 100 Australian women photographers in the Loud and Luminous 2020 publication ‘Equality’, and has exhibited in group exhibitions in the 2019 Head On Photo Festival and the 2020 Indian Photo Festival with the Unexposed Collective of Australian women street photographers. She was selected to participate in the 2020 ANU School of Art & Design Bundian Way Arts Exchange, and her work produced during this exchange will shortly be featured in a group exhibition, Sharing Stories, at ANU. Sari was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2020 Paris Photography Prize (Px3) for her series, The Infinite Pulse, of street photography images she made in Kolkata, India, and she has been a finalist in the Australian Photography Awards in the Portraiture (2020) and Landscape (2019) categories.
Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Wednesday, 27th 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.