PhotoAccess invites artists, photographers and curators at all stages of their careers to propose exhibitions of contemporary photo-based art for the 2021 Huw Davies Gallery season. This is an opportunity to showcase your photo-media practice in a professional gallery with an established local and national profile, engaged audiences, established media connections and a dynamic network of artists, photographers, curators, arts commentators and collectors.
PhotoAccess is the ACT and region’s centre for contemporary photography, film and video and media arts. Located in Canberra at the Manuka Arts Centre, we foster artistic excellence in photo-media, with a particular focus on connecting fine art practice with explorations of how photographic culture shapes our lives and our world. Each year, our Huw Davies Gallery presents a dynamic program featuring emerging and established photographers and photo-artists, supported by public talks, events, performances and artist residencies that foster engagement with, understanding of and critical debate about image practice.
Our program aims to feature the very best work by photo-media artists, demonstrating both technical and artistic excellence, to inform and inspire our visitors. All proposals must be submitted online and will be assessed by the PhotoAccess Program Committee.
Our Program Committee is interested in exhibitions of all forms of photo-media, including more traditional print practice, cross-media installation and experimental digital media. We particularly welcome proposals that:
PhotoAccess welcomes submissions from interstate and international applicants. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTQIA+ artists, people with lived experience of disability and of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged.
Exhibitions may be proposed to occupy one or more gallery spaces in the Huw Davies Gallery. PhotoAccess encourages artists/photographers/curators to consider applying for the all three gallery spaces to exhibit a large, resolved and coherent series of works.
Please note that artists/photographers who presented a Huw Davies Gallery solo exhibition in 2020 are not eligible to apply for 2021. Photographers/artists who contributed to a group exhibition in 2020 are welcome to submit proposals for 2021 solo or group shows.
Artists, photographers and curators have the option of applying for an Artist Support Package. This package includes a gallery fees waiver, a comprehensive promotional and media package and a modest stipend to assist with costs associated with mounting an exhibition.
Applications Close: Midnight AEST, Monday 29 June 2020.
All applications MUST be submitted online using the form below. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by end of August 2020.