PhotoAccess’ annual early career artist showcase features the ACT and regions’ future leaders in photo-media practice.
In Meatheads London-based artist Katrina Stamatopoulis experiments with the boundaries of portraiture. Featuring packaged meat re-cast to echo human forms, her images provide each portion of flesh the personality it deserves.
Senegalese artist Babacar Traore creates re-worked snapshots to tell the story of the ‘Buukikat’, an architect of our refuse. This creative figure constructs waste, rescuing it from certain death.
Sarah Annand is an emerging textile designer linking photography, painting and digital design to create patterns for interiors. Her works dissect our built environment through a sculptural aesthetic which draws on distinctive modernist and brutalist architectural styles.
New Zealand artist Thomas Lord showcases a series of large format black and white photographs exploring the greater Otago region. These spaces of contemplation, some wild, some urban and some curated to represent Nature – are settings for rites of passage for local young adults.
Ellen Dahl probes the idea of ‘landscape’ to express trepidations around the Anthropocene and the uncertainties of place and belonging. With a continuing interest in ‘places at the edge of the world’, Dahl presents works from the north/south peripheries of the arctic island of Spitsbergen in Norway, and Tasmania in Australia.
The exhibition explores the environmental damage done by the unprecedented 2020 bushfire season, focusing on the rare & haunting beauty found in the changes to the landscape that the fire has wrought and the beautiful signs of hope in the way the bush is recovering.
This exhibition explores, through the photographic medium, the shock of the disruption of earth’s systems in the 21st century, human excess, notions of progress and regression, the pursuit of hedonism, convenience and short-term priorities at the expense of the long-term, strategic and sustainable.
Portrait by Melita Dahl investigates fine-art portraiture, the photographic image and 21c face expression recognition (FER) technologies that challenges assumptions around machine autonomy, within the broader context of a surveillance capitalist culture.
A Surrounded Beauty is an investigation into the capacity of the photographic portrait to explore concepts of place. Using the camera to reveal what is not easily seen with the eye, the work seeks to capture a person’s aura to reflect the atmosphere of islandness.
The Masks I Wear to Pass explores the nature of passing and its shadow, the ‘sincere’ and ‘authentic’ selves in social life and art practice.
Split brings our 21st century to-and-fro with screens to the surface, reflecting the viewer back at them in various ways as the installation watches them within the gallery space.
Exploded View is a new work that takes Evan’s personal memory of the 1997 Royal Canberra Hospital implosion as a starting point to examine how digital media acts to distort our perception of time, relation to place and personal and collective memory.
A Young Black Kangaroo is the artist’s ongoing photographic project documents people’s lives in Sydney suburb Woolloomooloo.
Meanwhile in the Suburbs is a collection of images taken from Broadhurst’s photographic explorations throughout Australian country, coastal and suburban towns over the last ten years since finishing high school.
Clairvoyant Reflections curated by Annette Liu presents works from four photographers that reflectd on how interpersonal spaces, social histories, and landscapes have been challenged, revisited, and transformed during these unprecedented times.