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(Image: Tony Fleming, Blue Pool, Blue Pool in Bermagui (detail), NSW. 2017, inkjet print)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery: Common Ground, by PhotoAccess members and FACE2FACE by Emilio Cresciani.

Opening on Thursday 30 March at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Sean Davey, Director of The Photography Room, photographer and PhotoAccess tutor. Exhibition continues through until Sunday 23 April 2017.

Common Ground
In the first PhotoAccess members’ exhibition for 2017, Common Ground, 38 new and existing members have creatively documented and interpreted public space through photography and photo-based art.

Artists include, Julie Garran, Allen Bills, Fiona Bowring-Greer, Tim Brook, Ulli Brunnschweiler, David Chalker, Alan Charlton, Tom Chesson, Susan Clarke, Michelle Crosbie, Suzie Edwards, Tony Fleming, Michael Fuery, Natalie Gane, Susan Henderson, Gilbert Herrada, Angus Kendon, Ioan Kendon, Chris Kerr, Kathryn Leo, Annette Lock, Marie Lund, Trevor Lund, Louise Maurer, Thea McGrath, Andrew Robert Morgan, Alec Morris, Benjamin O'Callaghan, Judy Parker, Keith Penhallow, Brian Rope, Jenni Savigny, Tara Shield, Neil Stafford, Brian Stewart, Greg Stoodley, Lachlan Thompson and Kate Travis.

FACE2FACE by Emilio Cresciani.
An exhibition by Sydney-based emerging artist Emilio Cresciani, showcasing x-ray style portraits of people and their rubbish, commenting on our consumer lifestyle.

This exhibition is supported by a PhotoAccess 2017 Artist Support Package.


(Image: Emilio Cresciani, Alex, 2016, inkjet print)

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Join our Digital Revolution. Come and see what the future holds at PhotoAccess. Please, donate today!

We're on the verge of exciting change, an important leap into the future, but our website is holding us back. Help us to upgrade our digital capacity and reach our creative and educational potential. We're launching the first stage of our website redevelopment in the second quarter of 2017, and need your help to finish the job!

Here’s the cool part: Our Digital Revolution appeal is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through their initiative Plus1. Until 30th April 2017, every dollar you donate will be matched by Creative Partnerships Australia! Every dollar donated – up to $6,500! Also, PhotoAccess is a registered charity, and donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. To find out more, and to donate, Click here.


PhotoAccess’ Digital Revolution appeal is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

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Autumn 2017 courses and workshops
Classes in analogue and digital photography, studio lighting, fibre-based printing and alternative photographic processes, for all experience levels are now open for enrolment. Gain new skills, expand your knowledge, or learn new techniques at PhotoAccess this autumn! Click here to find out more.

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(Image: Sean Davey, South Curtin Oval, Canberra, 2011. Included in the 2013 PhotoAccess 100 Views of Canberra project.)

COMMON GROUND
A 2017 PhotoAccess members' exhibition

The first PhotoAccess members’ exhibition for 2017, Common Ground invites our members to creatively document and interpret public space through photography. The physical and social dynamics of public space play a central role in the formation of community and culture. It is with this in mind that we invite new and existing members to creatively address the theme, Common Ground, through photography and photo-based art.

In the lead-up to Common Ground, we encourage members to take advantage of our courses and workshops. A full list is available online here. Working on film? Take advantage of our darkroom subscriptions and free access days, details available here.

Completed online entry forms and a payment of $30 are due by Friday 10 March 2017. Common Ground will run from 30 March – 23 April 2017 in the ‘Tall’ and ‘Long’ rooms of the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery. Click here to enter.

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Now calling for proposals for exhibitions in 2018
PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery is now calling for proposals for exhibitions in 2018. PhotoAccess invites artists at all stages of their careers to showcase contemporary photo-based art in a supportive and stimulating artistic environment. Our exhibition space, the Huw Davies Gallery, is the only not-for-profit gallery in the ACT exclusively dedicated to contemporary photo-based art. We cultivate excellence in the PhotoAccess exhibition program by supporting great art and arts practice. Our program aims to show the very best work by local and visiting photo-based artists, demonstrating both technical and artistic excellence, to inform and inspire audiences. Our exhibitions and public programs encourage and extend the critical debate about contemporary photo-based art practice.

Artists and curators are invited to submit exhibition proposals. Proposals are considered by the PhotoAccess Gallery Committee. The Gallery Committee is particularly interested in proposals that:

  • present new still and/or moving image work by emerging, mid-career and/or established artists
  • involve artistic experimentation and innovation
  • encourage, develop and extend critical debate about contemporary photo-based art practice
  • reflect or document the ACT and region and the creative interests of the community

Artist Support Package: We are pleased to announce that artists and curators have the option of applying for an Artist Support Package in 2018. As part of the Artist Support Package, gallery venue hire fees are waived and a stipend is provided to assist with the costs associated with mounting an exhibition.

How to write an exhibition proposal information session: Come along to our FREE How to write an exhibition proposal session with PhotoAccess Gallery Committee Chair Kate Murphy. The session will include tips on how to write and structure a competitive exhibition proposal, and include examples. Running Wednesday 3 May 2017 from 5:00-6:00pm at PhotoAccess. Free event, bookings essential as places are limited (rsvp to gallery@photoaccess.org.au).

Proposals due Wednesday 31 May 2017. Click here for more information.