Double Exposure
 | 2016 Residency and Exhibition | Announcement

2015-12-15 17:33
2016-01-05 17:33

(Image: Laura Hindmarsh, Wall Drawing (window) 2013, digital video 5.57 minutes, colour, no sound)

DOUBLE EXPOSURE | 2016 Residency and Exhibition

PhotoAccess is pleased to announce Australian mid-career artist Laura Hindmarsh as the recipient of the inaugural Double Exposure residency program, which will commence in March 2016. The Double Exposure residency, which is produced in partnership with Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres (AGAC), and funded by the ACT Government's 2016 Arts Residencies ACT Program, offers one mid-career artist living outside the ACT the opportunity to make and exhibit new work in Canberra in 2016. The Double Exposure Residency exists to support experimental photomedia practice. It aims to introduce one artist to ACT audiences, and to contribute to public awareness of photomedia practice in a national and expanded art context.

Hindmarsh was selected following a national callout, by a specialist panel comprising Denise Ferris (Head of School of Art Australian National University), Anne O'Hehir (Curator of Photography National Gallery of Australia) and Janice Falsone (Director PhotoAccess).

Hindmarsh lives and works between London, UK, and Hobart, Tasmania. Working across the disciplines of drawing, video, performance and 16mm film, her practice interrogates mechanisms of production to the point of exhaustion or collapse. Her work has been exhibited at Standard Practice New York, Apiary Studios London, Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne, Ve.Sch Vienna, TMAG Hobart, DARK MOFO Hobart, QVMAG Launceston and PICA Perth. She has undertaken residencies through Contemporary Art Tasmania, Big Fag Press (Sydney), Bm:ukk in Residencie (Vienna), Cite Internationale des Arts (Paris) and Asialink (Japan).

For the Double Exposure residency, Hindmarsh says that she will ‘seek to investigate an impossibility of the photographic medium, inverting visuality and resisting the fixity of photography. Experimenting with performative ways to examine the processes and materiality of photochemical film, the project looks to the gap between still and moving image, blindness and avisuality’.

Hindmarsh will spend seven weeks in Canberra throughout 2016 at the ArtSit at Gorman Arts Centre and will participate in three events: public event or workshop at Gorman Arts Centre, a talk or technical demonstration at PhotoAccess, and a solo exhibition at PhotoAccess in November 2016.


This project is funded by the ACT Government's 2016 Arts Residencies ACT Program.