Artists-in-residence | 2017 'Dark Matter' & 'In Focus' | Call for applications | Deadline 21 February

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(Image left to right: PhotoAccess Program Manager Thea McGrath with 2016 Dark Matter resident Enrico Scotece and PhotoAccess Education Officer Robert Agostino. Enrico Scotece, 9240 (little earth), 2016, fibre-base silver gelatin photograph, 33.3 x 26.4 cm)

Dark Matter
2017 Darkroom Residency and Exhibition

PhotoAccess is offering a photo-based artist the opportunity to participate in Dark Matter, a unique residency program and exhibition opportunity based in darkroom practice. The residency is an opportunity for an emerging, mid-career or established artist from the ACT or interstate to create a new body of work over a period of nine months using the PhotoAccess darkroom. PhotoAccess is home to the only publicly-accessible black-and-white darkroom facility in the ACT region, and encourages the use of traditional and experimental darkroom practices.

The successful applicant will receive free access to the PhotoAccess darkroom (including all chemicals, but excluding paper and film), feedback and support from PhotoAccess staff and tutors, and a one-year membership to PhotoAccess. The Dark Matter residency will culminate in a solo exhibition in the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery (tall and long spaces) from 9 - 26 November 2017. The resident must also present a public program, such as a talk or demonstration, alongside their exhibition, and all exhibited work is required to be for sale. Applicants must have demonstrated competency in the darkroom. PhotoAccess will provide general support and technical advice, but formal tuition in darkroom printing and techniques is available only at the usual members’ cost. Aside from waiving the exhibition and darkroom access fees, no additional financial support is provided. The Dark Matter residency exists to encourage contemporary darkroom practice. PhotoAccess welcomes creative proposals from artists of all career stages and backgrounds, working in all styles of photography and across all darkroom media.

Applications close on Tuesday 21 February 2017.
Click here to view and download the Dark Matter application form and full terms and conditions.

Enrico Scotece was the recipient of the Dark Matter Darkroom Residency and Exhibition in 2016. Click here to view the catalogue from his residency exhibition Temporality, and Click here to read more about Enrico's residency experience.

In Focus
2017 Emerging Artist Residency and Exhibition

In Focus is a residency and exhibition opportunity for an emerging* photo-based artist from the ACT or region. The In Focus resident will have the opportunity to develop and showcase contemporary photo-based art in a supportive and stimulating artistic environment - receiving technical and creative support and access to PhotoAccess facilities for nine months. The residency is intended to support the completion of one body of work, to be exhibited in the PhotoAccess Multimedia Gallery from 9 - 26 November 2017. The resident must present a public program, such as a talk or demonstration, alongside their exhibition, and all exhibited work is required to be for sale. During the residency the successful applicant will receive a one-year membership to PhotoAccess, access to facilities and equipment and the opportunity to partake in selected courses and workshops. Aside from waiving the exhibition, equipment hire and access fees and selected education program enrollment fees, no additional financial support is provided.

Applications close Tuesday 21 February 2017.
Click here to view and download the In Focus application form and full terms and conditions. *An emerging artist for the purpose of this application is defined as someone who has practiced as a professional artist continually for less than 5 years.

Andy Mullens was the inaugural recipient of the In Focus Residency and Exhibition in 2016. Click here to view the catalogue from her residency exhibition Mother Tongue.


(Image left to right: 2016 EASS Resident Casey Rockford, Dr Martyn Jolly with the 2016 In Focus resident Andy Mullens and 2016 EASS resident Mikhaila Jurkiewicz)