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(Image: Nicci Haynes, Talk: it feels like it looks like, 2016, digital photograph with lettraset, 10 x 15cm)

PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery:
The Bends, a group exhibition curated by Claire Capel-Stanley with Lucy Caldwell, and QWE3NZ by Gabi Briggs.

Opening on Thursday 23 June 2016 at 6pm
Exhibitions to be opened by Anne O'Hehir, Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Australia and PhotoAccess board member.
Exhibition dates: 23 June - 17 July 2016

The Bends explores alternative photographic processes through the work of six artists: Robert Agostino, Claire Capel-Stanley, Huw Davies (1954-1994), Nicci Haynes, Matt Higgins and Ben Lichtenstein. Instead of a flight from progress and digital technology, this exhibition explores the 'alternative' more broadly as a legitimate and powerful facet of the contemporary. Curated by Claire Capel-Stanley with Lucy Caldwell. Catalogue.

In QWE3NZ Gabi Briggs, an Anaiwan and Gumbangier woman, creates a counter-fiction to colonialism by using her body and video projection to author her own narrative as an Indigenous woman. Briggs challenges the male colonial gaze to regain autonomy in the context of the national imaginary produced by archival images. Presented through the PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program. Catalogue.

Public programs
Saturday 25 June, 2pm: The Bends curators in conversation followed by an interactive workshop to create a giant cyanotype. Free, all welcome.

Tuesday 5 July, 10am-4pm: free darkroom access day to commemorate the anniversary of Huw Davies' birth. Bookings essential.


(Image: Gabi Briggs, QWE3NZ (stills), 2015, HD digital video, duration 4:23)

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Winter 2016 Education Program
Courses and workshops in film and digital photography, studio lighting, cinematography and 19th Century photographic processes, for all experience levels are now open for enrolment. Gain new skills, expand your knowledge, or learn new techniques at PhotoAccess this Winter! Click here to find out more.

2016-07-07 10:00
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BULB | Photographs of movement
A 2016 PhotoAccess members' exhibition

When set to ‘bulb’ mode, a camera’s shutter will remain open for as long as the photographer’s finger remains on the release button. Photographers use the bulb function to make images full of motion blur and excitement.

BULB, PhotoAccess’ second and final members’ exhibition for 2016, is all about movement: movement in pictures, movement in life. A photograph freezes the world around us, but it does not mean that the world within the photograph is frozen. The world within can rush by; it can blur and move within the frame. We invite our members to creatively interpret the theme BULB through photography and photo-based art; and create images of speed, of the daily hustle, capturing anything and everything that moves.

For this exhibition, members can submit one 8x10 inch (20.32x25.40cm) sized work each. So make sure that you think big and print small!

In the lead-up to BULB, 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.

BULB will run from 21 July - 7 August 2016 in the 'Tall' room of the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery. Completed online entry forms and a payment of $30 are due by Thursday 7 July 2016. Click here to enter.

PhotoAccess was established in 1984 as a community organisation, encouraging the use of photography to achieve personal and political growth, and providing affordable and accessible facilities. Times and technologies have changed, but PhotoAccess has adapted and matured, continually maintaining relevance – providing the inspiration and means for people to create their own cultural statements through the photo-based arts.