(Images, left to right: Madeline Bishop, Sophie & Hannah and Lucy & Ellie)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery and Multimedia Gallery three exhibitions.
Opening 6pm Thursday 27 November 2014 - all welcome. Opening speaker Terence Maloon, Director ANU Drill Hall Gallery.
Exhibition dates 27 November - 14 December 2014.
Public programs Saturday 6 November:
Artist talks 2pm | Madeline Bishop and Ngio Fitzpatrick
Chemigram darkroom demonstration 3pm | Octavio Garcia Alvarado
Each year PhotoAccess selects two photography graduates from the Australian National University School of Art (ANU SOA) for PhotoAccess EASS (Emerging Artist Support Scheme) emerging artist residencies. The intention is to assist those photographers, in the emerging stage of their careers and with limited exhibition experience, to develop and present new work in Huw Davies Gallery exhibitions. Residencies can involve mentoring, courses, access to facilities and equipment and, towards the end of each residency, exhibition opportunities. Madeline Bishop and Octavio Garcia Alvarado graduated from the ANU SOA Photomedia Department in 2013 and are the recipients of the 2014 PhotoAccess EASS emerging artist residencies. Ngaio Fitzpatrick graduated from the ANU SOA Glass Department in 2013 and received the 2014 PhotoAccess EASS exhibition prize.
Madeline Bishop | 80 Denier
Madeline Bishop's exhibition 80 Denier presents double portraits of sisters photographed in very low light. Madeline’s subjects appear wrapped in dark, enveloping atmospheres, but are also caught in individual states of reverie and reflection. Delicate light plays on their skin, picking out shared physical traits, as well as uniquely expressed emotions. In this series, Madeline’s focus is on the human face, slowly and deliberately picking out its subtle mysteries through a screen of velvety darkness. Amid the encompassing darkness of these large prints, the viewer is encouraged to move closer, and to be drawn into the private intimacy of these relationships, at once familiar and foreign. Catalogue
Octavio Garcia Alvarado | Ancient Mexican Codex
Octavio Garcia Alvarado's Ancient Mexican Codex uses the chemigram, an alternative darkroom etching technique, to re-imagine the ancient images of Mesoamerican culture in the Mixtec Codex. Octavio was inspired by his grandfather, the last person in his family to speak Totonaco, the language indigenous to Octavio’s home town of Papantla Veracruz, Mexico. As a PhotoAccess EASS artist-in-residence, Octavio has used the PhotoAccess darkroom to produce the works in this exhibition. Catalogue
Ngaio Fitzpatrick | Oblivion
Ngaio Fitzpatrick's evocative video installation Oblivion responds to the global threat of climate change. The artist documents the shattering of toughened industrial glass, to comment on our inability to fully comprehend a looming environmental disaster. This arresting video work, shot in black-and-white, reveals the unfolding drama of pressure building to the point of catastrophe. Catalogue
(Image: Octavio Garcia Alvarado, The King's orders)
(Image: Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Oblivion)
A collective of art galleries and art spaces in Canberra's leafy inner south have come together to form the Inner South Arts Hub, and in early December will throw open their doors to welcome the wider public into their artistic communities. Galleries and organisations include: Artsound FM, Bilk Gallery, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, the Gallery of Australian Design, M16 Artspace, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery and PhotoAccess. Art After Dark events will be held on Friday 5 December, and Art & Ride events are scheduled on Saturday 6 December. For a full program of events and activities click here.
PhotoAccess will be hosting a members’ drinks and late night exhibition viewing event in the Huw Davies Gallery from 6-8pm on Friday 5 December as part of the Art After Dark event. This event will double as our Christmas event, and provide an opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to PhotoAccess this year. This event is open to the public and we hope to see you there. On Saturday 6 December, as part of Art & Ride, PhotoAccess will be hosting artists talks in the Huw Davies Gallery at 2pm, with exhibiting artists Madeline Bishop and Ngaio Fitzpatrick, and at 3pm in the PhotoAccess darkroom Octavio Garcia Alvarado will demonstrate the chemigram alternative processes etching technique - all welcome.
WIN: A special piece of Jewellery donated by Bilk Gallery, by collecting a Stamp from each Gallery on your map. Come to the East Hotel for the Closing Party at the end of the day on Saturday 6 December, (3-5pm) collect a raffle ticket for visiting all the Galleries and go in the draw to win. Winners announced: 4:30pm, East Hotel.
WIN: $150 voucher for PhotoAccess. Instagram your favourite moments throughout the day using, #InnerSouthArtsHub. Winners announced: 4:30pm Saturday 6 December, East Hotel.
(Image: Mel Edwards, Detail of a ceiling canopy, National Gallery of Australia (detail), 2013, Inkjet print)
CAPITAL LENS | A selection of works from the 100 Views of Canberra collection
November 2014 - April 2015
Promenade Cafe, Hyatt Hotel Canberra
120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT
Showcasing work by: Edwin Bien, Emily Davidson, Mel Edwards, Rebecca Hanrahan, Paul Jurak, Dean Klemick, Carolyn Larcombe, Christine Rufflet and Jennie Widowson.
Launch event 4pm Friday 28 November 2014, Promenade Cafe, Hyatt Hotel Canberra.
Capital Lens is an exhibition of nine works from the PhotoAccess 100 Views of Canberra collection, curated by PhotoAccess for the Promenade Cafe at Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Published in 2013, the 100 Views of Canberra project exists in two formats; as a book and as a collection of exhibition quality prints, showcasing the work of over 100 photographers. This important and insightful project documents the grand, not so grand, and human faces of Canberra in its Centenary year. All works are printed on A3+ paper. Click here for more information on the Capital Lens exhibition.
A 2015 PhotoAccess members' exhibition
Our upcoming members exhibition On Film aims to celebrate and explore the possibilities and parameters of film. Shooting on film is often seen as a lost art, but many photographers and photo-based artists still engage with film in their work, whether by using traditional or alternative darkroom processes, pinhole cameras, black-and-white aesthetics, or moving-image works. Even digital photography retains a relationship to the legacy of film. In this exhibition, we invite members to consider the role of film, and to creatively address the theme through film-based photography, or photo-based artwork referencing film.
We encourage members to take advantage of our darkroom and courses in making their work, or book in for a darkroom coaching session. We will also be running a darkroom course to coincide with On Film, encouraging members to rekindle their engagement with the mercurial world of darkroom processing.
On Film will run from 29 January to 22 February 2015. Completed online entry forms and a payment of $30 are due by Tuesday 13 January 2015. Click here to enter.