The Canberra region’s centre for photography, film, video, and media arts

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photo access is a unique centre for image making, established in 1984, and is the longest-lived such organisation in Australia. With a full exhibition and events program, workshop schedule, and community projects, there is always something happening at photo access.

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After Dark

After Dark 2024 is a space where PhotoAccess members can come together to use the member's facilities after hours.

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C41 Colour Processing Workshop

Colour development is not a daunting process! It’s quite straightforward, especially once you learn all the tips and tricks of the trade in this one-day workshop.

Film Lab

The Canberra region’s longest running and friendliest film lab, offering a full service for all your analogue and digital film needs, including B&W and colour film developing, scanning and printing.

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photo access offers a wide range of creative workshops, across digital and analogue photography, each professionally led by an experienced tutor or exhibiting artist.

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Making Spaces

We offer a number of photographic facilities to develop your skills, and support your creativity including darkroom, film developing lab, digital suite and photobook library.

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Looking for a creative opportunity? photo access offers various opportunities to be involved in the community, including annual call outs for exhibitions, residencies, and projects, as well as for volunteers and internship positions.

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photo access‘s program and facilities are supported by the ACT Government through an ArtsACT Arts Centre Investment, and through generous business partnerships.