Program

Session 1 – Sat. 17 Feb 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm at photo access
Session 2 – Sat. 23 March 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm at photo access
Session 3 – Sat. 20 April 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm at photo access
Session 4 – Sat. 18 May 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm at photo access
Session 5 – Sat. 15 Jun 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm at photo access
Session 6 – Sat. 20 Jul 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm at photo access
Session 7 – Sat. 24 Aug 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm at photo access
Session 8 – Sat. 21 Sept 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm at photo access
Session 9 – Sat. 19 Oct 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm at photo access
Exhibition launch – TBC November/December 2024

This unique program allowed image makers to work towards a body of work, furthering their professional practice, and having the opportunity to exhibit at an established ACT gallery – all the while supported by an experienced mentor, peers, and PhotoAccess.

In 2024, participants had the opportunity to work under the guidance of the Director of PhotoAccess, Alex Robinson. Alex was previously the Registration Manager of the Biennale of Sydney for 2 editions and has held exhibition management roles at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney and the National Museum of Australia. He has also worked closely as an assistant to some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists including Simryn Gill and Dale Frank. He is a current PhD Candidate at the ANU where his research is focused on the importance of materiality for audiovisual archives.

Alex led the group in an 11-month program to formulate, develop, and execute a collaborative show in the PhotoAccess Gallery in late 2024. Participants were mentored and supported to develop a conceptually driven, cohesive body of work, reflective of their own personal interests, and to develop and strengthen their own artistic voice.
The group met regularly throughout the program, providing each other with encouragement, feedback, ideas, art and photographic references and inspiration. Participants gain experience in developing a proposal, writing an impactful artist statement, and working sequentially through the full range of practical, visual, and conceptual considerations associated with preparing for and delivering a successful gallery exhibition.


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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.