Mentor Program

24th October 2016 | Courses

Macquarie Editions strives for the highest quality prints from your images, not just as faithful representations on paper but as objects of enduring beauty. Using the finest printers and papers is part of this. Essential though is receiving the highest quality files from your images to work with.

The Mentor Program takes the form of informal individual or small group consultation/discussion aimed at improving (or at least you better understanding) the tools and/or workflow you use. Areas include camera selection/settings/use, monitor selection/setup, software selection/use, scanning, colour space choices, sharpening and noise reduction, file formats … anything that can have an influence on the final file quality. The information imparted is generally not something you’ll find in books and may even contradict what you’ve been told elsewhere! (To be clear: the scope of this program isn’t printing per se, it’s about everything up to the point you hit Upload to submit your files for printing.)

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In the Landscape – Annika Harding

10th September 2016 | Exhibitions
Something that I looked at in the landscape 2016 - Annika Harding

Something that I looked at in the landscape 2016 – Annika Harding

In the Landscape has emerging artists Amy Dunn and Annika Harding use the photograph as a starting point and add paint to explore the relationship between the artist or figure and the landscape.

“Photography is the means by which I observe and record my interactions with the landscape. While the digital photographic image usually informs paintings in my practice, in this body of work, I have explored this process in a different way. The photograph is printed, and then paint is used to record and highlight my interactions with the landscape. As well as flat colour and metallic paint, the paint that I have used in this work includes interference paints, which at certain angles appear almost transparent, but at others lights up with iridescence. These works each explore one particular way that I interacted with a particular landscape: things that I looked at, things that I touched, the way that I walked through the landscape, things that I put into the landscape, or things that I thought or said.”

The exhibition is showing at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre until 2nd October.

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Preset Memory – Brenton McGeachie

29th August 2016 | Exhibitions
Slater - Brenton McGeachie

Slater – Brenton McGeachie

In the exhibition Preset Memory five well-established Canberra artists: Blaide Lallemand, Ellis Hutch, Brenton McGeachie, Mark Van Veen and Lee Grant use experimental approaches revealing intriguing individual viewpoints expressed as photography. Brenton’s intriguing photographs of the shells of insect bodies invite viewers to take a close look at the subtle complexities of their architecture.

The exhibition opens at 6pm on 8th September at M16 Artspace and runs to 25th September.

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BULB | Photographs of movement

27th July 2016 | Exhibitions
Untitled - Thea McGrath

Untitled – Thea McGrath

BULB, a PhotoAccess members’ exhibition, is now showing at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre. The title of the show comes from “bulb” mode, namely where a camera’s shutter will remain open for as long as the photographer’s finger remains on the shutter release button. The exhibition runs until 7th August.

Blessings of the Triple Gem – Chris Whitelaw

24th March 2016 | Exhibitions
Blessings of the Triple Gem - Chris Whitelaw

Blessings of the Triple Gem – Chris Whitelaw

Inspired by a journey through Sri Lanka at the time of the Buddhist New Year (Aluth Avurudhu), Blessings of the Tripe Gem explores the nature of Buddhism and the traditions that permeate the contemporary culture and daily lives of the Sinhalese people.

The exhibition is showing at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Pialba from 26th March to 8th May. The opening is at 6pm on 1st April.

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Undertoe – Dörte Conroy

10th February 2016 | Exhibitions
Undertoe (detail) - Dörte Conroy

Undertoe (detail) – Dörte Conroy

Undertoe is a photographic exhibition by Canberra-based artist Dörte Conroy, showcasing graphic glimpses of the ground plane around Hobart’s waterfront and in Sydney’s older areas. Conroy says:

“walking, looking and seeing… I have a fascination with the endless variety of patterns, shapes and colours right at my feet – infinitely diverse patterns in the urban environment. As I wander, I observe the ground; focusing on a small segment of the bigger picture.”

The exhibition opens at M16 Artspace at 6pm on Thursday 11th February and continues to 28th February.

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And the Monkey Flips the Switch – Shintaro Marky

4th August 2015 | Exhibitions
Addict, 2013 - Shintaro Marky

Addict, 2013 – Shintaro Marky

And the Monkey Flips the Switch, works in ink and watercolour by Mark Sullivan (aka Shintaro Marky), opens at the Barthe House Gallery in Woolloomooloo, Sydney at 6pm on Thursday 6th August. The show runs to 30th October.

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

4th April 2015 | Exhibitions
The morticians, 2014 - Rohan Thomson

The morticians, 2014 – Rohan Thomson

Congratulations to Rohan Thomson who was selected as a finalist for the National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP) for 2015. This annual exhibition reflects the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. The exhibition is currently showing at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and runs to 8th June.

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Out of Silence, Marcel Marceau in Australia 1965-2003

22nd February 2015 | Exhibitions
Marcel Marceau - Jan Dalman

Marcel Marceau – Jan Dalman

Australian photographer Jan Dalman photographed French mime artist Marcel Marceau on the Australian stage over a 38 year period. Dalman’s photographs, held in a private collection in Canberra, will be exhibited, along with anecdotes from the two artists’ time together and ephemera associated with Marceau’s appearances at The Canberra Theatre.

The exhibition by the Canberra Museum and Gallery in partnership with the Canberra Theatre Centre – Celebrating 50 Years will be shown at Alliance Française in Turner, opening at 7pm on Thursday 26th February and running to 19th March.

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Out West – Stephen Best

20th February 2015 | Exhibitions
Vigars Well, Mungo NP - Stephen Best

Vigars Well, Mungo NP – Stephen Best

Out West is a set of nine pinhole images taken in August 2014 on a trip to outback NSW.

“Far-western NSW may not register much these days on capital city consciousness but it’s an area central to the nation’s past prosperity. Wool exported to the “mother country” from large sheep stations serviced by steamers plying the Darling predates today’s mining boom. It’s a land of harsh extremes with remote outposts serviced by Cobb & Co coaches, the tracks of which still survive today in parts. There’s also a long history of aboriginal settlement in areas such as Mungo and Mutawintji. All this overlaid on the enduring landscape itself.

Out West is an attempt to capture in vignettes some of this history and landscape. In this I have continued my exploration of the pinhole medium, still learning how this camera “sees” and its applicability to this subject matter. I feel it’s only appropriate that this timeless region be rendered by means, and with treatment, suited to its antiquity.”

The exhibition will be opened by Gordon Undy at 6pm on Thursday 26th February at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre and runs to 22nd March.

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