Dedications – Claire Williams

23rd November 2017 | Exhibitions

Claire Williams

Claire Williams


Claire William’s latest exhibition Dedications continues with experimental film development/manipulation techniques resulting in unique works, visually similar to either solarization or the Sabatier effect.

“The photographs are at an intersection of surrealism and realism. They linger between telling the truth, and distorting the truth. The chemical effect embodies an image one might conjure in a dream or memory, and they appear as if the image could be wiped away at any second. Eventually, our memories of people will appear similarly to these photographs, blemished, hazy around the edges, obscured by foggy information. I have taken portraits of people close to me not to reveal a truth about them, but instead to describe a feeling of recollection and nostalgia.”

The exhibition opens at 6pm, Thursday 30th November at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre and runs to 10th December.

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Moments – David Chalker

23rd November 2017 | Exhibitions
Moment 8 - David Chalker

Moment 8 – David Chalker

David Chalker, along with Ian Copland and Brian Rope, have collaborated on Canberra – Our Streets, an exhibition of street photography from Canberra.

Moments is a not too serious take on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment. Each image is paired with another made at almost the same time or from almost the same position. Do they successfully capture the moment or the sense of place, or does one succeed more than the other? The answer, I suspect, will always involve subjective judgements.”

The exhibition is showing now at The Front Gallery and Café, Lyneham and runs to 4th December.

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INSIDE – Anthony Basheer

27th October 2017 | Exhibitions
Untitled (c) - Anthony Basheer

Untitled (c) – Anthony Basheer

As part of DESIGN Canberra Festival 2017, Anthony Basheer’s INSIDE shows how photography can elevate the status of place, continuing in the tradition set by the likes of Max Dupain, Wolfgang Sievers and John Gollings. Using Telstra Tower as the subject it explores the play of light and complexities of colour and texture to reveal materiality and form.

“There is a privilege in engaging with a structure as a photographer. You develop a sense of ownership and belonging which provides an intimacy. I wish to invoke this feeling and connection to the structure for the viewer”.

The exhibition opens at Telstra Tower, Black Mountain at 6pm on Tuesday 7th November and runs to 26th November.

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Price increase for prints on baryta (glossy) papers

13th October 2017 | News

Effective 1st November, prints on baryta (glossy) papers will attract a 20% surcharge. The cost for rag (matte) prints remains unchanged.

The price increase reflects the higher cost for premium baryta papers (such as Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige) and/or extra care required in their printing (read increased wastage).

What exactly is baryta anyway? Baryta (or barium sulphate) is a clay-like substance applied to the underlying surface of the print giving it its overall smoothness and appearance. It is what distinguishes a fibre paper in the darkroom from its low cost RC (resin-coated or plastic) cousin. As in the darkroom, baryta papers are chosen for their superior paper feel, image depth and look. There is now a large range of baryta papers available for inkjet printing, for both black & white and colour images.

Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige

13th October 2017 | Papers

Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige is an updated (and deluxe) version of their popular Baryta Photographique paper. It has however been comprehensively reformulated with an increased weight/thickness (now 340gsm/0.37mm), a cotton and alpha-cellulose base (for better feel/handling), an improved surface sheen which more closely matches that of the inks (for minimal gloss differential) plus a slightly different (and cleaner looking) colour.

Overall it’s a smooth paper with a fine lustre which closely resembles traditional fibre-based darkroom papers. It’s ideal for both black & white and colour. Maximum density and colour gamut are excellent. It won the prestigious TIPA 2017 award for the best inkjet photographic paper.

This is very much a premium paper and will give maximum impact where display conditions allows.

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Gundaroo Rooms – Cathy Laudenbach

6th October 2017 | Exhibitions
Cathy Laudenbach

Cathy Laudenbach

Cathy Laudenbach’s Gundaroo Rooms images recalls a time in Australia’s recent past.

“Twenty years ago I lived in Gundaroo: a small village north of Canberra. I spent many hours with some of the older residents. I would visit regularly with my camera recording both them and their homes. Homes that were old and lived in. Homes that told stories of families, history, place and country Australia.

“Time appeared to stand still in the rooms, although now they no longer exist. The inhabitants have died and with time the rooms have been modernised and renovated.”

The exhibition is showing at the goulburn.art REGIONAL GALLERY and runs from 13th October to 11th November.

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Provenance – Geoffrey Dunn

30th July 2017 | Exhibitions
Provenance - Geoffrey Dunn

Provenance – Geoffrey Dunn

Provenance is an exhibition by Canberra-based mid-career photographer Geoffrey Dunn showcasing black and white portraits of Canberra photographers and artists.

“We can be familiar with people’s work but not the individuals creating it. Provenance illuminates the ‘Artists behind the Art’ in a series of intimate portraits of 8 Canberra artists.”

The exhibition opens at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre at 6pm, Thursday 17th August and runs to 10th September.

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Nature’s Patterns – Janita Byrne

1st March 2017 | Exhibitions
Braidwood Gum III - Janita Byrne

Braidwood Gum III – Janita Byrne

Nature’s Patterns is the culmination of a 100-day art project, with artist and educator Janita Byrne producing a pattern image, natural or hand made, and posted to her Instagram page Janita’s Studio. An exhibition of works from this project opens at Braidwood Community Art Gallery at 6pm, Saturday 25th March. Gallery hours are 10am-3pm for the weekend of 25th & 26th March.

Reproductions of some of Janita’s pastels were printed on Epson Cold Press Natural.

Epson Cold Press Natural

3rd December 2016 | Papers

Epson Cold Press Natural is a sister paper to Epson Hot Press Natural (and its Bright white siblings). As its name implies, it’s a more textured paper but with the same 100% cotton base and 340gsm weight (in sheets). It performs identically to the smoother Hot Press paper with rich blacks.

Macquarie Editions has developed a warm toning for black & white images on this paper for added visual depth. This appealing toning can enhance most image subjects from portraits to landscape. Neutral or Warm toning is available on request.

Collective Rhythm – Casey Crockford

22nd November 2016 | Exhibitions
David and I - Casey Crockford

David and I – Casey Crockford

Collective Rhythm is a social documentary project exploring Canberra’s swing dance community by emerging artist Casey Crockford.

“From dance halls to homes, my photographs and video work explore how this recreational activity permeates the lives of those enamoured by its charms. In all its energy and excitement, the collective love of the dance has formed a solid community based on shared learning and individual expression – one of which I am myself involved in and enraptured by – and therefore wish to capture and share with the world outside of it.”

The exhibition opens at 6pm Thursday 1st December at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre and runs to 11th December.

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