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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Macquarie Editions has moved a block away to 59 Monkittee Street, Braidwood and is now open for business.
Macquarie Editions can now produce presentation portfolios of your work. These could either be for sale as limited editions or simply to showcase/preserve your best images. The images themselves are printed on the paper of your choice (see below for some recommendations) then individually sleeved with archival barrier paper. A typical portfolio will supplement the images with any or all of: title sheet, text description, thumbnails, colophon etc. The whole is presented in an elegant clamshell box (custom made to Macquarie Editions’ specifications) and titled externally as desired. A pair of cotton gloves is included to encourage careful handling.
The cost for a completed A3+ portfolio with 10 images is $600. This includes the box, printing and assembly. Pricing for different sizes and/or number of images is available on request.
Internationally recognised fashion photographer Lori Cicchini’s Ghost Stories presents a highly imagined and elaborately constructed vision.
“The series transforms the stillness of an abandoned chateau in France. The images transform into fractured memories of the life that dwelled within, blended with the life that is now taking over the ruins by the vegetation and wildlife. Each image translates the artists’ interpretation of stages in life and death, love and fear, despair and hope, a self evaluation of her own journey.”
The exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday, 6th November at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre and runs to 23rd November.