Alternatives is a group exhibition of work by Andrée Lawrey, Susan Henderson and Lorna Sim, exploring alternative imaging techniques and processes, mixing and matching plastic cameras, medium format film, digital capture, traditional sun prints, digital stitches and montages, retro phone camera apps etc. The exhibition is now showing at Abell’s Kopi Tiam restaurant in Manuka. (more…)
Archive for 2011
Homelands is an exhibition of photographs by Nadia McLeish and paintings by Kate Carruthers. The show opens at 3pm on Saturday, 26th November at the Old Cheese Factory, Reidsdale and runs to 19th December (weekends only). (more…)
Kerstin’s Identity Through Our Eyes is a finely executed group of portraits of young people between the ages of 16 and 30.
“Each individual comes from a different and distinctive cultural background but they are all Australian and all friends or people I know well … Often, names can act as indicators of an individual’s ethnicity. A name can be typical of a certain culture or sometimes they are simply names that you hear frequently. I chose to title each image using the individual’s first name to demonstrate their cultural background and also the diversity in the group”.
The exhibition is showing at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre until 4th December. (more…)
Aqueous presents works by Heike Qualitz and Tanja Riese, together exploring the forms of the insubstantial through drawings, photography and print. Heike’s work in particular “explores interrelationships of the aqueous – defining and moving the human body within its boundaries and with its immediate environment”.
The opening is at 6pm on Thursday 17th November at M16 Artspace, Griffith ACT. Opening hours are 12noon to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday and the exhibition runs to 4th December. (more…)
Alex’s first solo photographic exhibition Forever and a Day opens at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space in Manuka at 6pm on Thursday 10th November and continues to 20th November.
“I have always been interested in portraying through my photographs some sort of ambiguous beauty in the landscape. Be it urban or rural, people or place, I look to find beautiful compositions comprised of ugly things.
“There are reoccurring visual motifs throughout these works; vast expanses of wall, figures or trees rendered tiny against them, streets and people; but the emphasis for me is on mood and emotion, of strangeness, beauty and unsightliness, of calm and of presence, and how those same feelings somehow carry from one image to the next. I create my own world in this: a mysterious landscape that is to me both foreign and familiar. Of my own making yet perhaps outside of my control.” (more…)
Tony Stewart’s Moral Ambiguities presents two sets of images on a related theme, “the first uses the Renaissance and modern iconography to ask quietly where we are in the modern world and what globalisation means as a transition period”. Or maybe not.
The exhibition opens at 6pm, Thursday 27th October at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre and runs to 13th November. (more…)
In May 2010, Paul Lau travelled to Chengdu, China as an accredited photographer to cover the Australian women’s football team (Matildas) at the Asian Cup. Conquering Matildas documents the journey of the team of 23 young women in a collection of images capturing the emotions, tensions and moments of elation experienced. The exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday 27th October at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre. (more…)
PhotoAccess’ open annual Hang It Yourself exhibition opens at 6pm, Thursday 6th October at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre and runs to 23rd October.
Artists represented with prints by Macquarie Editions include: Lance Black, David Chalker, Alan Charlton, Lori Cicchini, Sue Crickmore, Marilyn Hutchinson, Chris Jones, Carolyn Larcombe, Nadia McLeish, Sam Nerrie, Belinda Pratten, Ann Robb, Christine Rufflet, Lorna Sim, Tony Stewart, Jamila Toderas, Holly Treadaway, Margaret Verick and Ed Whalan.
Heike Qualitz is showing as part of the Mallee [mæli:] exhibition:
“In mid-2011, a group of visual artists from the Australian National University and the University of New Mexico drew inspiration from fieldwork at Calperum Station, South Australia. Part of the Riverland Biosphere, Calperum is an enclave for mallee scrubland – one of the most endangered vegetation types in the world. This exhibition presents a selection of aesthetic responses to the natural and cultural features of ‘the mallee’ and its surrounding landscapes.”
The exhibition opens at 6pm, Thursday 6th October at the ANU School of Art Gallery and runs to 29th October. (more…)
Showing alongside prints and drawings by Nicci Hayness are Geoffrey Dunn’s photographs interpreting some of her earlier work.
“Wire, hair, threads, gadgetry: Dunn’s camera captures in exquisite detail the quirky strangeness that weaves its way through the prints and drawings of Nicci Haynes. What began as a conventional art documenting project evolved into this exhibition, interconnecting the work of artist and photographer.”
The exhibition opens at 6pm, Thursday 6th October at M16 Artspace in Griffith, ACT. The combined show runs until 23rd October. Opening hours are 12-5pm Wednesday to Sunday. (more…)