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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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Ghost Stories – Lori Cicchini

5th November 2014 | Exhibitions
Whispering Magic - Lori Cicchini

Whispering Magic – Lori Cicchini

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.

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in Flux – Nadia McLeish

7th October 2014 | Exhibitions
Come away with me - Nadia McLeish

Come away with me – Nadia McLeish

Nadia’s in Flux is both a personal and impressionistic view of the Braidwood winter landscape and its features.

“Braidwood is my home and, for this series, my inspiration. The natural landscape is varied and changes markedly with the seasons, being particularly stark in winter. Old farmsteads dot the hills, filled with mementoes of the early settlers. Sometimes the corner of an old building reveals a tableau of objects frozen in time; past activity remembered only in detritus.

“Time moves on, like the blur of hedgerows whooshing past unnoticed in the rush to get somewhere. Photography brings the instant into focus. It reveals and defies the flux of time, and tantalizes with glimpses of the eternal present.”

The exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday 10th October at Altenburg & Co in Braidwood and runs to 9th November.

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