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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.


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.


Inner Necessity – Suzie Edwards

6th August 2014 | Exhibitions
The Breath is Short, The Sigh is Long - Suzie Edwards

The Breath is Short, The Sigh is Long – Suzie Edwards

Suzie Edwards’ Inner Necessity explores the seemingly non-relationship between images:

“At times there appears to be a relationship where logically there should not be one. Subject/time wise there is no link and there is no narrative. Some images seem to naturally assert themselves no matter what space they occupy – some stand alone and carry their message and yet others need to have a connection and context in order to resonate with the viewer.

“The results of my creative play are here for you to view, question and ultimately think about. You will all bring something of yourself to my images and you will all leave with something – and for every one of you, it will be different.”

The exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday, 7th August at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre and runs to 24th August.


Circus Dreams – Christine Rufflet

12th June 2014 | Exhibitions
La piste aux étoiles - Christine Rufflet

La piste aux étoiles – Christine Rufflet

Christine describes her second solo exhibition of photographs as follows:

Circus Dreams is a journey for the senses. It brings together photographs from a real circus in France and others from Le Musée du Cirque et de l’Illusion as well as lights and objects. It is not an exhibition about circus as you know it, but more an invitation to immerse in a dreamy atmosphere where colours and contours mix to reveal shapes and silhouettes that belong to a different world. I have always been fascinated by circus life and what happens once the curtain is closed. May Circus Dreams be like a glimpse behind the curtain of an enchanted circus…”

The exhibition, imaginatively presented alongside playful theatrical props, is on display at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre until 29th June.


After 200 Years

5th June 2014 | Exhibitions

After 200 Years is a photographic exhibition showing at Parliament House, Canberra as part of 50th anniversary celebrations of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

Over 50,000 images were collected in partnership with communities throughout Australia, documenting the different lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during the late 1980s living in remote and urban communities. These images reflect the unique relationship between AIATSIS and communities, the significance for communities in being partners in research that is important to them and the value of the resulting collections.

The exhibition is showing adjacent to the Presiding Officer’s Exhibition Area on the House of Representatives side and runs to Sunday 13th July.


Altered states

16th March 2014 | Exhibitions
Horse's Arse - Kelly Sturgiss

Horse’s Arse – Kelly Sturgiss

Altered states is a group exhibition where a number of artists were invited to engage with the notion that the eye of the photographer creates a subjective image either through the choices it makes or techniques used to transform the image. It includes works by Virginia Wallace-Crabbe, Genevieve Swifte, Kelly Sturgiss, Stephen Best, Frank Lindner, Donna Gibbons, Anders Nielsen and Cecile Galiazzo.

The exhibition is showing at The Left Hand, 81 Lascelles Street, Braidwood for three weekends: 22/23, 29/30 March and 5/6 April.


Personal Traces

14th March 2014 | Exhibitions
Skylight #3 - Tracey Pearce

Skylight #3 – Tracey Pearce

Personal Traces is an exhibition of works from the inaugural PhotoAccess Personal Photography Project. It includes works by Allen Bills, Deidre Campbell, Sean Davey, Gillian Freeman, Miguel Gallagher, Laila Kazak, Mila Logan, Michael Masters, Scott McFarlane, Tracey Pearce and Francine Steinbacher.

The exhibition is on display at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre until 30th March.

I Heart Television – Erica Hurrell, Samuel Townsend

24th January 2014 | Exhibitions
Please Marry My Boy - Samuel Townsend

Please Marry My Boy – Samuel Townsend

Erica Hurrell and Samuel Townsend are showing alongside Belle Charter, Clinton Hayden, Aki Nishiumi and Tess Stewart-Moore in I Heart Television: new work exploring contemporary culture and individual perspectives within society, centred around our fascination and relationships with television.

The exhibition is on display at M16 Artspace in Griffith, ACT until 9th February.


Karijini – Stephen Best

1st January 2014 | Exhibitions
Kalamina Gorge, Karijini NP - Stephen Best

Kalamina Gorge, Karijini NP – Stephen Best

Karijini is a set of twelve pinhole images taken in July 2013 on a trip to Karijini National Park in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The exhibition opens at 6pm on Thursday 16th January at the Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre and runs to 2nd February. All proceeds from the sale of prints at exhibition will go to PhotoAccess to further its activities.

The paper selected for these toned black & white prints was Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth.


Past.Present.Future. – Mark Mohell

10th December 2013 | Exhibitions
Mark Mohell

Mark Mohell

Mark’s latest exhibition Past.Present.Future. “includes a collection of vintage works as well as a sample of works to come. As the exhibition title hints I believe we must embrace our past, our present day and our ideas of our future to understand our purpose and our views of the world around us.”

The exhibition opens at the Kaori Gallery, Canberra City Framing at 6pm on Wednesday 11th December and runs to 25th January.