Workshop Outcome: Brutalism by Bike
This three-session workshop, led by Canberra-based artist Jordan Stokes, centered on brutalist architecture and photography. The first session introduced the history and impact of brutalism. The second involved a cycling photography tour around Canberra's notable brutalist structures. The third consisted of an online discussion where participants shared and discussed their images, which are showcased in this online gallery. Participants also collaborated with community art platform Localjinni to project their photographs during a nighttime screening, creating a unique, immersive experience.
Featuring work from Samantha Ritchie, Fiona Hooton, Bob Crawshaw, Ben Hubbard and Oscar Miller
Workshop Outcome: Earth to Images
This gallery displays the amazing outcomes from our online workshop Earth to Images: Alternative Photo Making.
The photographic and cinematic industries are characterised by environmentally corrosive applications against a history of associations with the mining industry. This is an invitation to explore the environmental consequences of image-making through alternative photo processes beyond the traditional analogue processes we all know and love. The group investigated the concept of pollution as colonisation, and confronted the ethical challenges of using a toxic medium that harms the earth as you document it.
Considering materials as both subjects and audience of our work, the group experimented with new ways of making that considers responsible sourcing of materials and sustainable methods. This course approached image-making from an environmentally conscious standpoint, by embracing the inherent ephemerality in the work and acknowledging our own transience and mortality.
Featuring work from Santina Velo and Dianna Wells.
This workshop was taught by expert tutor and artist Melanie Cobham
Workshop Outcome: Beyond Botanicals
This gallery displays the amazing outcomes from our online workshop Beyond Botanicals.
Cyanotype has always sat outside the common trope of photography as a means to produce realistic images. The combination of its specific limitations and advantages has led to a long and dynamic history, and modern developments with digital/analogue hybrids have opened up even more possibilities.
Over several weeks, participants explored a variety of processes available to create cyanotype prints. Experimenting with different ways to block and bend light and investigating how the choice of processes affects the subject, participants produced new work expressing their unique approach to image-making.
Featuring Jenny Dettrick, Kat Lilly, Kay Watanabe, Katarina Rajh, Liz Hale, Lyn Davidson, Marilyn Hutchinson, Santina Velo.
This workshop was taught by expert tutor and artist Cat Wilson.
Workshop Outcome: Ephemeral Ecologies