April Davis, Sofia Dimarhos,
Alex Flannery, Claire Fletcher,
Tessa Ivison, David Lindesay,
Adanna Obinna, Janhavi Salvi
and Jordan Stokes
Janhavi Salvi - Mary had a Little Lamb
Janhavi Salvi is a Canberra-based photo-media artist with a particular interest in pushing the established boundaries of the medium and creating experiences that change viewers into participators. She is currently completing a Masters of Contemporary Practices in Art and Design at the Australian National University.
Taking the form of an interactive, three-dimensional digital interface, Salvi’s Mary had a Little Lamb explores the processes through which humans turned sheep from wild beings into domesticated animals tailored to our needs and desires.
Tessa Ivison - The Uncommon Road
Tessa Ivison is a contemporary artist based near Yass, NSW. She enjoys exploring experimental photography, working across techniques from camera-less or pinhole photography to new digital processes. Ivison has exhibited previously with PhotoAccess and the Gallery of Small Things.
Inspired by Cubism, for The Uncommon Road Ivison captured a series of landscape images on her rural property. She worked with a digital camera with a body cap with three pinholes, creating works that each incorporate three perspectives of the same scene. With minimal digital processing, the images show that there is never one way to see the world.
Kayla Adams - Woden house
Kayla Adams grew up in Canberra, and first took up film photography as an escape from a school wood-shop class. She has now been photographing Canberra’s urban landscape and, more broadly, Australia’s, for over ten years. Adams briefly attended the ANU School of Art, has exhibited previously with PhotoAccess and was published in PhotoAccess’ 2013 publication, 100 Views of Canberra.
Adams’ Woden House series developed initially as the artist documented her expanding world in the period after she left school. Through this exercise, Adams slowly built an interest in the urban form of the city
and, eventually, a desire to locate places from which she could capture scenes emphasising sightlines and symmetry.
Jordan Stokes - Burrinjuck Dam
Jordan Stokes is a Canberra-based artist working with photographic media. He has exhibited in numerous art prizes and held several solo exhibitions. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales and Master in Media Arts and Production at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Stokes captured Burrinjuck Dam shrouded in smoke during the widespread bushfire emergency of 2019- 20, now known as the Black Summer. Many years of drought had depleted the dam’s lake, revealing a landscape under stress and in transition due to global climate change.
Alex Flannery - Regional NSW
Alex Flannery is a Canberra-based photographer who uses analogue cameras and a smartphone to capture the landscape and its people. He draws inspiration from life around him and a range of writers, including Alice Oswald, JRR Tolkien, Jorge Luis Borges, Emily Bronte and Henry Thoreau.
Flannery grew up near Cowra in central west New South Wales, and his practice focuses on documenting the people, landscapes and animals of the area. He believes that both the places of the region and the people who live in them are not only unique, but also profoundly shape each other.