CANBERRA PHOTOCONNECT

PHOTOGRAPHY, COMMUNITY, ART

Who we are:

Canberra PhotoConnect supports members wherever they are on their artistic journey, whether you are looking to take photos of family with a smartphone camera or a professional looking for somewhere to find inspiration and support. We are Canberra-based but host presentations from artists from all over Australia and sometimes overseas. We hold face-to-face meetings and also ZOOM get-togethers so you can join us from anywhere (time zones permitting, of course).

Canberra PhotoConnect aims to foster connections between photographers and artists in other genres and between related organisations. Membership is open to photographers and non-photographers.

We host discussion groups and workshops, support member-based projects and encourage community involvement.


Objectives of Canberra PhotoConnect:

(a) to promote, support and enrich the practice of photography and its links to the arts and society;

(b) to assist, encourage and inspire members, whatever their existing skills and interests, in the development and expression of their artistic vision through shared learning and collaboration;

(c) to encourage the use of photography, together with other visual and expressive arts as appropriate, to create social value and meaning for members and the wider community.

canberraphotoconnect@gmail.com


Water Polo

"Water polo" by Michael King, April Images and Ideas


What we do:


Images and Ideas: Share via ZOOM, first Sat of each month,

Upcoming meetings, May 7th, June 4th 

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

     Please click here to join our mailing list to receive links to our events.

     Newsletters with meeting links are sent monthly.

     Reminders are sent out the day before each event.


Print Group, second Fri morning of each month.

(Book group will meet separately, details TBA)

Next meeting, Friday 13th MAY, 10.30 am. Room 9 Griffin Centre. 

June Meeting, Friday 11th June.

This group is primarily for the sharing of prints. If you would like to share screen-based (digital) images, please join our Images and Ideas sharing sessions (see above).

     

Creative Workshop with Chris Holly

Upcoming meetings, May 14th, June 11th.

     Meets via ZOOM on the second Saturday of each month, 2.30 -4.30 pm .


Hedda Discussion Group for women photographers.

Upcoming meetings, 10.30 a.m. May 20th, June 24th.      

      Room 9 Griffin Centre, Genge Street, Civic.


      Please click here to sign up for links for Hedda Group meetings only (this is a separate mailing list). 


Evening Connections:

Next meeting on Tuesday 31st May (last Tuesday of the month). We will confirm venue nearer the date. June meeting 28th June.

Meetings in the Bistro, Hellenic Club, Woden. 


Under normal conditions, the last Tuesday of each month, 6.30 pm. Dinner and an informal look at art and photography. Hosted by Matt James. Discussion topics vary.

      Please email canberraphotoconnect(at)gmail.com if you would like to attend.


Post processing group

Next meetings, 11th MAY, 8th June 

      Monthly meetings via Zoom, 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm.

      Informal sharing and discussions and some more formal presentations from time to time.

      Click here to learn more. 


Presentation by invited creative artist

Each month we invite a creative artist to talk about their work. Third Sat of each month 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm via ZOOM.  Again, please join our mailing list to receive zoom links.

Nature Photography and Art Journalling

Saturday 21st May at 2.30 pm via ZOOM.

by JULIA LANDFORD and DAMIEN ESQUERRE of NatureArt Lab.


NatureArt Lab was a 2022 finalist and ACT State Winner at the Telstra Best of Business Awards in the "Promoting Sustainability" category. NatureArtLab runs courses and tours aimed at promoting awareness and participation in sustainability. Julia and Damien will have just returned from Tasmania where they are running a workshop concentrating on macro photography of fungi so they are sure to show us some interesting macro photography of these often underappreciated organisms as well as talking about the activities of NatureArtLab.

NatureArtLabFungiTour

Photo by Renee Prescott



A Selection of Member Achievements

Congratulations to Judy Parker - Mullins 2021 Finalist: click on image to go to gallery of Judy's Conceptual Photography


Our inaugural exhibition "CONNECTIONS" was held at M16 ArtSpace 

An exhibition of photographs by members of Canberra PhotoConnect was held at

M16 ArtSpace, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith, from Friday 21 May to Sun 6 June.

Gallery hours: Weds to Sunday 12 - 5 pm.


Reviews

Read a review of the exhibition and listen to Barbie Robinson of Living Arts Canberra talking to Helen McFadden about the "Connections" exhibition

https://www.livingartscanberra.com.au/canberra-photoconnect-connections/


Brian Rope of the Canberra Critics Circle has also written a review of the exhibition that may be read here.

"Connections" Exhibition. Click image to see gallery of exhibited work

Photobooks and Storytelling (Click Image)

A slide show of Member's recent work

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Member Highlights


APS Photobook of the Year, 2020 (Sponsored by the APS Print Group and MomentoPro)

Two Canberra PhotoConnect members have been recognised in the 2020 APS Photobook of the Year Award. Brian Rope won second place in the portfolio category with "Liked"

Watch a video of the book https://youtu.be/cnU2bqeRyQ4


Helen McFadden won second place in the storytelling category with "If I had my life over I'd pick more daisies."

Watch a video of the book https://youtu.be/z4K0xCqoxkc


Click here to see the official announcement and details of all the winners.


Click here to see these and other wonderful photobooks by Canberra PhotoConnect members  or click on the images below to see the winning books in full.


Liked by Brian Rope

If I had my life over I'd pick more daisies by Helen McFadden


Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography Competition 2020

Warmest congratulations to CPC member Judy Parker who has just won the Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography 2020 Competition. For more information about this competition and to see the finalist's work and a virtual exhibition, go to the Australian Photographic Society website.

To see more conceptual photography click on Judy's winning image below.



Dumpster Sketchbook: Waterside by Judy Parker