Apologies to all but we are making a long long weekend of this Easter. We will be open again Tuesday the 22nd from 9am.
The 2014 Epson SA Professional Photographic awards are coming up this June. Because of this earlier-than-usual date, we are concerned that there will be enough time to produce your entries.
Our fine art department are making times available on Tuesdays and Thursdays if you want to meet with David or Miriam as a part of the preparation. There is a cost associated with these consults and testing, so please be prepared.
This year, instead of our normal 4 for the price of 3 special, we are offering the linear meter rate for any order of five or more prints sized at 400x500mm, this can be a better saving.
Please email our counter crew to book in your time because the slots are filling up, and more time allows for a better entry. Ideally we need 10 days for production. Below are a summary of the print requirements, please note, some requirements have changed. Read more »
We have been invited to exhibit at this year’s Shimmer Festival in Adelaide’s southern vales. Shimmer will run from Friday 29 August to Sunday 28 September 2014.
Shimmer runs parallel to SALA but is a biennial celebration of the many professionally established, internationally acclaimed, emerging and aspirational photographers in Australia.
Shimmer is the only photography festival in South Australia and the City of Onkaparinga is leading the way in supporting and showcasing local talent and attracting the best artists to our community. Shimmer provides professional skill development opportunities to local artists as well as a culturally enriching experience for our whole community.
More than 30 local galleries, wineries, cafes and restaurants involved in exhibiting during Shimmer, the entire area get behind this great festival.
If you want to know more about Shimmer, click here.
What is in it for you?
During the months of April and May 2014, we are asking for submissions from our community to participate in this project. This year’s exhibition will be curated by us based on the theme “Light“. There is limited space, and entries will be considered on their artistic merit and fit with the theme and other submissions. We feel a single entry per person will work the best, but if you have others you wish us to consider, please let us know.
Cost of your participation:
Price of your print(s) and framing at Atkins based on the space available (possibly at this stage a square meter per participant). You can choose any presentation method and paper options, but it will need to go in one of our white frames, using any of the five moulding shapes.
Plus $160 payable with the print order. This covers the gallery fee, design and print of promotional material, website for exhibition and design of book that will be for sale that will represent you and the exhibition (if you wish to purchase the book, it will be available at cost to you).
The gallery will take a 35% commission.
How to make a submission.
If you wish to be a part of the exhibition, please submit a single jpeg image, at least 900 pixels on the longest dimension for our review. Please also include your artist statement for the piece. Please email the photograph and the artist statement to email@example.com
Join us in helping Shimmer shine.
We had great success with our DARK exhibition that we took to the Ballarat Biennale, the participants had a great time and we helped put Adelaide photographers amongst the best in Australia. DARK ended up returning to Adelaide and featuring at the Adelaide Town Hall for a second run.
Atkins are very excited to see the realisation of this exhibition. We have been watching the development of this genre here in Adelaide, and especially the exposition of the things us Adelaideians see and take for granted every day. The exhibition opens this Friday, March 21st.
Mark Zed, Peter Barnes, Wayne Grivell, Benjamin Liew, and Gary Sauer-Thompson. These five Adelaide photographers get together to show us familiar but newly-seen architecture, inconsequential alleyways, as well as major buildings that are now making their way into Adelaide’s visual imagination.
The Light Gallery at the Centre for Creative Photography, 138 RIchmond Road, Marleston. 21 March to 25 April 2014
Opening night: Friday 21 March, 6–8pm. To be opened by Tim Horton, CEO of the Committee for Adelaide.
This month we commissioned our new spray booth to aid in the coating of Giclée prints. Our canvas prints are all coated with a water-based matte finish spray, but you can also order your art paper prints coated.
Our Giclée print process uses pigment ink printing that sits on the surface of the paper . This makes all ink prints prints susceptible to damage. An over-spray provides that extra layer of protection.
Spraying is an option at $45 per square meter. The spray is certified to extend the longevity of the prints.
Happy happy birthday John Atkins, may the next 30years be as wonderful as the last 70.
Lois Turner’s ‘Walking Thinking Walking’ is running through to this Sunday.
Date 13th. February – 16th March 2014, open daily, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Hughes Gallery, Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton 5063
Lois’ work explores how the environment and its rhythms affect our behaviour.
“Rhythm is found in urban life and movement. In all biological life forms, and the pulses of our bodies such as heart rate, breathing and pace of walking. The experiment into rhythm provides me with much insight into the workings of everyday life.
The work in this exhibition reflects my experience of rhythms produced through walking in both the urban and country contexts. My recent time as an Artist in Residence at Cleland Wildlife Park allowed me to observe the effects of the wildlife in their environment, most specifically snakes.
“Red Bellied Black Snake” is a series of one hundred small canvas panels that looks at the key to snakes agility and how their movements differ according to the surface on which they slither or ripple. The digital piece “Mesmerised” brings to light the common fear of snakes and reflects our own body’s reaction to them.
My work is a continual experimentation into manipulating and cross referencing between different mediums. Computer technologies, painting and photography, together inform my ideas of rhythm. Ultimately, though it is the idea that determines the most appropriate medium for the message.”
Lois Turner 2014
Lois’ website: http://www.loisturner.com.au/walking-thinking-walking/
Great prizes – $3,000 prize for best overall, plus printing & framing to the value of $500 from Atkins Technicolour, and a camera plus tuition to the value of $300 from Diamonds Photographics.
It all sounds like great fun and should be a fascinating exhibition. Go for it!! – but no landscapes, this is about people.
The 2014 Flinders Ranges workshop (details attached) is currently accepting registrations. The dates for this workshop, which has been extended from six to seven nights this year, are August 17-23. Your registration fee covers tuition, accommodation and meals.
Your payment of the required deposit will confirm your place in the workshop on a first come, first served basis until registrations are filled. Subject to demand a second workshop week in the Flinders may be offered at the discretion of the organisers.
Please use the attached registration form by return email to book your place in the Flinders Ranges for 2014.
Click here for the PDF brochure: Light on the Land Flinders 2014
Other workshop dates proposed are:
20 July Advanced Portraiture – glamour and character models (rural location)
3 August Advanced Portraiture – glamour and character models (metropolitan location)
27 December One-day workshop – portrait, seascape and learning how to “see” the photographs that are around you (coastal location).