©2014 Gregory Ackland -Scyppan

©2014 Gregory Ackland -Scyppan

Gregory Ackland’s photographic series ‘Habitus’ references the traditions of Romanticism, but Ackland’s photographs also reflect the idea of a retreat inwards. A contemplation of the experience of place elevates these images beyond the picturesque to highlight an emotional response to the landscape.

Gregory is a head of photography at the Adelaide School for the Arts, and a talented photographic artist. If you get an opportunity to hear Greg speak at an artist talk, you will enjoy he deep love and understanding of art.

Feb 19 – Mar 19 2014 at the Hill Smith Gallery – First Floor Gallery, 113 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Website for Habitus: http://www.hillsmithgallery.com.au/exhibitions/habitus

The Plastic Show

The Plastic ShowTHURSDAY 6th of March 6pm
BAR and FOOD TRUCK, exhibition runs until March 20th. Location: The Mill. 154 Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia

An exhibition of photographs captured entirely with plastic cameras.

Featuring photographers: Karen Cornelius, Jessica Eckermann, Andrea Francolini, Cynthia Gemus, Sara Huffen, Mike Lim and Mark Zed.

There’s an anticipation mixed with disappointment in antique markets and camera fairs. Laid out on tables and tables are mediocre zoom lenses, books on photo technique from the 80s, outdated boxes of photo paper. Read more »

Emma Hack Art Prize – Exhibtion

The Emma Hack Art Prize is a $5000 acquisitive art prize for South Australian based artists from all disciplines, based on a yearly theme. This years prize celebrates the range of contemporary media within the 2014 theme of ‘My Environment’. The exhibition of finalists is now open and will run until March 30th 2014.

The works are not limited to photography, however there is a large photographic component, made up of may prominent Adelaide  artists and Atkins’ customers.

All artworks will be available for sale (excluding the winner) 15% of proceeds will be donated to AMWWRO: http://www.amwrro.org.au/

Special thanks goes to Adelaide Convention Centre, Raw Pearls and theAdelaide Fringe for their support!

EXHIBITION: 4th-30th March, 2014

Link to Facebook event.


A lovely exhibition extending the series of Rust, Salt and Tar by a collective of SA artists, some of our favourite artists are a part of the collective, a big congratulations to Tony Kearney for curating another masterpiece. Hurry up if you want to see Smoke, these are it’s last days.

Black Diamond Gallery, Port Adelaide, 2014 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Sat 22 Feb — Sun 9 Mar

Website for Smoke.

Smoke and the Port

This exhibition celebrates the product of combustion, the vaporous gasses and particles, the aromatic, the cure, the pale to greyish blue to thick black, the elemental nature of smoke. The artists have played with the properties of smoke, the smoke of fleeting illusion, of mirrors, the unreal and transitory, of concealment and screening. Read more »

it’s about time

Marc D Bowden - it's about time

Marc D Bowden – it’s about time

Marc D Bowden’s “it’s about time” exhibition is up and  running in the Adelaide Arcade for this Fringe festival.

here are Marc’s words on his exhibition:

“This series comprises various typologies: ‘wall’, ‘tree’, ‘rubble’, and ‘spiritual place’, among others. They were taken in 2013 on the New Caledonian islands of Ouvéa, Mouli, Maré and Île des Pins, which are mostly inhabited by indigenous Kanak.

France annexed New Caledonia in 1853. 100 years later the first political party to involve Kanaks appeared. After New Caledonian Congressional elections in May 2014, its Territorial Congress will be free to call a referendum on independence. Read more »


Atkins are very pleased to be supporting Farrago.

Farrago is a group of emerging photographers working on their first photographic exhibition together. The exhibition will be held from the 7th of March to the 4th of April 2014 at the National Wine Centre.

Farrago means a medley, or collection, and has arisen from students of the Center for Creative Photography, here in Adelaide. The print methods vary as do the subjects, it will be an exhibition worth experiencing.

Here is a link to the exhibition website: http://farrago-exhibition.com

Farrago is being partly funded by a Pozible campaign: http://www.pozible.com/farrago


Circumference of Wonder

Circumference of Wonder

Circumference of Wonder

South Australia is very lucky to have Alice Blanch here. I first met Alice’s work when I purchased some pinholes of legume families. Pretty and clever work. And I think we all have great admiration and awe for Alice’s box brownie panoramas.

This Fringe/Festival, we have two Alice Blanch exhibitions to enjoy, the first is up and running:

Circumference of Wonder is currently hanging at Presence Gift Shop, Adelaide Arcade. This exhibition has been open since Feburary 15th and runs until the 14th of March. Facebook Page Here.

Art and Nature: A Romantic Redux, Alice is a pairing up with Claire Foord and is held at Juxtapose Studios, Shop 3 Cinema Place. it opens on Saturday the 21st of Feb from 6-9pm, All welcome! Exhibition runs until the 7th of March. Facebook Page HereFringe Page here.

Art and Nature A Romantic Redux

Art and Nature A Romantic Redux


Marden Senior College, 2014 Fringe exhibition.

MSCinviteThis exhibition presents the photographic works selected from the 2013 Stage1, 2, and 3 Certificate courses. The works featured are a mixture of traditional silver halide and digital prints.

MSC produces a great photographic talent pool each year under the guidance of Malcom Cheffirs. We are proud to support this important education institution, and it’s students’ work.

7th of March to the 24th March . Opening times : Business Hours 9.00am to 5.30pm. Closed on weekends.

CJ Taylor wins Parkland Art Prize

Denim, Pasha of the Park Lands 2014, by CJ Taylor

Hearty congratulations to CJ Taylor for winning the top prize in the Adelaide Parklands Art Prize.

CJ’s work was selected out of an open field of 300 artists working in all genres of art, from painting, to sculpture.

Another fantastic win for CJ Taylor, a great Adelaide artist, for photography as a medium and for Atkins’ print and framing services.

Link to CJ’s work.

Link to details on the Art prize.

Hahnemühle Heros.

HahnemulheCertifiedAtkins are incredibly proud to have been rated as aHahnemühle Certified Studio, the only one in South Australia.

The process involved a review of all elements of our system.

So as well as having our prints hanging in places like Sir Elton John’s collection, the National Portrait Gallery, Federal Parliament House, we now have a certificate showing we meet the print standards set by one of the oldest working paper producers in the world, Hahnemühle, established 1584.

Link to Hahnemühle.

Thanks to David Hobbs and Miriam O’Brien from Atkins’ fine art printing department for keeping us in such great company.