Posts in SALA 2014
RRP: Work From the Light Gallery Committee

rrp_invitation_finaleditThis exhibition showcases work by the devoted team of volunteers who ensure the smooth running of The Light Gallery, a space dedicated to the medium of photography.

Every couple of years this ragtag bunch have the tables turned on us, and we put on our own show. Each one of us has put our heart and soul into making some really cool work.

You can expect to see a broad range of techniques and concepts. Old school tintypes (expertly crafted), urban triptychs, layered transparencies, investigations of what 'value' is, commentary on gender and culture, modern landscapes, and a pop-art throwback.

Finally, why RRP? It's a comment on the commodification of art, including photography, which we love and treasure. Or maybe it's a subliminal cue to make you buy art.

Join us on Friday 5 September from 6pm to find out.

When:Friday 5 September to Saturday 4 October
Where: The Light Gallery, 138 Richmond Road, Marleston, SACost: $0

For more information, click here.

Atkins are proud supporters of the Light Gallery and the Centre for Creative Photography.

LIGHT is opening.

Atkins LIGHT Invitation 03 In 2011, we approached our clients to put together a joint exhibition that could travel to one of Australia’s most important art festivals. By 2013, we were ready for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB).

For the BIFB we staged the successful DARK exhibition, drawing a lot of interest with a strong collection. From this showing, the idea was cemented, and for some members, the first rung in the ladder was struck on their climb as exhibiting photographers.

Upon returning from the BIFB, the show had jagged the attention of the Adelaide Town Hall, who were just transitioning a space into a dedicated public art venue. DARK was enlarged allowing all artists to submit more work, and rehung for several months, in this remarkable space.

From this success, we made the call to be a part of the 2014 Shimmer Photographic Festival here in South Australia's Southern Vales. Our new show is called LIGHT, and it is being held at the Red Poles Gallery.

We cherish our involvement with artists in photography. It’s become a passion for all parts of our business. We are a pro lab, so we deal with many businesses, dealing with artists is a different experience. However, for us, we are in the business of building relationships. We don’t just print the work, we want to know the intention of the artist, their vision, and we will not rest until it is achieved to the highest level of perfection. We are proud to present this collective of Adelaide Photographic Artists. Each one has a fascinating story, each one on their own journey.

Why LIGHT?

More than any definition of the word, it is the feeling that impresses me. When I think of "light", I feel the warmth of a morning sunrise reaching into my bones, filling me with energy. It is that fullness that I enjoy so much.

Of course without light, there is nothing to see, and certainly no photographs. But "light" here in the exhibition title, is the story of this energy, how it moves us, how it fools us, how it fills us, how it is our everything.

Where: Red Poles Gallery. McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale SA When: Opening, Saturday August 30 2014 at 3pm. Then through until October 12th Cost: Free

LIGHT has been reviewed by Haydn Radford of Weekend Notes: http://www.weekendnotes.com/light-photographic-exhibition-atkins-adelaide-photographic-artists/

Kent Town Connected

Pam Anders LKWSWsheds F150

Two artists, two hundred views (at least!).

As a result of a collaboration between Atkins and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Sam Oster was engaged to mentor two students of photography from Marden Senior College, Pam Anders and Krystal Hayden, and together produce a story of Kent Town.

The resulting exhibtion will be hung at Atkins for the 2014 SALA Festival.

Exhibition opening: Friday August 15th 6-9pm, and runs to September 19th 2014.

Link to Exhibtion flyer Link to SALA 2014

To keep updated with other SALA shows we are involved with, click here.

Hidden places, hidden lives

A thought-provoking photographic narrative reflecting the experiences of people living in Adelaide’s Supported Residential Facilities. This collection of photographs is a collaborative project, created by residents mentored by four well-known local photographers, who have built up the confidence and enhanced the photographic skills of residents. The exhibition explores inclusion and citizenship of this generally unknown community.

Join us for the complementary community forum.

A SALA Festival event, co-presented with Seniors Information Service

Where: The Hawke Centre's Kerry Packer Civic Gallery is open 9am-5pm weekdays, Hawke Building Level 3, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide. When: 28 July - 27 August 2014

The Sea and Me

The Sea and MeAtkins are very proud to be a part of Che Chorley's The Sea and Me this SALA. The Sea and Me is a bold intimate series of portraits of the ocean from the eyes and imagination of Che Chorley. Find yourself immersed at sea level on a winter's evening at The Mill Gallery as part of SALA 2014.

Opening night August 1st at 6pm for 6.30 official proceedings.

The exhibition runs August 1-12, Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm and then tours to Jack Ruby throughout September 2014.

August 9th at 2pm Che is conducting and artists' talk.

This quote is from Paul Atkins' opening speech on 1st of August, and is a reading from Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

“Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off - then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can."

Here a media quote on Che's work from Rip It Up, March 2014:

“...His ocean photographs, rich and deep with brilliant, unexpected colour, are particularly striking. Seizing moments of rare peace or humour, Chorley’s pictures are one-of-a-kind moments in time.”

There are few words that can describe this exhibition, so please, get to the Mill and don't miss this opportunity.

 

SALA is open at Atkins

Marc Bowden's Paeonia Invite We are very proud to be hosting Marc Bowden's Paeonia this evening as our first SALA show for 2014.

Marc's most recent work looks closely at our relationship to flowers and their true and implied purpose. The work is visually beautiful and fills our recently renovated front space with colour.

Marc's show runs from July 18th to August 14th 2014, with a private opening Friday July 18th at 6pm.

Link to Marc's website: http://www.marcdbowden.com/exhibitions/

Link to SALA 2014: http://www.salainc.com.au

PITCHER This at Shimmer

shimmer_photography_festivalHave you got a photography based project and need some cash?  This may just be the opportunity you are looking for! PITCHER This is a live crowd-funded event open to all artists with a project or idea that is photography based.

PITCHER This rules:

Artists and photographers who wish to be considered for selection to present at PITCHER This must submit

  1. a concise one page description of the project or idea that they wish to present including their name, contact telephone number and email address
  2. The pitched project may be for professional development, printing and framing costs, other exhibition costs such as equipment hire, studio time etc or travel costs associated with a particular project
  3. Only visual artists working in photography and photographers are eligible
  4. Each pitcher will have 5 minutes to present.  Data projector, laptop and public address system available

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 5pm Monday 21 July 2014

On the PITCHER This presentation night: An audience of up to 200 pays $10.00 per ticket 10 pre-selected artists pitch their project to the audience The project/artist with the most votes wins the amount of money made at the door through ticket sales
Do you want to be involved?  Download the photographers brief below  and contact The Arts Centre on 8326 5577 with any questions.
Atkins Artists - call for submissions

Logo 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.

Submissions close May 31st 214.

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 info@atkins.com.au

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.