Gregory Ackland b.1976 is an Adelaide based photographer. His work two recent bodies of work feature the photographic series ‘Habitus’ , which 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.
The artist’s second series of works 'Heaven, Man & Earth’, depict exquisite floral arrangements in the style of Ikebana as a response to recent environmental disasters in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. The series is "about finding beauty even in tragedy, about picking yourself up, looking within to find the strength to go on…"
Double Diploma of Government and Government (Project Management)
DFEEST Leadership program – currently completing. TAFE SA.
Graduate Diploma of Education (Adult, Vocational & Workplace Learning), University of South Australia.
Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design. Photography Major, Adelaide Centre for the Arts.
Advanced Diploma of Visual Art and Applied Design. Photo/Video Major, North Adelaide School of Art.
'Heaven, Earth & Man', Hill SMith Gallery, Adelaide
'Transit: Pictures for a Hotel Lobby', Level One Gallery, Adelaide Hilton
'Habitus', Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
'Full Spectrum', Country Arts SA - touring exhibition program
'Heaven, Man & Earth', Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
‘Full Spectrum’ Light Square Gallery, SA.
‘Curious Wonders’ Light Square Gallery, SA.
‘Undercurrent – Before Today’ SAWTOOTH, TAS
‘Undercurrent’ 2010’ MOP Projects, NSW
‘Uneasy’ Eye2eye Fine Art Gallery, SA. December 10 - 21
‘Undercurrent 2008: Underlying Landscapes’, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, UniSA.
‘Quidnunc’ Light Square Gallery, SA
‘Urban Differences’ Vitamin [Online] Gallery, SA.
‘Undercurrent’, Queensland Centre for Photography, Bulimba, QLD.
‘Fifth Floor’ Adelaide City Council, SA
‘Undercurrent’ Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
‘A4 Play’ Grenfell Centre, Adelaide, SA. Curator.
‘Hatched 05’ Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA
National Graduate Visual Art Exhibition.
‘Meta’ Light Square Gallery, SA
‘Prohibited Exposure’ Area 101, SA, SALA Festival. Guided walks with artist talks.
‘Affiliated 2’ Forest One Artspace, Adelaide, SA
‘Light And Dark’ Zuma Caffe, SA
‘Synecdoche’ Synagogue Place Art Studios, SA. Adelaide Fringe Event. One Day Photographic Installation.
‘Affiliated’ Pseudo Space, SA
‘Friends Of The Forest’ Forest One Artspace, SA
‘Pixels, Click, Print’ Ngapartji, SA.
Helpmann Academy Recent Graduates Exhibition.
‘Satellite’ Adelaide Festival Centre SA
Inaugural Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition.
‘Surveil’ Carclew Youth Arts Centre, SA. November.
Gregory Crewdson (USA) Master class and Public Lecture, coordinated and facilitated a master class and public lecture open to photography graduates nationally.
Arts Careers Day: Art Gallery South Australia. Presenter and panelist.
Generation C: Contemporary Chinese Photomedia at Artspace, Festival Centre.Presented opening speech and guided floor talk.
World Pinhole Day. Co-delivered a series of workshops with Toby Richardson from South Australian School of Art for Helpmann Academy Visual Arts partner school photography students.
Marian Drew (QLD) Master class, coordinated and facilitated a master class for Helpmann Academy Visual Arts partner school photography majors.
Vincent de Rooij (NL) Video Workshop coordinated and facilitated a one-week intensive live video workshop for Bachelor Visual Art & Design students at AC Arts.
Hasselblad Masters, semi-finalist in worldwide photography competition.
Undercurrent, curated and toured a photomedia exhibition to Queensland Centre for Photography, QLD.
The Phone Book Limited (UK) & ANAT, mobile phone workshop participant, AC Arts
Australia Council for the ARTS – New Media Scoping Study, ARTS SA, Adelaide.
A4 Play, coordinated a collaborative exhibition of Helpmann Academy Visual Arts partner schools responding to the Adelaide Festival of Arts, 25 Grenfell St.
Time Place Space 4, participant in two week New Media Arts workshop at AC Arts, SA.
Absolut (DE) ‘Cuts’ commissioned photographer for advertising & exhibition campaign.
NAVA: A Day in the Life of an Artist – respondent and panelist with Tamara Winikoff, Greg Mackie OAM, Bridget Currie, and Stephanie Radok, Nexus Art Space.