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Gregory Ackland

GREGORY ACKLAND
Photographer

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…"


EDUCATION

2011        
Double Diploma of Government and Government (Project Management)
DFEEST Leadership program – currently completing. TAFE SA.

2009        
Graduate Diploma of Education (Adult, Vocational & Workplace Learning), University of South Australia.

2004        
Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design. Photography Major, Adelaide Centre for the Arts.

1995        
Advanced Diploma of Visual Art and Applied Design. Photo/Video Major, North Adelaide School of Art.

EXHIBITIONS

2015
'Heaven, Earth & Man', Hill SMith Gallery, Adelaide
'Transit: Pictures for a Hotel Lobby', Level One Gallery, Adelaide Hilton

2014
'Habitus', Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2013/2015
'Full Spectrum', Country Arts SA - touring exhibition program

2012
'Heaven, Man & Earth', Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2011        
‘Full Spectrum’ Light Square Gallery, SA.
‘Curious Wonders’ Light Square Gallery, SA.
‘Undercurrent – Before Today’ SAWTOOTH, TAS

2010        
‘Undercurrent’ 2010’ MOP Projects, NSW

2008        
‘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.

2007   
‘Undercurrent’, Queensland Centre for Photography, Bulimba, QLD.
‘Fifth Floor’ Adelaide City Council, SA
‘Undercurrent’ Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA

2006        
‘A4 Play’ Grenfell Centre, Adelaide, SA. Curator.

2005      
‘Hatched 05’ Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA
National Graduate Visual Art Exhibition.

2004        
‘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.

2003        
‘Affiliated’ Pseudo Space, SA
‘Friends Of The Forest’ Forest One Artspace, SA

1997        
‘Pixels, Click, Print’ Ngapartji, SA.
Helpmann Academy Recent Graduates Exhibition.
‘Satellite’ Adelaide Festival Centre SA
Inaugural Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition.

1996       
‘Surveil’ Carclew Youth Arts Centre, SA. November.


BIOGRAPHY

2011    
Gregory Crewdson (USA) Master class and Public Lecture, coordinated and facilitated a master class and public lecture open to photography graduates nationally.

2010        
Arts Careers Day: Art Gallery South Australia. Presenter and panelist.

2009        
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.

2008    
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.

2007        
Hasselblad Masters, semi-finalist in worldwide photography competition.
Undercurrent, curated and toured a photomedia exhibition to Queensland Centre for Photography, QLD.

2006        
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.

2005    
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.

 

 

 

Gregory Ackland

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Digital C-print

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50 x 75 cm

$780 (framed)

Gregory Ackland

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Digital C-print

Ed 5

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50 x 75 cm

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Gregory Ackland

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Medium:
Digital C-print

Ed 5

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50 x 75 cm

$780 (framed)

Gregory Ackland

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Medium:
Digital C-print

Ed 5

DImensions:
50 x 75 cm

$780 (framed)

Gregory Ackland

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Medium:
Digital C-print

Ed 5

DImensions:
50 x 75 cm

$780 (framed)

Gregory Ackland

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Medium:
Digital C-print

Ed 5

DImensions:
50 x 75 cm

$780 (framed)

Gregory Ackland

The Fragile Present


Medium
archival digital print

Dimensions
75 x 100 cm

$1,600

Gregory Ackland

The Spectator


Medium
archival digital print

Dimensions
75 x 100 cm

$1,600

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