10-4pm Fri 24 May
Meet at The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street
In this one-day workshop you will begin with a brief on creating a short sequence of photographs exploring the concept of the ‘everyday’. Following this, you will take part in a photo walk, using techniques and ideas outlined in the brief. These images will be printed during the lunch break, then edited, sequenced and discussed in the afternoon session of the workshop.
Combining landscape, street and documentary styles of photography, participants will be challenged to find interesting and original visual elements in their everyday life, endeavouring to create a sequence of photographs that weave a simple narrative.
Sarah Pannell will draw on her experience, as a documentary photographer and photo-bookmaker to explore the idea of documenting ones own ‘backyard’ or ‘everyday’. Sarah’s photograph’s attain a specific quality through her use of framing and choice of perspective, as well as the subtle use of natural light in combination with often vibrant colours.
Sarah Pannell is an Australian documentary photographer whose work concerns culture, landscape, tradition and community. Sarah received a BA International Studies from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (2009) and a BA Photography, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (2012). Travelling regularly, Sarah’s work observes how a landscape is marked by both history and accelerated modernisation, capturing the tension between these different influences and the result when past and present collide.
The Critical Academy offers a growing series of seminars around key aspects of contemporary Arts practice aimed at developing and strengthening key skills and mindsets, taught in participatory environments with clear and focused aims.
The Critical Academy opens up a new radical space to learn, research and examine contemporary art practices around Photography and their contexts, as much as the arts management and cultural policy that affect them.
The seminars look at very specific skills that are commonly considered secondary in the teaching of artistic practices, mostly focused on methodologies and theory. We consider these skills not complementary but fundamental for a sustainable practice and a wholesome life, and they contribute to a continuous self-development.
These relate to essential aspects and core values of a stable Arts practice, from daily administration routines, to competence in resolving grant aid paperwork, and understanding the importance of applied self-discipline; others refer to entrepreneurial matters, acknowledging both the artist’s output and the artist’s needs.