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Yhonnie Scarce's Working Class Man (Andamooka Opal Fields), documented by Janelle Low, 2019.

Art Documentation Intensive with Janelle Low

Date to be confirmed.

$150 Members, $175 Non-members

Want to know how to document your artwork with excellent results for a variety of applications such as prizes and grants, selling your work online and archiving your exhibitions? Considering a career in artwork documentation?

In this one-day intensive workshop you will learn the basics, and some of the nuances of art documentation with Janelle Low. Janelle has been specialising in art documentation and editorial work since 2011 and has worked with leading art institutions such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Collector Magazine and many more. Janelle’s artistic practice incorporates art documentation techniques and she will share how her commercial and creative works inform each other.

High quality art documentation is vital, and a valuable skill set for any artist. The importance of being able to present work at its best, and as an accurate depiction of an installation or exhibition, is crucial in translating quality and spatial perception when the work can’t be seen in person.

In this hands on workshop participants will be guided through the appropriate techniques to shoot 2D, 3D and installation works. Janelle will show you what gear she uses and suggest the minimal set up kit to get the best results. She will cover using available light, reflectors and flash, how to get accurate colour and great results in camera, and on a low budget. The CCP gallery exhibition spaces will be your test subjects as you use your own camera to try out the techniques you’ve learnt.

Janelle will illustrate image processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, giving you insight into her treatment of images to create a seamless and natural representation of artwork. As well as other post-production tips and tricks that may be applied to pre-existing images.

For this workshop you will need basic Photoshop experience, access to a DSLR and a working knowledge of your camera.

About Janelle Low:
Janelle Low was the first in her family to be born outside of Asia. Continually pushing at the boundaries of what can be classified as ‘photography’ her recent works subvert traditional printmaking processes to obscure and disintegrate images drawn from her family archives. Janelle’s practice looks into the sense of displacement and ‘otherness’ felt between both her heritage and western cultural upbringing, questioning notions of identity and acceptance.

Janelle has exhibited nationally and internationally with her works held in public and private collections. In 2013 she became the second female and youngest winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize presented by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, and in 2017 was selected as a finalist in the prestigious William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. In 2020 Janelle will launch her second solo show at THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery in Melbourne.

Aside from her artistic practice, Janelle has specialised in art documentation and editorial work since 2011 working both in Melbourne and interstate. Her previous clients include National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Art Collector Magazine, Moreland City Council, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology & The University of Melbourne.

Janelle began lecturing sessionally at RMIT in 2011 and received an Early Career Teacher / Trainer of the Year Award Commendation for Teaching Excellence in 2014. Having taught broadly across photoimaging, interactive digital media, and visual merchandising she is currently an ongoing staff member of the Visual Arts team at RMIT.

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Yhonnie Scarce's Working Class Man (Andamooka Opal Fields), documented by Janelle Low, 2019.

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