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NOCTURNE: Armidale

NOCTURNE: Armidale
Packsaddle Studio
New England Regional Art Museum
106-114 Kentucky St, Armidale 

15/09/2016 - 18/09/2016

In September local photographers are invited to participate in a project that will document Armidale in a special way that tells the story of ‘place’ through light captured in both the night and day.

NERAM arists-in-Residence Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper will be presenting a workshop that will provide participants with the special skills necessary to make photographs in the challenging conditions of the early evening’s nocturnal light – a time of day where the afterglow of sunset and the glow of streetlights transform the everyday experience of place.

Entitled NOCTURNE: ARMIDALE, the project will become part of continuing series, conducted by Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart, across Eastern Australia including past events in Muswellbrook, Grafton, Bundaberg and Miles. Other Nocturne Projects can be found online.

Darling Downs based artists Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper are the founders of the Centre for Regional Arts Practice and have over 65 years of photographic practice between them. Their photographs, artists books and other works can be found in public gallery collections around Australia.

Workshop participants will need to be able to attend evening tutorials and the shoot-out on September 15 & 16, as well as the practical optimisation tutorials and practical sessions on Saturday & Sunday September 17 & 18.

To participate in the NOCTURNE: Armidale Project intending participants will need:

- An interest in photography and learning new skills
- Camera equipment used can include DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras, phone cameras, iPads and tablets are also suitable
Tripods and releases are useful for the more sophisticated cameras
- An interest is sharing photos on social media and through a possible post-event exhibition at the Armidale Art Gallery (date TBC).

Presented in partnership with New England Art Society.

Further information:
P: 02 6772 5255

Workshop Fee:
$70.00 / $60.00 Members Friends of NERAM or New England Art Society.

Booking URL:




Earlier Event: September 15
The Rennie Ellis Show NERAM
Later Event: September 17
Kokedama Plant Crafting Armidale