Luminous Range   install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell  “ Codes, signals, flashes and signs.     Her Luminous Capture (2019) series comprises negative and positive enlargements of photographic paper that have been exposed to the light codes of Buchan Ness Lighthouse. These were the results of night-long exposures that unexpectedly weathered Storm Diana, late 2018. The artist notes she battled waves, wind and rain to keep the photographic paper down Luminous Range Yvette Hamilton Image: Yvette Hamilton, Bell Rock, 2019, archival pigment print and still from single channel video An immersive, multi-sensory exhibition exploring the symbiotic relationship between photography and the lighthouse, both materially and conceptually. Through connecting the lighthouse’s process of projection with photography’s techniques of capture, Hamilton draws out and examines the inherent mutable qualities of light. with anything translucent at hand from the Lighthouse Cottage. This resulted in vases, glassware, crystal bowls and whole glass shelves from the display cabinet anchoring down the paper as it exposed to the flashing light across the north sea. The latent result is a series of starbusting abstractions in sunset pinks and blue green blacks. “Whilst a lighthouse throws light out into a space, a photograph is a catcher of light. The coded message of the Buchan Ness lighthouse is collapsed into a durational portrait, the message of its light captured, but encrypted by time, into an abstraction.” Yvette Hamilton 2019 Perhaps an artist can be defined as the explorer, complexifier or unraveller of codes. Codes, signals, flashes and signs each serve as both directions and abstractions. Codes index something else, and also simplify and abstract messages that are too layered and complex to convey in short, sharp bursts. Luminous Range is both an abstracted exploration of black and white, of #000000 and #FFFFFF, of negative and positive space and also the index of two great and challenging artistic journeys. I look at the studies presented here and now think of an antipodean artist finding fisherman to whisk her out across the sea in search of light. I think of antique crystalware in the cold dark rain as frenzied hands work to keep photographic paper exposed to soft lighthouse illumination. “   Ella Barclay, July 2019
       
     
  Bell Rock   2019  Inkjet print on paper, 205cm x 150cm and single channel video projection.  Installation view at PhotoAccess gallery Canberra, July 2019  Installation photograph - Kate Matthews
       
     
  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     
       
     
  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     
  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     
  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     
  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     
  Luminous Range   install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell  “ Codes, signals, flashes and signs.     Her Luminous Capture (2019) series comprises negative and positive enlargements of photographic paper that have been exposed to the light codes of Buchan Ness Lighthouse. These were the results of night-long exposures that unexpectedly weathered Storm Diana, late 2018. The artist notes she battled waves, wind and rain to keep the photographic paper down Luminous Range Yvette Hamilton Image: Yvette Hamilton, Bell Rock, 2019, archival pigment print and still from single channel video An immersive, multi-sensory exhibition exploring the symbiotic relationship between photography and the lighthouse, both materially and conceptually. Through connecting the lighthouse’s process of projection with photography’s techniques of capture, Hamilton draws out and examines the inherent mutable qualities of light. with anything translucent at hand from the Lighthouse Cottage. This resulted in vases, glassware, crystal bowls and whole glass shelves from the display cabinet anchoring down the paper as it exposed to the flashing light across the north sea. The latent result is a series of starbusting abstractions in sunset pinks and blue green blacks. “Whilst a lighthouse throws light out into a space, a photograph is a catcher of light. The coded message of the Buchan Ness lighthouse is collapsed into a durational portrait, the message of its light captured, but encrypted by time, into an abstraction.” Yvette Hamilton 2019 Perhaps an artist can be defined as the explorer, complexifier or unraveller of codes. Codes, signals, flashes and signs each serve as both directions and abstractions. Codes index something else, and also simplify and abstract messages that are too layered and complex to convey in short, sharp bursts. Luminous Range is both an abstracted exploration of black and white, of #000000 and #FFFFFF, of negative and positive space and also the index of two great and challenging artistic journeys. I look at the studies presented here and now think of an antipodean artist finding fisherman to whisk her out across the sea in search of light. I think of antique crystalware in the cold dark rain as frenzied hands work to keep photographic paper exposed to soft lighthouse illumination. “   Ella Barclay, July 2019
       
     

Luminous Range install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.

Install photograph - Kate Mitchell

Codes, signals, flashes and signs.

Her Luminous Capture (2019) series comprises negative and positive enlargements of photographic paper that have been exposed to the light codes of Buchan Ness Lighthouse. These were the results of night-long exposures that unexpectedly weathered Storm Diana, late 2018. The artist notes she battled waves, wind and rain to keep the photographic paper down Luminous Range Yvette Hamilton Image: Yvette Hamilton, Bell Rock, 2019, archival pigment print and still from single channel video An immersive, multi-sensory exhibition exploring the symbiotic relationship between photography and the lighthouse, both materially and conceptually. Through connecting the lighthouse’s process of projection with photography’s techniques of capture, Hamilton draws out and examines the inherent mutable qualities of light. with anything translucent at hand from the Lighthouse Cottage. This resulted in vases, glassware, crystal bowls and whole glass shelves from the display cabinet anchoring down the paper as it exposed to the flashing light across the north sea. The latent result is a series of starbusting abstractions in sunset pinks and blue green blacks. “Whilst a lighthouse throws light out into a space, a photograph is a catcher of light. The coded message of the Buchan Ness lighthouse is collapsed into a durational portrait, the message of its light captured, but encrypted by time, into an abstraction.” Yvette Hamilton 2019 Perhaps an artist can be defined as the explorer, complexifier or unraveller of codes. Codes, signals, flashes and signs each serve as both directions and abstractions. Codes index something else, and also simplify and abstract messages that are too layered and complex to convey in short, sharp bursts. Luminous Range is both an abstracted exploration of black and white, of #000000 and #FFFFFF, of negative and positive space and also the index of two great and challenging artistic journeys. I look at the studies presented here and now think of an antipodean artist finding fisherman to whisk her out across the sea in search of light. I think of antique crystalware in the cold dark rain as frenzied hands work to keep photographic paper exposed to soft lighthouse illumination. “

Ella Barclay, July 2019

  Bell Rock   2019  Inkjet print on paper, 205cm x 150cm and single channel video projection.  Installation view at PhotoAccess gallery Canberra, July 2019  Installation photograph - Kate Matthews
       
     

Bell Rock 2019

Inkjet print on paper, 205cm x 150cm and single channel video projection.

Installation view at PhotoAccess gallery Canberra, July 2019

Installation photograph - Kate Matthews

  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     

Luminous Range install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.

Install photograph - Kate Mitchell

       
     

Bell Rock - 2019

Artist: Yvette Hamilton

Inkjet print on paper, 205cm x 150cm, and single channel video projection.

Installation view, PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019

Installation photograph - Kate Matthews

  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     

Luminous Range install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.

Install photograph - Kate Mitchell

  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     

Luminous Range install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.

Install photograph - Kate Mitchell

  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     

Luminous Range install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.

Install photograph - Kate Mitchell

  Luminous Range  install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.  Install photograph - Kate Mitchell
       
     

Luminous Range install view PhotoAccess gallery, Canberra, July 2019.

Install photograph - Kate Mitchell