Inner Light Exhibition Workshop August 2013

Lake Waikaremoana

Venue: Lake Waikaremoana Motor Camp, Te Urewera National Park, New Zealand

Dates: 13-18 August 2013

One of the best and most satisfying ways of moving your work forward is to put a frame around it. At some point the next step for a photographer is an exhibition, and this is a whole new field of endeavour, since we must consider the work, the exhibition space and the audience.

This workshop will suit people who are already competent photographers and/photographic artists, and who are looking to develop a personal voice, to produce a body of work that expresses the unique individual that they are. It will be of particular interest to those who are seeking a new direction, or to reflect upon their own photographic journey and the way ahead.

We will travel together into the heart of the Urewera National Park in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, to the beautiful and mysterious Lake Waikaremoana. For six days each participant will develop a body of work, charting his or her response to the place, which will then be then later exhibited in a group show at Te Whare Toi (RAVE) in Rotorua.

The group will live and work together, each person focusing on what interests him or her.   The keywords for this will be storytelling and narrative.As part of the workshop we will look at  Maori  mythology, in particular its psycho-spiritual aspects, as a way  to begin to create work which references what the area has to say.

A daily feature of each workshop will be sharing, critiquing and evaluating of work.  Participants will be taught strategies such as the visual diary, reflection, analysis, direction, approach and selection, for exhibition and output.   A feature of the workshop will be lessons on art and art history to assist each participant in informing their own work.

Considerable time will be available for personal tuition and mentoring.

Circle, Mokau Bay

The workshop is strictly limited to 10 participants.  Each applicant is asked to submit a portfolio of 10 images.

Participants will need to bring:

  • Camera equipment including tripod
  • Laptop with Lightroom and/or PhotoShop
  • Personal equipment (details will be supplied to successful applicants)

For more details contact the organiser:

Jenny Couldrey

Read more about Lake Waikaremoana here

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