In collaboration with PhotoAccess, this workshop is a great introduction to photography and the physics of light. Canberra based photographer Robert Agostino explains the super easy photographic printing process of cyanotypes - creating beautiful cyan-blue prints using the sun.
Students will gain an insight into the history of photography, as well as a hands-on understanding of sun-printing and the ways it can be used for artistic expression. Using different objects, negatives and found materials, students will make collage style photographs.
Robert Agostino is a Canberra based photographer. He has exhibited broadly across Australia, and his works are represented in private and public collections both nationally and internationally. Robert is also a regular educator of traditional photographic processes, including as the Education Officer at PhotoAccess.
All materials will be supplied, however you may wish to bring a selection of small flat objects. Please bring a hat, water bottle and snack.
Suitable for children aged 8 – 12 years. Places limited.
Australian Movie Portraits
until Sunday 4 March 2018
Striking, beautiful portraiture comes out of the most thoroughly documented creative process there is – filmmaking. In a ground-breaking collaboration the National Portrait Gallery and National Film and Sound Archive invite you into this captivating realm between real and fictional worlds.
Collection display galleries
The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia. Visitors to the Gallery can follow the development of portraiture from oil painting to digital media.Entry is free.