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Documenting Artworks | Workshop with Janneth Gil: Part 1

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Documenting Artworks is a 2-part workshop developed and facilitated by local photographer and experienced art documentarian Janneth Gil.

For visual artists who want to learn or better their skills at documenting their artwork, be it in a studio, domestic space or gallery context, this free workshop is for you. Throughout the sessions, you’ll learn techniques and skills to confidently document your artwork to a high standard, ensuring you are able to record and maintain an accurate archive of your work and practice, as well representing your artwork well in exhibition and funding applications, and online.

This is a beginner’s course and no experience in photography is needed.

Participation is free, all are welcome.

Participants can attend one workshop, or both.

PART 1: Documentation in the Domestic Space  

Tuesday 26 March, 5-7pm
NEW DATE: Wednesday 10 April, 5-7pm
Toi Auaha: 5 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Central.

Over the course of two hours, Janneth will deliver practical skills essential to recording the many stages of a work's creation and its final form. Participants will learn the advantages of photographing work in an everyday, non-gallery context and everything they need to give documenting their work a go ­- from placement, lighting, and camera positioning to which settings will produce the best image, no matter what device you use, and, of course, how to edit it afterwards. Janneth’s expertise and experience as a professional photographer will shine through in her inclusive coverage of the different conditions critical for producing good quality documentation in a domestic setting with nothing more technical than a camera or a phone, a tripod, and a black and/or white sheet.

Workshop attendees are asked to wear black, grey, or white, and to bring their own camera or phone, tripod, and piece of artwork to practice with.

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Janneth Gil is a Colombian-born New Zealander and multiple award-winning photographer and Engineer with a Master of Fine Arts (Distinction), majoring in photography, at the University of Canterbury. Gil specializes in using photography, collaborative practices, community engagement and a broad range of artistic processes as a tool for social change and wellbeing. She works in multiple galleries in Ōtautahi documenting exhibitions and is passionate about sharing this knowledge.


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