Ellen was one of 4 final year students who received an achievement award for her work throughout the year studying the Diploma of Photoimaging course at Photographic Imaging College in Melbourne. Ellen received a studio voucher valued at $550 to use at WICK studios in Brunswick, Melbourne.
The Coltman Award for Photography or Film was presented to Ellen for her exploration and experimentation in the Wet Plate Collodion photography process. Ellen received a grant for her contribution which was given to fund chemicals needed to purchase for this expensive process. Ellen received this grant and is proudly supported by the Ballarat Arts Foundation.
Ellen was one of 5 students who received an achievement award for her work throughout the year studying the Certificate IV Photoimaging course at Photographic Imaging College in Melbourne. Ellen received a book award which was The Golden Age of British Photography 1839-1900 which is largely filled with Wet Plate Collodion photography, Ellen's main photographic process.
Units of Competency:
• Interpret and respond to a design brief
• Contribute cultural works
• Critique cultural works
• Use basic drawing techniques
• Select and organise finished work for storage
• Integrate colour theory and design processes
• Develop and apply Photoimaging industry knowledge
• Develop self for Photoimaging industry
• Research and apply information on the traditions inform photo imaging practice
• Apply Photoimaging lighting techniques
• Capture Photographic images
• Capture images in response to a brief
• Process photoimages to work print/file stage
• Enhance, manipulate & output images
• Use and extend wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome materials
Next Gen is the Ballarat and Central Highlands equivalent to Top Arts Held in Melbourne. It is the annual review of VCE Artworks, providing the opportunity to see a varied selection of work by some of the most skilled and talented young artists from Ballarat and surrounding regions. Ellen was presented with an award from Thornton Richards Camera House for her Wet Plate Collodion image set titled 'Olivers Twist' including one Tintype (image produced on a sheet of blackened tin) and one Ambrotype (image produced onto a sheet of glass) and are the first two Wet Plate Collodion images she created on her own. There were over 300 applicants for Next Gen, of those applicants 73 artists were selected to showcase their work and from those 73 only 10 artists received an award.
Next Gen is exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and is supported by: Art Gallery of Ballarat, City of Ballarat, Arts Victoria, State Government of Victoria, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat.
Ellen received the RADMAC Art & Design Scholarship at the completion of her year 12 studies as recognition for her excellence in the arts. She was presented this award by Australian Olympic Silver medalist Nicole Livingstone.
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