PODspace is an exhibition and education program managed on a voluntary basis by a group of emerging curators and artists.

PODspace stopped operating as a traditional gallery at the end of 2012, before experimenting with pop up exhibitions in 2013. During 2014 PODspace will again retain the pop up exhibition format, working with partners to activate spaces around Newcastle.

NOTE: THIS BLOG IS NOW CLOSED. For all the latest news and events from PODspace, go to http://octapod.org/podspace/

PLEASE ASK permission before using any images from this site: podspace@octapod.org

August 31, 2010

Pixel Perfect

camera phone photography

Wed September 1 - Sat September 18 2010
Opening Thursday 2 September 2010, 6-8pm

As analogue photographers embrace slight blurs and faults within their photographs, so do mobile phone photographers – the quality is rarely good and the final image (if ever physically printed) is always a surprise.

With newer phones and the continuous search for improved quality we are slowly losing the grainy textured mobile phone photographs we use to love and embrace. There are even programs or applications you can download to your phone that replicate the old analogue way of taking a photograph, whether it is for a blurred edge, the aesthetic of a Polaroid image or even the look of an aged 1960s photograph.

Pixel Perfect showcases photographs taken exclusively with a mobile phone camera, by local emerging artists.

Emily Roberts

Caelli Jo Brooker

Liane Audrins

Amanda Degan

Simone Sheridan

August 5, 2010


Photographs by Simone Darcy

Wed August 11 - Sat August 29 2010
Opening Thursday 12 August 2010, 6-8pm

Portrait photographer Simone Darcy photographs the people close to her, sharing with the viewer a level of intimacy with her subjects on one level, though this changes with the unsettling nature of the held gaze. Darcy creates a story within each portrait, which are sometimes apparent and at other times obscure.