Documentation Workshop

Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts Centre hosted a documentation workshop with Montreal based artist and professional photographer Paul Litherland. He has documented1 artworks for professional artists, galleries and museums across Canada. His clients include: Concordia University, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and artist-run centres (OBORO, Clark, M-A-I, Artexte).

He visited Sackville because his partner Karen Trask is currently the University de Moncton and Mount Allison University artist in residence. (I will have another pot on her work soon). Paul however, gave “how-to” workshops on photographing artworks, treating images and managing digital archives. I was interested in the documentation of artworks aspect for this program, especially because he has so much experience documenting projection, installation and performance. Since I feel like my undergraduate experience gave me an adequate idea of how to scan and photograph artworks, but also most never touched on other media.

He very generously shared his presentation on photographing artworks here.

I thought it might be of interest to the co-hort.



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