Australian Art

DANELLA CHALMERS



AKA: Nell

Born: 1980 sydney
  • Conceptual
  • Contemporary
  • Digital
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media
  • Photographer
  • Sculptor




Curriculum Vitae

Danella Chalmers
9/329 Dandenong rd
Prahran East
Mob. 0415 284 985
Email: light_leaks@hotmail.com

Education

Postgraduate
2005-2003 Master of Visual Arts (Photo media), Monash University, Caulfield.
Undergraduate
2000-1998 Bachelor of Arts (Photography), Charles Sturt University,
Albury.

Employment

2005-2003 Photographic Lab Operator at Teds Camera Store. 235 Elizabeth St Melbourne. Tasks include colour film processing, digital, slide and colour printing as well as lab maintenance. Sales experience includes photographic film and darkroom supplies, all photographic accessories and technical advise. Operating an Agfa dlab3 digital printer.

2005-2003 Photographic Lab Manager at South Yarra Photos. My role involves independently managing the store including cashier and till balancing. Lab operations include colour film and digital processing and printing, digital retouching and restoration. Operating on a Konica R2 digital printer

2003-2000 Senior Processing Consultant at Michaels Camera, Video and
Digital. Promoted to Team Leader in September 2002. Duties
include colour, slide and black and white processing and printing. Digital scanning, retouching and poster printing. Operating on a Fuji Frontier digital printer.

2000-1995 Sales assistant for Nectar Body Care, Belconnen Mall, Canberra.

2000 Volunteer work. Secretary for The Wilson St Gallery Management team. Involved administration duties, cutatorial and gallery maintenance and opening night coordination.

1999 Research Assistance for Theatam, a digital production company which produced an interactive CD Rom about the cultural heritage of Bonegilla.

1999 Photographer, The Globe Hotel, Albury. Produced promotional posters and flyers for distribution.


Awards and Prizes

1998 The Border Morning Mail Commonwealth Equity Scholarship, merit based HECS exempt scholarship.

1997 Creative Arts Award, Lake Ginninderra College. For efforts in photography, drama and theatre productions.

Exhibitions

2005 Masters Graduate Exhibiton. Monash University, Caulfied Campus.

2003 Linden Art Gallery Postcard Prize. Linden Gallery, Acland st St Kilda.

2002 ‘Rough around the edges’. Artists Space Church st Abbotsford.

2001 ‘Snapshot’. Documentary photographic exhibition. First Solo exhibition. Rathdowne st Carlton.

2000 ‘f20’ Gradutate Exhibition. Showed at three venues: The Albury Regional Gallery, 2AY Building (Swift st Albury) and The Wilson st Gallery, Albury.

2000 ‘Train’, Documentary exhibiton dedicated to the heritage listed Albury Railway station. The Wilson St Gallery, Albury.

1999 ‘Oblique Strategies’, a joint exhibition with second year students from VCA, Melbourne. Showed at VCA Melbourne and The Wilson St Gallery, Albury.

1999 ‘If we shadows’, a digital exhibition. The Wilson St Gallery, Albury.

Skills and Personal Attributes

Class C drivers license.
Open Water Scuba Diving License.
Basic conversational skills in Japanese and Italian.
Advanced computer skills (PC and Macs) inc. Photoshop, Director, Leaf Capture and PageMaker etc.
Alternative photographic processes inc. cyanotypes, van dyke browns, sx-70 manipulations, Polaroid transfers, pinhole cameras and fine black and white hand printing.

References

Work University

Stephen Kelly Matthew Perkins,
South Yarra Photos Photomedia Coordinator,
180 Toorak rd, South Yarra Faculty of Art & Design,
Mob. 0412 400 322 Monash University.
Ph. 9826 9908 Mob. 0404 488 498 Matthew.Perkins@ArtDes.monash.edu.au

Rebecca Conci
Store manager at JB Hi Fi
261 Elizabeth st Melbourne
ph. 9600 4432
mob. 0404 561 138


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