About John Bardell

I have a long-standing passion for photography and the visual arts. I have studied print-making with various Sydney visual artists and enjoy experimenting with 19th century photographic printing processes such as cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown and gum dichromate printing. I see an exciting future in the melding of traditional and digital photography with these historic processes and traditional print-making techniques to imbue images with a very real ambiance of time and place.


46th Sydney International Exhibition of Photography, 2011
Joint exhibition “dark room to light room”, Incinerator Art Space, 2012
Joint exhibition “Figure & Form”, Lane Cove Gallery, 2013
Finalist, Hornsby Art Prize, 2013
Joint exhibition “Homage”, Incinerator Art Space, 2014
Joint exhibition “Catching the Light” Willoughby Council Chambers, Chatswood, 2015.
Joint exhibition “Catching the Light” Ku-rin-gai Council Chambers, Gordon, 2015.
Joint exhibition “Alchemic Photography”, Art Space, Chatswood, 2016
“Highly Commended”, 2016 Australian Photography’s Photographer Of The Year competition, Landscape Division, 2016
Joint exhibition “Monochrome diaries: an urban narrative”, Art Space on the Concourse, 2017