Hi I’m Grace. I have a very creative spirit and bring that into the work I do every day. I have been a photographer for nearly 20 years in Canberra. I started my career working in portrait studios, then spent over a decade as a Public Affairs photographer for The Department of Defence before becoming my own Boss Lady doing what I love in a whole new way. 

I work with large organizations in Canberra on their media & internal visual communication needs as well as Personal Branding Portraits for local Entrepreneurs and Artists. 

I am also a passionate Creative Mentor and artist, helping people connect to their creativity through the art of photography. I run group workshops and private tuition on the topics of photography, digital editing, creative thinking, and curating exhibitions.

Hi I’m Grace. 

I have a very creative spirit and bring that into the work I do every day. I have been a photographer for nearly 20 years in Canberra. I started my career working in portrait studios, then spent over a decade as a Public Affairs photographer for The Department of Defence before becoming my own Boss Lady doing what I love in a whole new way. 

I work with large organizations in Canberra on their media & internal visual communication needs as well as Personal Branding Portraits for local Entrepreneurs and Artists. 

I am also a passionate Creative Mentor and artist, helping people connect to their creativity through the art of photography. I run group workshops and private tuition on the topics of photography, digital editing, creative thinking, and curating exhibitions.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

– 2019 Co Executive Producer The Narrabundah Boy short film by Tenalphas productions
– 2017 TEDx Canberra Speaker
– 2017 Highly Commended XI World Polo Art Exhibition
– 2017 Semi Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize
– 2014 Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize

– 2014 1 x Silver With Distinction AIPP

– 2014 4 x Silver AIPP

– 2013 Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize of the Click 12 Photography Prize
– 2013 6 x Silver AIPP

EXHIBITIONS

-2019 EQUINE QT Hotel, Canberra

– 2019 SPOTTED, M16 Artspace, Canberra

– 2017 HORSE, Scratch Art Space, Sydney 2017 (Head On Photo Festival)

– 2016 HORSE, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth NSW

– 2016 HORSE, Nishi Gallery, NewActon, Canberra

– 2016-2017 Represented by The Photography Room Gallery, Canberra

– 2015 STILL Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

– 2014 STILL Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

– 2014 National Photographic Portrait Prize

– 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize

– 2013 “Poppy Collection” BSG Gallery Melbourne 2013

– 2012 “Buck’d Off” (Australian Rodeo)- Solo Exhibition

– Canberra 2012, Sydney 2013, Melbourne 2013

GROUP SHOWS

– Ponyland The Big Pony Show, Logan Art Gallery, QLD

– National Photographic Portrait Prize, NPG Canberra

– XI FIP World Polo Championships Art Exhibition, Sydney

– St Kevin’s Art Show, Melbourne

– Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

– Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Weswall Gallery, Tamworth

– “On Film”, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra

– Photo ACTIVISM, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra

– “Photography” Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

– “Click 12” Exhibition Melbourne

– “Kodak Salon Awards”, Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne

– “Graduating” exhibition, High Court Of Australia, Canberra

GUEST SPEAKING

– Refocus Retreat – Keynote speaker for Nikon Australia

– TEDx Canberra speaker “Momentum”

– Canberra Institute of Technology graduating class Diploma of Photography.

– Canberra Institute of Technology Diploma of Photography 2016.

– Canberra Institute Technology 3rd Year Diploma of Photography.

– Australian Business Academy, Canberra – Graphic Design class (guest photography teacher) 2015,2014

– St Mary MacKillop College Canberra – Year 12 photography class

INDUSTRY AWARDS

– 2019 Executive Producer The Narrabundah Boy short film with Tenalphas productions
– 2017 TEDx Canberra Speaker
– 2017 Highly Commended XI World Polo Art Exhibition
– 2017 Semi Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize
– 2014 Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize

– 2014 1 x Silver With Distinction AIPP

– 2014 4 x Silver AIPP

– 2013 Finalist Fremantle International Portrait Prize of the Click 12 Photography Prize
– 2013 6 x Silver AIPP

EXHIBITIONS

– 2019 SPOTTED, M16 Artspace, Canberra

– 2017 HORSE, Scratch Art Space, Sydney 2017 (Head On Photo Festival)

– 2016 HORSE, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth NSW

– 2016 HORSE, Nishi Gallery, NewActon, Canberra

– 2016-2017 Represented by The Photography Room Gallery, Canberra

– 2015 STILL Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

– 2014 STILL Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

– 2014 National Photographic Portrait Prize

– 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize

– 2013 “Poppy Collection” BSG Gallery Melbourne 2013

– 2012 “Buck’d Off” (Australian Rodeo)- Solo Exhibition

– Canberra 2012, Sydney 2013, Melbourne 2013

GROUP SHOWS

– Ponyland The Big Pony Show, Logan Art Gallery, QLD

– National Photographic Portrait Prize, NPG Canberra

– XI FIP World Polo Championships Art Exhibition, Sydney

– St Kevin’s Art Show, Melbourne

– Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

– Still, Grace Costa and Mark Mohell, Weswall Gallery, Tamworth

– “On Film”, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra

– Photo ACTIVISM, Huw Davies Gallery, Canberra

– “Photography” Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

– “Click 12” Exhibition Melbourne

– “Kodak Salon Awards”, Contemporary Centre for Photography, Melbourne

– “Graduating” exhibition, High Court Of Australia, Canberra

GUEST SPEAKING

– Refocus Retreat – Sponsored speaker for Nikon Australia

– TEDx Canberra speaker “Momentum”

– Canberra Institute of Technology graduating class Diploma of Photography.

– Canberra Institute of Technology Diploma of Photography 2016.

– Canberra Institute Technology 3rd Year Diploma of Photography.

– Australian Business Academy, Canberra – Graphic Design class (guest photography teacher) 2015,2014

– St Mary MacKillop College Canberra – Year 12 photography class