Privacy policy


William Debois T/A Photopia Studio

1. We respect your privacy

1.1. William Debois T/A Photopia Studio respects your right to privacy and is

committed to safeguarding the privacy of our customers and website visitors. We

adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988

(Cth). This policy sets out how we collect and treat your personal information.

1.2. “Personal information” is information we hold which is identifiable as being about


2. Collection of personal information

2.1. William Debois T/A Photopia Studio will, from time to time, receive and store

personal information you enter onto our website, provided to us directly or given

to us in other forms.

2.2. You may provide basic information such as your name, phone number, address

and email address to enable us to send information, provide updates and

process your product or service order. We may collect additional information at

other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback, when you

provide information about your personal or business affairs, change your content

or email preference, respond to surveys and/or promotions, provide financial or

credit card information, or communicate with our customer support.

2.3. Additionally, we may also collect any other information you provide while

interacting with us.

3. How we collect your personal information

3.1. William Debois T/A Photopia Studio collects personal information from you in a

variety of ways, including when you interact with us electronically or in person,

when you access our website and when we provide our services to you. We may

receive personal information from third parties. If we do, we will protect it as set

out in this Privacy Policy.

4. Use of your personal information

4.1. William Debois T/A Photopia Studio may use personal information collected from

you to provide you with information, updates and our services. We may also

make you aware of new and additional products, services and opportunities

available to you. We may use your personal information to improve our products

and services and better understand your needs.

4.2. William Debois T/A Photopia Studio may contact you by a variety of measures

including, but not limited to telephone, email, sms or mail.

5. Disclosure of your personal information

5.1. We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers,

insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as

reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. Personal

information is only supplied to a third party when it is required for the delivery of

our services.

5.2. We may from time to time need to disclose personal information to comply with a

legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, in

the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency


5.3. We may also use your personal information to protect the copyright, trademarks,

legal rights, property or safety of William Debois T/A Photopia Studio,, its customers or third parties.

5.4. Information that we collect may from time to time be stored, processed in or

transferred between parties located in countries outside of Australia.

5.5. If there is a change of control in our business or a sale or transfer of business

assets, we reserve the right to transfer to the extent permissible at law our user

databases, together with any personal information and non-personal information

contained in those databases. This information may be disclosed to a potential

purchaser under an agreement to maintain confidentiality. We would seek to only

disclose information in good faith and where required by any of the above


5.6. By providing us with personal information, you consent to the terms of this

Privacy Policy and the types of disclosure covered by this Policy. Where we

disclose your personal information to third parties, we will request that the third

party follow this Policy regarding handling your personal information.

6. Security of your personal information

6.1. William Debois T/A Photopia Studio is committed to ensuring that the information

you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or

disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial

procedures to safeguard and secure information and protect it from misuse,

interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.

6.2. The transmission and exchange of information is carried out at your own risk.

We cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us, or

receive from us. Although we take measures to safeguard against unauthorised

disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personal information that

we collect will not be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy


7. Access to your personal information

7.1. You may request details of personal information that we hold about you in

accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). A small

administrative fee may be payable for the provision of information. If you would

like a copy of the information, which we hold about you or believe that any

information we hold on you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or

misleading, please email us at

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7.2. We reserve the right to refuse to provide you with information that we hold about

you, in certain circumstances set out in the Privacy Act.

8. Complaints about privacy

8.1. If you have any complaints about our privacy practices, please feel free to send

in details of your complaints to Shed 5, 8 Crow Street, Gladstone, Queensland,

4680. We take complaints very seriously and will respond shortly after receiving

written notice of your complaint.

9. Changes to Privacy Policy

9.1. Please be aware that we may change this Privacy Policy in the future. We may

modify this Policy at any time, in our sole discretion and all modifications will be

effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on our website or

notice board. Please check back from time to time to review our Privacy Policy.

10. Website

10.1. When you visit our website

When you come to our website ( we may collect

certain information such as browser type, operating system, website visited

immediately before coming to our site, etc. This information is used in an

aggregated manner to analyse how people use our site, such that we can

improve our service.

10.2. Cookies

We may from time to time use cookies on our website. Cookies are very small

files which a website uses to identify you when you come back to the site and to

store details about your use of the site. Cookies are not malicious programs that

access or damage your computer. Most web browsers automatically accept

cookies but you can choose to reject cookies by changing your browser settings.

However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website. Our

website may from time to time use cookies to analyses website traffic and help

us provide a better website visitor experience. In addition, cookies may be used

to serve relevant ads to website visitors through third party services such as

Google Adwords. These ads may appear on this website or other websites you


10.3. Third party sites

Our site may from time to time have links to other websites not owned or

controlled by us. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third

party websites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of

these websites. Please be aware that William Debois T/A Photopia Studio is not

responsible for the privacy practises of other such websites. We encourage our

users to be aware, when they leave our website, to read the privacy statements

of each and every website that collects personal identifiable information.

Full Name: William Debois

Date: 1st January 2020

Functions & Events

Functions & Events Venue Hire

Photopia Studio offers venue hire available to host a variety of activities such as small functions or events, talks and product launches, training sessions, photography and film projects, meetings, workshops and most other creative pursuits. 


The gallery setting provides an inspirational backdrop and with regular changeover of exhibitions ensures a creative and contemporary setting to energise and inspire your audience. 



Looking for a venue to run a creative workshop?  The workshop venue can be prepared to suit your needs and can seat up to 50 people comfortably. Just walk in and start your training session. 


A new photography workshop package is available and includes access to venue, full use of studio photographic equipment and a technician to help with set up and assist with equipment for just the first hour, or even for the full workshop session if required.


Photographic Studio

Photographic Studio Hire

Our photography studio is available for hire by the hour or day. The space has high ceilings, sealed concrete floors, white walls and bright lighting – it is the perfect blank canvas for any project. 

Well presented, fully equipped professional studio with a wide range of lighting equipment and back drops.  Suitable for portraits, commercial or fashion photography, or just to experiment with and perfect your use of lighting. 

The studio can also be hired to deliver photography workshops and includes use of equipment and lighting. Contact us for more information. 



by Life Drawing Gladstone

20 February to 12 March 2018

A glimpse of the diverse styles and mediums of the Life Drawing Gladstone group, a mix of experienced and emerging artists who come together once a week to draw a life model. This collection has a mixture of work sketched during classes that are unedited and raw, as well as other more resolved pieces.

The exhibition from 20 February to 12 March 2018 aims to give an insight into how the energy and seeming movement of a one-minute pose is captured, through to more controlled and calm poses lasting up to thirty minutes. Featuring work by local artists Kat Adamson, Jenny Fournier, Rika Griffiths, Kristel Kelly, Christine Krebs, Andreia Pereira, Janie Petersen, Natisha Strudwick, Michael Tait and Luke Wrathall.



by Andreia

22 JUNE – 13 JULY

A solo exhibition by Andreia Pereira that presents a hidden place of deformities, misfits, and scars, empowering what lays in a life’s backstage and embracing the disturbing.   As part of the “Curated at Crow” – an exhibition program and regional partnership between Crow Street Creative, Photopia Studio and emerging curator, Felicia Lloyd, this project is proudly supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership to support arts and culture in regional Queensland. 



 Tyson Evans, Dan Carmichael, Molly Strickland and Rachael Lonie from Black Dagger Tattoo

May 11 – June 8 2018

A group exhibition featuring the work of tattoo artists –  Tyson Evans, Dan Carmichael, Molly Strickland and Rachael Lonie from Black Dagger Tattoo.  Official opening party on Fri 18 May.   

The appeal of the work included in this exhibition are the use of traditional techniques combined with contemporary subject matter.  Contradicting the preconception of what a tattoo artist does, what to expect is sometimes the unexpected.  

With works created on skateboards, canvas and paper, the artists showcase their individual technical expertise in watercolour, acrylic, pencil, oil paint and digital art that draw on popular culture.  Practice, time and dedication are the tools they draw on the most, as they continue to learn through observation of their colleagues,  other artists and the natural world around them.  

Part of “Curated at Crow” an exhibition program and regional partnership between Crow Street Creative, Photopia Studio and emerging curator, Felicia Lloyd.  Proudly supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), the program brings exhibitions, up late artist talks, professional development and networking opportunities for local artists and workshops to the Gladstone region. 

BALANCE: Luke Wrathall & Kristel Kelly


Luke Wrathall & Kristel Kelly

19 April – 2 May 2018

Kristel Kelly’s art spans the use of pencils, pens, acrylics and oil bars.  From soft, delicate, nature-based pieces, dynamic black and white studies in pen and blended oil bar paintings, these works explore memories and experiences of the artist. After leaving school at age 15 she attended TAFE and regular art classes and workshops to access new skills and professional development.  “My life was fraught with difficulty after leaving home so early”  – Kristel draws on personal safe places in cult classics in film and literature as inspiration for these current artworks. 


Luke Wrathall presents a body of work developed over the past 6 months with the intention of portraying his connection to the Gladstone Region.  Abstract works utilise local materials, wood, stone and aluminium, recovered and reclaimed from our urban and industrial environment, as the Artist considers the industrial side of Gladstone, his place in it, as well as the connection to the community that it sustains. Seeking to balance perceptions of industry and environment , the artist’s technical explorations using local materials – sand stone recovered from construction, natural earth and processed wood, aluminium etched with caustic acid, all are transformed into a representation of environment meets industry.

Svalbard: The Land of Dreams

Svalbard: The Land of Dreams

Elena Korotkaia21

March – 14 April 2018

An exhibition from 21 March – 14 April 2018 of photographic prints  taken by Gladstone artist Elena Korotkaia on Svalbard, an island in the Arctic, less than 1400 kilometres away from the North Pole.  Exactly one year on, the artist is showing these stunning documentary photographs for the very first time.  From vast, uninhabited, icy terrain and abandoned coal mining settlements to the surreal polar light glowing over the sparkling snow and gorgeous glaciers, this desolate but beautiful place is the land of dreams in every sense.

Elena Korotkaia is supported with funding from Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government program that is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.

I AM U: an exhibition by Catherine Gomersall


 by Catherine

January and February 2018

is a layered social media project that investigates selfie culture and how we use social media to express ourselves, form friendships and interact with each other in a playful way. The exhibition at Photopia Studios in January and February 2018 presents an archive of the work to date.  The artist produced the “yourselfies” by performing a ” spiritual Facebook reading”: looking at what the various individuals have posted on social media about themselves, and using that information to produce the images in her studio.

This is the first of many for the “Curated at Crow” an exhibition program and regional partnership between Crow Street Creative, Photopia Studio and emerging curator, Felicia Lloyd.  Proudly supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), the program brings exhibitions, up late artist talks, professional development and networking opportunities for local artists and workshops to the Gladstone region.