The past eight weeks have been crammed with the organisation and implementation of various exhibitions and competitions. Some things are yet to be decided, but November will see the fruits of my labour, as I will be featured in four exhibitions across London Town!
Here they are in chronological order…
Preview 2nd November 6- 8pm
Rich Mix E1 6LA
Runs 02 – 26th November
Sun-Thurs 10am-12am, Fri & Sat 10am-1pm
This exhibition was open to all kinds of photographers, professional and non-professional,
students and young people from all over the UK and the rest of the world. All images
submitted will be screened on a projector, and a selection printed. Participants will not
discover if they have been selected for print until they visit the show!
***UPDATE! I had a piece selected for the wall, which was nice surprise!
ISLINGTON ART SOCIETY AUTUMN SHOW
9th – 26th November
The Original Gallery, Hornsey Library
Crouch End N8 9JA
Private View Wednesday 9th November 6-8.30pm
I’ll be there armed with my camera. There’s lots more than photography to see.
Please come along!
LONDON INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHY 28TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION
159 Bethnal Green Road
15th – 20th November
London Independent Photography is a community organisation for amateur and
professional photographers with more than 500 members. There is a wonderful array
of satellite groups across the City who come together once a year to hold an annual
exhibition. Our independent selectors this year were Max Houghton (Senior Lecturer in
Photography at London College of Communication), Melanie King (curator and founder of
London Alternative Photography Collective), and Michelle Sank (Senior Lecturer in
Photography at Falmouth University).
I am pleased to announce that I have had a piece selected.
The Private view is on Tuesday 15th November, and I am not sure if I’ll make it myself! It
happens to be my son’s birthday and the day I hang my own show, so it will take a concerted
effort and a great deal of efficiency to find time to drop by for a quick hello!
DOWNTIME & HANAMI
16th – 21st November
The Gallery at Republic
2 Clove Crescent
Private View Wednesday 16th November 6.30 – 9.30pm
Weekdays 11am – 7pm Weekend 12 – 6pm
This is big!
Two projects come together to form my biggest ever solo show…
Downtime shines a spotlight on what we do for kicks, outside of office hours.
Hanami captures some of the people who visited Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, to welcome the arrival
of the Cherry Blossom.
Needless to say that I am very excited to have this opportunity, and I do hope you will join
me at the show!
We are half way through Photomonth, and although I have managed to squeeze in a few shows, there is so much I have missed. Never have there been so many image-makers in the world!
My favourite so far was a small yet exquisite collection of black & white images by Mimi Mollica: Terra Nostra is his personal project, documenting Sicily and the impact the Mafia have had in the region. Expertly printed by and on display at the Printspace. Blink and you’ve missed it.
I nipped by the launch of Girl Town (celebrating the culture of the Female in the 21st Century), a collaboration between Shutter Hub and the Old Girl’s Club. There were 200 images from photographers across the UK and the world. A simple idea, well executed; recreated screen shots of instagram images with their numbered hearts and comments for all to see, and displayed as snapshots on the wall.
Talking of Shutter Hub, they have been very kind in writing a couple of pieces about my show and me. There are worse ways to spend your time, so why not grab a cuppa and settle in to what’s hot on the Shutter Hub site https://shutterhub.org.uk/blog
Not technically part of Photomonth, but within the timeframe I went to see William Eggleston Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. I particularly liked his use of angles and unusual viewpoints. Something I am trying to incorporate more into my own work.