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Category Archives: Exhibitions
The good people that used to run the North Lane photography gallery have not been resting on their laurels since they gave up there gallery. Last Christmas they launched The Brighton Photography Book made up of pictures from the last ten years of the brighton calendar. Now they have set up a pop up exhibition in the old Virgin Maga store in Brighton’s Churchill Shopping centre.
During every weekend in May, I will exhibiting at an Open House exhibition at 21a Brunswick Square in Hove along with ten other artists. As usual I am exhibiting with my wife Rockcake who will have jewellery on show. Most of the work in the show is of a photographic nature to it but there is print making, illustration and sculpture on show too.
I am not going to go into details of everyone’s work but write about a few. Rob Orchard is showing a limited edition poster of his Brighton Pub project. On Sunday the 13th and Saturday 19th there will be an opportunity to get Dollerized by Lisa Bamford. Check my Dollerized portrait below to see what that entails. Lisa and I are also showing large range of block mounted prints.
Over the next few months I will have work on display at three exhibitions, two in Brighton and one in Berkeley, California. The shows are: Analogue, Instaland and a good old Open House (but not my house).
From now until September the 19th I will be taking part in a group show called Platform witch is being curated by my wife Rockcake at the Fishing Quarter gallery on Brighton sea front. The show is a mix of different disciplines so there is something for everyone. I will of course be showing my photography.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the London street photography festival. As part of the launch four of the venues were opened for a preview, I was able to make it around three of them. The Jewel in the crown of festival is the Vivian Maier exhibition. This is the first time Vivian Maier’s work has been shown in the UK. Vivian Maier’s photography was only just discovered even though she documented the world around her for her entire adult life. She passed away in 2009 and while she was alive she never showed her photography to anyone. The story of her works discovery and the secrets it has revealed is fascinating, currently a book of work is being published and a feature length documentary about her life is being made.
May is shaping up to be a really busy month already, especially where the weekends are concerned and it’s all because of the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe. I have two exhibitions on one at an open house in Kemptown and one at the Old Market in Hove.
Life and Leisure is an exhibition by Justin Sainsbury and Andrew Barns being held in an empty shop in Shoreham by Sea. On show is a 100 frameless prints captured around the south of England.
Justin visited a number of ‘niche’ hobby events across the South of England like Deadwood – a western pioneer town in a wood just off the A24 and War and Peace Show near Paddocks Wood witch is the largest World War Two vehicle living history event in the world. He documents the the assuming situations that present themselves when the 1940s collude with the 21st century like a Nazi hanging by the waltzers. Continue reading
Last Night I checked out the opening of the Hipstamatics Exhibition at the Orange Dot Gallery London. Its a crowd sourced exhibition made up of Hipstamatic shots submitted from all around the world to hipstamatics.com. Hipstamatic is one of the most popular iPhone photography applications. It emulates the look and feel of film with a variety of digital filters, lens and flashes.