Happy New Year.
It’s been a busy few months traveling here and there and I have been very lax at blogging so here is an update after the fact of what I’ve been up to since September.
[( 6 )]
We went to Oxford.
2 summers ago [( 6 )], the photography collective I am in, held an exhibition in Sheffield, but not all of us attended, and as such the six of us had never met all together! This autumn we had a plan to not only get together but also to photograph at the same time.
We spent a September weekend in Oxford, UK, finally all meeting and ‘doing’ Oxford in our various photographic fashions. Here are 5 of the [( 6 )] (Yes it has been summer of the selfie!)
2 of the [( 6 )], Rob™ and I, gathered everyone’s prints and made our way to Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada where we met with Mathew Aldred who runs the Oxford Riverside Gallery. The three of us along with invaluable helpers, framed and hung 72 photographs and opened the exhibition on Friday October 21st. BTW if you happen to pass through Oxford NS with your camera, the gallery will be hosting an exhibition of photos of its own Oxford in January 2017.
Here are some installation photographs of the whole gallery and my wall specifically.
Whilst we were in Oxford, NS I also took a few photographs, at some point in the future I will add both Oxfords to the project page of my website – please be patient with me!
Last week I was thrilled to have two of my photographs shown at the Tate in London. Shown on the same night as a talk by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen who’s work I really like.
I had two photographs selected in the call for photographs on the theme of (re:) thinking the street put out by UPF – Urban Photo Festival. Fellow [( 6 )] photographer Keith Greenough also had a photograph selected and he was lucky enough to get down there. I was lucky that he took some shots of our work, Thanks Keith! All 20 photographs were screened for the duration of the evening.
My next project is to take some time to process my Oxford UK and Oxford CA photographs and to hit the streets of NYC again. Hopefully back here rather sooner next time!
Excited and disappointed!
Tonight at the Tate Modern in London there’s a talk by fantastic photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen. One of a long weekend of activities during the Urban Photo Festival. Also showing tonight at the Tate – 20 photographs on the theme of (re:) Thinking the street. 2 of these are mine and one from collective member Keith Greenough! Why disappointed? I’m not able to be there – let me know if you make it!
This past weekend saw the opening of our exhibition:
[( 6 )] Oxford UK held at Oxford Riverside Gallery in Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Rob™ and I from [( 6 )] hung the show with Mathew Aldred who runs the gallery, and the way was eased by the invaluable help and support of Maria, Jo, Lory and Janice (Huge THANKS to them!).
The opening night was a blast with the Mayor attending and it was great to talk with so many artists, photographers and local people in general. Thanks to everyone who stopped by – it was wonderful to hear about all the art happening in Nova Scotia!
The show was work from a weekend in Oxford, so whilst in this second Oxford I managed to squeeze a little time to photograph there too. Here’s one…
Read a REVIEW of the exhibition