Photographer Hal
Sep
3
to Oct 16

Photographer Hal

Also known as photographer Hal, Haruhiko Kawaguchi was born and educated in Tokyo, Japan where he is based. “Living through my university days, I was starving for encounters with different people from other cultures around the world. As soon as i had the opportunity, I left Japan and began my journey with a special focus in the Middle East and India. It was there where I first became aware of my passion for photography. The camera became the key to overcoming shyness and limited local language skills and I could in some way communicate with the people I met. After graduating from university, I joined an advertising production company in Tokyo and this opportunity enabled me to acquire a much wider set of photographic skills. It was the crucible of my technical ability and the focus in my work soon became the people”

Bathtubs, couples, love and challenge are strong themes found throughout photographer Hal’s works with many key elements including individuality, style, communication and intimacy. Photographer Hal brings complete strangers to his confined, crucible like spaces only to convey his continuing theme of 'love of the couple'. The initial title 'Pinky & Killer' used a small space or room to capture the willing couples, soon followed by the title 'Couple Jam' which brought the focus even closer to the subjects who were placed in a bathtub together. “I want to capture love as it really is and the bathtub is an ideal vehicle to encapsulate the vivid reality in my images….” “i am currently seeking new dimensions in portrait photography by challenging the majestic theme of mankind, defined through love.” Photographer Hal’s latest project is called 'Flesh Love Returns', which captures the many varied and fresh couples in vacuum sealed package at a place which is important for them.

Photographer Hal has had several solo and group exhibitions in Japan as well as in the US, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, France and the Netherlands. His work is in the Japanese contemporary art collection of the renowned art collector of African and Japanese art, Jean Pigozzi.

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The Space In Between - Callum Beaney
Sep
13
to Oct 28

The Space In Between - Callum Beaney

Nottingham Trent University graduate Callum Beaney’s first solo exhibition will be opening at Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts from September 15th to October 28th. He is winner of the Genesis Imaging Bursary Award 2017.

The exhibition will present new work made in the forests and tracks surrounding his home, showing two different perspectives on these same places; one a development of his previous work taking form in folded scrolls, and the other an installation of work made at night exploring the limits of human and mechanical perception.

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Exploring The Liminal
Sep
8
to Sep 23

Exploring The Liminal

Exploring The Liminal is an exhibition of abstract photography by Phil Lavery and mainly features work from his In Praise Of Shadows and In The Broken Places series.

Where In Praise Of Shadows explores the natural light and shadow found in the corridors, stairs and the other between places of galleries and artist studios, In The Broken Places, a response to his heart  attack, seeks beauty in those places and things that were part of his treatment and recovery. And, in each, he finds beauty in times, or places, of transition.

Drawn to geometry, proportion and light, Phil sees abstraction as a way to explore the hidden stories of things and believes beauty can be found anywhere - if you look close enough.

Phil lives and works on the west coast of Scotland and has a BArch (Hons) from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and is a Professional Artist Member of the Society of Scottish Artists.

Preview : 7th September from 6pm - 8pm All welcome.

Open 12pm - 5pm daily, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Talk of the Steamie
Sep
5
to Sep 28

Talk of the Steamie

An exploration into the importance of Public Wash-houses to working-class communities in the UK during the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes photography by Allan Bovill and Brian Scotchburn Snell. The show considers the social and cultural significance that they played in their communities then and the importance of this heritage now. 

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Violence Unseen
Sep
3
to Sep 9

Violence Unseen

ver the past decades there have been dramatic changes to public attitudes around some aspects of men’s violence against women. Yet domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women are still prevalent in Scotland today, especially for groups of women who face other forms of discrimination; women with learning disabilities, women in prostitution, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LBT) and black and minority ethnic women. Zero Tolerance and award-winning photographer Alicia Bruce have worked with groups and individuals affected by men’s violence to create a series of photographs that explore the types of violence against women that remain unseen and unacknowledged by mainstream society. The photographs shine a light on the types of violence against women that still remain unacceptably hidden and better represent the constellation of women’s lived experiences.

Stills is delighted to host this exhibition in the upstairs gallery space. For further information contact: Jo Zawadzka

Please note, on Monday 3rd September the exhibition will only be open until 3pm.

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Stephen Healy & Roscoe Thomson
Sep
2
to Sep 30

Stephen Healy & Roscoe Thomson

Opening: Friday 31 August 6-7.30pm

(gallery closed Saturday 1st September)

This exhibition presents two bodies of works by image-makers Stephen Healy and Roscoe Thomson. These artists are connected through their work to Street Level’s facilities, either through making the work there or in having had a platform for their practice.

Stephen Healy is an artist based in Dunoon, previous exhibitions include Tabula Rasa II at Street Level Photoworks in 2016.

Nature is a body of work influenced by painting, with its approach towards subject matter and spatial composition, borrowing obliquely from the abstract expressionist movement with the use of the ‘Rothko’ square format. The hand printed process allows Healy to uniquely mark each print with its own identity - embracing accidents in the printing process and incorporating them with the completed work. 

Roscoe Thomson is a photographer based in Glasgow, his work was exhibited at the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock last year.

A Glasgow Fair recalls the city’s traditional holiday fortnight by re-imagining stories passed down through generations like precious family heirlooms. It is created from the memories of people and places as experienced by others rather than any kind of then-and-now style comparison. 

It is an impressionistic work illustrating the blurred lines between reality and fiction. It has been made by retracing a series of journeys to various towns including Dunoon, Millport, Rothesay, Largs, Southbeach, Saltcoats.

Opening Times: Tues - Sat 12 noon - 4pm. Sun 1pm - 4pm

This exhibition is programmed as part of Season of Photography 2018 in Scotland which runs from 1st September to 30th November.

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One Year Revolv
Jun
28
to Jul 1

One Year Revolv

The photography organisation Revolv Collective is celebrating its first anniversary with the One Year exhibition at Safehouse 1 in South East London, from Thursday 28th June to Sunday 1st July 2018.

To discover unseen digital, analogue and alternative photography, an open call went out to non-professional photographers, art graduates and current BA and MA students to submit a single image and contextual information.

The result is a stunning and varied collection by 77 photographers from 13 countries. On the opening evening, Revolv will officially launch an app, which will be an essential part of the interactive experience of the show. Another feature of this exhibition will be a Google Chrome Extension, where all the winning and shortlisted images will be included.

Joint statement by Revolv: “Our four-day One Year exhibition features beautiful and thought-provoking photographs by incredible talents from the UK and around the world, both previous Revolv contributors and many new to the platform. Tackling an array of important contemporary subject matters, via a diverse range of photographic styles and techniques, it is a fitting celebration of our mission: to provide greater exposure and opportunities for emerging photographers.”

At the preview on the Thursday, the founders of Revolv will reflect on the successes and challenges faced in the past year. Guests will also receive an insight into the selection of the images on show and find out about the Collective’s exciting upcoming plans.

During the main show, from Friday to Sunday, exhibiting artists are invited to bring additional works to spark open informal discussions. Members of the public, and

Revolv Collective

Revolv Collective is an organisation founded in January 2017 by the photographers Krasimira Butseva, Lina Ivanova and the web developer Ivan Lebanov. Revolv aim to provide emerging photographers with opportunities and a platform for exposure.

revolvcollective@gmail.com

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UCLAN-1095
Jun
14
to Jun 21

UCLAN-1095

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The University of Central Lancashire 's final year BA (Hons) Photography students  would like to invite you to their final year exhibition. We are hosting this exhibition as part of Lancashire Arts festival, on the 14th-21st June held in Preston. The exhibition displays a range of photographic work that has been created over their time at university.

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Fragments
Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

Fragments

A one day pop-up exhibition of photographic works by recent BA Photography graduates Lindsey Goldie and Angela Allison.

Under the blanket title of "Fragments", Goldie and Allison have each created a new series of work relevant to their own practice, and will also be showing work from their final degree projects.

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Huddersfield University Graduate Exhibition Opening Night
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Huddersfield University Graduate Exhibition Opening Night

Magically Real

The work you will encounter here are a series of eclectic explorations into the real, made by artists and photographers who were randomly brought together as the graduating year of the BA (Hons) in Photography from the University of Huddersfield for 2018. Randomly brought together but actively constituted as a collective. A collective of individuals who have tested each other, supported each other, debated their ideas, reviewed and critiqued their experiments and challenged each other’s assumptions. A collection of individuals, randomly brought together through their interest in photography that forged themselves into a creative community.

The work you will encounter here is the result of significant journeys for each individual. Journeys into technical mastery, intellectual complexity and emotional emancipation. It has not been an easy sojourn and the quality of the work may mask those moments of frustration and despair as well as manifest those moments of discovery and illumination that are all part of the creative process. The work you will encounter here ranges from high end fashion shoots, product and food photography, to personally driven authored artworks, that have utilized almost every aspect of photographic communication and representation. The works you will encounter here are a series of eclectic explorations into the real, that are examples of their individual creative ambitions but also of their collective brilliance. Magical and Real.

Liam Devlin 2018

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Photo Farnham Showcase 18
May
31
9:30 PM21:30

Photo Farnham Showcase 18

Photo Farnham Showcase 18 brings together a group exhibition, publication and book launch at the Photographers’ Gallery. The events showcase the BA and MFA photography student work.

Running across four exhibition spaces, the dynamic show highlights the diversity of student practice; from moving image to artist’s books, to still image and installation-based work. The subject matter of the student’s work varies from mental awareness, personal experiences, family archives, subculture movements, loss and philosophical themes.

Exhibition:

Thursday 7th June - Friday 15th June 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm
Closed weekends with the exception Saturday 9th June – 10:00am - 4:00pm

University for the Creative Arts Falkner Road
Farnham
GU9 7DS

Publication launch at Photographers’ Gallery:

Monday 25th June 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Photographers' Gallery 16 - 18 Ramillies Street Soho
London

W1F 7LW

Notes to the editor:
BA (Hons) and MFA Photography, Farnham

www.ucaphotofarnham.com

With a distinguished history stretching back over 60 years, Photo Farnham encourages students to develop experimental and innovative approached towards the photographic medium. Studying photography enables the students to explore a variety of photographic practices through a range of contemporary and historical-critical context.

Through various workshops, tutorials, lectures and seminars, students have been given freedom to develop their own practice, incorporating historical and contemporary approaches to fine tune their creativity.

Natasha Caruana

www.natashacaruana.com

Natasha Caruana is a Senior Lecturer of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. She leads the third year, and project manages the Photo Farnham Showcase with the course leader Matt Lindsey.

University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

www.uca.ac.uk

The Farnham campus has a long history, going back more than 45 years as a respected art and design institution. A variety of courses are offered on this campus, ranging from glasswork and ceramics to film and animation.

With over 2,000 students, Farnham is the biggest UCA campus and has an incredibly strong community feel. The campus is home to the James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, which host a range of exhibitions by visiting artists as well as our staff, students and graduates.

There are many exciting and star-struck stories that have come out of the Farnham campus. Students before and after graduating have completed work experience with big names like Harry Potter, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride, Simon’s Cat and others.

Contact:

Ucaphotofarnham@gmail.com

Anya Phillips -07735874491

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The Body Up North
May
24
to Jun 7

The Body Up North

Redeye's member-led event The Body Up North returns in exhibition form at PRISM Contemporary, Blackburn on the 24th of May. Curating the work together from open call submissions are Natalie Wardle - Redeye Member and control pant extraordinaire - and creative collaborators Emma Colbert and Lydia Samantha, who together form Girls Girls Girls.

Exhibiting artists include . . . 

whose work culminates to celebrate the body and its' infinite methods of presentation.

Doors open at 7pm. Drinks provided.

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Citrus Moan Cherry
May
23
to May 30

Citrus Moan Cherry

CITRUS MOAN CHERRY

A solo exhibition of works by Ryker Allen - (b. 1997) (they/them) is a gender nonconforming photographer from San Antonio, currently based in New York City focusing on young queer masculinity and the boys they’ve dated. 

The exhibition is curated by Hollie Myles, photo-editor and events co-ordinator for Intern Magazine, as part of her curatorial residency at Assembly House and Duke Studios, Leeds.

Opening night Wednesday 23rd May 6-9pm
Drinks provided by North Brewing Co.

Exhibition open 24 - 30 May by appointment only.
 

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Confessionals: Gökhan Tanriöver
May
17
to Jun 30

Confessionals: Gökhan Tanriöver

Argentea Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Gökhan
Tanrıöver’s Confessionals.


Comprising a series of black and white still life photographs, Confessionals is based on
specific childhood experiences. Guided by Annette Kuhn’s process of ‘memory work’, a
method and practice of unearthing and making public untold stories, Tanrıöver’s personal
memories are made tangible through the photograph.  Each experience is first presented as a written confession from which an image is then constructed and the combination of image
and text weaves a poignant autobiographical narrative.

This singularity of intent about the work, the public exposure of private experiences, is shown through the use of black and white.   By removing the potential distraction of colour, Tanrıöver has created images that are the embodiment of contrary forces.  Black, being visually heavy and associated with power, authority and evil, is starkly contrasted with white, a colour that projects purity and salvation and is synonymous with new beginnings. Working with analogue, the studio and the darkroom are the physical space where Tanrıöver’s meditative state acts as a form of auto-therapy.  This process has allowed him to produce images where these opposing forces of black and white don’t compete, but rather complement each other to communicate more effectively ideas of opposition and comparison, association and acceptance.

By offering his own emotional and psychological life as art, Tanrıöver invites the viewer to share in his meditations on sorrow and remembrance.

Gökhan Tanrıöver is a Turkish-born photographic artist living in London.  Following a brief
medical career, he realised his vocation lay in visual culture.  Drawing on his training as a
junior psychiatrist his work consists of constructed imagery that focuses on personal and
cultural identity informed by personal experience and memory.


After completing his BA (Hons) Photographic Art (2017) from the University of Westminster
he has been shortlisted for the Peaches and Cream photography competition (2017) and
selected as a finalist in the Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition
160.  His work has been included in 18 group exhibitions including Separation and Belonging
that he co-curated as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursday tour in May 2016.  In
2017 he was chosen to participate in the Travers Smith CSR Art programme.

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CU Perspective
May
16
to May 25

CU Perspective

Perspective is the degree show exhibition of the 2018 graduating class of the BA (Hons) Photography degree at Coventry University. Running from the 16th to the 25th of May 2018 The Box, Fargo Village, Coventry. With a private view on the evening of the 18th. Collectively, the work of the 30 emerging artists showcased explores a broad range of concepts and methodologies, demonstrating fresh and innovative approaches to how the photographic medium can be used as a form of creative expression and visual communication today.

Help support our exhibition by donating via our Just Giving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/perspectiveexhibition

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Launch: The Good Porn Club
May
8
4:30 PM16:30

Launch: The Good Porn Club

TGPC is launching on the 16th May at The Brunswick, Leeds!

Come along, grab a pint and begin to explore ethical porn! Over the course of the year, TGPC will be hosting multiple events each with a different focus. Head to The Brunswick for the launch and see artwork by local artists, experience a FREE screening of feminist porn courtesy of eroticfilms.com and help break the taboo and sexism of porn consumption!

Full programme to be announced soon.

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The Body Up North
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Body Up North

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Photographic artist and Redeye member Natalie Wardle returns to host an evening with talented Northern photographers whose work looks at the human form in visual art and performance. Speaking alongside Natalie will be Lucy Ridges and Michael Savage.

This event is for anyone interested in art or photography concerned with the human form, performance art and photography from the North of England. 

Free Registration / £3 Donation / £6 Donation

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Natalie Wardle is a visual artist/photographer from Manchester. Her work looks at how women constrict their bodies to fit in with society’s ideal body types, exploring shapewear and tape that is placed over nipples to both cover and repress their form. She graduated with a BA in Photography from Manchester School of Art. From this, she has exhibited around England and internationally in exhibitions such as Modern History at The Atkinson (Southport) curated by Lynda Morris and Two Night Stands at the Cooper Gallery (Dundee) co-curated by Lynda Morris and the Cooper Gallery. She also attended Canadian artist residency Naked State as part of Arts Unfold. Control Pant Symphony has been developed further with funding from Random Acts North (Tyneside Cinema, True North, HOME) funded by Arts Council England, will be appearing on Channel 4's Random Acts this year and has been exhibited at Playback festival at the ICA, London.

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Recent Leeds Arts University graduate Michael Savage is a freelance photographer and curator at Pupil Sphere whose work addresses the intimacy of human condition. While his first self-publication human / nature deals with the love and longing of rural environments, his most recent – In Formalities – traces the discourse around form and gender politics yet subverts the manner in which ‘beauty’ is conveyed, studying the body as a sculptural, sexual and performative entity. Pleasure Principles, his collaborative exhibition with Alexandra Hayter, is open at Leeds' Village Bookstore & Gallery until April 15th.

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Lucy Ridges is a visual artist working primarily with analogue photography and traditional mark-making techniques. Her primarily practice-based work and particular interest in process are intent on revealing humans' affective relationship with the natural world. Lucy has a Masters in Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University (2011) after completing a BA in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire and now works from Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester. Recent residencies and exhibitions include Nes Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland (2015); The Lucky Jotter International Arts Showcase 8th Exhibition, The Gallery, Blackpool (2016); Astronomy and Light, Bankley Gallery, Manchester (2017).

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James Pfaff: Alex & Me
Apr
19
to Jun 1

James Pfaff: Alex & Me

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Artist Talk: Saturday 28th April 3pm. James Pfaff and Francesca Seravalle in conversation, moderated by Tim Clark (1000 Words magazine)

Alex & Me by James Pfaff (b Glasgow, 1965) is an artistic reappropriation of his archive, a tribute to a significant broken love, an authentic road trip through North America in the late summer of 1998 - Toronto to New Orleans and then back north by way of New York City.

Amongst the many works in the show, the neon installation “Ever been changed by someone? immediately interrogates visitors on the importance of the autobiographical in his creative process. The show, a retrospective touching on the role of obsession in artistic research where the author utilises his archive and ephemera to help rebuild fractured memories. 

Alex & Me, the exhibition and book, were developed in a tandem process between James Pfaff & Francesca Seravalle. After the success of the book, published by Danilo Montanari Editore (2016) shortlisted at Cosmos – Rencontres d’Arles 2016 by Erik Kessels, Pfaff along with curator Seravalle reunite to bring the work reappraised in exhibition form. The exhibition will introduce unseen photographs, new mixed media installations, painted objects and a selection of Pfaff's collection of journals made over the period of the last two decades. The vast majority of pieces presented are unique and unreproducible and have an imperfect beauty likened to the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic so crucial to Pfaff: always reflecting the realities of transience and the imperfections of life.

Pfaff uses the photographic medium to allow him to find and analyse contamination and the many uncontrolled interventions playing out in the background of their trip - the lives of others, places and the political atmosphere in the United States during the Clinton era. 

Curated by Francesca Seravalle.

Programmed as part of Glasgow International 2018 'Across the City'.

Images: © James Pfaff

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