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16 May 2013
Via Photo Space Margate on facebook: "Public Lecture: South
East Archive of Seaside Photography and the Sunbeam Collection
at Canterbury Christ Church University. Director of SEAS Photography,
Dr Karen Shepherdson will be outlining the work undertaken by the
Archive to date and discussing a key selection of images from the
Collection. This event is free and open to the public. Venue:
Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs
Campus. Lecture Theatre Cg09 Time: Thursday 23rd May 2013, 7pm.
talk will be gallerist, curator & writer Laura
Noble. Monday 13 May, Bullet Coffee House, Robertson St Hastings.
"What do collectors want? How do young photographers find representation?
Laura Noble will examine the business of fine art photography drawing
on her own experience as gallerist, curator and collector.
Laura Noble is the Director of L A Noble Gallery in London &
author of The Art Of Collecting Photography. She curates and lectures
on all aspects of collecting photography, professional and gallery
practice worldwide as a regular visiting lecturer at Sotheby’s
Institute in London. As an avid collector Laura prides herself on
discovering new talent and writes extensively on photography in
numerous journals worldwide including: Foam Magazine, Eyemazing,
GUP, Hotshoe, Snoeks, f22/State magazine, Next Level and Image.
She was also Editor at large for Photoicon for two years. Her regular
photography book column in fLIP magazine has a dedicated long-running
Photographic Society will hold its Annual Exhibition at the
DaVinci Hotel & Art Gallery, 10 Howard Square, Eastbourne BN21
4BQ from Saturday 4th May to Friday 31st May. 10-5 daily.
For Entries: Pure
Arts are inviting submissions for their Autumn Art Fair at Powdermills,
Battle. This year the prize fund is £2500. Deadline 3 June.
Submission fee, artists £45 students £25. Online submission
Sussex Coast College Hastings is offering free taster courses for
adults. The photography one is on Tuesday 21 May: "Learn simple
techniques to improve your photography skills using both digital
and film cameras." Details
here, limited places, early booking adviseable.
Use your 'phone to win a camera: "Mobile Shotz is a mobile
phone photography competition & exhibition run by Andrew Newson
Photography Courses & Redbox Cameras. The competition is open
to Kent & Sussex residents. Deadline for entering is: Sunday
4th August 2013 (Midnight GMT). Prizes: A camera courtesy of Redbox
Cameras to the value of £200. Photography tuition from Andrew
Newson Photography Courses. In addition to those prizes we will
be selecting between 100-200 photos to be included in the Mobile
Shotz exhibition which will take place in Crowborough, East Sussex
at the end of August 2013. Full details & how to enter are at
Photography Day 2013 is Sunday, April 28. A sublime annual lotec
meets hitec event. Make a picture through a tiny hole on that day,
scan it and take part in a brilliant online exhibition that has
been held since 2001. Invent or download a camera and learn how
to use it in the pinhole section of PhotoHastings
- online resources.
The recently opened 1066 Art Academy in Battle (above Costa Coffee,
11 High St) is showing 2 exhibitions including photography - "Gaia"
features botanical studies and constructions by Carol
Sharp and "4Play" includes Beatrice
Lacey's work inspired by the human form. Until 5 May. See the
website for more details.
The Loose is a new biennale of research with strong Hastings
connections to be held in London throughout May 2013:
"Moose on the Loose, the first Biennale of Research, organised
by the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) will
explore and celebrate photography research in and around the University
of the Arts London. It will include exhibitions, films, study days,
conversations, research meetings and book launches. The Biennale
will be held at London College of Communication and at venues across
central London during May 2013. Among the Biennale’s themes
are research into war and conflict, women’s photography in
the 1990s, the history and legacy of community and photography in
the 1970s, photography and queerness and photography and the contemporary
Organised by Val Williams' Photography
& the Archive Research Centre, featuring book launches by
Stuart Griffiths & Grace Lau. See also the Moose
On The Loose Blog.
"Transitions" curated by Nigel
Green will be at The Powdermills Hotel, Powdermill Lane, Battle,
Friday 19 to Sunday 28 April 10-5: "PURE
Arts group is delighted to present its first exhibition devoted
entirely to the medium of Photography. ‘Transitions’
will showcase a range of contemporary fine art photographic practice
from photographers based in the South East, London and Northern
France. Exhibiting Photographers include: Nigel Green; Stephen Hughes;
Andrew Moran; Marcus Haydock; Jean-Luc Brouard; Alex Currie; Lucy
Phillips; Sebastian Hedge; Claire Dignocourt; Eva Kalpadaki; Fergus
Heron; Alexander Brattell; Martin Everett; Fleur Alston; Penny Klepuszeewska;
Glover / New Work will be the next exhibition at Lucy
Bell Fine Art, from 16 April - 20 May, Wednesday – Saturday
"Malcolm Glover has been working on this series of work from
India for the past five years. Much of the work relates to water
and how the Indian people relate to it, not only for leisure and
industry, or practical reasons such as washing and manufacuturing.but
as a spiritual influence in the lives of the Hindu. The Ganges evokes
a historic and ancient meaning to its people, demonstrating how
the elements of water exist on not only a pracical basis but also
on spiritual level.
These layers of life are held together throughout Glover’s
new work from India, showing not only documentary representations
of his subjects, but by subtely stitching the pieces together we
feel a sense of humanity and vunerablity. So the narrative not only
has a documentary feel but there are other layers evident, which
is what makes Glovers work so special. The prints are 4ft long."
"Snapshots of Fay Godwin", a talk by Geraldine
Alexander. Monday April 8th, Bullet Coffee House, Robertson
St Hastings. 8pm, admission £3:
"Fay Godwin (1931-2005) was a photographer,
environmental campaigner and artist who was not afraid to move her
creative vision forward. Her reputation continues to grow, and her
work celebrating the British countryside and the rights of all to
protect it and to have access to it is achieving new importance
and poignancy in the shadow of current government legislation. This
will be the first public lecture by Fay Godwin's last assistant
Geraldine Alexander, currently engaged on a PhD thesis and biography
For Images: Paul King is working to promote the area and
is looking for photographs he can use:
"I wonder if you could help me please, I am looking for a few
nice Pictures of Hastings to go here to replace the ones I have
on the template at the moment. www.thecinqueports.com/Hastings/Hastings_Cinque_Ports_Town.html.
We will of course give credit for it. This is a new initiative under
the Cinque ports name to promote footfall in the respective high
streets. There is a Plan which is located here www.thecinqueports.com/The_Cinque_ports_plan.html.
So far we have Tenterden, Winchelsea, Rye, Folkestone, all editing
their own pages, others have the ability to login and we already
have some high profile supporters on the site. We have support from
various chambers of commerce and accredited accommodation providers.
We are all doing this for free so your help if you were able would
be really appreciated.
Paul King, Chairman Rye Bay Marketing Ltd
Rye Bay Marketing Ltd is a not for profit Company established to
ethically promote tourism in the Rye Bay Area."
Birthday: It's the Spring Equinox (at last!) and PhotoHastings
is 4 years old (already!). In that time it has grown into a significant
resource thanks to all the excellent recommendations from fellow
photographers and students. If there's a service or website you
think should be on here, or you have any suggestions as to how this
site can be more useful, please do get
"Parallel Impressions is the work of Jackie Summerfield and
ceramic modeller and photographer respectively. The work on show
consists of portraiture with Jackie showing portrait busts of real
and imagined characters and Paddy, large colour images of friends
The Stade Hall, Old Town Hastings. 29 March - 4 April, 11-5 daily.
"Who Do You Think You Are" is a group show of photography
and graphic art at Lucy
Bell Fine Art from 22nd March - 10 April featuring work by Colin
Jones, Brian Duffy, Chris Duffy, Bruce Rae, Alexander Brattell and
Graphic Artists Debi Angel, Wasted and Wounded, Martin O’Neill
"Interludes" by John Shanks and Mike Leale will be at
Arts Forum from 28 March to 9 April:
"John Shanks - I am showing some of my new work that pushes
at the boundaries of photography whilst still seeking and capturing
the essence of images as seen through the lens. Mike Leale -these
are just some of the things that have appealed to me over the past
year. Images that have taken my fancy whilst out and about with
camera in Hastings, London, Dungeness and other more far away places."
"The Animal Body", a new exhibition at The
Kave Gallery in Kings Rd, St Leonards On Sea features photography
by Stuart Griffiths, Amanda Jobson and others. Mon - Sun 11-5, 6th
to 20th March.
MOONBUG a talk with Nichola Bruce. Thursday 14th. 4-6. Lecture Theatre,
Priory Square Building, Hastings.
Film maker Nichola Bruce will be in discussion with Alastair Fairley
(FASE Archive), on the documentary Moonbug. The film, featuring
the photographer Steve Pyke MBE, documents Apollo astronauts who
walked on the moon. Nichola will share her experience as a cinematographer
and film maker, how the film came from her personal 27 year film
Archive Randometer, and also share her aspirations for the Moonbug
project as a multimedia touring Exhibition, recently shown at NASA.
FREE to all, please register via email email@example.com.
News of other events at The Media Enterprise Centre here.
"Cinder Path. A series of photographs by Julian
Anderson" will be showing at the blackShed
Gallery in Robertsbridge from 16th March to 27th April:
"Shot using an old twin lens camera on black & white film,
this is a collection of delicate-looking plants, weather-beaten
but surviving in a harsh beach-side environment found growing along
an unmade cinder path and railway line. A beautiful series of intimate
images photographed during springtime over the last few years."
TRI-POD PHOTO PROJECT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Saturday 16th March:1.30 - 5.30pm, Sunday 17th March:10.00am - 5.30pm.
Tri-pod is calling for applicants for its next weekend Photo Project
Research & Development Workshop to be held in central Brighton.
The first Tri-pod project development group was set up in April
2010 and has now been running for over two years.
The workshop will be based on the belief that some photographers
would benefit from the support of peers and mentors whilst developing
a body of work. The aim of the weekend will be to support participants
who specifically have a photographic project in progress.
During the workshop, we will discuss approaches to your working
practice and the various challenges that can block a project moving
forward. There will also be an opportunity, all day on Sunday, to
receive personal guidance and feedback from three industry professionals:
Miranda Gavin (Hotshoe Deputy Editor), Max Houghton (8 Magazine
Editor and Lecturer) & Sue Steward (Photography Journalist &
Curator), about your project in progress.
To find out more and apply go to: http://www.tri-pod.co.uk.
The next speaker in the series of Photology
talks in Hastings will be Steven
Cook on Monday 4th March at 8pm. Bullet
Coffee House. Admission £3.
"Steven Cook is a British artist, photographer, and graphic
designer. He is best known for his art direction and design of the
British comic 2000AD, but also for his work for DC, Vertigo and
Marvel Comics. Inspired by this genre, his photographic work records
the boundaries where fantasy and reality collide. His touring exhibition
“Secret Origins” charted the rise of the key players
in what is now a multi-billion dollar industry from their earliest
days at legendary publishers such as 2000AD, Deadline and Marvel
UK. Cook’s informal reportage photographs and unique portraits
feature Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Jamie Hewlett,
Dave Gibbons, Robert Crumb and many other comics luminaries."
"A Small Photo Show" by Maria Dixon is at One
Cafe, 1 London Rd St Leonards On Sea, from Monday 25th February
for 1 month.
Coming up at Hastings
Arts Forum, 14-26 March: "An exhibition of roads protest
photos from the 1990s by Adrian Arbib, author of the wonderful book
Hill", will be taking place at the Arts Forum, 36 Marina,
TN38 0BU: 11am – 5pm every day from 14 - 26 March inclusive.
Volunteer invigilators are needed to staff this event, and talk
to the public about the Combe Haven campaign. Please contact us
if you can help: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07926 423 033."
Haven Defenders are protesting against the construction of the
controversial new Hastings-Bexhill link road.
Photography in the South East of England) is a well established
group with strong links to Hastings who meet and exhibit regularly.
Their next exhibition is at The
Hawth, Crawley 9-22 March.
O'Neill Award 2012 exhibition of the top ten shortlisted photographers
will be at Lucy
Bell Fine Art in St Leonards On Sea from 22nd February to 15th
March 2013. Wed– Sat 11-4. View a short film about this year's
NASA images are brilliant and copyright free, and there's a talk
about the glory years of the American space programme on 14th February,
4-6pm at University
of Brighton Hastings, Priory Square Building, main lecture theatre:
on the Moon – Broadcasting history in the making. A talk by
Alastair Fairley MA, Director of the Fairley Archive of Space Exploration.
In July 1969, ten years of the space race climaxed when Neil Armstrong
became the first man to walk on the moon. But it wasn’t just
a mark of man’s greatest achievement in the twentieth century
– it was the world’s biggest news story.
Using rare archive material from his late father’s ITN archive,
Alastair Fairley looks at how that story was brought to millions,
moment-by-moment, breaking new boundaries in television journalism
yet dogged throughout by technical hitches, rudimentary technology
and outdated values.
Free to all, please can you book via return email email@example.com."
Tuesday, the annual celebration of the Hastings & St Leonards
live music scene, is running a photography competition to accompany
its programme from 8-12 February. Prestige, exposure and decent
prizes are at stake:
"This year The Fat Tuesday Team are introducing an exciting
new element – “The Fat Photo” - which is a photographic
competition to encourage amateur photographers from across the region
to get snapping during The Fat Tuesday Festival and capture the
spirit and atmosphere of the various events.
There will be will be a £150 cash prize for the best overall
photo and three runners up prizes of £50 Marriott’s
Photo Stores gift tokens. The runners up categories are: Best live
action shot, Best audience photograph (Punter Pic) and the most
liked image on facebook.
Maximum of three photos per contestant and the contestant must be
an amateur photographer.
All images must be uploaded by midnight of Sunday 24th February
and the winners will be announced at the Fat Tuesday 2013 Thank
You Party to be held at The Jenny Lind on Thursday 28th February
More details from their website
The next Photology
talk is on Monday 4th February and will be upstairs at JD
Bar, just opposite the usual venue Bullet Coffee House. February's
talk will be by Vasileios Kantas PhD entitled "On Images That
Maintain An Appeal":
"Drawing examples from established practitioners such as Eggleston,
Winogrand, Winship, Petridis, as well as from his own photography
portfolio, Vasileios will present his viewpoint on how some images
achieve to preserve a never ending enthusiasm to its onlooker. By
analyzing the progress of his practice throughout his involvement
with the medium, along with enriching his visual inquisitiveness
with theorists’ claims (such as Barthes, Van Lier, Flusser,
Laruelle and Rivellis) Vasileios will illustrate the directorial
strategies of a photographer whose practice oscillates between that
of an intuitive practitioner and an academic researcher."
From the University
of Brighton in Hastings via Hastings
have been scheduling some interesting workshops and talks for local
creatives, below is a summary of what's coming with dates, if known.
To register interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These workshops have been designed to assist your professional development
by building knowledge and the application of commercial principles,
without hampering creative ability. You will gain practical guidance
from specialist advisers and industry experts. £10 per session
for non members, FREE to members (£30 for 6 months).
6 February 2013 - Marketing and Getting New Customers
Wednesday 20 February 2013 - Getting Your Numbers in Shape
Wednesday 6 March 2013 - Protecting Your Ideas
Wednesday 20 March 2013 - Understanding Social Media Marketing
Wednesday 17 April 2013 - Understanding How to Increase Your Google
Questions and Answers with Industry experts
Thursday 21st February 2013 - Mobile Presence Services: exploring
and using the mobile medium in business - Run by Mobi-jo.
story behind the reporting of the moon landings, how history was
made and new boundaries were broken in broadcast Journalism - Date
Nicola Bruce in conversation - Documentary film maker talking about
the making of "Moon Bug" her NESTA fellowship and much
more - Date TBC
forget if you join our membership you can access our MEC Apple Desktops
with Adobe Master Collection, A3 scanner, Final Cut and AVID editing
Tent Gallery will be open in Hastings for the weekend 26th &
27th January with its new exhibition, Holiday Heaven / Holiday Hell.
We will be pitched up in the Rock-a-Nore area, roughly opposite
the fishing museum.
Opening times are 10.00am – 4.00pm."
for this year's Terry
O'Neill Award has been announced and will be exhibited at The
Strand Gallery in London, 18-31 January, before coming to organiser
gallery in St Leonards On Sea.
The first Photology
speaker of 2013 will be Val Williams. Monday 7th January 8pm at
Bullet Coffee House, Robertson St Hastings. Admission £3:
"Val Williams is a curator, writer and Professor of the History
and Culture of Photography, University of the Arts, London. She
was co-founder in 1972 of Impressions Gallery in York, one of the
first specialist photography galleries in Europe, and has remained
an important influence on the development of photography in Britain
for over 40 years.
She is Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre
at the London College of Communication and the editor of the Journal
of Photography and Culture. The author of many books, recent publications
include Daniel Meadows: Edited photographs from the 70s and 80s
and When Photography Really Works."
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