Monday 9 October 8pm
Photology – Talks and discussion about photography
The Pig, 37 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JL
£5 on the door for the speaker
Living and working in Hastings since 2015, Emily Allchurch originally trained as a sculptor at the Kent Institute of Design (now UCA) in Canterbury, before starting to work with photography during her MA at the Royal College of Art (1997-99). In her talk, Emily will discuss how her intricate digital photo-collage technique of recreating Old Masters from a contemporary perspective has evolved over the last 20 years, and how it has proved a useful device for her own explorations around place and culture, infusing present-day narratives with a sense of history.
Her works are held in public and private collections worldwide, including the Royal Academy of Arts in London, The Museum of London, Manchester Art Gallery, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (USA), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy (France), and Tokaido Hiroshige Museum (Japan). In 2019-2020 she was awarded an Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice grant for her ‘Mirrored Cities’ series and was a finalist and recipient of the People’s Choice Award in the 2018 Columbia Threadneedle Prize.
Image: © Caroline Dyal, Emily Allchurch portrait alongsdie her work