Alumni Sara Foryame, Reconnecting Artists.

Sara Foryame who graduated from PhotoUCLan in 2015,and was featured in NORTH Volume I, has been developing an expansive project that aims to support Arab creatives. As part of this project there will be exhibition taking place in London on the 10th November.

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The exhibition showcases a diverse and refreshing selection of work that encourages dialogue about the power of connection and the importance of reconnecting with the community. With this, Reconnecting Arts, invites the audience to reflect on their own identity as well as discover similarities between them, the work and the artists.

For more information vist https://reconnectingarts.com/

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Allumni Ryan Wagstaff featured in Off the Rails

Ryan Wagstaff who graduated this summer will see his work featured in issue 10 of popular contemporary fashion and culture publication Off the Rails.

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The editorial piece is inspired by the Punk scene of the 1970’s but takes a contemporary twist. Set in the back streets of an undetermined northern town, Ryan explores class, northern identity and the classic do-it-yourself fashion aesthetic

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Ryan, features in our next edition of NORTH which launches on the 9th  of November. See here for more of Ryan’s work.

Showcase – Kevin Crooks – Fieldwork Photography Symposium

Kevin Crooks is an exhibitor at this years Fieldwork Photography Symposium on November 9th. His work will be shown at the University’s PR1 Gallery as alongside a range of other practitioners during the symposium. He has come back to UCLan to talk about his photographic development and the project he will be exhibiting.

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Kevin Crooks (2016)

KC – I am a St. Helens based photographer who has recently won the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise after completing an MA in Photography at the University of Central Lancashire. The award will provide funding and support to produce ‘M62: The Trans-Pennine Motorway’, a social documentary project which will explore the effects of how the Northern Powerhouse initiatives, and other government policies and programmes shape the lives of people within society, but more specifically those individuals and communities that are intrinsically linked to the motorway. The project will be produced between 2016-17, and will culminate in the production and a publication, this will be accompanied by the site specific presentations at relevant locations.

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Kevin Crooks (2016)

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Sara Foryame featured on Dazed Digital

Recent Photo UCLAN graduate, Sara Foryame, has seen her work featured in an article on Dazed and Confused magazines digital platform, Dazed Digital.

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Sara is one of five artists discussed in the article exploring young female Muslim artists and raises questions around representation, identity and faith.

“Keen to shatter the media’s one-sided portrayal of the Muslim experience, Foryame’s work melds many themes and methods – from photography and collage to reappropriation and surrealism

You can read the whole article here…

NORTH Publication to be exhibited at OFF // PHOTO 15

Our recent publication NORTH has been selected to be part of the PAGE IMPRESSIONS space at OFF // PHOTO 15 in Mannheim, Germany, from 12th September – 15th November.

Page Impressions is a prestigious list of publications compiled by Sylvia Ballhause and Markus Weckesser. NORTH will be in great company, sat alongside international titles such as DER GREIF, EXIT, OBJEKTIV and many more…

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You can purchase your own copy of NORTH from VILLAGE.

NORTH Publication Launch @ The Photographers Gallery

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We recently launched our new publication NORTH at several locations around the UK, Preston, Leeds @ village bookstore and finally at the Photographers Gallery in London (pictured here).

The publication is a new concept in showing photographic work challenging the traditional format of a degree show, as well as featuring student work it also profiles staff research projects and features Uclan Alumni. The launch events were a big success thankyou to everyone who attended and to all of you who bought copies of North, we hope you enjoyed the magazine.

Finally a big thanks to all our Launch partners Village Bookstore and the Photographers Gallery for help and support.

Copies of NORTH are available online through Village bookstore http://www.villagebookstore.co.uk/products/north-volume-1/ , and in the photographers gallery bookshop.