Photouclan – Open days


Another sucessful open day at Photouclan on Saturday providing course information guided tours and studio activities for potential students to partake in, if you would like to come and see what we do at Photouclan and all our great facilities please keep checking the website for upcoming open days and applicant days.

Brian J Morrison Resist, Resist, Release.

Photo UCLAN lecturer and MA Course Leader, Brian J Morrison is producing a new exhibition in collaboration with Artist Emily Warner and contemporary art critic Jonathan P Watts as part of four week public art program, DOMINO in Norwich.


DOMINO is proposed as the first of a sequence of SAVORR led programmes that will launch a self-supporting network with other regional art scenes. Here, two artists from Birmingham, Brian J Morrison and Emily Warner, have been invited to create new work for the first floor of The Shoe Factory. Working in dialogue with contemporary art critic Jonathan P. Watts, the progression of the invited artists’ ideas will be documented and such material will be on display for visitor insight and discussion.

Resist, resist release, will see Brian and Emily work collaboratively to produce works informed by crossovers in their practice. Both Artists are interested in the body and its relationship to art and will develop a response to each other and the exhibition space.

As part of the exhibition Brian and Emily will be acting as judges for a film/moving image open call. To submit to this please follow the link below.

More information and documentation of the project will be updated on the SAVORR webspace during the production week.


Everyday, Manchester.

On Thursday PhotoUclan students visited Manchester for a range of activities and events to inform their photographic practice.

Manchester City Art Gallery for ‘Strange and Familiar’ featuring the work of many great photographers such as Henri Cartier Bresson, Bruce Gilden, Tina Barney, a very fitting exhibition for the ‘everyday’ and curated by Martin Parr.

Followed by a visit to Manchester Central Library for The Living Library. The Living Library provide opportunities for a range of people to talk about there range of personal stories. PhotoUclan students found this experience thouroughly engaging and interesting. Staff and students heard the stories from Manchester Deaf Centre, Sofia and Tony. img_7475img_7480img_7481img_7495tony

The 2nd International Workshop on Visual Research – March 29th 2017

As the new term begins to take shape, I’m pleased to announce that the Photography Research Group (PRG) have sprung into action with their first event of the year.

The 2nd International Workshop on Visual Methods will be a one-day symposium/workshop premised  upon building relationships between visually orientated research and the social sciences. The workshop will open with two keynote speakers followed by a presentation from the Vice President of the International Sociological Association’s Visual Sociology Group. In the afternoon, the workshop will turn its attention to the wider doctoral community, spotlighting some of the most exciting  scholarship undertaken at a PhD level, internationally.

The event will host speakers from a range of locations and institutions including the UK, USA, Germany, Israel and Russia, with the event promising to to be a great platform upon which to promote and exchange knowledge and ideas. Over the course of coming weeks we’ll publish speaker profiles and begin to unpick some of the themes that the event will address.

In the meantime keep an eye on the dedicated webspace, found in the hyperlink above which, includes the registration link, abstracts, speaker bio’s and much more.

Registration is free and lunch will be provided. There is also a grant to support current ISA PhD students to attend.

Here is sample of the images and environments that’ll be addressed by our speakers on the day.

Gary Bratchford

March 29th 2017
Uclan 4th floor, Media F
9am registration and prompt 9:30am start