Ascension – final degree show prep

Our third year students managed to take over unused spaces in Preston Market for their final Degree show ‘Ascension’, with some extensive prep work and effort they transformed these spaces from abandoned to gallery in a few long days. A great effort from everyone involved, well done Class of 2017!

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2nd Year exhibitions week 2017

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‘Shoot people not places’, ‘The diversity of elegance’, ‘Is this England?’ and ‘The Black and White Mind’

Well done to all second years for creating some fantastic work and doing an excellent job arranging and promoting your shows its been a pleasure viewing the work.

Showcase -Tabitha Jussa – Fieldwork Photography Symposium

Tabitha Jussa is another of our exhibitors at this years Fieldwork Photography Symposium on November 9th. Her work will also be shown at the University’s PR1 Gallery alongside a range of other practitioners during the symposium. She has spoken with Fieldnotes about her photographic development and the project she will be exhibiting.

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20K City – Tabitha Jussa

This work is an on going exploration into the state of housing and the redevelopment of areas within cities worldwide. The audience are asked to consider the fate of our environment, of our culture, the importance of retaining physical links with the past through the built environment and the implications of the removal of the known landscape.

Throughout my practice, the work continues to encompass themes of duration, succession, change and time, taking the medium of photography beyond its immediate boundaries, to create a new metaimage – a moment in time stretched beyond the real.

Each photograph consists of between 10-50 individual negative images, composited together digitally to create a newly constructed view of each place. The photographs are large scale, encouraging the viewer to macro and microscopically read each picture, a nod to the tradition of the painted tableau.

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Eldon Grove – Tabitha Jussa

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Brian J Morrison at Manchester Contemporary

BA and MA Photography lecturer, Brian J Morrison will be showing some new and existing works at this years Manchester Contemporary with two exhibition spaces based in the North West.

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Alongside artists, Deborah Bowmann, Holly Hendry and Mollie Milton, Brian will make up a quartet of artists represented by Manchester based curatorial collective Collar. Work from Brian’s exhibition Tension at The Birley, Preston will also feature in a booth curated by the Harris Museum’s Clarrisa Corfe.

The Manchester Contemporary runs from 23rd to 25th September with a preview on the 22nd.

Fieldwork Photography Symposium – PR1 Exhibition – Open Call

UCLan’s PR1 Gallery will host a photographic exhibition on the theme of ‘the urban image’ this November to accompany the Fieldwork Photography Symposium on November 9th.

The exhibition so far has work by Tabitha Jussa, the arts collective Glass Ball, Deutsche Bank award winner Kevin Crooks and the members of UCLan’s Photography Research Group as well as many more.

Currently there is an open call for photographic submissions which will end September 30th. If you’re interested in having your work displayed in the show please e-mail JPurcell@uclan.ac.uk or JAitken@uclan.ac.uk with a selection of images.

Submissions should be in a j-peg format with the longest edge no longer than 2000 pixels. Please include a brief synopsis of the work. Note all work must have been shot in 2016.

 

Fieldwork Photography Symposium – The Urban Image

The Fieldwork Photography Symposium is a free one-day conference on 9 November 2016 here at UCLan. In addition to the conference there will also be an exhibition of photographic work in UCLan’s PR1 Gallery.

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There is an open call to photographers interested in taking part in the exhibition – please contact John Aitken jaitken@uclan.ac.uk or Jon Purcell jpurcell@uclan.ac.uk.

This year’s theme is The Urban Image.

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Third year students exhibited new works in the PR1 Gallery, spanning a range of photographic practice, including, contemporary fashion, documentary, collage and the photo book

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A selection of second year work from the Photography and the City module, was on display in the photography gallery area found above PR1

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Year one and foundation students also be displayed photographic publications, which have been produced over the course this semester, exploring a diverse range of narrative driven photo work.

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Thanks to all that made it along, and congratulations to those exhibiting students. Well done everyone.