We would like to invite you to the Photo UCLAN exhibition launch event on Wednesday 25th May from 4pm to 7pm at PR1 Gallery, Victoria Building.
The exhibition is a show case of a selection of work from students across all three years of the undergraduate BA photography program.
Third year students will be exhibiting new works in the PR1 Gallery, spanning a range of photographic practice, including, contemporary fashion, documentary, collage and the photobook.
A selection of second year work from the Photography and the City module, will be on display in the photography gallery area found above PR1
Year one students will also be displaying photographic publications, which have been produced over the course this semester, exploring a diverse range of narrative driven photo work.
We hope to see you there.
For the past week Final Year under graduate students have been working with staff to hang the final degree show exhibition. Titled Vantage, the exhibition will be open to the public as part of the UCLan Creative Focus week from 10am on Saturday 15th June.
The final day seen the students and staff gain access to C/O Berlin, the most established gallery in Berlin dedicated to Photography. Co-Curator and project manager, Ann-Christin Bertrand, met the students and took them on a guided tour of the currently un-furbished new gallery space. Having moved from the former imperial Postfuhramt in Berlin-Mitte, C/O Berlin relocated into an old American cultural centre building -Amerkia Haus- built just after the second world war. This unique opportunity to catch a glimpse inside the walls of a gallery space prior to is refurbishment is one that the general vistor to Berlin would never get to see.
The attitude and willingness to engage with the students of Ann-Christin Bertrand capped off a truly memorable and productive trip to the ever fascinating German Capital.
Many thanks to all the students and staff involved for making it such a sucessful week.
Berlin has one of the worlds most renowned contemporary art scenes, visiting the many art spaces is a fundamental aspect of experiencing the city. Day four included trips to a number of established Museums and some smaller independently run galleries. The particularly interesting element of these two examples is the varied display method used to present the work.
Students and staff at UCLan visited Liverpool Biennial and were involved in researching and gathering inspiration from the exhibited artists. Students were then required to photographically respond to an artist’s work or produce a response to the key themes explored in their work. The images attached were taken by Course Leader John Aitken as a document of the trip.
Our third year students attended a talk with Ed Watts, who discussed art education through alternative outlets such as the Whitworth Gallery and Career opportunities within the gallery sector.
Ed also runs the alternative camera club in Manchester a regular forum for contemporary alternative photography practices.