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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Photouclan – Open days

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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.

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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.

https://www.savorr.co.uk/open-film/

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

 

North Publication, free download.

To celebrate the launch of our second edition of NORTH, a publication of undergraduate, postgraduate and staff projects along side commissioned pieces of writing and interviews, we are making the first edition available for free download.

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The first edition of North was an attempt to challenge the traditional degree show model, giving students the opportunity to be featured in a publication with distribution across the UK and Europe.

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The success of this new model, has inspired a new edition of the publication which will be launched on Wednesday 9th at the Fieldwork Conference. To receive your free copy of Volume one simply click here and follow the download request information.

We hope you enjoy these two editions of PhotoUCLan’s best and brightest visual practitioners.

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/

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 -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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