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.

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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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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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.

 

Photo UCLan Exhibition

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.

Photo UClan exhibition: Launch event

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.

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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.

 

MA Graduate, Kevin Crooks wins DBAC award

MA Photography graduate Kevin Crooks last night won 1st prize in the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise (DBACE). Kevin came top of his category with a unanimous vote from a panel of judges which included the likes of Nigel Hurst of Saatchi Gallery.

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The award gives Kevin £10,000 to continue the project and a year of professional / business/ creative mentorship supported by Deutsche Bank and their network. Kevin’s work – http://www.dbace.uk.com/projects/m62-the-trans-pennine-motorway/ is a project he began on the MA in 2015 and is in the process of developing. Deutsche Bank are very keen to work with the Photography area for next year’s award. Kevin will be speaking at this year’s Great Northern Creative Festival in the Fieldwork conference in November.

 

About DBACE http://www.dbace.uk.com/about-dbace/
Shortlisted in his category – Art & Photography –
http://www.dbace.uk.com/2016-shortlisted-applicants/

 

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…

Staff Profile:Brian J Morrison

Third year BA Photography Lecturer Brian J Morrison will tonight see his art work exhibited in an international photography festival in Poland. Warsaw Photodays is showcasing a number of interesting projects which deal with the expanding field of photography and the theme of Testosterone.

 

Brian will be exhibiting a piece he produced in 2014 entitled Ripped, Chiseled and Rock Hard, a series of large photographic sculptures of bodies appropriated from the advertising imagery of Muscle and Fitness Magazine during the 1980’s.

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This will be Brian’s first European exhibition, having presented his work already across the UK and Ireland.

56th Venice Biennale

Last week staff at UCLAN visited the 56th International Art Exhibition titled All The World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.

89 National Participations are exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice.

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