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.

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.

My Month – InterYear Crit Week

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As part of Interyear Crit week last week, first and second year students worked together on a 2 hour intensive project exploring the  the idea of ‘My Month’

Students were asked to use the library archive of Face/ ID / Dazed Vogue as a starting point selecting the Month of their birth and responding to an element from the magazine.

Here are a selection of the resulting images, shot by Seing Ta, Iain Hamilton, Chloe Goodger, Shannon Jones and Agnieszka Horbaczewska

PhotoUclan Manchester Studio Visits

 

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Photolink Studio Tour

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As Part of trips week PhotoUclan students visited Manchester to visit commercial studios and continue to develop our external professional links, Studio Manager Julian at Photolink very kindly agreed to meet our students and give them a tour of Photolink Studios in Manchester, showing them the huge range of work they undertake and how they manage their impressive studio spaces and image production for their long client list. We also met up with one of our PhotoUclan alumni Josh Jackson who is now a still life Photographer at Photolink Studios.

In the afternoon we visited another of our recent PhotoUclan alumni Liz Ball from Iris Artistic Platform who talked to our students about curating her latest show ‘Etalage ii’ at Awol studios in Manchester which featured work by PhotoUclan Alumni Paul McCrimmon, MA student Kevin Crooks, and staff David Dennison and Mark Reeves.