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Out on the fringe ….

The Brighton Photo Fringe that is!  Concurrently with the Brighton Photo Biennial (the largest photography exhibition in the UK), the Fringe runs from 4th October – 3rd November 2014. I am very excited to share the gallery with five other local photographers, Colin Miller ARPS, Audrey Marshall ARPS, Steve Boyle ARPS, Nicola Miles and Sylwia Liszak. We will be exhibiting in the brand new Artista Gallery and Studio, right in the heart of the city.

Each of us has a different style and approach but we share commitment, a personal vision and fierce independence in what we make and show. Working as a team with gallery owner Alex, we have agreed how to share the quirky exhibition space to showcase everyone’s work to its best advantage and are working on our marketing strategy together. We will be having an open Preview Evening on October 3rd, but if you can’t come then, do pop in anytime during the month for a coffee, drink or food and see “Six Photographers Under One Roof”.

I’ll bring you more news as we fine tune our plans, suffice to say it will be worth visiting!



The exhibition is over …

Uckfield Art Trail turned out to be an excellent way of gaining confidence in my work. There was a lot of interest in my photography and visitors asked more about the nonprofits I had supported. We chatted about a shared love of travel, their own volunteering exploits and some suggested potential opportunities for me to follow-up. The Rotary Club asked me to talk to them about my work and being with a fun bunch of artists and photographers for a couple of days was a treat.

I look forward to hanging the exhibition somewhere else soon …


Exhibiting at Uckfield Art Trail …

It’s so difficult to select a few images to show what I’ve been photographing recently. I’m exhibiting at the Uckfield Art Trail* to showcase my nonprofit work and promote the charities I supported. But how do I choose? How do I, inexpensively and pleasingly, present a coherent display in a small space to engage visitors? It’s tough and although I learned a little about editing in Cape Town, it’s still a massive challenge. Many of the visitors will expect to see paintings, fine art photography and craft work, to enjoy the community art fair and the work their children have produced … I need to entertain, not just hope to educate ….

As a founder of the Art Trail in 2005 I’m really pleased to be involved again. Thank goodness I’m only exhibiting and don’t have the burden of “herding cats” – I mean organising – talented but often scatty (sorry!) artists. I also had the pleasure of working with some local children on an Art Project inspired by the Testigo Africa Project and am really looking forward to helping them put together their display of paintings, sculpture and beads.

So if you are in the Sussex area, do come and say hello … I’ll be showing images from my trip to the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand with COSA, the Water Project in Tanzania with Testigo Africa and my recent visit to Cape Town with Momenta and James House.  Come and find out more about the causes and my experiences and if you come to the Launch Party at 7pm on 19th July, you may even find a glass of wine!

Below are some of the photographs that won’t be on display. Hah, you have to come along …!

* Exhibition is at the Civic Centre, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AE and at Bridge Cottage on the High Street.  Friday 19th July 3-9pm and Saturday 20th July 9am-7pm.

Longido Water Source

The daily grind of collecting water, Longido, Tanzania

Killing time, village in Northern Thailand

Killing time, village in Northern Thailand

Rural Life, Oltepesi, Longido (8)

Rural Life, Oltepesi, Longido

Project South Africa 2013

Ronald and his son, Hangberg, Cape Town

Project South Africa 2013

Driving through Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Testigo 8 -25x35

Drinking goat’s blood, Longido, Tanzania


Exhibiting …

Busy week!  Been framing images for an exhibition in December at The Hawth in Crawley – printing photos, cutting mounts and designing posters.  Mainly fun travel images that people might want to buy as Christmas gifts or even for themselves …. here’s hoping!  😉

Steve McDonald Photography will also be exhibiting  …. see his work on Flickr here.

But I’m also taking the opportunity to exhibit some of the images associated with Testigo Africa’s water project.  It’s a chance to encourage people to support the project or to think about how easy life is for us in terms of our access to water or to just enjoy looking at the work as they wander about the foyer before or after the show they have come to see.

Photography can be so many things.  It may be a personal record …. perhaps documentary or photojournalism trying to make a change …. stunning art for pure pleasure …. just fun to share on Facebook or Twitter; it’s whatever you want it to be.  There’s no need for snobbery about the proliferation of images in our world; we should see it as a privilege that everyone (virtually) has access to equipment that makes a picture.  There is such joy in having images of our lives easily accessible – not in a dusty box hidden in the attic.  I love it!

Do come along to The Hawth if you’re in the area … we have very reasonable prices!]