ophelia

Interpretations: New solo exhibition at the Free Space Gallery!

The Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town is currently hosting a solo exhibition of my photographic based work! Running until 9th October, Interpretations features prints from 4 bodies of work:

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

Chasing Shadows

Ophelia

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Each series uses a different photographic/printmaking technique to study the passing of time from different emotional viewpoints.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

As well as showing prints from each series, I am also showing a book of images for ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’.  This is the first time that I am exhibiting this work so I’m particularly excited.

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows – fence

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6.30pm until 9th October.

On Friday 4th September there will also be an open evening, from 6.30-9pm where I will also be showing projections of ‘Chasing Shadows’ and ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’. Copies of the book will also shortly be available for sale – watch this space for more info.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

Address:

First floor 2 Bartholomew Road London NW5 2BX

Directions:

Underground: Kentish Town (Northern Line)

Overground: Camden Town Road (North London Line)

Buses: 46, 134, C2

Cornish Roads (hedges) - in Flow, B3306

Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

About the Free Space Gallery

Established in 2010 the Free Space Gallery works with local and national artists within the unique settings of the Kentish Town Health Centre and the Queens Crescent Practice, two NHS facilities in north London. The Free Space Gallery delivers a programme of free exhibitions, free creative workshops and events, an art therapy course and an artist in residence programme. All of their work is generously supported by the Kentish Town Improvement Fund.

Thank you to the Free Space Gallery for supporting my work!

Finalist in 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards!

I’m quite astonished and really happy to say that my photographs have achieved Finalist in 4 categories of the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers!

The selected photographs are each from 4 different projects (click on the links to find out about each series):

London Project/Traces (work in progress)

Ophelia

Adventures in a Suburban Garden

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Ophelia 4

Ophelia 4

 

Part of the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, the Julia Margaret Cameron Award is addressed to professional and non professional women photographers worldwide. With 17 categories, Photographers are invited to submit work in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought.

This year 1203 photographers from 51 countries submitted 6804 images. Congratulations to all the other winning entries!

 

I was Finalist in the following categories; click on the links to see the whole selection:

Winners gallery – People, Culture and Daily Life

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - People Culture and Daily Life

No48 nightbus, London (from London Project/Traces) – Finalist – People Culture and Daily Life

 

Winners gallery – Alternative Processes

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Alternative Processes

Ophelia 4 (from Ophelia) – Finalist – Alternative Processes

 

Winners gallery – Digital Manipulation

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Digital Manipulation

Untitled (from Adventures in a Suburban Garden) – Finalist – Digital Manipulation

 

Winners gallery – Still Life and Abstractions

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Still Life and Abstractions

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow (B3306-1) – Finalist – Still Life and Abstractions

 

 

Ophelia in Aura

Today I was really pleased to find out that Ophelia #3 from my Ophelia series was selected for the group show ‘Aura’ at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon, USA.

Featuring 50 ethereal images from all over the world, the show ran from October 11th to November 4th 2014.  It’s a lovely space and I’m thrilled to be part of this exhibition.

Ophelia #3

Ophelia #3

LightBox Photographic Gallery was established in June 2009 to provide a center for the promotion of creative and alternative photography on the North Coast of Oregon. LightBox provides a venue where photographic artists may exhibit their work, share their vision, and inspire other photographers and individuals, and strives to exhibit a diversity of photographic styles and processes, to educate in these techniques and methods, and to influence the community in the recognition of photography as fine art.

 

extended run – Ophelia still on show at Shape Arts Gallery!

I’ve just heard that Ophelia #1 and #2 are continuing their stay at the Shape Gallery in Westfield Stratford City, as part of a diverse range of work for exhibition and sale.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm,  at:

Westfield Stratford City, 91/92 The Street, London, E20 1EJ

(nearest station Stratford – Jubilee, Central, DLR, Overground lines)

Click here for more information and a map

Ophelia #2 - polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #2 – polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1-6 is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of the text.  Combining underwater photography with alternative printing, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.

I repeatedly printed and re-photographed the images using lo-fi techniques to intensify and degrade them, and then I used the now discontinued Polaroid 669 film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter and ensuring that each print is completely unique in its appearance.

This is a limited edition run of  a total of 30 sets of hand made original prints, signed recto and mounted on conservation grade board. Print size 12cm x 9cm, mount size 30cm x 42cm.  Although only images 1-2 of Edition 7 are on display at the Shape Gallery, you can request to purchase the full set of 6.

The Shape Gallery showcases some of the UK’s most exciting disabled artists, featuring works by both well-known names and new talent. 

Until 17th January the gallery is also showing [In]Visible – this year’s Shape Open.

 

 

Ophelia at Shape Arts Gallery, Westfield Stratford – 2 weeks left!

The current group show at the Shape Arts Gallery, featuring Ophelia #1-4, has just 2 weeks left.

The exhibition is on until 18th October 2014, with work for sale by 20 artists – including etchings, photography, ceramics and paintings.

Ophelia #2

Ophelia #2

The Shape Arts gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm,  at:

Westfield Stratford City, 91/92 The Street, London, E20 1EJ

(nearest station Stratford – Jubilee, Central, DLR, Overground lines)

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery until 18th October 2014

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery until 18th October 2014

Ophelia #1-6 is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of the text.  Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.

After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to intensify and degrade them. In the final stage I used the now discontinued Polaroid 669 film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.

Although only images 1-4 of Edition 7 are in the exhibition, you can request to purchase the full set of 6.

Ophelia in the Polaroid Show

Image #1 from the Ophelia series will be showing at Doomed Gallery, Dalston, London on 12th-13th September.

Featuring Polaroid based work from over 100 photographers the exhibition is  at 65/67 Ridley Road,Dalston, London E8 2NP, and open on the following days/times:

Friday 12th September – 6-9pm
Saturday 13th September – 4-8pm

Friday’s opening also features Polaroid related talks from Kevin Mason and Joel Chernin between 7.30-8.30pm.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

From Monday 15th September all works will also be shown online

To find out more about the exhibition either check out (and follow) Doomed Gallery’s tumblr site or find them on Facebook.

Doomed Gallery exists to support and push photographers. Coming from the DIY scene they showcase the most exciting in both up-and-coming and established photographers, as well as visual artists.

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford

Ophelia #1-4 are now exhibiting at the Shape Gallery in Westfield Stratford City.

The exhibition is on until 18th October 2014, with work for sale by 20 artists – including etchings, photography, ceramics and paintings.

The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm,  at:

Westfield Stratford City, 91/92 The Street, London, E20 1EJ

(nearest station Stratford – Jubilee, Central, DLR, Overground lines)

 

Here’s a shot of my work in situ:

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford

Ophelia #1-6 is a limited edition run of 30 sets of hand made original prints, signed recto and mounted on conservation grade board. Print size 12cm x 9cm, mount size 30cm x 42cm.

Although only images 1-4 of Edition 7 are in the exhibition, you can request to purchase the full set of 6.

Here’s an image from the series:

Ophelia #4

Ophelia #4

About Ophelia #1-6:

Ophelia #1-6 is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of the text.  Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.

After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to intensify and degrade them. In the final stage I used the now discontinued Polaroid 669 film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.

You can see the full set on my website.

 

About Shape Arts:

The Shape Gallery showcases some of the UK’s most exciting disabled artists, featuring contemporary works by both well-known names and new talent, bringing vibrant energy to Westfield Stratford’s stylish outdoor quarter, ‘The Street’.  Right by the Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford City is Europe’s largest urban shopping and leisure centre.

In case you want to know what exactly you’re looking for – here is a photograph of Shape’s lovely light and spacious gallery, right next to lots of cafes selling tasty food.

Shape Gallery, The Street, Westfield Stratford

Shape Gallery, The Street, Westfield Stratford

 

 

Lensculture Emerging Talent 2014 – early favourites

I’ve just stumbled across this and leapt out of my seat!

Ophelia’s in the middle of the second row

This is an album of editors favourite entries to their 2014 Emerging Talent competition (when you’re scrolling through I’m at 149).

Here’s a link to the album: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/jim-casper-collection-test-jc-1-july-2014

Ophelia #1

Ophelia #1

Although I didn’t make it to the top 50, there were thousands of entries from 94 countries so I’m really happy to have had my work showcased in this album and on their facebook page as part of the competition.  Congratulations to the winners!

Too see more from my Ophelia series take a look at my website

…late additions (Alma Street Fair today!)

Today!!   Sunday 27th July, from 12-7pm at Alma Street and Inkerman Road, NW5, London

As well as 5 complete sets (and a handful of single images) of the Ophelia series, I’ve some teeny tiny prints of other photographic works – some new, some not so new, and a couple of my old favourites too.

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

Perfect for small budgets, prints include a selection of interesting trees and plants, a striking section of rock (which reminds me of the Boyle family), and an impressive bird – a new image from the series Heralds (faded glory).

Heralds (faded glory)

Heralds (faded glory)

Regents Park, spring 2014

Regents Park, spring 2014

There’ll also be 6 prints from my new series Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow – more information on this work later but here’s an image from the series:

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

There are two stages, and lots of lovely food and goodies for sale on Alma Street.

Inkerman Road is also transformed into an outdoor art gallery filled with exhibitions, print sales and art workshops.  This is where you’ll find me from 12-7pm.

 

You can follow this year’s festival on twitter: @AlmaStreetFair

Or you can read more about it here: http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2014/07/23/alma-street-fair-back-back-back-plus-two-check/

For one day only… Sunday 27th July, NW5

On Sunday 27th July I’ll be at this year’s Alma Street Fair, selling original limited edition prints from my series Ophelia #1-6.

This annual festival across Alma Street and Inkerman Road, NW5 celebrates the diverse talents of Kentish Town, London.

The fair is on Sunday 27th July, from 12-7pm at Alma Street and Inkerman Road, NW5, London

There are two stages, and lots of lovely food and goodies for sale on Alma Street. Inkerman Road is also transformed into an outdoor art gallery filled with exhibitions, print sales and art workshops.  This is where you’ll find me and my Ophelia prints – with complete sets and individual prints for sale.  I might also be showing some new work too – more on that later.

This is my first year at the festival so I’m very excited to be taking part! Fingers crossed for good weather!

 

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift
Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

 

Ophelia #1-6

Ophelia #1-6 is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of the text such as Waterhouse and Millais.  Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing methods, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.

This is a limited edition run of 30 sets of hand made original prints, signed recto and mounted on conservation grade board. Print size 12cm x 9cm, mount size 30cm x 42cm.

After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to simultaneously intensify and degrade the images. In the final stage I used the now discontinued Polaroid 669 film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.

 

More information:

To find out more about Ophelia #1-6 take a look at my website, more information is here on this blog, or you can contact me directly.

You can follow this year’s festival on twitter: @AlmaStreetFair

Or you can read more about it here: http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2014/07/23/alma-street-fair-back-back-back-plus-two-check/