Details of Private View and exhibition with Uncertain States

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14 November – 5 December 2014
Private View: Thursday 13 November 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Uncertain States is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Exhibition UCS 2014 at The Bank Gallery.

The exhibition is a selection of photographers that have contributed to the quarterly Uncertain States broadsheets over the years. This years artists include Adrian Hardy, Agatha a. Nitecka, Ania Dabrowska, Cat Stevens, Charlie Fjatstrom, Christina Reid, David George, Fiona Yaron-Field, Franscico Gomez de Villaboa, Heather McDonough, James Russell Cant, Josephine Coy, Karl Ohiri, Martina Geccelli, Mick Williamson, Mish Amikoff, Radoslav Daskalov, Richard Ansett, Rebecca Sainsot Reynolds, Richard Sawdon-Smith, Robin Grierson, Roy Mehta, Spencer Rowell, Susan Andrews and Tracey Holland.

The Bank Gallery, Central House
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF

Opening Times:
Tue- Fri: 11 am – 7 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 pm – 5: 30 pm.

Invitation to private view of East Sussex Open at the Towner Gallery

Invitation east sussex open 2The exhibition is on Friday 8th March 6.30pm to 8.30pm. at The Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. I’ve had two photos selected, Birthday and Bluebells. Just delivered them today. It felt great to be selected for such a big gallery. This is a first for me. It’s great to  begin to get some recognition for my work.  It was fabulous to wander round and take a sneak preview of the exhibition.

I’ve put the prices up now too.


Private view photo

Posting a photo from the private view at Photofusion on Thursday night. It was packed, but luckily my photo was at the top, near the ceiling, so could be seen no matter what. My friends, Suzie and Robert, are kindly pointing it out, pretending that its causing a sensation! Really enjoyed the whole evening and went for a meal afterwards. It was also the seven year anniversary of Barry and me meeting (6th December.)  We met at the Hayward Gallery at a Christmas private view, so it was quite fitting to be at a private view with one of my photos on the wall. Had a couple of people come up to me and ask if it was my photo.  Apparently, I look a bit like Meryl Streep in the photo.

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Invite to launch party Private View at Photofusion

I will be exhibiting my photo- Birthday, from “Photos I’ll never take” at the Annual Photofusion Salon.  Its in London on Thursday 6th December 2012, 18.30 -21.00.   17a Electric Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LA

Its a Group show and will be on until 18th January.

Details below:

AMPS: Photofusion Salon 2012
Launch Party
Thursday 6th December
18:30 – 21:00 | Free bar until 19:00 | Open to all
Now in its fourth year, our Annual Members’ Photography Show has undergone a complete makeover. Due to the growing popularity of this event, AMPS is adopting a new salon-style hang, allowing a much larger number of Members to showcase one of their images.
The images exhibited reflect the diversity of work being made by our Members, encompassing all genres from the traditional to the avant garde. Examples of social documentary and classic portraiture can be seen alongside contemporary constructed imagery, still life, and digitally manipulated photography.
Photofusion Salon 2012
Left: Jane Ward | Right: Daniel Ali
This year, 118 photographers have been selected to exhibit on the walls, along with a further 43 presented on a showreel. Many are Members who have been with Photofusion from its inception and have longstanding careers as professional photographers, while others are recent Members and newly emerging in their careers.
Photofusion Salon 2012 sees the continued collaboration with HotShoe Magazine. Deputy and Online Editor Miranda Gavin will open the show by presenting this year’s “HotShoe Photofusion Award”. The public will also be able to choose their favourite entry as part of the “AMPS/12 Public Choice Award”, which will be selected at the end of the exhibition.
Following on from this exhibition, a select few will be chosen to develop their work and exhibit as part of a smaller group show, Photofusion Select, in 2013.
Photofusion Salon 2012
Left: Olivia Poppy Coles | Right: Richard Pilnick
Membership at Photofusion offers a support network and creative environment in which artists can develop and exchange skills, knowledge and improve business acumen. Ranging from working professionals, amateur hobbyists, through to the new generation of emerging young photographers, this exhibition is a celebration of our Members’ dedication to the photographic art form and an opportunity for them to showcase their talent Click here for a full list of Members’ Benefits
This year the majority of the work on display will be for sale. Click here to view a gallery of all of the images with print and pricing information.
For more information about the gallery or membership, please call us on 020 7738 5774 or email
Do you need to set goals for your photography or lens-based personal project for the new year? Are you feeling stuck creatively? Does it help if you are working towards a concrete goal, such as a potential exhibition? Do you need to get your work back on track? Would you benefit from feedback to help move your project forward?
Tri-pod is a creative initiative set up in 2010 by deputy editor of Hotshoe magazine and educator Miranda Gavin and photographer and lecturer Wendy Pye.
Tri-pod takes a holistic approach to building a dynamic and flexible model for working with photographers, supporting participants in the development of their work using a variety of different strategies. The workshops engage the support of peers and are for photographers and visual artists using photography who have a lens-based Project in Progress.
We are looking to hold two, one and a half-day new year workshops in the last two weeks of January 2013 for people who have Projects in Progress and would benefit from the support that Tri-pod offers.
The 1.5 days will be an afternoon/evening session of three hours followed by an all-day feedback session with Miranda Gavin and two other industry professionals. Previous industry facilitators have included Laura Noble, Diane Smyth and Sue Steward. The workshop will be held in London and/or in Brighton. The cost is £120 per person, maximum 9 participants per workshop.
If you are interested in applying, please email before Monday 26 November, saying “Yes, I’m interested in London (or Brighton) workshops”
Tri-pod is also developing an extended network for its various workshop participants and will be offering informal evening and half-day follow-up sessions for ongoing support in 2013.
In collaboration with Photofusion, Tri-pod will also be offering participants a two-person exhibition to be held in the summer of 2013 at Photofusion’s gallery in Brixton, London. The photographers will be selected from all those who have attended Tri-pod workshops.
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At my Private View: I cried, made a sale, spooked out the builder and yoga therapist, and we only drank two bottles of wine.

Glad the private view is over, no more getting up at 4am to finish off the space, work, blurb etc. Barry’s PV was the night before mine, so I already had a mild hangover before the day started. Managed to finish the price list and organise everything for my normal work, before driving to Brighton for 10am. Had already had a crisis over the frames prior, as the frames I had ordered all arrived broken on the friday. No time to get new ones. Found a frame warehouse in London and asked if I could drive up and collect them in person. They were fantastic! They managed to send me new frames for the next day and included perspex sheets free in case any of the glass panels broke. Of course, they wrapped the order properly, so nothing was broken in transit and I got it all up in time.

Everything was ready and I had 18 bottles of wine on sale or return, just in case I got more visitors than expected. Then came the long wait. 12.30 start, by 1.30 I was in tears.  Jane, one of the organisers of the fringe had come to give support and was the first to arrive so I cried all over her! Then not long after, I got visitors. Not as many as I hoped, but I was so grateful to my friends who did come, some from London, one from Folkestone. All journeys of 2 to 2 and a half hours. Also a few from Brighton and Hastings. As I had chosen the afternoon to host the private view, hardly anyone was drinking, so in total we got through two bottles, one red and one white. I think I drank most of the red.

Lit the birthday cake for Barry, my long suffering, wonderful husband, whose birthday it was. I had recreated the birthday scene photo, so we sat there eating cake with the new “baby” and having our photos taken. It was almost a performance!  I sold one of my photos, which absolutely delighted me! I didn’t expect to sell, as the work is so personal.

Had an interesting conversation with the lady who is moving in after me, (yoga therapist)  She said she went downstairs on a day I wasnt there, with the builder, to talk about work she needed doing and he said “I don’t think I can do this work, I think someone’s living here”  She looked around and noticed everything and was speechless for a few minutes, completely thrown. (I’m not sure they even noticed the baby on the floor or the girl in the corner)

Went for a pizza with Barry afterwards to celebrate his birthday properly.

Some Photos of my exhibition and invitation to private view

Really pleased with how the installation is looking.I won’t manage to do the family album before the show ends, but will do that afterwards.

Had a bit of inspiration from one of the estate agents that was working upstairs. He had used the bedroom to get changed and left his ironed shirt on the bed. I came down and saw the shirt on the bed and thought “yes! that improves it no end.” There was far too much childrens stuff and it really needed some adult belongings too. Anyway, the bed is now adorned with one of Barry’s shirts.

They have all moved out now, which means I have had to fill upstairs too.  I have printed out some large A2 prints for the walls. I found making the selection really hard as I have so many photographs to choose from. Its been nearly two years in the making. Diedre brought in some baby things and is bringing a high chair for the private view , so the baby can sit at the birthday table! Really chuffed about that.

Made a video out of all the clips I have already posted, plus a new movie clip made from photo stills put together. It doesn’t have the same meaning as the exhibition, but is interesting to show how people have reacted to the work when I was doing it.

The Private View is on Sunday 21st October, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 101 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3JE. Do come if you are nearby and interested.

Official invitation to my exhibition at Brighton Photo Fringe

I am feeling more positive toady, so sorry about my last, bleak post, “Art makes fools of us all”

Those wondeful people following my blog are welcome to come to the private view (if they can make it to Brighton), just message me for details.

I had some very supportive comments from friends and decided there was no point in giving up after the first weekend, as there was still time to sort out whatever the problem is, about people not coming. Part of it is my fault, as I had not completely finished and so hadn’t sent out the invites to my friends. Although why no one came from the fringe I don’t know. I’ll be contacting the fringe organisers and asking what I can do to get more traffic.

Its been particularly hard getting ready for this exhibition because both my parents went into hospital and have been very ill, so I’ve had more important things to deal with. Because of that, I made a special feature of the photos I took of Mum and Dad, at the exhibition. Having them both ill, it suddenly seemed really important to feature them more heavily.

I will be continuing to work on my exhibition while I am there, so it will improve each day. Also next week, it will get bigger because Mishon Mackay are moving to their new offices down the road. I have to say that Diedre from MM has been very supportive, and everyone there has been very sweet and non judgemental about the work, so even though I feel embarrassed about showing it, it was definitely the right decision to show it there.

Here is the official invite