All posts filed under: Exhibition reviews

Exhibition Review: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970’s

The Photographers Gallery 16-18 Ramillies St London W1F 7LW W: The Photographers Gallery  E: T:   +44 (020) 7087 9300 Opening hours:  Mon – Sat 10.00 – 18.00, Thu 10.00 – 20.00 during exhibitions, Sun 11.00 – 18.00 Admission to Exhibitions: Exhibition Day Pass £4 (£2.50 Concession) Advance Online Booking £2.50 Free admission before 12.00 every day Title of Exhibition: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970’s Exhibition run:  from October the 7th 2016 until  15th January 2017 Website for the exhibition: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 70’s To get a clear idea of just what this exhibition is about you can watch an interview with Gabriele Schor, Director of the VERBUND Collection and Anna Dannemann, Curator, The Photographer’s Gallery here…  In this interview, Schor talks about her thinking behind the collection. She makes it clear the Verbund chose the budget and she chose the art. And Dannemann talks about how she curated the exhibition and her decision process related to the layout of the art in the galleries. Dannemann says of the exhibition… “Focusing on …

Opening night at the Argentea Gallery, St Pauls Birmingham

New photo gallery opens in Birmingham.

  The Argentea Gallery opened for business in St Pauls Square in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Not, as you might think to sell jewellery but to exhibit contemporary photography. Set at the top of this refurbished 18th and early 19th century square with St Paul’s church at its centre the gallery fits in with re-purposing of the square’s fine buildings. It’s perfectly positioned to bring added culture to this fine square.

image credit; Laura In Black Oil on Linen 508 x 406 20/09/2015 © Joshua LaRock

Exhibition Review: BP Portrait Exhibition

It’s rare we here in Lincoln, in the east of England,  get the chance to see the results of a prestigious, International competition and award. We tend to be a bit of a backwater where the arts are concerned. If you are minded  to view international portraiture at it’s best now’s your chance. And it’s a rare and fleeting chance at that. Running from 12th September to the 13th November 2016 the BP Portrait exhibition is being hosted in the Usher gallery in Lincoln city.

Exhibition Review: HIP Hull 2016

The Hull International Photography Festival runs from 1st-30th October 2016. I visited the HIP Photography Festival in Hull on the 18th of October 2016. This review expresses the  purely personal views of the author. Hull is a port city in the Humber estuary on the East Coast of England. It’s famous for its university, docks, and cross channel ferries going to Europe. The main venue is the Princes Quay shopping centre. Opened in 1991, the centre is typical of a retail build of 25 years ago. All white tubular steel and many empty shops. Just as well, because most of the galleries in this venue are empty shops which no doubt can’t be filled in straitened times. Commerce’s loss is arts gain I suppose. And now to the exhibits… Smith’s Dock. Ian Macdonald ©Ian Macdonald. ‘Smith’s Dock’ is a large showing of black and white images by Ian MacDonald. The images were taken in 1986 and 1987 when the dock closed. All images were printed by MacDonald, some, the larger ones, were processed in his bath. …