‘Photographs from Another Place’ presents a found archive alongside contemporary images, taken in response to the people and places found through examination of the archive. Join us for a tour of the exhibition and to hear Alan discussing his process of working with the archive.
Get informal advice on your career or work during 1-1s with experts in the industry. At this month's critique, we welcome guest panellists Clarissa Corfe, Relationship Manager in Visual Art at Arts Council England, and photographer and lecturer Ben McDonnell in addition to Redeye's Director Paul Herrmann.
News and Opportunities
The AOP Awards are open for everyone to enter and are a celebration of exquisite imagery. Consisting of the Photography Awards (members) Open Awards – for everyone, the new Emerging Talent Award for photographers practicing for up to 3 years and the Student Awards.
Castlefield Gallery announces bOlder, a talent development programme for contemporary visual artists aged 50+, commissioned by GMCA as part of Great Place GM. Great Place GM is an action research programme led by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England with the aim of achieving recognition for the essential role of culture in the lives of Greater Manchester residents.
The Imperial War Museum North presents Yemen: Inside a Crisis. A free exhibition of photographs and objects from the conflict in Yemen. Key exhibits will include harrowing images captured by Yemeni photographers, worn Yemeni Rial notes, charity food vouchers, medical equipment used to treat malnutrition and cholera and dog-eared school books.
Our Plastic Ocean, by international award-winning photographer Mandy Barker, addresses the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution. Barker collects debris from shorelines across the world and transforms them into powerful and captivating images. The exhibition, which is traveling from Impressions Gallery where it was conceived, is the first major touring retrospective of her work.
Manchester based photographer Luke Saxon has been documenting the proliferation of plastic closer to home in the canal ways of his native city. Exhibiting alongside the Mandy Barker’s Our Plastic Ocean, these images highlights the impact of plastic waste on a local level.
Manchester based Photographer David Gleave will be having his first solo Exhibition at Cass Art Manchester, Oldham street in February. It will be a retrospective of his first six years in photography from the first images he made of Vini Reilly at his house in Didsbury right up to the present day.
David was the guitar player with Manchester band The Naughty Boys who had a cult following 1978 – 1988 and as a consequence a lot of the images are of bands and musicians.
At first glance, Barker’s photographs appear to show sea creatures and corals suspended deep beneath the sea, but closer inspection reveals a more disturbing reality. From footballs to fishing nets, cotton buds to coffee cup lids, Barker highlights the everyday plastic items now commonplace in our oceans and seas.
Hear more about Our Plastic Ocean at our talk with Mandy Barker at Waterside, Thursday 20th February at 7:30pm.