Events and Exhibitions
Past Events and Exhibitions
Ever had that overwhelming feeling of social anxiety when the word 'networking' is muttered? Ever avoided walking up to a person and introducing yourself as a photographer or artist? Then struggled to remember what your work is, never mind coherently talk about it? If the answer to any of the above is 'yes', 'maybe' or 'please stop talking about networking', join us on the 13th July for our anti-networking event at Manchester Craft and Design Centre as part of Manifest Arts Festival.
The event will consist of a morning of presentations by a group of expert reviewers on key features of portfolio and professional development. During the afternoon there will be opportunities for one to one portfolio advice and reviews from 3 reviewers for 20 minutes each. This event is perfect for emerging practitioners, students and artists and will provide valuable advice and reviews from leading practitioners, curators and commissioners. Speakers and reviewers include Anthony Luvera, Liz Hingley, Niall Mcdiarmid, Sebah Chaudhry and Skinder Hundal.
Photography For Whom? is a new periodical focused on socially-engaged photography. Published twice yearly, Photography For Whom? seeks to shine light on significant work of the past and to generate debate about contemporary practice.
Please join us for a four hour beginners workshop with Redeye Member Jeni Harney to learn the step by step proccess of how to make your own Cyanotype prints. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. The event is part of a Redeye series where members suggest and host events based on their skills or interests. Find out more about suggesting an event here or sign up for membership here.
Born in Lithuania, Indre Serpytyte is an artist living and working in London. Indre is concerned with the impact of conflict and war on history and perception. She works with photography, sculpture and installation. In association with her new work When the Golden Sun is Sinking, Indre will be talking about her practice, research and commission.
Photographic artist and Redeye Member, Natalie Wardle returns to host an evening that includes presentations from other talented northern photographers Sade Mica and Lucie Crewdson whose work looks at the human form in visual art and performance.
Natalie Wardle is a visual artist and photographer from Manchester. Her work looks at how women construct their bodies to fit in with society’s ideal body types, exploring shapewear and tape that is placed over nipples to both cover and repress their form.
The work of Sade Mica explores her experiences navigating the world as a queer, black person and the nuances that brings in fleshing out an identity that is often met with contempt and confusion.
Lucie Crewdson is a photographer living and working in Manchester. Lucie's photographic practise revolves around everyday experiences, the use of the body, elements of performance and sits within a fashion and fine art context.
Loved&Lost is a documentary project by Manchester-based artist Simon Bray that invites participants to explore their experience of loss. Each participant is asked to find a photograph of themselves with their lost loved one. We return to the location of the original photograph to replicate the image and record an interview.
Social Works? Is a social art festival for a network of people involved in socially engaged practice. Through artist-led activities and talks, the event will explore the conditions needed to develop valuable and validating exchanges through socially engaged practice. This event is hosted in partnership between AxisWeb and Manchester Metropolitan University.