Some photographic projects and bodies of work seem to have it all; a brilliant idea seen through to completion with all the elements in place. The reality behind this is a complex mix of ideas generation, research and development, networking, finding the right contacts and partners, negotiation, with a lot of testing and failure along the way.

Redeye and LOOK/15, with support from Hugh Baird College, present a day exploring the process of building and perfecting a project. We will hear from a range of different photographers, artists, educators and organisers around this subject.

The day is aimed at anyone wanting to move from single or short series of images towards more compelling and ambitious photographic projects. It is suitable for students and photographers at any level.

Special venue information

Please note this is a temporary venue. There is no heating so please bring warm clothes if it's cold on the day. There is no tea or coffee but you are welcome to bring drinks in. There are a few tickets left on the door - cash only.

The full address is WARP Liverpool, Hurst Street, Liverpool, L1 8DA. You enter the gallery from the Alchemy Cafe on Hurst Street, so look for this as it help you find it. Doors open at 10:45 and the first talk starts from 11:00.

Speakers include:

The Caravan Gallery:
The Caravan Gallery is a collaboration between artists and photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, who use photography to document what they call the ‘reality and surreality’ of everyday life.

Founded in the year 2000, The Caravan Gallery is a mobile exhibition space and itinerant social club on wheels housed in a 1969 mustard coloured caravan. The venue has travelled thousands of miles taking contemporary art to unexpected locations and tens of thousands of people in Britain and abroad.

As well as exhibiting in regular galleries we also specialise in creating place specific exhibitions in conjunction with local people known as our ‘Pride of Place Project’.

Louis Quail:
A successful editorial and commercial photographer for many years, working for some of the UKs best know brands: e.g. Sunday Times; Telegraph Magazine; Marie Claire etc Louis is increasingly looking to establish himself in the fine art sector. Recent successes, such being selected for the Renaissance Prize; several prestigious UK  festival and gallery shows (including ‘Open” at Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery May2015) and receiving Arts Council funding for the project ‘Before They Were Fallen’ reflect this new outlook. He has twice been a finalist at the National Portrait Gallery portraiture award and is held in their permanent collection. He lectures at the London Met. and is represented by Picture Tank.

Jona Frank:
Jona Frank has exhibited her films and photographs internationally and her work is in several prominent collections including Getty Museum, SF MoMA, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Frank has published two books: High School and RIGHT: Portraits of the Evangelical Ivy League. Her third monograph, The Modern Kids, is in production and will be published with Kehrer Verlag in Fall 2015. Frank lives in Los Angeles.

Bryn Davies:
Bryn is an award winning Fine Art Photographer and Design consultant. Based in Liverpool he runs his own company called Indigenous, which works with international companies, start-ups and community groups on art projects and commercial design consultancy. Bryn’s time is split between home and abroad, which has an influence on his art works and subject matter. He has recently completed a three year study into the Asian landscape culminating in a solo show at Trunk Gallery in Seoul, Korea. His photo essay Noryangjin builds on the experiences of culture and social interaction at the renowned Noryangjin Wholesales Fisheries Market in Seoul, drawing on the basic essentials of everyday life and wellbeing with food at its source.

Tadhg Devlin - Hugh Baird College:
Tadhg Devlin is originally from Dublin but left Ireland in 1993 to study photography in Cornwall. After completing his studies he worked at Magnum Photos office in London, working in the extensive archive and also with a number of photographers on assignment. Since leaving Magnum he worked as a freelance photographer in London for over ten years and is currently a lecturer in photography at Hugh Baird College in Bootle, Liverpool. He is currently working on a long term project examining the Irish diaspora experience in Liverpool.


Photo © Jona Frank

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