A new series of events to connect and support our Sheffield community. These dynamic sessions have been organised by Redeye members Karina Lax and Jeremy Abrahams. They will invite fellow artists from the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area to join together through presentations, workshops and networking events on an inspiring variety of subjects.
About the speakers
Arpita Shah is a photographic artist and educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She works between photography and film, exploring the fields where culture and identity meet. As an India-born artist, Shah spent an earlier part of her life living between India, Ireland and the Middle East before settling in the UK. This migratory experience is reflected in her practice, which focuses on the notion of home, belonging and shifting cultural identities.
Arpita's work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography (2013); Tramway in Glasgow (2014); Focus Festival in Mumbai, India (2015); Chobi Mela IX in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2017); and Autograph APB in London (2018).
Her major solo exhibition ‘Nalini’ funded through the support of Creative Scotland is going to be premiered at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow in February 2019. She is the recipient of the 2019 Light Work + Autograph ABP Artist-in-Residence programme which she will undertake in New York in September this year.
Shah is also co-founder of Focàs Scotland, an initiative that supports local and international emerging photographers.
Who is it for?
These sessions are for photographers at any stage of their career, looking to share knowledge, advice and network with others to support their practice.
These events will run 7-8.30pm, (doors open at 6.30pm)
Tuesday 19 February 2019
This event will take place at Sheffield Hallam University.
Please meet in the main reception / atrium area - ground floor of the Cantor Building on Arundel Street, S1 ( the building on the corner as it crosses Furnival Street)
From the atrium you will be guided by Redeye Volunteers to the room.
This event is free, but booking is essential. Please register via the link below. It is also possible to make a donation at the time of registering, this helps to support our future programme of events.
Image: Arpita Shah