This event is part of the MAKE strand in our new autumn/winter programme;

A one-day workshop and group critique with acclaimed photographic artist Melinda Gibson.


Following on from her Friday evening talk, photographic artist Melinda Gibson presents a one-day workshop and group critique. 

Through her work with found imagery, Melinda Gibson takes an experimental approach to the form, creating 'visual remixes' that force the viewer to reconsider the medium and its canon. 'By slicing, cutting and de-contexualising the images, I start to gain a greater appreciation of the works; I start understanding why and how these images have been created.' - Melinda Gibson.

In this workshop, Melinda will work with 10 photographers/photographic artists, helping them to gain new perspectives on a recent project or body of work. Melinda will help participants to reconsider their practice and gain new perspectives on a project.

Participants are invited to bring a single picture, or idea for a new project they feel can work in an exhibition or book format. Drawing on her own experimental approach, Melinda will work with the group to progress their work through open dialogue. Participants will be invited to view and critique each other's work, discuss ideas and techniques, and share ideas. Participants will leave the workshop having progressed their project in some way, with some actionable next steps to achieve their project goals or develop their work. 

Melinda Gibson

'It’s pretty clear that Melinda Gibson is looking at photography in a new way. Her images are wonderfully complex and layered, and allow us to question reality.' - Lenscratch

Melinda Gibson is interested in the changing perspectives of the photographic medium, and how images are viewed and understood through the technological advances in photography. Her work has included slicing, cutting and de-contextualising of photographs. In her recent celebrated project Lunar Caustic with Thomas Sauvin she created new imagery from a huge archive of rescued Chinese negatives, damaged by neglect, fate and the decay of chemical compounds.

Melinda studied for a BA (Hons) in Photography at the London College of Communication and is a Lecturer in Photography at Camberwell College of Arts. She was nominated for the Meijburg Art Commission in 2015, Foam's Paul Huf Award in 2015 and 2014, was selected as one of the jury members for the Unseen Dummy Award 2013, and was winner of the Foam Talent Call and Magenta Foundation Award in 2010. Melinda currently lives and works in London.

This event takes place on the 19 November 2016 from 10:00 until 17:00. Doors open at 09:30.

This event takes place at Ziferblat, Edge Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HW. The venue is fully accessible.

Please book your ticket using the links below. You need to be signed in to do so. Tickets are £55. Redeye members £35, and concession tickets £45. Refreshments included. NB: Tickets for this event include free entry to the Friday evening talk

Who is it for?
This event is for photographers or artists who are stuck, would like to try something different, or to develop new ideas and alternative approaches for developing and presenting their projects. Suitable for serious photographers at every level.

Image: Melinda Gibson

Related MAKE events:
An Evening with Melinda Gibson
Black and White Printing Masterclass with John Blakemore
Photographer talks including Susan DergesLaura Pannack & Brian Griffin

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