Form Collective

The Other

Announcing the launch of a new photography collective working to raise awareness on class discrimination within photography in the UK. The Other are - @_kelly_obrien @JoanneRCoates @KirstyGMackay.

As part of The Other’s ethos is a new to create space and conversations in photographic practice. Check out the up coming talks programme for the winter season to get in volved in this exciting new collective. Follow them at The Other

2020 Graduate Mentoring

Rosie Dale - Ad Astra

Form Collective have collaborated with Redeye Photography Network to support two 2020 Graduates. Graduating from a photography BA or similar course, with the aim of starting a career, is going to be a particular challenge in 2020. Wethink mentoring - regular advice sessions with experienced specialists in photography - is one of the best ways we can support graduates going forward. We will be offering online mentoring. Over the next year we will be mentoring Rosie Dale and Joe Kelland

About: Rosie Dale is an emerging artist based in south west England. Her work is created through an intuitive process, often focusing on themes related to philosophy, ethics and her own personal relationships.

Joe Kelland’s practice is immersed in the present day, fueled by emotions, experiences, thoughts and situation. His latest project has developed due to feeling as thought I belonged to more than one place and would never be able to fully experience the both at once.

Berwick Visual Arts WIP

Form Collective member Joanne Coates is currently the new artist in residence for Arts organisation Berwick Visual Arts in partnership with Newcastle University. Jo is working collaboratively with the University to research to document and respond to the role of women within agriculture and the challenges and barriers that they face within this sector. Her residency, with Berwick Visual Arts is in partnership with Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy and Institute for Creative Arts Practice and will explore how artists and academics can collaborate to inform and develop new approaches to rural research. It also will facilitate the exchange and sharing of knowledge between artists and researchers to inform critical responses to the rural issues. Here is a sample of some of the work in progess. Much more to come!

Urban Form Launch

Form member June Cadogan has launched a great new project aimed at amplifying the urban photography of female practitioners. Urban Form is a female focussed photography group which invites photographic submissions of the city. So many of us are living in cities and this is often the backdrop for our photography. Urban Form is a way to promote womxn who photograph in cities. We are looking for work that explores urban environments. Does your photography delve into the soul of the city? Show us how! Submit using #Urban_Formphoto or @urbanformphoto

The Museum of Half Truths

Rachael Burns and Polly Palmerini are co-curating a new and incredibly necessary project entitled The Museum of Half Truths.

An ongoing body of work is unfolding with links to research and archives to delve into their website. Describing the main themes of the project: Museums and libraries are the repositories of history but they remain flawed and biased in their representation. How can we disrupt the pre existing structures which surround us? How can we represent fairly our many co-existing and conflicting memories and histories? The Museum of Half Truths will aim to answer these questions by exploiting the conventions of these institutions to present a playful take on a museum that is transparent about its subjectivity. The artists featured question our recording of cultural memory; investigating rituals and traditions; the whitewashing of popular culture; and by memorialising and advocating for underrepresented communities.
Check it out here: MUSEUM OF HALF TRUTHS

Jo Coates for The Guardian

Form Collective founder Joanne Coates looks at the hidden crisis of rural homelessness in a photo essay for The Guardian newspaper. She provides an unexpected story of hope during the global crisis and a focus on the problems of those who could easily have been forgotten in the pandemic. In log cabins nestled in the heart of tranquility five men recount how they got there. This is a story very close to Jo’s heart and a very important to issue which isn’t often highlighted. Take a read here: Sanctuary for Yorkshire’s rural homeless during the pandemic – photo essay

Representation on the Line : (Un)framing our identities

FORM member Becky Warnock will be showing work as part of a satellite event for London Photo this week. The Royal Photographic Society present “Representation on the Line : (Un)framing our identities” which brings together a collaborative exhibition from RPS Hundred Heroines, in which female photographers explore the theme of identity. This a great opportunity to catch FORM collective member Becky Warnock’s contribution to this timely initiative, as well as a host of other industry leading photographers. 


19 Mallord St, London SW3 6AP. 

Access is through the double iron gates.

Opening times (15th – 19th May)

Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun:  12.0018.00
Thurs: 18.0021.00

The venue is fully accessible via the ramp


Becky Warnock at Peckham 24


FORM member Becky Warnock is taking part in a panel at Peckham 24 this weekend (18/05/19). The panel will bring together an eclectic group of artists to discuss the different collaborative techniques they employ to create their work.
Artists include: Ramona Guntert and Joshua Leon who will share insights into their live and unfolding collaboration for Rehearsing the Real, an exhibition curated by Tom Lovelace for Peckham 24; Maja Daniels whose exhibition Elf Dalia is on show at the festival; Video artist Rebecca Salvadori who collaborated with British Iranian artist Lilian Nejatpour to create the film Lilian’s Vow – part of Photoworks’ group exhibition Dancing in Peckham; and Becky Warnock– an artist whose practice is rooted in participation and community engagement. The discussions will be moderated by artist, writer and educator Anthony Luvera.

This event is FREE and open to all. Book a free place HERE:


Peckham / South London

DG Studios /The Bussey Building 

Saturday 18 May / 16:00 - 17:30                                

Liz Tobin @ T Street Gallery

Form Collective member Liz Tobin will be showing new works at T Street Gallery, Birmingham. T Street is officially launching its Gallery space to the public with T Street Open, an exhibition of works from Birmingham based artists. Artists include: Adam Blackburn, Emily Moya, Richard Scott, Liz Tobin, Jodie Wingham, Thomas Wynne and John Wigley.T Street is the culmination of 3 years work by Founder and Director Sevven Kucuk, who envisioned the potential of the space back in 2015.  T Street was finally created in November 2018 and completed in February 2019.

Exhibition runs

15-30th March: 1.45 - 5pm   |  1-11th April: Appointment only.

Please note: T Street Gallery is situated on the top floor of 55 Great Tindal Street and is only accessible by several flights of stairs. 

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