We are super excited to announce our six Open Call winners: Tee Chandler, Nilupa Yasmin, Adam Neal, Kathy Anna Lim, Haley Morris-Cafiero & Anna Farley
After receiving a raft of brilliant submissions, we chose these six individuals due to the strength of the work and their commitment to working collectively with Form. The six selected artists were invited to join Form and take part in a crit session with curator Camila Brown in Derby, where we each presented our work and contributed to how to curator the work together.
All six will be presenting work alongside Form Collective at Derby Fringe. More exciting news about this to come shortly!
To mark 100 years since some women achieved the right to vote, an all-female photography initiative has created new portraits of the UK’s women MPs, shot exclusively by women photographers. FORM Collective members, Becky Warnock and Joanne Coates created original portraits of selected MPs as part of this important initiative. These will be displayed in a free public exhibition at Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery, opening 28th February.
‘209 Women’ is a national artist-led project to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage and champion the visibility of women, particularly in environments that are still largely male-dominated. A collective of 209 women photographers from all across the UK has formed, volunteering their time to make and mark history.
The exhibition launched in the Houses of Parliament on December 14, 100 years to the day since the first women voted in a UK general election. There will be a public opening event for its launch at Open Eye Gallery on 28th February at 6PM, and the free exhibition will run until 14th April.
Our very own Cath Stanley has been working hard to create a brand new photography network - Landform. Developed to promote and support the work of female landscape photographers. Through social media, meet ups at various locations around the UK, photowalks, portfolio/work reviews, workshops and possible exhibitions, Landform aims to support others in their practice and engagement with landscape. Bringing female photographers together, of all levels and abilities, Cath wants to encourage a supportive group, to share good practice
and skills, whilst exploring new areas within the landscape as a group.
Cath has been chatting with Photograd about what motivated her to start Landform and how you too can get in involved.
Article: Introducing Landform
HERE AND NOW is an exploration of wellbeing and experience through writing,
photography and creativity between local people, poet, Pauline Rowe and
photographer and Form Collective member Becky Warnock and Robert Parkinson.
The exhibition is takes place at:
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
20th - 23rd February
10am - 5pm
Launch night is 19th February
6pm - 8pm
The project is
delivered and supported by Open Eye Gallery, North End Writers and
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
We are very excited to announce that FORM have secured Arts Council funding to produce a Fringe to FORMAT International Photography Festival in March.
We are looking for artists with work in progress who would like to collaborate with us to produce an exhibition for the Fringe, with support from @metroimaging, @photofusionuk, @grain_projects and @redeyetpn. For the full open call and submission requirements head to our OPEN CALL page.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday 24th February at 10am, we look forward to seeing your work!
Funded by @aceagrams
Form Collective are showcasing our current work-in-process projects on Telegram Gallery’s Instagram this week. Telegram is a non profit gallery and small press supporting emerging painters, photographers and printmakers.
Very much aligned to the ethos of Form and ideas of flux and process - Telegram Gallery began holding exhibitions in borrowed spaces in London back in 2014 in protest against the rising cost of rents. Now the gallery operates mostly online. Check out their instagram HERE.
Member of Form Collective - Cath Stanley and Jo Coates - will be talking about their recent work and opening-up about their on-going projects at this weekend’s Hothouse Leeds.
Hosted by Redeye with support from Miniclick and Lens Think Yorkshire, this event is a day-long celebration of photographic talent, featuring short presentations from photographers, plus opportunity for networking and showing portfolios. Lens think Yorkshire was founded by Jo Coates in 2017 and is a creative group, a community of people based in Yorkshire that can offer advice, a place where people can chat about ideas and work.
A great way to meet peers and check-out up and coming work in the North. Details below.
This event takes place on Saturday 2 February, 10.30am-4.30pm, (doors open at 10am) at Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA.
This event is free to attend but booking is essential, please register via the link .
In response to a season of photography exhibitions at the National Museum of Wales - Women in Focus, is a two day conference that aims address the politics of photography in terms of its relationship to citizenship. Its focus will be on the ways in which women have been represented by photography and how they have shaped, and continue to shape, the history of photography.
Form member, Jo Coates, will be taking part in a panel to discuss the representations and influences of class in photography.
Tickets are £30 full price and £20 on production of a Student Union Card.
This covers two full conference days, evening talk and reception at Ffotogallery on the evening of 24 January and tea and coffee during the conference.
Tickets can be purchased from www.eventbrite.co.uk
Founding Form member, June Cadogan has been selected to exhibit at Photofusion SALON/18. With no categories or themes, this freeranging show presents iconic images powerful enough to stand alone in representation of a captivating story or concept. The exhibition will showcase the work of artists, whose photographic work will cover the gallery walls from floor to ceiling for an innovative yet nostalgic curation.
7th December 2018 – 12th January 2019
More information HERE
Building on with our aims of collaboration, creativity and community building, Form members @juneacad and @bxwarnock teamed-up with the brilliant Brighton Table Tennis Club, @brightonttc, to run a fantastic photography workshop with hopes of bridge building.
Leading on from our inaugural Form exhibition at the Brighton Photo Fringe - we worked with the club as part of brilliant initiative to build bonds between the table tennis club members and inmates of HMP High Down, who are currently training to be table tennis coaches.
In the workshop, we created photographic postcards, complete with handy table tennis tips and techniques, which will be sent to the inmates. All ages of club took part and plenty of inspiring conversations and creative ideas were brought to the fore.
Huge thanks to photographer Alex Maryon for getting involved and to all those who participated.