Jo Coates at Women in Focus Conference

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

June Cadogan at Salon/18

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

Brighton Table Tennis Club Workshop

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. 

FORM Inaugural Exhibition @Brighton Photo Fringe

FORM Collective are delighted to announce the opening of our inaugural group show at Brighton Photo Fringe

Taking over a gallery space at Phoenix Brighton as part of The Collective’s Hub, the collective have taken this opportunity to explore themes around authorship and individual perspective. Rather than presenting each artist’s series individually, the work is presented collectively - Each image is re-contextualised within work from other artists, encouraging the audience to consider the connections and the commonalities within the piece. The installation plays with photography as object, using multiple printing techniques and layering to create an immersive experience. 

As part of the exhibition we have created a limited edition publication with pullout risograph prints of some of the works from the show. Limited to 200 editions, we will soon be selling these one-off publication on the website.

The exhibition continues at The Collective’s Hub, Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place, BN2 9NB until Sunday 29th November 2018. The show is open daily between the 30th of September to the 29th of November from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Find more information HERE

Brighton Fringe Show!

We are thrilled to announce that FORM Collective have secured Arts Council funding and will be showing our first exhibition as part of the Collectives Hub at @photofringe

In this exhibition individuals will create a series of images based on their interpretation of FORM, considering the stimulus at a personal, societal and political level. The installation will play with photography as object, using multiple printing techniques and layering to create an immersive experience. Rather than presenting each artist’s series individually, the work will be presented collectively. Each image will be re-contextualised within work from other artists, encouraging the audience to consider the connections and the commonalities within the piece.  By rejecting individual authorship and the traditional audience/artist relationship the collective will push photography to engage with audiences in a more direct way. 

As FORM, we accept photography as an abstraction of reality - encouraging the audience to find meaning for themselves.

More information to come. What this space!

With support from:

 @aceagrams@redeyetpn@spectrumlab@outputgallery and @photofusionuk

209 Women Photo Project

FORM Collective members Becky Warnock and Jo Coates have been selected to take part in a landmark photographic project marking 100 years since some women achieved the right to vote.

As part of the #209Women project, the entire contemporary art collection at the Palace of Westminster is being replaced with new photos of 209 women MPs, shot exclusively by women photographers, for an exhibition that will be free and open to the public.

209 Women is a national artist-led project to champion the visibility of women, particularly in environments that are still largely male-dominated, such as politics, business and photography. This project supports 209 women photographers across the UK to make portraits of 209 women MPs.

On 14th December 1918 women voted for the first time, and in the same year the first female MP was elected. Launching 14th December 2018, 100 years on, 209 Women marks that significant moment in history whilst also highlighting the ongoing need for further gender equality across society. In February, it will travel to Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool.

The organisers are currently crowdfunding to raise support for all 209 artists involved. The total amount raised will be distributed evenly between all 209 artists. Show your support HERE.

@209Women #209Women

OPEN18 Young Photographers Workshop

FORM member, visual artist and activist Becky Warnock will be co-hosting an introductory workshop in Brighton on Saturday 15 September for young people to consider how to edit work for open calls and how to write about your own photography.

Part of this year’s Brighton Photo Fringe, the workshop is a brilliant opportunity for those looking to submit work for this year’s BPF OPEN18 Young Photographers - an open submission exhibition opportunity for young people aged 14 to 18, which could see your work selected by a panel of experts to be exhibited on the BPF18 Collectives Hub in central Brighton, showcased on the Brighton Photo Fringe website and professionally printed.

Becky will be joined by Kate O’Neill ( BPF18 Festival Manager). This is a free workshop but you need to reserve your place asap. For more information and to take part, register here: OPEN18 Young Photographer Workshop

Postcards From The Forest Workshop

FORM members Joanne Coates and Cath Stanley are collaborating on a brilliant family friendly workshop at @dalby_forest this weekend. As part of a series of workshops organised by Jo and @lensthinkyorkshire, on Sunday 26th of August Cath will be teaching participants how to make beautiful layered landscapes using light boxes, digital camera and more. Cath Stanley mostly works within landscapes, often in a healing manner. You get to work with text and image and print. 

The event is totally free with drop-in session throughout the day on Sunday 26th August from 11am - 4pm.  Come talk to her about her work, and learn a new process. It’s the last chance to get involved, see your work and attend a FREE workshop at #lensthinkindalby .

Hundred Heroines Nominations!

To celebrate the centenary year of women’s suffrage in the UK, the Royal Photographic Society is running a campaign to honour one hundred photographic Heroines and two of our members, Becky Warnock and Jo Coates  have been nominated to take part.

100 Heroines explain: “Through the Hundred Heroines initiative, The RPS is adding its voice to the global discussion. The Royal Photographic Society firmly believes that the campaign will redefine and realign the status of women in photography today.  The global reach of the initiative will empower female photographers and showcase talent that might otherwise have been overlooked.”

Good luck to our nominees! 

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