Form Collective

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! 




Shouldn’t Throw Stones Book Launch

Our collective member Kevin Casey has launched his new photobook: Shouldn’t Throw Stones - The View of a Night Watchman

A long-term project, this photobook follows an exhibition at the Pilkington Glass HQ in St Helens Merseyside. The project consists of capturing the stories of current and ex workers from what was a British industrial glass empire and it’s fall from grace.  Kevin has photographed and interviewed workers, collected artefacts and mementos left on the site and document the rituals and routines of a night worker.

He will be at The Open Eye Gallery in conversation with my writer & contributor of  “Shouldn’t Throw Stones”  Laura Robertson. Also we will be joined by designer, fellow collaborator and co -publisher  Matt Lewis

If you are unable to make it to the gallery, the book can also be purchased online at https://lensbasedmedia.bigcartel.com


Bathroom Darkroom Project

Our collective member Rachael Burns is exhibiting The Bathroom Darkroom Project, which involved turning one of the bathrooms of her shared rented house into a darkroom, opening up the house as subject matter and inviting artists in to make work on site. Work from the project can be found @bathroomdarkroomproject on Instagram.

The work created in the Bathroom Darkroom will be exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery at Manchester School of Art with alongside the launch of a publication combining the images with writing around the subject. 

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