Derby Photo Fringe

Derby Photo Fringe

Based in Derby's Eagle Centre Market, Derby Photo Fringe brings together exhibitions, workshops and events from emerging artists, collectives and established practitioners, for a month-long celebration of contemporary photography. East meets West are artists from the Midlands who have been working in partnership with Grain and Format Festival; Contrast presents work from a diverse group of young photographic artists and The Invisible In-between looks at Ireland’s border in the uncertainty of Brexit, while Form Collective will present a playful experimentation of shared authorship. More information  below.

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Opening times and days of exhibition:

Thursday 14th March - Sunday 13th April 2019

09:30 -17:00


The Eagle Market, East Street

Derby, DE1 2AZ




East Meets West

East Meets West brings together emerging photographers living or working within the Midlands. Over six months they have been on a creative and professional journey developing their individual projects. Guided, inspired and challenged by industry professionals to develop their own practice. This resulting exhibition is a range of disciplines, connected by their desire to communicate through visual language.

Participants: Anand Chhabra; Emma Case; Hazel Simcox; Ilona Denton; Jonny Bark; Kaya Isaac, Kristy Clark; Liam Pye; Luca Bailey; Luke Williams; Maryam Wahid; Oliver Tooke; Phillip Singleton; Simon Burrows; Tom Wynne and Tristan Poyser.



Contrast Collective

Contrast is a collective of emerging lens-based artists situated in Derby. Their desire to explore, experiment and stretch the limits of traditional modes of producing and exhibiting has brought them together. Supported by the University of Derby.



FORM Collective

Form Collective will present a playful experimentation of shared authorship. For this group exhibition we've invited six participants to join us in creating a brand new exploration of the theme FORM. 

FORM believe nothing is ever fully formed and that we are always in flux. We reject absolutes in favour of experimentation. Compelled by a need for ongoing personal development through critique and conversation, each member brings a distinct practice & background - a multiplicity that perfectly aligns with the collectives core beliefs in cross pollination and experimentation. 

Participants: Rachael Burns, Joanne Coates, June Cadogan, Tee Chandler, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Adam Neal, Anna Farley, Kathy Anna Lim, Cath Stanley, Liz Tobin, Becky Warnock, Nilupa Yasmin



Tristan Poyser

The Invisible In-between: Public Participation. 

As part of The Invisible In-between: An Englishman’s Search For The Irish Border . The public are asked to tear photographs of the Irish border and comment about the 2 year period of uncertainty since the invocation of Article 50, and Brexit.

Tristan Poyser’s latest project The Invisible In-between: An Englishman’s Search For The Irish Border, began as a response to the results of the UK’s Brexit referendum. Poyser has spent the last two years travelling and photographing the full length of the 510 km Irish border. Then tearing his photographs in half. 





Photo Weaving

Celebrating the final weekend of the Derby Photography Fringe. We are presenting a special weaving workshop that everyone is welcome to com and join in. 

 Join us and weave together photographs of our work and exhibition as part and get a chance to enjoy the last day of the exhibition.

Anna Farley and Nilupa Yasmin along with FORM Collective will be weaving paper together and invite you to come and take part in this process. 
2-5pm FREE and welcome to all

Saturday 13th April 2019

2pm - 5pm


The Eagle Market, East Street

Derby, DE1 2AZ


Reading the Landscape 

Join Cath Stanley, FORM, and Hazel Simcox, East Meets West, for a photo walk on the idyllic walk around the Calke Estate and Staunton Reservoir. 

The workshop ‘Reading the Landscape’ is open to photographers of all abilities capturing images on any device or camera you may have. Responding to words and narrative, participants will take inspiration from the Calke Estate to make a series of new images. The morning will start with a discussion of how the written word may be used as a starting point. The workshop will be centred around practical outcomes engaging in discussion on how new work may be developed. 

Landform supports female landscape photographers, the workshop will be open to all. Booking is free but essential, register here.

 10am - 12pm Sunday 14th April 2019

Calke Estate and Staunton Reservoir

The Round Carpark

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