EXHIBITIONS: 8 Great Exhibitions to See – September 2019

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© Harvin Alert

STREET / FORM
Shutter Hub

STREET / FORM investigates photography’s relationship with the urban landscape and street culture. The juxtaposition of shape and form, the encounters with the unknown, the intimacy with strangers. 70 photographers from around the world find inspiration in the street.

Shutter Hub have teamed up with one of the most exciting street art festivals in the world, and have curated an exhibition of photography for POW! WOW! Rotterdam – Europe’s leading street art festival, this Autumn. As part of this world-class festival programme, Shutter Hub are hosting a week long exhibition, taking over an empty property in the Rotterdam-Zuid area and filling it with over 100 large scale newspaper prints. Newspaper is a temporary, democratic material with a low environmental impact compared to other exhibition processes.

Hilledijk 105B, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Admission is free.

Opening Times: Mon – Sat 7 – 10pm / Sun 11am – 7pm

Launch Event: 9 September 2019, 7 – 10pm
RSVP: [email protected]

9 September 2019 – 15 September 2019

 

Whitley Bay, 1978 © Markéta Luskačová

Markéta Luskačová

Markéta Luskacová, Czech-born, has lived in the UK since 1975. She first went to North East England in 1976 when visiting photographer Chris Killip, who at that time lived and also photographed there. Luskacová fell in love with Whitley Bay and the people there, who in spite of the harsh weather, enjoyed their time at the seaside.

“I was very touched by it all: the families with children, old women in their best hats, elderly couples with grandchildren, teenagers courting shyly or boisterously, the ponies and donkeys walking patiently to and fro on the beach. The dogs and children were everywhere, dogs enjoying themselves as much as the children did. The fairground and the omnipresent tents, fortresses against the wind and rain, the seaside cafes selling sandwiches, apple pies, custard pies, ice creams and teas, of course. But they also sold boiling water to women who brought with them from their homes their teapots and teabags, because to buy tea for the whole family would be too expensive.” – Markéta Luskacová

Although well known in photographic circles, Luskačová’s work in recent years has lacked the exposure of some of her contemporaries. This exhibition and new book aim to contribute to a recent resurgence of interest in Luskačová’s work and to introduce it to new audiences.

Martin Parr Foundation, 316 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR

Opening Times: Wed – Sat 11am – 6pm

21 August 2019 – 5 October 2019

 

© Phil Lavery

Exploring The Liminal
Philip J Lavery

Exploring The Liminal features the mainly abstract work of Philip J Lavery, with pieces from his various Transitional Spaces series including In Praise Of Shadows, along with works from his more recent In The Broken Places, which is a response to his heart attack, and from Unfinished Business, a work in progress, that raises questions of memory, truth and loss.

Phil is a visual artist living and working on the west coast of Scotland. Though he trained and practised as an architect for many years, he now works across a number of mediums including digital media installations and photography.

Though his projects often start with words, Phil works instinctively, searching for beauty in the mundane and overlooked. He plays with surface, light and shadow and sees abstraction as a way to reveal the hidden stories of things, believing that beauty can be found anywhere – if you look close enough.

Phil has exhibited widely, with over 30 exhibitions in the UK and Internationally and has work in many private collections. He is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and an elected Professional Artist Member of the Society of Scottish Artists.

The Barony Centre, 50 Main Street, West Killbride, KA23 9AR

Opening Times: Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm

24 August 2019 to 14 September 2019

 

© Gregory Halpern

Omaha Sketchbook
Gregory Halpern

Huxley-Parlour Gallery are pleased to announce the first exhibition of new work by celebrated photographer, Gregory Halpern.

For the last fifteen years, Gregory Halpern has been photographing in Omaha, Nebraska, steadily compiling a lyrical, if equivocal, response to the American Heartland. Halpern’s series explores notions of cognitive dissonance and unexpected harmonies, playing on a sense of simultaneous repulsion and attraction to the place. The series is ultimately a meditation on America, on the men and boys who inhabit it, and on the mechanics of aggression, inadequacy, and power.

Huxley-Parlour Gallery, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DE

Opening Times: Mon – Sat 10am – 5:30pm

 

© Liz Nielsen

Unseen Amsterdam

Unseen Amsterdam returns for its eighth edition to highlight the latest developments at the forefront of contemporary photography. The Unseen team is delighted to announce 53 participating galleries. With over 25,000 visitors at Unseen Amsterdam last year, the leading platform for contemporary photography returns to provide novel and diverse approaches to engage with the medium. This includes combining various programme elements such as the Fair, On-site Projects & Exhibitions, the Living Room (three-day speakers programme), the Book Market (70 independent publishers), and the City Programme. The 2019 edition will enable 300 up-and-coming and established artists to present boundary-pushing and noteworthy work, much of which has never been seen before, and all of which has been created within the last three years.

Unseen Amsterdam, Westergas Klönneplein , 1014 DD Amsterdam , The Netherlands

Opening Times: Fri 11:30am – 9pm / Sat 11:30am – 8pm / Sun 11:30am – 5pm

20 September 2019 – 22 September 2019

 

© Josie Purcell

Harena Now
Josie Purcell

Harena Now is an upcoming exhibition by Shutter Hub member Josie Purcell, featuring her alternative and often camera-less photography practice investigating the global sand crisis.

With an MA in Photography from Falmouth University, Josie has exhibited internationally and also delivers photographic workshops through her enterprise, ShutterPod. With a love for the natural world, much of her work responds to the impact we have on the Earth, whether on a local or global scale; her images are created with alternative processes to omit certain chemicals and lessen her photographic footprint.

Some experts predict that, due to the booming demand for sand in industries such as construction and beach re-nourishment, sand may run out. Already seemingly impossible, this crisis has also led to a growth in sand mafias and the loss of homes, livelihoods and lives.

Deliberately not choosing to create documentary photographs, Josie aims to spark conversations through the aesthetics of her images melding various sources of inspiration.

Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4EL

Opening Times: Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm / Sat 9am – 1pm

14 September 2019 to 26 September 2019

 

© Toril Brancher

Summer’s End
Toril Brancher

Originally from Oslo, Norway, Toril lives and works in South Wales. She studied at University Wales, Newport and holds a B.A. and M.A. in Documentary Photography. Toril’s work is in the collections of the V&A London and National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff as well as private collections worldwide.

The stunning and impactful selection of work on show is from a larger series titled ‘Continuum’ made during an artist residency at Llwyn Celyn, Monmouthshire. The artist residency has been with The landmark Trust and Peak in the Black Mountains. It has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This show will include some exciting new textile pieces.

Gallery at Home, Llancayo Court, Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP15 1HY

Opening Times: 10.30am – 4pm

7 September 2019 – 28 September 2019

 

© Ruby Pluhar

Futureproof

Futureproof is Street Level Photoworks annual showcase of new talent in photographic image making, selected from across Scotland’s photography and fine art degree courses. This landmark exhibition reflects a range of approaches and subject matter celebrating photography as a versatile form of creative expression. At the exhibition opening the winner of The Jill Todd Photographic Bursary will be announced. We deepen the partnership with the Jill Todd Photographic Award further in announcing the Futureproof 2019 Award to one of the exhibitors in the exhibition. The JTPA promotes early careers in photography through the making and exhibiting of new photographic work.

This year the selected artists are: Megan Archibald, Sean Patrick Campbell, Hannah Crooks, Iliana Francia-Elliott, Bethany Galley, Beathen Halbert, Keri Hannah, Susan Hunter, Rachel Jamieson, Bibo Keeley, Linden Kingston, Holly Mason, Louise Mudie, Zaneta Nowak, Ruby Pluhar, Anastasia Salnikow, Jade Scott and Kathryn Scott.

Dunoon Burgh Hall, 95 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DD

Opening Times: Tue – Sun 12pm – 4pm

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