POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Graphic with an ornate floral patterned teacup and saucer filled with black coffee and the text 'POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN' in white to the left.

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Here’s a full overview of the EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS / ARCHIVES for Postcards from Great Britain.


Postcards from Great Britain
is a largescale project from Shutter Hub, inviting photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images taken over the four year period of 01 January 2016 and 31 December 2020.

Exhibitions were held in 20 locations across Europe, showcasing thousands of postcard-sized images and culminating in a final showcase at Art at the ARB at the University of Cambridge 12 January – 25 February 2022. Every image submitted to Postcards from Great Britain has been collated into a print catalogue, to be housed in libraries and archives around the world, and 100 images were selected for a collectable postcard set.

In a significant time in European history this project set out to document and share aspects of British culture, spanning all genres of photography, and collating images which include social, political, historical, traditional and observational responses.

 

Due to COVID-19 many exhibitions had to be cancelled, plans canned, or postponed. We responded to the situation with our pop-up exhibition plan, which you can find out more about here: POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: Reaching Out / Staying In and get an overview of the 2020 and 2021 pop-up exhibitions here: POP-UP: POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN EXHIBITIONS ACROSS EUROPE IN 2020/2021

 


 

Read a lovely article and evaluation of POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE and POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN final exhibition by Amelia Reeves in Cambridge University’s Varsity Magazine.

 


 

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

05 March – 20 May 2020 / Hotel Lion d’Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Cancelled / Eurovision 2020, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Cancelled / ViZit, Ghent, Belgium.

Cancelled / DFDS Seaways, Newcastle to IJmuiden crossing, The North Sea.

Cancelled / 5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

26 July – 16 August 2020Bloemstraat 31, Groningen, The Netherlands.

06 July – 24 August 2020 / Bredasestraat 14, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.

23 July – 31 August 2020Temporada,  Porto, Portugal.

01 August – 31 August 2020 / Besterdring 72, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

22 July – 30 September 2020 / Vlieger Thieffrystraat, Brussels, Belgium.

30 August – 23 September 2020 / AltaVista, Ponte de Lima, Portugal.

13 – 26 September 2020 / Crew Hassan, Lisbon, Portugal.

27 July –  27 October 2020 / Fujifilm Europe Manufacturing B.V, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

01 -20 September 2020  / Copenhagen Photography Festival, Cafe Altanen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

01 July 2020- 30 April 2021 / Les Alizes, St Gilles Croix de Vie, France.

09 October 2020 – 31 March 2021 / Bucharest Street, Calarasi, Romania.

20 March – 20 April 2021 / Bredasestraat 14, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.

13 April – 01 June 2021 / Prinsekade, Maassluis, The Netherlands.

27 April – 27 June 2021 / Câmaras & Companhia, Rua Mártires da Liberdade, Porto, Portugal.

30 April – 30 June 2021 / Egelantiersstraat, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

30 April – 31 May 2021 / FuoriLuogo, Asti, Italy.

01 May – 01 June 2021 / Kruisnetlaan, Hoogvliet, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

01 May – 01 September 2021 / Les Alizes, St Gilles Croix de Vie, France.

12 January – 25 February 2022 / POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN with POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE, Cambridge University, England.

 


 

EVENTS

05 March 2020 / Project Launch and Exhibition Preview.
Hotel Lion d’Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Cancelled 2021 / Cambridge University Symposium.

 


ARCHIVE LOCATIONS

The British Embassy in The Hague, NL
The British Library, UK
Cambridge University Library, UK
DECK Library, Singapore
Historic England, UK
Lightbox Photobook Library, Taiwan
National Library of Scotland, UK
National Library of Wales, UK
Portuguese Center of Photography, Portugal
Trinity College Dublin, IE
Victoria and Albert Museum, UK

 

The Postcards from Great Britain Project Catalogue is available to buy here.

 


 

‘This catalog of the collective exhibition of photographs will be very interesting for our bibliographic collection, since it will enrich our bibliography specialised in photography and which we always make available to our readers. We are grateful for your collaboration in enriching the bibliographic collection of the Pedro Miguel Frade Library of the Portuguese Center of Photography.

– Joana Gomes,Portuguese Photography Center.

 


 

Call for Entries (NOW CLOSED): POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN

 


 

POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN was supported by: FujiFilm Original Photo Paper

 

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