Whether you’ve seen a POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN pop-up exhibition in your neighbourhood, or you’ve come here to find out where they are, we hope you’ll discover everything you need on this page.
The Postcards from Great Britain project started because we wanted to reach out and connect. In a significant time in European history we set out to document and share aspects of British culture, and collate images which included social, political, historical, traditional and observational responses. We launched in Haarlem, Netherlands, guests came from across the UK and mainland Europe, from the British Embassy, FujiFilm, Foam, Amsterdam Partners, Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions and the Dutch press. So many of our photographer friends joined us, it couldn’t have been any better; the sense of community was massive!
So many of our plans have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic (No Postcards from Great Britain at Eurovision! No Postcards from Great Britain on the North Sea!) but we realised, although we might not be able to do what we first planned, we could just do something different, and still share our postcards with people all across Europe.
We asked friends in mainland Europe to host pop-up postcard exhibitions and share some great photography, and that’s why you’ll find POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN exhibitions popping up all over the place in surprise locations that nobody might have expected before.
Check out the exhibition locations list below, and please let us know if you’ve visited! We’d love to see your photos of the exhibitions as you come across them (tag us on instagram @shutter_hub and #PostcardsFromGreatBritain) and we’d also like to invite you to exhibit your Postcards from Europe with us at Cambridge University in 2021, if you’d like to.
22 July – 30 September 2020
Vlieger Thieffrystraat, Brussels, Belgium.
Copenhagen Photo Festival
ST GILLES CROIX DE VIE, FRANCE
01 July – 01 September 2020
Les Alizes, Boulevard de l’Égalité, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France
BERGEN OP ZOOM, THE NETHERLANDS
06 July – 24 August 2020
Bredasestraat 14, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
More information: POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: BERGEN OP ZOOM
GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS
26 July – 16 August 2020
Bloemstraat 31, Groningen, The Netherlands
TILBURG, THE NETHERLANDS
Fujifilm European HQ, Tilburg The Netherlands
23 July – 23 August 2020
Temporada, Rua da Torrinha 151, 4050-611 Porto, Portugal
More information: POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: Porto, 23 July – 31 August 2020
If you’re in mainland Europe could you host a POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN exhibition in the windows of your home, or in a workspace or public place that people will be able to see?
We will send you an exhibition pack that will include everything you need, and we’ll make it as easy as possible for you to get involved. Please get in touch and tell us more! Thank you.
Call for Entries (open until 31 December 2020): POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN
See photos from the launch event at Haarlem’s famous Hotel Lion d’Or here: INAUGURAL EXHIBITION & PROJECT LAUNCH, HAARLEM
Read the background on the project here: EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS / PRODUCTS / ARCHIVE
Visit the Exhibition Overview page for an up-to-date list of Exhibitions, Events, Archives and more
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.
06 July – 24 August 2020 / Bredasestraat 14, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.
Date TBC / Copenhagen Photography Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Date TBC / Les Alizes, St Gilles Croix de Vie, France.
Date TBC / 5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Date TBC / FujiFilm HQ, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
November – December 2021 / POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE Exhibition, Cambridge University.
POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN is supported by: FujiFilm Original Photo Paper
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