SHUTTER HUB SUPPORTS: Free Range Graduate Photography Shows 2019


© Angela Blazanovic

Free Range returns to the Old Truman Brewery this month for a three-week long summer exhibition of emerging talent. The work of over 800 students will be on display, showcasing fresh creativity from across the UK. The annual exhibition, now in its 19th year, attracts students from over 50 top academic and creative institutions, from Edinburgh to Brighton, providing a platform for their work.

Free Range 2019 will culminate with the FR Awards 2020, where a panel of industry experts and professionals will judge participants each week to award the ‘Best in Show’. The awards, introduced in 2016, provide winners with funding towards their own solo exhibition and personal mentorship in the lead up towards their own exhibitions.

The Photography week two judging panel is formed by: Karen Harvey – Creative Director, Shutter Hub, Kate O’Neill – Metro Imaging, Steve Macleod – Metro Imaging and Lisa Pritchard – Founder and Director, Lisa Pritchard Agency.

The prizes for photography week winners include, for the individual winner, a solo exhibition at the Truman Brewery, mentorship from Metro Imaging & Free Range Award Judges, 1000 printing credit with Metro Imaging, £1000 production bursary and a Shutter Hub Membership. For two runners up there will be a Shutter Hub Membership.


© Laura Ghezzi

© Laura Ghezzi

© Laura Ghezzi

The Free Range Awards were introduced in 2016 to support exceptional emerging artists in the development of their practice to the next stage beyond graduation. During the Photography and fine art weeks of the Free Range summer season, three individual winners are chosen by industry leading panels. These artists go on to receive a bursary, mentorship and a solo exhibition at the Truman Brewery, held in the following February.

Past winners of the awards include photographers Alexander MourantEva Abeling and Cole Flynn Quirke.

Alongside the exhibitions Free Range will be hosting partnering institutions during the shows. PYLOT Magazine are returning with a new programme of events and exhibitons. The Photographers Gallery will be showcasing their DEVELOP programme, and UAL’s Made in Arts London will have a programme of talks and workshops.


© Angela Blazanovic

Photography Week One: 21 – 24 June
Photography Week Two: 28 June – 01 July
Art Week: 05 – 08July

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