The Moment Space Comes into Being: Marion Piper: LUX at Cromer Artspace, June 2023
I’m delighted to have written the exhibition text, The Moment Space Comes into Being, for Marion’s upcoming solo exhibition, LUX, at Cromer Artspace on the Prom. LUX is the presentation of a drawing cycle, comprising sixty works on paper each measuring 76 c 56 cm. The drawings begin with a soft pencil drawn grid. Grey washes and colourful geometric forms are intuitively worked across the surfaces. Installed unframed along the length of the pavilion, parallel to the horizon, the works themselves invite a promenade, and explore the emergence of space. The text will be available at www.marionpiper.com and here on my Critical Writing page to coincide with the exhibition opening on 15 June.
FORMAT23 Photobook Market: Performing the Photobook
I’m delighted to have my Conjugated Museum accepted for exhibition with the Performing the Photobook exhibition at the FORMAT23 Photobook Market, 17 to 19 March, at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. I’ve created a new video and a new sound piece especially for the exhibition, in addition to exhibiting the physical book. Thank you to Francesca Servalle who curated the exhibition.
I’m so pleased to be invited to be MC and discussion Chair for the FORMAT23 Conference happening on 17 March at Derby QUAD. The event is organised by Dr Gemma Marmalade and Dr Philip Harris for University of Derby and the BA (Hons) Photography programme in conjunction with FORMAT Photography Festival. Keynote speakers will be photographer Oliver Chanarin and media specialist Professor Erika Abad from Nevada State College. For more details follow this link.
All images: L. Henkel. Above L to R: Jane Boyer, Dr Gemma Marmalade, James Stanford, Angela Brommel, and Maryam Wahid. Images 2 and 3 above, I’m speaking with artist James Stanford.
Luxembourg Art Prize 2022
I’m very honoured to receive a Certificate of Artistic Merit from the 2022 Luxembourg Art Prize. This honourable mention by La Pinacothèque contemporary art museum in Luxembourg recognises my professionalism and the quality of my artwork.
Barcelona Foto Biennale, 2022
I was very pleased to be included in the Barcelona Foto Biennale at FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona for the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, and delighted to be there for the opening event!
…but also DO: Véronique Chance: Thames Run: Source to Sea, September 2022
“…but also DO” was written for Dr Véronique Chance on the event of her opening, 8 September 2022, at OXO Tower Wharf gallery as part of the Thames Festival. Find out more here.. Her multimedia installation revisits her project, Thames Run: Source to Sea. Véronique traced the river by running the course of the Thames River from its source to its flow into the North Sea. Published in Thames Run: Source to Sea, Anglia Ruskin University, ISBN: 9781912319046, n.p..
18th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, 2022
Pleased to receive access to the special edition of FotoNostrum Magazine, Issue 27, showcasing all the Julia Margaret Cameron Award winners.
18th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, 2022
On 23 May 2022 I was notified that I was a category winner in the 18th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. I won the single image Cell Phone category, Professional Section with this image:
I also received an Honourable Mention in the same category for these two images:
Abridged Magazine, 2022
At the end of March 2022, I was contacted by Gregory McCartney editor of Abridged Magazine, based in Derry. Greg had seen my entry to the Belfast Photo Festival and wanted to know if I would like to publish this image in the upcoming May issue. Of course, I said yes! For more information see their website.
Mythologies, Identities and Territories of Photography, 2020
I’m so pleased to be the lead essay in Mythologies, Identities and Territories of Photography edited by Dr Gemma Marmalade and Dr Phil Harris, produced in conjunction with Format19, international photography festival at the University of Derby.
Remise en forme at École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Nîmes, 2017
I’m so pleased to be selected for Remise en forme at ESBAN! This project is in conjunction with the retrospective Supports/Surfaces at Carré d’Art Contemporary Art Museum of Nîmes, whose curators were involved in selecting work for Remise en forme. My work, Disruptor (2017) is shown below.