Are you feeling stuck creatively?
Do you need to set goals for your personal project?
Would you benefit from peer support and facilitated feedback to help move your project forward?
This workshop, which includes six sessions, is aimed at photographers and visual artists using photography who have a personal project in progress. “In progress” could mean that you have an idea but haven’t started work, or that you’re currently shooting a body of work, or that you’re wrapping up a project but need to bring it all together. This workshop will support a group of participants in the research and development of a personal project using a variety of different strategies including facilitated peer support. Miranda Gavin facilitate all sessions.
We will look at previous personal projects, develop strategies for creative working practice, and discuss the various challenges and blocks that can prevent a project from moving forward. The last session will include feedback and guidance from two industry professionals who, in the past, have included Laura Noble (Director of L A Noble Gallery (LANG) and writer and curator Sue Steward.
The project can be a documentary, editorial or an art-based body of work. You can be at any stage with the project as long as it is a body of work that is still in progress.
This workshop will take place at Photofusion twice monthly over three months on Thursdays from 18:00 – 21:00. The dates are as follows:
- 29 September 2016
- 13 October 2016
- 27 October 2016
- 10 November 2016
- 24 November 2016
- 1 December 2016
MEMBERS’ PRICE: £255 (phone to book – 020 7738 5774)
Photographic Artists who took part in our Tri-Pod workshop at Photofusion in 2012, Myka Baum and Jonathan Goldberg and Tee Chandler and Barry Falk who are currently taking part in our 6 month on-going project development group in Brighton, are all exhibiting this year at Brighton Photo Biennial/Fringe.
Myka met one of our mentors, Sue Steward during the Tri-Pod weekend workshop and Sue continued to support Myka’s work and selected her for an exhibition she’s curated for Photo Hastings titled ‘Autumn Germination, the Sprouting of New Ideas’, at The Photo Fringe, Collectives’ Hub, 7th Floor, Vantage Point, Brighton.
Jonathan was successfully selected for the Biennial ‘One Planet’ commission in collaboration with FotoDocument & Photoworks and is exhibiting his project at Brighton Train Station.
Tee Chandler who is part of Merge Collective has been selected to exhibit ‘Sea of Plastic’ at the Photo Fringe Collectives’ Hub and Barry Falk’s exhibition ‘Incidental Spaces’ is showing at Gallery 40, Gloucester Terrace from the 13th Oct. It’s great to see all these artists projects flourish and relationships developed through the Tri-Pod network grow.
Statement from Myka Baum ….
Since the professional development workshop with Tri-pod I continued to meet regularly with a peer support group established following on from the workshop. Since then I attended some short courses to develop technique and skills. I applied for the MA in Printmaking at the Royal College and was invited to an interview but only got a place on the waiting list. I’m not too bothered by it other than that I’ve been chasing up feedback that I was promised – to no albeit.
This summer I attended Dartmoor Arts Summer School’s Photo Works, run by Susan Derges. It was an intense week that felt equivalent to a term at college. I received very positive and encouraging feedback from Susan and Chrystel Lebas. Both said they would buy my work. I just wish they wouldn’t just talk about it!! Our conversation made me question study at MA level once more, given the politics and extortionate fees. Being largely self-taught I am now considering to continue down that path, with continued professional development workshops, short courses, portfolio reviews, talks and peer support.
This summer saw me do my first artist residency at my local city farm where I produced new work inspired by the collapse of the beehive. This body of work ‘Bonfire In A Beehive’ is part of a substantial exhibition of mine at Brighton Photo Fringe titled ’Sub-cultures’, alongside some of my work from Miss Havisham’s Larder, first shown as part of Tri-pod Photofusion show, and work from my City Crops series.
Sue Steward, a mentor from the Tri-pod workshop who has continuously been encouraging me, invited me to show as part of her exhibition ‘Autumn Germination’ alongside Alexander Brattell, Cathryn Kemp and Lucinda Wells.
Tri-pod is launching its second exhibition Inside Out at Photofusion Gallery in Brixton, London from 9-30 August featuring the work of two visual artists using photography, Anne Vinogradoff and Jocelyn Allen.
The two exhibitors were selected from a group of photographers and lens-based artists who have attended a Tri-pod workshop in 2012 & 2013. Miranda and I wanted to bring two projects together that formed a dialogue between the chosen artists as well as with the audience so we selected Vinogradoff and Allen as their works share similar themes around women, self image and identity through the use of photography, film and object based works.
Anne Vinogradoff (www.annevinogradoff.com)
Anne presents Women: A Curvy Journey drawing on work from six series created over the past two years. Vinogradoff offers both a personal, autobiographical perspective, as well as a global viewpoint as she explores the trajectory of womankind throughout history. In creating these works, Vinogradoff asks the audience to consider ancient ideologies and their relevance to contemporary society while seeking to challenge commonly-held dogmas relating to female identity. The result is a multilayered, interactive installation of analogue photography realised as 3-D objects.
Jocelyn Allen (www.jocelynallen.co.uk)
Jocelyn’s self portraits from the series Your Mind & Body Is All That You’ve Got are taken from forty sittings over the last six months of 2012. What started out as a few images documenting Allen’s reaction to the changes within the skin of her body evolved to become a highly personal journey of acceptance, self reflection and realisation. The self portraits reveal and chart moments of playfulness and self confidence alongside ones of shyness and self doubt.
Tri-pod has also invited Myka Baum (www.seephotography.net) to show work from her ongoing series, Miss Havisham’s Larder on the Photofusion Street Gallery Wall. The work is inspired by the cycles of nature and transformation and explores the minutia of growth and decay using a variety of painstaking processes engaging both natural and mechanical reproduction.
Really pleased to get the first bit of international publicity for my Colorado residency project particularly as Landscape Stories are doing such good work bringing together photographers from around the globe to present their vision of each edition’s theme.
IT THAT IT EXHIBITION – BRIGHTON PHOTO FRINGE 2012
Our first Tri-pod project development group that came together in 2010, exhibited a group show of work in progress in the North Gallery, Phoenix Brighton part of Brighton Photo Fringe 2012