Exhibitions, Commissions, Presentations and Awards
The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) of Elizabeth College has been a great source of pride to the College since it was founded in 1902. I would like to build on the historical integrity of the CCF and carry on the tradition of military portraiture, developing this historical practice into a contemporary approach. In 2018, it will be a century since the end of the First World War. To commemorate the sacrifice of the Old Elizabethans and other Guernsey inhabitants who took part, and for those who died, I will be taking photographic portraits of the CCF cadets and capturing a part of history, which can be so fleeting.
Leading a Community Based Photographic Course for Adults and for the Students of Les Voies School. Curator of the community Exhibition at The Gate House Gallery. Forth Coming Exhibition April 2018
Guernsey was occupied by the German forces for most of the Second World War, from 30 June 1940 until their peaceful liberation on 9 May 1945. This exhibition reflects on the occupation of Guernsey. The exhibition brings together through an open completion a wide range of artistic talent from all ages, disciplines and styles, creating a reflective and thought provoking experience.
Given that space is never neutral, the work concerns itself with private and municipal spaces. The photographs also deal with the everyday spaces of its environment. The photographs allow us to appreciate the everyday. They entice us to give pause for observation and reflection, on a site that is often glimpsed but scarcely ponded upon.
Artist in residence at Elizabeth College, Aaron Yeandle, has photographed a number of the actors cast in Oh What a Lovely War!
SOUP invited award wining artist Aaron Yeandle to photograph our recently completed Longis House project in Alderney in the Channel Islands. He spent the weekend on the island documenting, experimenting and creating some unique views of the house. His photos breaks many of the traditional architectural photography 'rules' and forms an interesting in-use narrative.
Burton and South Derbyshire College are working with the National Forest and have developed a brief for artists and students to interpret and respond to individually as part of Photo-Canopy. Each artist was invited to visit the National Forest and introduce themselves to the many features of the forest on location. The artists have been invited to reflect on the brief and respond to the setting.
The Guernsey Photography Festival brings together major names in international photography with a host of emerging talent, for a packed month of exhibitions, workshops and events on the beautiful island of Guernsey. We have other ongoing events throughout the year including the international talk series and our artist in residence programme.
This year’s festival explores the theme of FICTION/NON FICTION and will reveal a multitude of interpretations from personal to social and political photography.
Portrait Salon was founded by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins in 2011 as a response to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. A form of Salon des Refusés – an exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show – it aims to showcase the best of the rejected images from the Taylor Wessing Prize, which is organised annually by the National Portrait Gallery in London. The NPG Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize is one of the most prestigious photography prizes in the world, attracting entrants from professionals and amateurs alike.
The aim of the competition was to find defining images of Britain today. Entries flew in from far and wide; over 1,700 images were submitted across the categories (Urban, Landscape, Culture and Stock). Judges of the popular competition included iStockphoto’s Kelly Thompson (COO) and Simon Moran (UK Director of Photography); Guardian Picture Editor Roger Tooth; acclaimed photographer and artist, Danny Treacy; and independent photographer, Jill Mead. The winner was selected for his uniqueness in presenting a compelling scene of Britain today and for overall strength of execution and composition of their photograph.
“This is a great representation of a British child play acting as a US cultural icon in a back-alley of a midland city. The way that the boy confronts the camera and viewer is irresistible. The few details in the background eloquently give clues to where the picture was taken. The colour is saturated well and the picture is pin-sharp from front to back. ”
Danny Treacy says:
“The Western Ranger image has a subtle ambiguity that increases the viewers desire to engage with it. It addresses notions of stereotype, ethnicity and the state of ‘Britishness’ in contemporary society. There is a strong aesthetic quality to the image, the elements of composition, contrast and colour are all considered and used effectively.”
The art show Exhibition at Plymouth University was a collective of post graduates art work, show casing contemporary art and photography.
Away From Home was a solo exhibition, Held at The Out of the Blue Gallery. The work delved in to a personal family world of fleeting moments and passage of transitional time.
This was a solo photography exhibition for the community of Verna, Bulgaria. The idea of the exhibition was about how an Englishman see’s Bulgaria through the lens of his camera.
AirSpace Gallery was started in 2006 and since then the gallery has worked with a number of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. As an artist-led space, the Gallery's current research interests mirror those of its directors and is particularly concerned with issues surrounding collaboration and partnership working and a relational relevance with its location and the socio-political landscape.
A visual art exhibition in four empty flats on the Bentilee Estate, Stoke-on-Trent. Forty artists and students associated with the Fine Art course at Staffordshire University responded to domestic inner city environments