My Digital Archaeology exhibition in this year's Brighton Photo Fringe was shortlisted for the Danny Wilson Memorial Award 2014 Professionals' Choice.
Seven diverse bodies of work by members of Platform Collective. The collective met on the MA Photography degree at Brighton University, and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Its aim: to promote contemporary lens-based art practice. More information...
Rich Cutler · James Finlay · Tammy Ho · Elin Karlsson · Sharon O’Neill · Joy Stacey · Tim Stephens
|When||4 Oct–2 Nov 2014 10am–6pm Sat/Sun|
|Where||Platform Gallery, 15 Lincoln Cottages,
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▲ Lightboxes installed at Unit 8.
I'm presenting a talk on my photographic practice and how its relationship with science, the archive and collecting. At Maidstone Museum, Kent. More details...
My photobook Insecta has been selected for the F Book Show in Tokyo. This collaboration between Photobookshow and the Tokyo Institute of Photography will showcase about 100 photobooks from the more than 400 submitted.
Stour Valley Arts is exhibiting my Insecta project and has commissioned an essay for Retain:Reclaim – a curatorial exhibition featuring the artists Chris Drury and Kate Linforth as well as myself.
Stour Valley Arts’ Cornershop
Unit 3, Park Mall
Kent TN24 8UU
11 am–4 pm, Wednesday–Saturday
Exhibition launch: Saturday 22 February, 12–4 pm – all welcome. The artists and curators will be present from noon. At 1 pm there will be an artist's talk by Kate Linforth followed by a discussion.
▲ (Left to right) Rich Cutler: Insecta, photographic print. Chris Drury: Boletus Circle, mud screenprint. Kate Linforth: Woodland Fungus, beeswax pigment and bark.
Retain:Reclaim – the first of five pop-up exhibitions to be curated within Stour Valley Arts’ Cornershop
Retain:Reclaim is the realisation of a visual research project that explores the versatile relationship between nature and man. Man has for centuries attempted to suppress nature due to the obsessive need to order chaos. Retain:Reclaim aims to challenge this desire to contain nature and the perception of its success; it endorses the organic growth and shows the unpredictable and somewhat vengeful ‘reclaim’ of nature.
The exhibition showcases work from three scientific-research based artists who display contrasting methods that endeavour to retain nature.
''While the rationalisation, organisation and intellectual dissection of the natural world is an activity that humankind has engaged in for centuries, it is important to remember that nature still retains the capacity to undo our orderly constructs and reclaim the landscape for its own.''
(R. O’Reilly 2014)
Supporting the curatorial dialogue, a catalogue accompanies the exhibition and will be free to take away. The catalogue contains new essays by the curators and a responsive project by Rowena O’ Reilly, which will explore the common themes and concepts found in the works of Kate Linforth, Chris Drury and Rich Cutler.
An artist's talk by Kate Linforth will be hosted at the Cornershop venue during the exhibition launch at 1 pm on Saturday 22 February. She will be discussing her scientific influences that feed into the beautiful sculptural works on display, followed by a Q&A session.