Central London Group November Meeting
Our subject, ‘Inspired By’, produced a fascinating array of different sources of inspiration. And it also gave us an insight into the processes different photographers followed in developing their work from the initial source. The result was always a distinctive individual creation, even when another’s work had provided the starting point.
Sources of inspiration and influence included Roni Horn, Shirley Baker, Berenice Abbott, Gabriele Basilico, Jane Bown, John Davies, Gainsborough and Rothko!
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme will be ‘Books or Exhibitions Recently Viewed’.
Crossing Lines Group November meetup
The November edition of The Crossing Lines Group was well-furnished with attendees.
The main thrust of the meeting was Liminal spaces; otherwise referred to as Edgelands, Darkness at the Edge of Town
We touched on matters such as ‘Does the urban space have a landscape?’ ‘Does the detour have a future?’ ‘Is my back-yard a landscape? If not, how far do I have to travel to find one?
In addition: ‘Is landscape (however defined) a transitional space?’ Is landscape a particular category of threshold?’
Issues of The Edge Project as part of The Bleeding London Project were touched upon as were the eternal verities of the Schrödinger’s cat-like question: where’s the edge of London
Mike Seaborne presented his excellent b&w series on the River Lea which was begun as a follow-up to the Loose Traverse Project of a few year’s back. Memories of Bow Gamelan were summoned (or have I got the wrong river?)
Nothing definitive emerged but we went away smiling, having made new friends.
Next meeting Wednesday December 2nd. in Stuart Hall Building, Room 3.05 at Goldsmiths College.
All LIP members generously welcomed
Central London Group October Meeting
October’s meeting was devoted to the single image. Members brought along one image only to be discussed in depth for about five minutes each. This was a chance to show an image which would sustain a more detailed critique and we weren’t disappointed. Some photographs were multi-layered with much detail, where the eye could dart around and discover something new at each turn; others, initially quite simple compositions, disclosed a more complex reading the more you looked. When looking at photographs there can be a tendency to skim over the surface very quickly before moving onto the next one – the evening’s viewing showed us that close attention certainly brings rewards….
Ariadne van de Ven
Cabbages one by Teresa Levitt
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th November 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme for the evening will be Inspired by Others – a response to a photo or painting by someone else. This could either be work you have made inspired by someone else or simply a piece of work by another artist which you find particularly inspiring. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print form.
Advance notice for December meeting: Books or Exhibitions Recently Viewed
Putney Group – October Update
Our main topic of conversation was the upcoming exhibition idea we have on the theme of ‘food’. To try and help with this we suggested to people that they delve a little deeper into this subject and not just what they might be having for supper that night. The outcome was brilliant with a great variety – images shown below. We then had a wider debate about how best to present this theme and hold it together better, particularly for the public understanding of what it is we have done; after much talk, the title ‘An Impressive Menu’ was voted on.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, 17th November and our theme is ‘Communication’. Email Andrew at email@example.com for further details.
Greenwich LIP Group upcoming in October
Greenwich LIP Group :: Wednesday :: 21st October :: The Greenwich Gallery :: 6 to 8
Herewith a fine lineup for the October edition of the Greenwich LIP Group:
Peter Luck will be presenting the latest update on his Traverse of London. Not quite sea to shiny sea; more estuary to westernmost stream but with purpose & rationale which will be expanded upon by Peter with sagacity & sweep
Angela Schooly has been a recent participant at Photofusion in the mysteries of liquid light processes. Angela writes: “another use for those archived B&W negatives or the joy of photo art and how I learned to love the darkroom again.”
Anita Strasser will be making a welcome return & will be presenting an overview of the experience represented in the current exhibition at The Greenwich Gallery of final work from the M.A. for which she & her fellow students have been studying over the course of the last two years in Photography & Urban Cultures.
John Tait is welcomed back with Random Photography – a critique. John writes: “The down and upsides of random (butterfly) photography, flitting from one picture and one photographic discipline to another – searching for what?” It could be the meaning of life. Worth the trip then!
Hope that you can make it along for this fine line-up.
Directions & map to The Greenwich Gallery from John Levett here.