Central London Group February Meeting
Putney Group January Update
The sun is actually shining whilst I write this – wow, what a pleasant change (well it was when I first started writing).
Thank you to everyone who came along in January, an excellent turn out.
We started the meeting this month with a clip from the BBC’s Countryfile programme, which featured the amazing artist Andy Goldsworthy (if you don’t know him he literally moulds the natural world into the most incredible structures – just take a look at these). As well as an artist he is also a photographer – what an inspiration he is.
This month’s theme was on Christmas Decorations, which despite being a touch uninspired didn’t stop members stepping up to the lens with some excellent work. Thank you to all you participated. The theme chosen for February is ‘Vanishing Points’.
One of our founding members, Justin Welch, is currently on an assignment in South Wales and sadly cannot make our meetings, so it was fun to catch up with him at the meeting via the internet. We were richly entertained by pictures from his recent trip to the Far East. For those who missed it, you can look at his gallery on his website.
A quick mention for one of our new members, Nick Gale, and his suggestion we might like to take a look at the website – pixoto.
As a reminder, in brief – my suggestion for this year’s exhibition was that we enter the Wandsworth Arts Festival Fringe event in May, with an exhibition entitled ‘A Day in the Life of Putney’, which we would then exhibit at The Exchange in Putney (the excellent spot outside Waitrose). It was my idea that we allot a third of our space to the main theme and then give us all a little space to promote something of our own. I would also like to engage with a couple of local schools and see about mentoring a couple of art students and have them engage with what we are doing.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 19th February and I look forward to catching up with you all then.
Crouch End Group Update and Exhibition
Crouch End Group Exhibition
Over the last few months the group has been preparing for a third annual exhibition at The Original Gallery in Crouch End, Hornsey Library, Haringey Park N8 9JA. Sixteen photographers will be exhibiting their individual projects and visual ideas. The exhibition runs from 12th Feb – 2nd March 2014; hours are 1-7pm weekdays, 1-4pm weekends. Entry is free and all are welcome.
Central London Group January Meeting
Our first meeting of the new year was appropriately a mix of looking back at work from the past year and looking forward to possible future projects. We were also pleased to start the new year with some new faces as well as welcoming back our more regular attendees.
Remembering Mr Mandela by Rashida Mangera
Men and Women 2 by Sue Czapska
Balinese Saltmaker by Maria Oldland
From the series Portland by Alison Adcock
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th February 2014 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme for the meeting will be Secret – this could cover a multitude of subjects such as things hidden or disguised, mysteries and enigmas, lack of communication and reticence, things clandestine, classified or confidential. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please.
Central London Group December Meeting
Our last meeting of the year was open to everyone to show whatever they wanted, so we had a very wide cross-section of photographs on view. Here is a selection from the night.
Men and Women by Sue Czapska
From the Queens Park Portrait Project by Simon Butcher
Budapest Building by Maria Oldland
From the Wings Project by Ingrid Newton
Tsukiji Market Tuna Auction by Angelika Berndt
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th January 2014 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. At the start of the New Year, it’s always a good time to look back on past achievements whilst looking forward to the future, so please either bring along a selection of your favourite images from the past year or ideas for developing future work – maximum of 10 images. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please. We would also like to give advance notice of the topic for our March meeting where we will be showcasing video. This should give you plenty of time to prepare work to show – either your own or a favourite piece of video by another artist which you would like to share. The work could either be moving image, or a sequence of still images accompanied by a soundtrack.