Satellite Group Updates

Crouch End Group February Meeting

Amanda Eatwell organised a print swap.

Central London Group January Meeting

We covered a great deal of ground in our first meeting of the New Year. The theme for the evening was “current projects” which took us from New York and Hong Kong to Brick Lane via Regents Park, South East London and Camden. There were also more metaphorical projects on happiness, waste, dislocation and the past. The evening was completed with pictures taken in an art gallery. We really are a very diverse group!
Some of these projects are works in progress for our exhibition, “The Space Between” in April at Espacio Gallery. Members were able to gain valuable feedback on what was working and what might need to be rethought.
It was also really heartening that newer members came forward to share work for the first time. We hope that they will continue to show work in the coming months. If this meeting is anything to go by this should be a varied and exciting year at the Central Satellite Group.


Christopher Burrows


Dorota Boisot


Pupak Navabpour


Barry Cole


Peter Luck


Steve Jones


Edith Templeton


Alec Wyllie


Kate Wentworth


Anna Lerner


Joel Medina

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th February at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme will be Home – a topic close to all our hearts which will surely be open to the most individual interpretations. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.

Ealing Satellite Group January Meeting

At January’s meeting we may have had the most people showing photos ever – it felt that way anyway. We spent a while reflecting on what has been a fantastic year for the group with lots of exhibiting as a whole group, in small groups, in individual shows and in the wider LIP exhibition. And the group has welcomed several new members so it feels as though there is lots of energy and (crucially) photography. Below is a selection of single images that were shown as a sort of pick of the year’s photos.
Angelika showed photos of a visit to Chad, and Edmond showed photos from Moscow State Circus whilst it was on Ealing Common.
We then spent a while looking forward and agreed to take part in BEAT again and will decide theme next time and then March meeting will be one where members share photo books they have created – looking forward to that!

 

Photo Robin Segulem

Photo Ali

Photo Chris Moxey

Photo Jonny Baker

Trapeze artist Anna Rastsova collects her thoughts as she awaits her cue. Life Between The Scenes; Backstage Moments At The Moscow State Circus. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Photo Francis McAllister

Photo Omar

Photo Dorota Boisot

Central London Group December Meeting

Our final meeting of the year had the theme of Ephemeral/Eternal – either/or or both – in some cases ephemeral and eternal proving to be two sides of the same coin. There were plenty of examples of the fleeting moment – shadows and reflections, the play of light and shade, night lights, rain on windows, snow, brightly coloured runners caught in a freeze frame moment. Memorials to the transitory nature of human life – some very moving images of war graves – also testified to the need to make a lasting memorial to lost lives. Withering flowers, the abandoned station in Folkestone and the decaying site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster where vegetation is once again taking over, all demonstrated that ephemerality is not just confined to human life. Here are some examples from a very full evening’s programme:


Teresa Levitt


Janet Nabney


Kate Wentworth


Colleen Harvey


Steve Jones


Christopher Burrows


Anna Lerner


Barry Cole


Simon Butcher


Edith Templeton


Frances McAllister


Ingrid Newton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th January at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme will be Personal Projects – a chance to show current work and/or discuss future projects. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.

Central London Group November Meeting

The theme for our November meeting was “noir”. There was a good turnout of members and lots of creative ideas on display.
A number of us followed the path of classic film noir with gritty urban shots, shadowy menacing figures and odd camera angles. Even the most innocent city street or quiet flat took on an uneasy aspect. Others took a more metaphorical take on noir with images reflecting sombre feelings. There were some arresting shots of London by night and intriguing views of everyday objects shot in an unsettling way. We also had a series of detailed close ups of coins side by side allowing the viewer to make their own connections and stories.
Finally we saw stunning black and white portraits – some specifically posed with models others more natural poses with friends. These harked back to the glamour of 1930s film shots.


Simon Butcher


Krystina Stimakovits


Christopher Burrows


Janet Nabney


Anna Lerner


Dorota Boisot


Hugh Look


Edith Templeton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th December at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme will be Ephemeral/Eternal – either/or or a mixture of the two! Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.