Exhibitions

Ealing Group at Artisan Coffee


Ray Malcolm photo

A three-month long exhibition by ten members of the Ealing satellite group, with three smaller groups alternating to exhibit each month.

Runs 5 October – End December 2017
Open Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm; Sat 8:30am-5:30pm; Sun 9am-5:30pm

Artisan Coffee
32 New Broadway
Ealing
London W5 2XA


Thirteen at Lauderdale House


Bari Goddard photo

LIP members Quentin Ball, Gwen Campbell, Gareth Davies, Gordana Johnson, Chris Moxey, Norman Smith, Duncan Unsworth are all exhibiting as part of the group THIRTEEN, in the recently renovated Lauderdale House. Chris Moxey is a member of the Ealing LIP group.

Runs 4-28 October 2017
Private view 4th October, 7.30-9.30pm

Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park
Highgate Hill
London N6 5HG


BEAT exhibition is buzzing

 

The opening night of TAG was wonderful with around 100 people visiting. Normally in a venue like this we'd then have a trickle of visitors each day but being part of BEAT has meant that more like 80-90 people have called in on the weekend each day. So exhibiting as part of BEAT has definitely been good - it's been buzzing. The exhibition itself has sparked peoples imagination. St Mary's services on Sunday also engaged with the photos as Ealing LIP member Jonny Baker gave a talk on photography and spirituality and incorporated the photos into the talk for members of St Mary's to interact with. This had the added bonue of the group being able to leave the photos up for the Sunday!

This Saturday is the last day you can see the exhibition - do get along if you haven't seen it yet.

[Thanks to Danilo Leonardi for the photos]


TAG - an exhibition in the Borough of Ealing Art Trail September 2017

We're excited to be able to announce TAG - a photographic exhibition we are putting on as part of the Borough of Ealing Art Trail.

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Marie Fitzgerald photo

Tag is a game where one person tags another, only this time played with photographs. Each photographer responds to the previous image creating a chain reaction of connected images. The results are displayed for the first time during the Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT) and will be suspended in mid air in the beautiful space of St Mary's Church, Ealing. 

September 6th- 16th
St Mary's Church, St Mary's Rd, Ealing W5 5RH

Opening Times:
Mon-Thurs 9:30am-5:00pm
Fri 9:30am-8:00pm
Sat 11am-6:00pm
Sun 12:00noon - 6:00pm

Download a PDF of the flyer  Download a print version PDF of the flyer


London's Waterways - Exhibition

Minako iwatake

Minako Iwatake photo

Members of the group have got together to display their collection of images gleaned from walking around London’s waterways – the local canals and further afield, the Thames estuary.

Runs 25 June – 30 July 2017
Private View 28th June, 6.30-9pm

Dominion Arts Centre & Library
112 The Green
Southall UB2 4BQ

Transport: Southall mainline station – 5mins walk


Thirteen Exhibition

Moxey1

Chris Moxey is part of a group called Thirteen who will be having an exhibition at the Croatian Embassy, from May 25th until June 26th. The Embassy is at 21 Conway Street, London W1T 6BN, about 7 minutes walk from Warren St underground.


Infinitely more important is the looking!

Eggleston

There is a William Eggleston exhibition of people just started at the National Portrait Gallery (see here for a review). On Thursday evening several of us in the group had the privilege of going to hear a conversation with him about his work. The conversation was between Bill (if I may call him that), the curator of the show and Sean O Hagan, writer on photography for the Guardian and Observer (and clearly a fan).

William Eggleston was described by Sean O Hagan as the greatest living photographer. He is now quite frail in a wheelchair but whilst he took a while to respond to questions his wit was biting - it was both an informing and hilarious evening. The work looks amazing. I am sure you don't need me to tell you that Eggleston is celebrated for the way he embraced colour photography as an art form, both causing a huge reaction and controversy in his show in New York in 1976. He is not thought of in relation to portaiture so this is quite an original representation of his work I think.

What was entertaining about the interview was that a lot of the questions were leading Eggleston to explore deeper meanings in his work or photography in general but largely he was having none of it. So to give a couple of examples he was pressed whether Warhol had influenced his work - cue 10 second pause followed by "No!". Was his work symbolic - cue 10 second pause followed by "No!". Looking back on it was it symbolic - cue 10 second pause followed by "No!". Exploring the significance of his first moving image film looking for its significance he responded "We got practically nowhere". When hanging out with various celebraties whose pictures are in the exhibition, again looking for deep conversations he responded that with Joe Strummer "Don't know what we talked about - nothing important!". It really was laugh out loud funny, as well as a lesson for those conducting the conversation into perhaps asking a few more open rather than closed question. But there were a few threads that flowed much better such as when he was asked about his friendships. 

As a photographer he only takes one frame - he can't see the point of more; he doesn't take time to set up - it's not an issue; and he doesn't crop (another "no!" answer). As he reflected on travelling he suggested 

As one wanders round the world often one doesn't know the next place you're going to be. It's usually some kind of suprise, mostly of a happy kind.

And when asked about the writing on various photographs in the show it seemed to get to the heart of the matter. He said the photographs speak for themselves. If you look they say a lot. 

More than words it's the looking at the results that's important, not the writing or the talking. Infinitely more important is the looking!

So get yourself down there and do some looking!