Chris Moxey is taking part in Thirteen at Lauderdale House. Details of opening times are on the invite above. The private view has happened so ignore that part!
Photo: Edmond Terakopian
There is an article on London's tallest outdoor photography exhibition in Amateur Photography magazine. Of course that exhibition is ours - Unlocked! Group members Edmond Terakopian and Jonny Baker are interviewed about it in which they relate how it came about, the curation process and working with Ealing Police to get permission for it.
Our group Ealing London Independent Photography, has a groundbreaking outdoor exhibition of photography, which covers all five storeys of Ealing Police Station! The exhibition is called UNLOCKED; LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD. It’s a collection of 35 photographs reflecting on the surreality of the pandemic and embodying hopes for the future. It’s on now and through into 2022. Located at Ealing Police Station, 67-69 Uxbridge Road, London W5 5SJ and viewable during daylight hours and free.
The photographers taking part are:
It’s kindly supported by Gogar Service, Fujifilm and Clarion Futures, alongside a crowdfunding by art lovers.
We made it! Thank you so much to everyone who supported our crowdfunding campaign for Unlocked. Amazingly we have reached our target so Unlocked is going to happen. Thank you to everyone who donated and especially two sponsors FujiFilm and Gogar Services who weighed in with generous support. We are now working to line up printing and installing of images in time for BEAT 2021 which runs over the weekends of 11/12 and 18/19 September 2021. The images will of course be available to see at any time once up as they will be on the exterior of Ealing Police Station and will be left up we hope for a few months. We’ll be having an opening on the afternoon of that first weekend - details to follow.
As a group we have planned an exhibition as part of BEAT 2021. Given all the uncertainties due to Covid we had been exploring outdoor options for exhibiting and through a series of connections have ended up with Ealing Police Station agreeing we can use the front of their building as a canvas for our next exhibition! It is huge so will have quite an impact. The exhibition is called ‘UNLOCKED – looking back, looking forward’ and is a reflection on the strange times we find ourselves in, the things we have noticed over the past year and our hopes for the future.
Of course it is going to be more costly to pull off so we are in the process of raising funds for it. On contacting Ealing Council they now have their own crowdfunding page for community initiatives and projects and steered us in that direction. As part of that they will consider backing a project but like to see a group raising funds and demonstrating commitment themselves. So whilst we hadn't anticipated it this means we have ended up with a local crowdfunding page for Unlocked. Do go and have a look and if you'd like to support the group then do pledge. We are 10% of the way there at the time of writing this post.
LIP Chronicles: Life Under Lockdown is this year's LIP exhibition curated online. A lovely set of galleries are live in November here. Do read the foreword by Paul Hill. Several Ealing LIP members have photos in the exhibtion. See this page for more info and do follow along on instagram with @LIPchronicles. There is also a newspaper being printed with the images which looks like it will be one to keep!
For the popular Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT) exhibition, Ealing LIP photographers created a collection of work entitled Oblique Strategies (taking inspiration from Brian Eno) back in 2018.
One of our group, Ali Moosavi, donated his print from the BEAT exhibition to the OPEN Ealing gallery earlier this year, and worked with them to find a charity based in Ealing to benefit from the sale,
OPEN Ealing released an update on their website last week:
The sale of Ali Moosavi’s photograph, Make a blank valuable by putting it in an exquisite frame, this week has benefitted Ealing based charity BEfriend. The charity matches friendly and reliable volunteers with people who have become lonely and socially isolated. Volunteers provide company and companionship and help those they befriend feel engaged with the world again, either through bringing hope and warmth in with them or by helping people get out. During recent months their services have been even more important and they have extra pressures in delivering the required help in a safe way.
Rachel Hill, Director, commented that all the money raised from the sale of Ali’s photograph will go towards sustaining the service.
This month due to not being able to use our regular venue we went to visit the Photographers' Gallery on Thursday night despite the rain, train delays and other reasons not to come into central London! We almost had the place to ourselves so it was nice to be able to take some time to look at the work of the four nominees for the Deutsche Börse prize.
We agreed they covered an interesting range of styles and ideas from the traditional documentary work of Mark Neville, the more innovative Mohamed Bourouissa making use of augmented reality, Anton Kuster's powerful and quietly emotional Blue Skies project and an intriguing concept by Clare Strand which had some of us thinking about our next group exhibition (watch this space)!
We did well to find a quiet place nearby to pick out the themes of the show which lead us to a really interesting discussion on women and power in photography, a great topic for a meeting in itself. Looking forward to next month's meeting on zines and putting a book project together.
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As well as the group exhibition Home which has now started two other group members have solo shows as part of BEAT. They are both very close to each other in Hanwell.
Marie is exhibiting at Fade to Black coffee shop which is open daily. The show runs until 15 Sept.
Minako Iwatake has a show The Bookshelf at The Clock Tower Café, 151 Uxbridge Road, Hanwell, London W7 3SP and it is open from 6-15th September, from 8am - 7pm each day.
So there are currently three exhibitions running in Ealing with members of the group!
We're excited to let you know we have a group exhibition as part of BEAT - the Borough of Ealing Art trail 2019. See below for details. Note we are in a new venue this year - Rickyard in Walpole Park. Hope to see you there.
We tend to think of ‘home’ as a haven, somewhere we can retreat to after a busy or stressful day. It’s where our family, our partners, our familiar faces and favourite things are… where we can feel secure among the bricks and mortar of our domestic bliss. But it can be more complex than that. Some feel tied down by this image of home, with a longing to escape the over-familiar and make new memories elsewhere; for the elderly, loneliness can be an issue… and increasingly, contemporary times suggest other stories; home is a luxury some just do not have. The world is changing and for many the notion of home is changing too. Photographers from Ealing LIP reflect on what ‘home’ means to them.
At The Rickyard, Walpole Park, from 6th - 15th September.
Fri 6th, 12 - 7pm; Sat 7th & Sun 8th, 12 - 6pm
Mon 9th to Thurs 12th, 12 - 5pm; Fri 13th, 12 -7pm; Sat 14th & Sun 15th, 12 - 6pm
Longing for home
For some of us home is a place we take for granted, somewhere we can return to - but for others in the world, conflict or occupation has meant they have had to flee their home and are unable to return. They make home in a new place but still have memories of home from their homeland and a longing or an ache for it. Many Palestinians who have been exiled from their homes carry a key to remember home, and as a sign of their longing. This workshop will be a chance to hear stories of home, exile and longing. Facilitated by Jonny Baker whose photo ‘The Key’ is in the exhibition. The Rickyard, 4pm, Saturday 14th Sept.
Your camera and your curiosity are all you need! Join exhibitors Brigitte Flock and Chris Moxey for a local photowalk. This is not a technical session, just a fun way to enjoy photography with like-minded people and perhaps be inspired by something you may not have noticed before. Duration approximately 1.5 hours. Meet at the Rickyard, 1pm, Saturday 7th Sept
Insta Challenge: Home
Participate in the Ealing LIP BEAT 2019 project and see your own photographs become part of the exhibition. Use the hashtag #LIPBEATHOME to tag your Instagram picture on the theme ‘home’ and every day we’ll pick the best one to print and display in the gallery at The Rickyard! Coordinated by Ray Malcolm.
A family activity for 5-10 year olds accompanied by one adult.
We will explore a variety of materials and basic techniques, which will stimulate creativity and imagination, enabling participants to create their own unique piece of either a collage or a scrapbook's first page! Bring along your favourite printed photographs or cut out from magazines, a poem, or any other special little thing you would like to be on your creation. We will use buttons, feathers, natural items (eg. wood, flowers, leaves), coloured cards, fabrics, and more. Please be aware that the nature of this activity means a little mess should be expected, so wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Facilitated by Bea Maccarrone at The Rickyard, 2.30-4.30 pm, Sunday 8th Sept
Sat 7th - Photowalk with Brig and Moxey 1-2.30pm
Sun 8th – Bea, scrapbooks/collage drop in between 2-4pm – ages 5-10, must be accompanied by one adult.
Sat 14th – Jonny: Longing for Home – 4pm
Ongoing throughout the exhibition – Ray’s Instagram event