Photography category winner of the Vauxhall Collective Bursary, street photographer Matt Stuart will have his work on show in Derby from 13-19 November. Stuart’s quirky observational photos often use humour, so this show promises to be engaging. Plus, news just in that, sadly, Photo Miami 2010 has been cancelled due to lack of sponsorship. More below.
Stuart was commissioned by the car company to create a series of photographs as a response to this year’s theme, The Great British Weekend. Travelling in a new Vauxhall Astra, he captures the life of enthusiasts who spend weekends pursuing their hobbies and passions, Stuart’s, we learn from the press release, include book collecting and cycling…
I have just finished reviewing Street Photography Now, published by Thames & Hudson. A new survey of 46 contemporary street photographers from around the globe, including fellow London-based In-Public members, Nick Turpin and Nils Jorgensen. Stuart’s London streets shot grace the front and back covers.
There’s a link to a short interview (two and a half mins) with one of the editors, Sophie Howarth, on Nigel Warburton’s website, art and allusion.
The Vauxhall Collective bursary is a commercially-funded creative support scheme for art and design in the UK and is now in its third year. See the website for details on how to apply for the bursary, which I will check up. But take note, it’s heavy on Flash.
“Members of the Vauxhall Collective are supported financially to carry out projects, consequently raising their profile in the industry and in the media, and giving them the resources to fulfil their creative potential. In previous years Vauxhall successfully ran the VX Collective based on collaboration between members.” Press release
Stuart’s photographs will be exhibited at Derby QUAD from 13 November to 16 January 2011.
There will also be a retrospective, The Vauxhall Collective: Three Years On, including photographers Seba Kurtis, see photos below, and Gayle Chong Kwan. The exhibition is on from 2-7 November at Idea Generation Gallery in east London.
PHOTO MIAMI 2010 SHELVED
Just in re: Photo Miami 2010: “Fotomarkt Art Fairs, the producer of Photo Miami, announces with sincere regret the cancellation of Photo Miami 2010.
“Fotomarkt was unsuccessful in its bid to secure additional financing for the Fair. While the company had explored financing from other sources, it could not secure adequate funding within the timeframe requisite for producing a fair of the quality that the exhibitors, partners and visitors had come to expect.
“We are most saddened by this decision for the lost opportunity to showcase the vibrant and relevant new work that our exhibitors were planning to bring to Miami and to experience the exciting programming that had been developed by Brookie Maxwell, the Fair’s Artistic Director,” said Steve Eshelman, Managing Partner, and Charles Guice, Photo Miami’s Managing Director.” From press release.