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Photo Stroll – INSIDE OUT at Photofusion London with Anne Vinogradoff, Jocelyn Allen and Myka Baum & In Conversation: The Skin Within tomorrow

Tri-pod’s second exhibition Inside Out is on show until 29 August at Photofusion gallery in Brixton, London featuring the work of three emerging visual artists working with photography, film and object-based works: Anne Vinogradoff, Jocelyn Allen and Myka Baum.

The photos below are from the Launch Party on 8 August before we had to swap the work inside the gallery around. Why? Because there have been complaints about the nature of the work: “nudity” “not suitable for children” “funders” “born-again Christians” “someone walking in then straight out”. There is already a Warning Sign re; nudity (see photo below) but it appears that this is not sufficient for the parents of 7-11 year-old children who have been walking through the front gallery to do activities in the other spaces in the gallery, nor for those who are seeing nudity/women’s bodies and religion combined in large-scale works. I received a call from Photofusion director suggesting that Anne Vinogradoff’s work be moved to the back gallery space and Jocelyn Allen’s to the front gallery, which the artists have agreed to.

I have written to Photofusion to request information on exactly which works have been cause for complaint, who has complained, why, how many people have complained and how they made the complaints, plus I have asked Photofusion about its policy on showing such works. I need to let the gallery respond before I write a blog post in response, though I have speculated on what the possible problems could be and to what extend an artist can express themselves freely, that is without forms of censorship, especially if the work/space is funded/part-funded by the Arts Council or other bodies that have ideological beliefs that may be at odds with the works created. To be continued once I have some answers.

For now, do try and see the show and come along to The Skin Within: A Conversation with the artists tomorrow evening in the gallery and let us know what you think.

Inside
Inside the gallery, Vinogradoff (Women: A Curvy Journey) and Allen (Your Mind & Body Is All That You’ve Got) explore themes around women, self-image and identity. Together these bodies of work can also be seen as a dialogue between Vinogradoff and Allen, as well as between the artists and audience. Visitors to the gallery are invited to engage with some of the object-based works and become active participants in the show.

Out
On the Photofusion Outside Gallery wall, Baum (Miss Havisham’s Larder) explores the minutiae of growth and decay inspired by the cycles of nature and transformation.

Gallery Event: The Skin Within: A Conversation with the artists
Tuesday 27 August, 19:00 | Free for Members (£3.50 Non-members)
Anne Vinogradoff, Jocelyn Allen and Myka Baum will be discussing their work in the exhibition and the benefits of supportive creative workshops such as Tri-pod, facilitated by Miranda Gavin and Wendy Pye.

OUTSIDE
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MYKA BAUM
For her new series, Myka Baum uses a variety of painstaking processes engaging both natural and mechanical reproduction to create abstract photographs of the process of decay of common foods such as bread and cheese.Time plays an integral role within the work and traces of a collision between calculation and chance are made visible. The macro images on show are also a manifestation of the various processes used by Baum and are inspired by and call into question the current status of nature to which urban civilization has become largely oblivious.

INSIDE
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ANNE VINOGRADOFF
Anne Vinogradoff draws on work from six series created over the past two years. Vinogradoff offers both a personal, autobiographical perspective, as well as a global viewpoint, as she explores the trajectory of womankind throughout history. In creating these works, Vinogradoff asks the audience to consider ancient ideas and their relevance to contemporary society while seeking to challenge commonly-held dogmas relating to female identity. The result is a multilayered, interactive installation of analogue photography realised as 3-D objects.

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JOCELYN ALLEN
Jocelyn Allen’s series of self portraits are the result of forty sittings that took place over the last six months of 2012. What started out as a few images, documenting Allen’s reaction to the changes within the skin of her body, evolved to become a highly personal journey of acceptance, self reflection and realisation. The self portraits reveal and chart moments of playfulness and self confidence alongside those of shyness and self doubt.

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ABOUT TRI-POD
Tri-Pod is a creative initiative cofounded in 2010 by Miranda Gavin and Wendy Pye to support lens-based artists working on Projects in Process. Tri-Pod has developed a model for facilitated peer-to-peer group feedback that also encourages individual artists to develop and maintain networks of support facilitated by Tri-Pod.

As well as holding weekend workshops to help with the research and development of personal projects, Tri-Pod works in association with galleries to provide a space for workshop participants to exhibit their work and allow for feedback and engagement with wider audiences.

INSIDE OUT was initiated and devised by Tri-Pod to provide an opportunity for three visual artists, who have attended a Tri-Pod workshop in 2012-13, to develop a body of work for exhibition. The exhibitors were chosen from an open submission offered to all workshop participants; the two artists presenting work inside the gallery, Anne Vinogradoff and Jocelyn Allen, were also exploring similar themes around women, self-image and identity.

All the artists exhibiting are working on ongoing series that they have developed with the assistance of Tri-Pod and are showing bodies of work in various stages of development and experimentation. Anne Vinogradoff is showing prototypes, or ‘primitive forms’ of objects, in their early stages of development; Jocelyn Allen experiments with the effect of scale in relationship to individual photographs, while outside, Myka Baum exhibits images that are the result of numerous photographic and biological experiments. The individual artists have curated their own space allowing them to test new ideas in a supportive environment.

Tri-Pod’s first group exhibition Nine Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing was held at Hotshoe Gallery, London in August 2011, and featured the work of nine lens-based artists and photographers who had participated in Tri-Pod’s first ongoing research and development group. This was followed by a further group exhibition Is That It as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2012.

Miranda Gavin and Wendy Pye will be talking about Tri-Pod at an arts symposium Academic Dogma: Intuition vs. Education, organised by members of the London College of Communication MA Photography course. It will be held on a Tuesday in early to mid-October with the exact date to be confirmed. If you want to know more or you are interested in participating in one of Tri-Pod’s future workshops, please get in touch at info@tri-pod.co.uk.

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Photo Resource – Tri-pod Case Study for Artquest: Working with photographic artists on Projects in Progress (PiP)

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Tri-pod Workshop Miranda Gavin discussing work, photo © Wendy Pye

I recently wrote a Case Study on Tri-pod (a creative initiative that I co-founded with photographer Wendy Pye) for Artquest, which I thought I would share with readers of this blog. Artquest is run by artists for artists and “provides the information to drive creative practice and help artists thrive on some of the lowest incomes in the creative sector”. It is hosted by the University of the Arts London and is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

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Notes from Tri-pod research and development workshop, Roof Unit, 2011. Photo © Miranda Gavin

Tri-pod – Case Study on Artquest: “Working under the name Tri-pod, our key aim is to offer critical support to photographers and visual artists working on lens-based personal projects in progress…”

To read the full article, go to Tri-pod Case Study

Photo News – Call for applicants for Tri-pod autumn weekend 8 and 9 September workshop in London

Summer has finally arrived in the UK, or so I believe. I’m here in Prague catching up with myself and getting ready to go back to the UK in full swing. Today’s post is a little self promotion for the creative development workshops that Tri-pod co-founder Wendy Pye and I are holding throughout the year at Photofusion in London.

The format has been tweaked slightly for September’s workshop. We are delighted to be working with Method acting practitioner Sam Rumbelow, see bio, who has worked with Gillian Wearing and will be bringing over 30 years experience to the workshop. If you know anyone who may be interested in the workshop, please forward, or let me know via comments of relevant places to post details.

Tri-pod aims to develop sustainable creative initiatives that are not reliant on funding. We aim to keep costs down while maintaining a professional approach that remunerates all those involved.

(L-R) Tri-pod workshop 2011 at RoofUnit, photo © Wendy Pye; Tri-pod exhibition at Hotshoe Gallery 2011, photo © Phillip Reed

PHOTO PROJECT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
AUTUMN WEEKEND WORKSHOP @ PHOTOFUSION, LONDON
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2012 from 10.00am-5.30pm

Tri-pod is calling for applicants for its weekend photo project creative development workshop to be held in the studio space at Photofusion in Brixton. The deadline for applications is FRIDAY 24 AUGUST.

About the weekend workshop
Tri-pod takes a holistic approach to building a dynamic and flexible model for working with photographers. This workshop aims to support participants in the development of their work using a variety of different strategies. The weekend engages the support of peers and is for photographers and visual artists using photography who have a lens-based Project in Progress. During the workshop, we will discuss approaches to your working practice, including the various challenges and ‘blocks’ that can prevent a creative project from moving forward.

On Saturday, participants will explore personal development strategies that can be used in relationship to creative potential, facilitated by Miranda Gavin and Sam Rumbelow. On Sunday, participants will receive guidance and feedback in small groups from three industry professionals, Laura Noble, Sue Steward and Miranda Gavin about their personal project.

Tri-pod will be developing a network for its workshop participants and will be offering evening and half-day follow-up sessions for ongoing support later in 2012.

Exhibition opportunity for 2013
In collaboration with Photofusion, Tri-pod will be offering participants a two-person show to be held in the summer of 2013 at Photofusion’s gallery in Brixton. The photographers will be selected from those have attended Tri-pod workshops.

To apply
The workshop is aimed at people who have a personal photography Project in Progress (PiP). It can be a documentary/editorial or art-based body of work. Please note that applicants will need to bring images and if applicable research notes/sketchbook to show over the weekend.

Please email a 150-word maximum overview of the PiP or an artist statement in the body of the email, with a CV attached to: info@tri-pod.co.uk.

Deadline for applications is FRIDAY 24 August
Successful applicants will be contacted on SUNDAY 26 August
Fee: £250.00

About the workshop facilitators
Sam Rumbelow has 30 years experience in the acting industry and is a leading Method acting practitioner in the UK. Sam works with a diverse range of creative practitioners evolving their creative technique and unlocking their true creative potential. He collaborated with Turner-prize winner Gillian Wearing on the critically acclaimed film Self Made and recently gave tailor-made workshops at the Whitechapel Gallery and Hayward Gallery.

Miranda Gavin is a freelance writer specialising in photography, a media trainer and visual creative. As well as her role as deputy editor of Hotshoe magazine and running the Hotshoe Blog, she reviews work, gives talks and is co-founder of Tri-pod.

Laura Noble is a writer, curator, collector and co-director of commercial art gallery Diemar/Noble Photography set up in 2009. She is the author of The Fine Art of Collecting Photography and has key essays in several monographs.

Sue Steward is an independent writer, broadcaster and photo editor. She is the photography critic for the Evening Standard and an occasional arts commentator for radio, as well as judging photo competitions and working on numerous newspapers and magazines.

About Tri-pod
The first Tri-pod project development group was set up in April 2010 by Wendy Pye and Miranda Gavin and ran as a closed, ongoing research and development group over 18 months. This culminated in a group exhibition of participants work Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing at Hotshoe Gallery, London in August 2011. Tri-pod also hosted their first one-day workshop at RoofUnit Studio, Bethnal Green in July 2011.

Photo news – Tri-pod calls for applicants for its June weekend Photo Project workshop at Photofusion in London

Participants get feedback at Tri-pod’s day workshop at RoofUnit and the exhibition Nine-Point Perspective held at Hotshoe Gallery in summer 2011. Photos  (L-R)  © Wendy Pye and © Phillip Reed.

A little bit of self-promotion today but only a little. Tri-pod – the creative iniative I set up with photographer Wendy Pye – has set up a weekend workshop that could be just the ticket.

Tri-pod is calling for applicants for its weekend Photo Project Research and Development workshop to be held in the studio space at Photofusion in Brixton. The workshop is aimed at anyone who is working on a personal photographic project in progress and who may be having difficulties getting motivated or moving forward,

PHOTO PROJECT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
WEEKEND WORKSHOP @ PHOTOFUSION, LONDON

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June 2012
10.00am-5.30pm

About the weekend workshop:
The weekend will be based on the belief that some photographers would benefit from the support of peers and mentors whilst developing a body of work. The aim of the weekend will be to support participants who specifically have a photographic project in progress.

During the workshop, we will discuss approaches to your working practice and the various challenges that can block a project moving forward. There will also be an opportunity, all day on Sunday, to receive personal guidance and feedback from three industry professionals about your project in progress (PiP) in small groups.

Tri-pod will be developing a network for its workshop participants and will be offering evening and half-day follow-up sessions for ongoing support later in 2012.

Exhibition opportunity for 2013:
In collaboration with Photofusion, two participants, selected from those attending Tri-pod workshops, can apply to be included in a two-person show to be held in the summer of 2013 at Photofusion’s gallery in Brixton.

To apply:
This workshop is aimed at people who have a photography Project in Progress (PiP). It can be a documentary/editorial or art-based body of work. Please note that applicants will need to bring images and if applicable research notes/ sketchbook to show over the weekend.

Please email a 150-word maximum overview of the Project in Progress or an artist statement (in the body of the email) with a CV attached to:

info@tri-pod.co.uk

The deadline for applications is Monday 4 June at 5pm. Successful applicants will be contacted on Wednesday 6 June.

Fee: £250.00

About the workshop facilitators:
Miranda Gavin is a freelance writer specialising in photography, a media trainer and visual creative. She is the deputy editor of Hotshoe Magazine, runs the Hotshoe Blog, and is a regular contributor to photo magazines in
the UK and abroad.

Laura Noble is a writer, curator, collector and co-director of commercial art gallery Diemar/Noble Photography set up in 2009. She is the author of The Fine Art of Collecting Photography and has key essays in several monographs.

Sue Steward is an independent writer, broadcaster and photo editor. She is the photography critic for the Evening Standard and an occasional arts commentator for radio, as well as judging photo competitions and working on numerous newspapers and magazines.

About Tri-pod:
The first Tri-pod project development group was set up in April 2010, facilitated by Miranda Gavin and ran as a closed, ongoing research and development group over 18 months, culminating in a group exhibition of participants work at Hotshoe Gallery, London in August 2011. Tri-pod also hosted their
first one-day workshop at RoofUnit Studio, Bethnal Green in July 2011.

*Tri-pod aims to develop sustainable creative initiatives that are not reliant on funding. We aim to keep cost down while maintaining a professional approach that remunerates all those involved.

Link to PDF text-only version with all workshop details:
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Photo news – Tri-pod vs Contact Editions at StudioStrike photo print sale and slide slam

This Saturday photography collective Contact Editions has teamed up with Tri-pod for the 1st birthday celebrations of the new creative hub studioSTRIKE.

As the South London art scene continues to grow, studioSTRIKE will be hosting this free event, which is a bit more than the normal Contact Editions sideshow.

For a summer special, Contact Editions will be presenting a day-long feast of photography and fine art with print sales, projections, artist Q+As, accompanied by studioSTRIKE’s open studios, BBQ and live Brazilian bands.

VS evenings feature opposing photographic projections selected by Contact and a guest, on Saturday it will be slide slamming with the Tri-pod group who I have been working with and it promises to be a fun evening.

I will be attending and will host the battles and Q&A with represented artists. Please RSVP to info@contacteditions.co.uk if you wish to attend the event so numbers can be gauged.

To fins out more and see who is participating, see over for the full programme running from 3pm till late…

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