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Open Call 2015 – The Final Nine

Open Call 2015 – The Final Nine

Uncertain States Open Call 2015Uncertain States are proud to announce the nine selected artists that will show in our ‘Open Call 2014’ Exhibition and will be featured in our next publication of the UCS Broadsheet Issue 23.Our ethos is simple. To engage with and disseminate the best of creative lens-based art.

This project would not have been possible without the generosity of our selection team. Chosen for there diversity across the arts, as practicing lens-based artists, critics, academics and writers, they have generously offered their time and enthusiasm. A vast reservoir of knowledge and experience in their respective fields bought to bear on their final decision. Thank you.

All the submissions where available to the judges and this was crucial to our approach. We asked each of them to champion one artist, to respond to their own subjective resonance to their work. There was no discussion, no consensual compromises, just an individuals’ passion for each of the artists finally chosen. Without exception, our esteemed selectors have verbalised that they have been able to witness some very exciting projects from very committed artists from around the country. Noting their impression of the high standard of content presented and often the difficulty in coming to a single decision.

Our profound thanks go to our selectors, whose names follow with own their choice of artist.  Ucs. would also like to thank Mary George for liaising with the selectors and preparing all the submitted work for presentation and also to the Arts Council for their support which enabled us to reach out to our fellow artists. Also for the continued support from Four Corners Gallery, for the space to show the final work in our search for the best of British Contemporary Photography.

Uncertain States Issue 24 will be launched at the ‘Open Call 2015’ exhibition in October. There will be published statements from our selectors accompanying the artists work, but importantly please put dates in the diary so as to enjoy the final artifacts on the wall.

We hope to see you all there to celebrate the achievements of our ‘Nine’.

The selected artists from the Uncertain States Open call 2014 are as follows:

Rosy Martin selected by Camilla Brown, Karolina Lebek selected by Leah Gordon, Simon Brann Thorpe selected by Christiane Monarchi, Julia Fullerton-Batten selected by Paul Hill, Zoe Childerley selected by Louise Clements, David Severn selected by Fiona Rogers, Jolante Dolewska selected by Martin Usborne, Flore Gardner selected by Sharon Kivland and Nigel Grimmer selected by Uncertain States.

We congratulate the ‘Nine’ and to those who where not selected we say ‘thank you’ from Ucs.
UCS Issue 23 ‘Open Call’ will be launched at the Uncertain States Open 2015 exhibition. The issue will feature the nine photographers and statements from our selectors accompanying the artists work, offering insight into the selection process.
We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.

Dates for Exhibition
Private View and Exhibition opens to public 8th October. Open until  17th October 2015.

Gallery opening Times: 11am-6pm, Monday-Saturday, or by appointment.

Four Corners Gallery
121 Roman Rd,
London
E2 0QN

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First Tuesday Talk – September – MELANIE KING ‘FIRST LIGHT’

First Tuesday Salon Talks further our commitment to lens-based art through practice and offer a deeper insight into the artists process. Our talks have featured intimate and enlightening discussions from artist such as Tom Hunter, Kennardphillipps, Laura Pannack,  Mick Williamson and Del Loewenthal to name a few. Through the generosity of our speakers we have been able to bring people together and expand this dialogue.

These talks are free, however there may be a nominal charge for the location.

Ziferblat Cafe 388 Old Street EC1

Please check this events page or blog for the next talk, all welcome.

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Salt printing Course with David George

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David George will be running salt printing course at The Cass School.He will give you an introduction to the alternative and historic photographic technique of Salt Printing and show you step by step how to make your own salt prints

The Salt Print technique was created by British photographer William Henry Fox Talbot and was the widely used from 1839 to 1860. This course offers both the opportunity to learn an alternative printing method and gain an understanding of early photography.

Students will gain confidence in producing a digital negative from analogue which can later be used in different alternative printing methods. They will be able to produce original salt prints.

Through darkroom workshops, tutorials and demonstrations students will learn how to: 

• Create Archival Prints from digital and analogue
• Overview of Archival Techniques
• Preparing a file for printing
• Selecting and coating paper
• Exposing the salt print
• Control of exposure and contrast of print

06.06.15 – 20.06.15 Saturday, 11.00 – 17.30 One day a week for 3 weeks Cost£375

For more information check out 

First Tuesday Talks – Feb 2015 – Leah Gordon

Tuesday 3rd Feb 7.15PM – ZIFERBLAT – SHOREDITCH

 

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‘First Tuesday Salon Talks’ further our commitment to lens-based art through practice and offer a deeper insight into the artists process. Our talks have featured intimate and enlightening discussions from artist such as Tom Hunter, Kennardphillipps, Laura Pannack,  Mick Williamson and Del Loewenthal to name a few. Through the generosity of our speakers we have been able to bring people together and expand this dialogue.

These talks are free, however there may be a nominal charge for the location.

Please check this events page or blog for the next talk, all welcome.

 

 

 

Of People and Places

Of People and Places

Reflections on the relationship between people and landscape by international photographers

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5 February – 8 March 2015 at Oxford House in Bethnal Green

Opening: 5 February 2015, 6-9pm

Fabrizio Bilello / Valeria Cherchi / Gregory Collavini / Hugo Deniau / David George / Mitch Karunaratne /Davide Padovan / Omar Sartor / John Wilson / Aviv Yaron

Curated by Francesca Wilkins

Oxford House Gallery is delighted to present its upcoming exhibition, Of People and Places.

This exhibition brings together the work of ten selected photographers from across the world to open up a reflection on the relationship between people and landscape.

Of People and Places explores both the ways in which society’s impact visually manifests itself on the landscape, and the ways in which the land can be of significant influence to individuals, communities and – more specifically – to artists. From the Israeli countryside, across the vast expanse of the Alaskan tundra, through Italy’s suburbia and into the woodlands of Southwest England, Of People and Places takes a look at how we relate to the environment around us, whether it’s by taking in an individual’s experience of particular landscape, or reflecting on the ways in which communities find an identity in specific surroundings.

Each of the series presented in the exhibition draws inspiration from themes such as historical change, intimate memories, sociopolitical issues or questions about identity. By exhibiting established photographers alongside emerging artists, the exhibition aims to offer a multifaceted view of a wide-ranging subject.

Private view: 5 February 2015, 6-9pm

Exhibition runs: 5 February – 8 March 2015

Opening times: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm

About Oxford House

Oxford House is a community and art centre based in the heart of London’s East End originally established in 1884 by Keble College and the University of Oxford. Oxford House is now home to several organisations and provides a variety of spaces for artistic development. Oh! is a registered charity.

Oxford House in Bethnal Green

Derbyshire Street
Bethnal Green
London E2 6HG

www.oxfordhouse.org.uk

For further press inquiries, please contact Francesca Wilkins at francesca.wilkins@oxfordhouse.org.uk.

First Tuesday Talks – James Russell Cant

Tuesday 2nd December 7PM

Please note Venue change…

BANK GALLERY
CENTRAL HOUSE
WHITECHAPEL HIGH ST.
E1 7PF

The Decisive and Other Moments

James Russell Cant

The project is a series of long exposure photography up to a yearlong recorded by both pinhole and conventional cameras. It is centred around the remains of a Georgian house, its gardens and the estuarine country and marshlands of Northeast Essex. The images trace some of the personal, familial, social, artistic and scientific histories connected to this place. The medium itself is severely tested in making the images by the exposure not only to light but also to the degrading properties of the climatic conditions in a manner that mirrors the effects of time on the, sometimes decaying and disintegrating, signs of human presence and endeavours within these landscapes.