Uncertain States at The Mile End Arts Pavilion E8

Uncertain States will be at The Mile End Arts Pavilion from 4 – 27 November 2016 with a series of exhibitions and events to compliment PhotoMonth, London.

Alongside some of the most contemporary and thought provoking photography there will be meet the artist discussions, presentations on art practice, a film evening with discussion and sales of cameras and art books.

Uncertain States Open Call 2016
4-12 November 2016
Private View Thursday 3 November, 6:30 – 9:30

The nine selected artists Lydia Goldblatt, Chris Dorley Brown, Klaus ThymannNick Sargeant, Aviv Yaron, Steff Jamieson, Liz Orton, Sam Ivin and Jonty Sale of this years Open Call 2016 will be showing their work. The selected work will also be published in issue 27 of Uncertain States broadsheet which is distributed nationally. The work is curated by an exceptional panel of selectors including James Russell Cant, Cathy Lomax, Joy Gregory, Bob and Roberta Smith, Susan Derges, Shoair Mavlian, Sue Steward, Johanna Neurath and  Uncertain States.

Mile End Art Pavilion
Clinton Rd, London E3 4QY
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm

4-12 November 2016
Private View Thursday 3 November, 6:30 – 9:30

Demi Hopkins, Norwich University of the Arts
Joshua T Gibbons and Grant Sorrell, The CASS School of Art & Design, LMU
Krasimira Butseva, University of Portsmouth
Margaret Maguire, University of Arts Bournemouth
Silvia Rosi, London College of Communication
James Finney, College of Arts, University of Derby

We are proud to announce that this year we will be offering five student artists the opportunity to show their work. The artists are selected by Uncertain States from suggestions put forward from leading UK art schools, whom we believe represent our future visual culture.

Mile End Art Pavilion
Clinton Rd, London E3 4QY
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm

Uncertain States Annual Show 2016
18-27 November 2016
Private View Thursday 17 November, 6:30 – 9:30

In its seventh year, the Annual show is one not to miss. Mick Williamson, Susan Andrews, Spencer Rowell, David George, Fiona Yaron-Field, Charlie Fjatstrom, Rod Morris, Sonia Lenzi, Roy Mehta, Richard Sawdon-Smith & Jonathan Armour, Richard Ansett, Robin Grierson, Francesca Centioni, Chiara Zandonà, Paulene Morphett, James Russell Cant, Robert Davies, Adele Watts, Geoff Titley, Ivana Puchlova, Rory Carnegie and Francisco Gomez de Villaboa represent the diverse and exceptional photography Uncertain States champions. This year UCS collaborates with Street Level Photoworks presenting artists Alan Knox, Catherine Cameron, Karen L Vaughan and Sarah Amy Fishlock. As part of the exhibition, UCS has put together an event of artists talks, film night, camera and artists book fair on Saturday 19th November.


Street Level Photoworks Artist Talk
19 November 2016, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Alan Knox

Street Level Photoworks artists Alan Knox, Catherine Cameron, Karen L Vaughan and Sarah Amy Fishlock talk about their work.

The Uncertain States X LAPC salon: Process & Practice.
19 November 2016,  2- 5 pm

Join Uncertain States and the London Alternative Photography Collective on Saturday 19th November at Mile End Art Pavillion. We will hear from four artists working in the field of photography, to discuss various approaches to process and practice.

Hosted by Almudena Romero and Melanie King

Corinne Silva
Corinne Silva will present works in progress from her new project Rocks & Fortresses. She will discuss the relationship between photography, painting and text in this work.

Robin Cracknell
Robin will talk about the process and practice, his relationship to photographs, memory and collage.
“Put your audience in the unsure custody of a flawed guide; swim upstream, damn the rules and find your story not in ‘method’ but in failures, accidents, the unknown …”

Antony Cairns
Antony will be discussing ideas surrounding the reproduction of a photographic image and how process is key to his current ways of working.

Bindi Vora
Bindi will draw upon recent works focused on the potential possibilities of the surface of paper, photographic or otherwise.

Ackroyd and Harvey
Echoing the 19th century proto-photographers in the quest to ‘fix’ the fleeting images of the first photographs, Ackroyd and Harvey’s nature-based medium ‘chlorophyll’ has taken us into the realms of science, technology and philosophy in pursuit of capturing the ephemeral.

Book and Camera Fair
19 November 2016, 10 am onwards


Vintage and modern camera equipment, including old photos/glass plates, artists photo books by Hoxton Mini Press, A&E Photobooks and more.

Film Screening
19 November 2016, 6:30 pm till late
Hackney by night dir: Umut Gunduz (short)
Cut off by Mountains dir: Rod Morris (28mins)
Secret Screening of Roast Beef Production latest feature documentary

Dates and Times for your Diary

Uncertain States Open Call 2016 and emergence

PV Thursday 3rd Nov, 6:30 – 9:30 pm PV

Uncertain States Annual 2016

PV Thursday 17th Nov, 6:30 – 9:30 pm PV


Book and Camera Fair
Saturday 19th Nov, 10:00 am onwards

Streel Level Photoworks Artist Talk
Saturday 19th Nov, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

The Uncertain States X LAPC salon: Process & Practice.
Saturday 19th Nov,  2:00- 5:00pm

Film Screening
Saturday 19th Nov, 6:30 pm till late