Common Ground Exhibition – Part Two!

Happy 2016 everyone – to kick start this year Document Scotland have once again joined forces with our good friends the Welsh collective A Fine Beginning. Continuing our theme of collaboration and partnership to show our exhibition Common Ground.

The exhibition opening evening (to which you are all most welcome) is on Thuesday 4th February at 6pm at Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL.

The show was first exhibited at Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow from August to October in 2014.

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It will now travel to Wales to be shown at The Millennium Centre in Cardiff from 5th February – 10th April 2016. Where Document Scotland and a Fine Beginning will also deliver a series of FREE talks and portfolio reviews.

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The publication to accompany this exciting collaboration, also called Common Ground, is on sale via our website, and at various retail outlets across Scotland.

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Here’s the press release for the Cardiff phase, Part 2, of Common Ground.

We hope you can join us at one or more of the events.

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As ever thank you to our partners and funders.

 

 

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Made In Wales

This year our good friends, the Welsh photography collective A Fine Beginning, are holding three exhibitions showcasing new work from its four members (Abbie Trayler-Smith, Gawain Barnard, Jack Latham and James O Jenkins) and twenty seven photographers whose work has featured on their blog.

A Fine Beginning offers a platform to photographers making work in and about Wales.

Made In Wales will be showing at:

– September 7th to 18th at Cardiff MADE (private view on 10th September).
41 Lochaber St, Cardiff, CF24 3LS. www.cardiffmade.co.uk

– November 9th to 20th at Carousel London (private view on 12th November).
71 Blandford Street, London, W1U 8AB. www.carousel-london.com

– March 1st to April 31st 2016 at Oriel Colwyn (private view on 1st March).
Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7RU. www.orielcolwyn.org

 

Photo © Mike Harvey 2015, all rights reserved.

Photo © Mike Harvey 2015, all rights reserved.

 

Photo © James O Jenkins 2015, all rights reserved.

Photo © James O Jenkins 2015, all rights reserved.

 

Photo © Abbie Trayler-Smith 2015, all rights reserved.

Photo © Abbie Trayler-Smith 2015, all rights reserved.

 

Photo © Francesca Jones 2015, all rights reserved.

Photo © Francesca Jones 2015, all rights reserved.

 

Please find a selection of work and a list of exhibiting photographers below.

‘Made in Wales’ exhibiting photographers:  Abbie Trayler-Smith, Celia Jackson, Clémentine Schneidermann, Craig Bernard, Daragh Soden, Eleanor Whiteman, Francesca Jones, Gareth Phillips, Garry Stuart, Gawain Barnard, Geoff Charles, Huw Davies, Jack Latham, James A Hudson, James O Jenkins, Jooney Woodward, Lewys Canton, Lua Ribeira, Mandy Thomas, Mark Griffiths, Marta Giaccone, Mike Harvey, Mira Andres, Nathan Klein, Neil Turner, Pete Davis, Peter Jones, Rob Hudson, Robert Haines, Roger Tiley, Stephen Clarke.

For further information or images please contact: james@jamesojenkins.co.uk

www.afinebeginning.com

Twitter: @afinebeginning

 

© Gawain Barnard, all rights reserved.

© Gawain Barnard, all rights reserved.

 

© James A. Hudson, all rights reserved.

© James A. Hudson, all rights reserved.

 

© Mark Griffiths, all rights reserved.

© Mark Griffiths, all rights reserved.

 

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Common Ground – Press Release

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This important and timely exhibition showcases groundbreaking new work from some of Wales and Scotland’s contemporary photographers.

Document Scotland, formed in 2012 by Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard and Stephen McLaren, are responding to the global audience looking at Scotland at this, one of the most important times in the country’s history.

Formed in the wake of Document Scotland in 2012, the Welsh collective A Fine Beginning is made up of photographers James O Jenkins, Jack Latham, Abbie Trayler- Smith and Gawain Barnard and showcases contemporary photography being made in Wales.
“I am delighted that Street Level Photoworks will be staging this exhibition of new photography by Document Scotland. These are exciting times for the collective and for photography in Scotland and their collaboration with A Fine Beginning is a positive message that Scottish photography is relevant, informative and outward facing.” –

Malcolm Dickson, Street Level Photoworks.

Key dates:

  • Tuesday 26th August – ‘Common Ground’ launches at Street Level.
  • Thursday 28th August – preview evening 6-8pm.
  • Friday 29th August – portfolio reviews and workshops with Document Scotland, A Fine Beginning and invited guests from the photography industry.
  • Saturday 30th August – talks and publication launch.

For further information or images please contact:

Document Scotland: ColinMcPherson
colin@documentscotland.com
07831 838 717
www.documentscotland.com
@DocuScotland

A Fine Beginning: James O Jenkins
james@jamesojenkins.co.uk
07876 341 910
www.afinebeginning.com
@afinebeginning

Listings information: Common Ground: New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow
26th August – 19th October 2014
Free
www.streetlevelphotoworks.org

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Download the PDF of this press release here.

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Street Level showtime

We at Document Scotland love collaborations!

So, when the opportunity presented itself to work together with the Welsh photography collective A Fine Beginning, we jumped at the chance.

'Faces of the Craig, 2014' © Colin McPherson, all rights reserved.

From ‘Phoenix: the fall and rise of Ravenscraig.’ Photograph © Colin McPherson, 2014 all rights reserved.

 

'Untitled' from the series 'The Big O'. Photograph © Abbie Trayler-Smith, all rights reserved.

‘Untitled’ from the series ‘The Big O’. Photograph © Abbie Trayler-Smith, 2014 all rights reserved.

 

Late last year, we were approached by Malcolm Dickson, director of Street Level Photoworks with the offer of an exhibition at his acclaimed gallery in Glasgow. After much thought and consultation, we decided that we’d like to put on a show which reached beyond Scotland, which was outward-facing and which would allow us to develop projects and ideas in tandem with similarly-minded people. That’s where A Fine Beginning came in.

 

'Pink Limo' from the series 'Scotia Nova'. Photograph © Stephen McLaren, 2014 all rights reserved

‘Pink Limo’ from the series ‘Scotia Nova’. Photograph © Stephen McLaren, 2014 all rights reserved.

 

From the series 'Rutherglen'. Photograph © James O Jenkins, 2014 all rights reserved.

From the series ‘Rutherglen’. Photograph © James O Jenkins, 2014 all rights reserved.

 

Formed in the wake of Document Scotland in 2012, A Fine Beginning (the name derives from the first chapter of Dylan Thomas’ unfinished novel ‘Adventures in the Skin Trade) is made up of photographers James O Jenkins, Jack Latham, Abbie Trayler-Smith and Gawain Barnard. Their burgeoning reputation made it an easy fit: the next step was to bring together diverse themes and ideas and weld them into a coherent narrative: the result is ‘Common Ground’ – which launches at Street Level on Tuesday, 26th August 2014.

 

'Untitled' by Gawain Barnard from the series 'A Line Runs Through Us'. Photograph © Gawain Barnard, 2014 all rights reserved.

‘Untitled’ by Gawain Barnard from the series ‘A Line Runs Through Us’. Photograph © Gawain Barnard, 2014 all rights reserved.

 

'Bel Kay, riding side saddle, Peebles' from the series Unsullied and Untarnished. Photograph © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, 2014 all rights reserved.

‘Bel Kay, riding side saddle, Peebles’ from the series ‘Unsullied and Untarnished’.
Photograph © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, 2014 all rights reserved.

 

We don’t want to give away too much at this stage, but we can divulge that the list of projects to be exhibited will take as their inspiration the notion of ‘home’ and ‘community’ and where these start and finish. All the work on show will have been made exclusively for this exhibition and will be seen in public for the first time.  In addition to the exhibition itself, there will be a private view on Thursday, 28th August, from 6-8pm. Get in touch if you’d like to come along, we’d love to see you there.

 

From the series 'Looking for Lilacs'. Photograph © Jack Latham, 2014 all rights reserved.

From the series ‘Looking for Lilacs’. Photograph © Jack Latham, 2014 all rights reserved.

 

'Football goal, Edinburgh' from the series 'Sixteen'. Photograph © Sophie Gerrard, 2014 all rights reserved.

‘Football goal, Edinburgh’ from the series ‘Sixteen’. Photograph © Sophie Gerrard, 2014 all rights reserved.

 

The following two days (29th and 30th August) will see a range of activities and events which we hope will prove to be interesting and inspirational. There will be portfolio reviews, artists’ talks and the launch of new publication by Document Scotland. More details will be released of how to register to attend these events, please check back on our website soon.

 

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