Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Anna Fox : Artist Talk

Thursday 8th October : Turner House : 6.30pm
Cockroach Diary and Other Stories by Anna Fox is currently open at Ffotogallery and we are pleased to announce that Anna will be joining us to give a talk about her works and this exhibition, which celebrates 25 years of her photography. The talk will be followed by October’s artist FORUM.

Admission to this event is FREE. If you would like to reserve a seat please contact gallery staff on 02920 708 870 or email turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org

Introduction to the Artist:
Anna Fox first gained attention for Work Stations: Office Life in London (1988), a study of office culture in Thatcher's Britain, originally commissioned by Camerawork and The Museum of London. She is best known for Zwarte Piet (1993-8), a series of twenty portraits taken over a five-year period that explore Dutch 'black-face' folk traditions associated with Christmas. Other projects have included The Village (1992), a multi-media collaboration with the writer Val Williams, examining the experiences of rural women, and Friendly Fire, which records the leisure activity of paint-balling in the manner of war reportage. More recent publications include Cockroach Diary and My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words (2000), which deal with autobiographical narratives and were designed as miniature, limited edition books. She is Head of the BA in Photography at the University College of the Creative Arts, Farnham. Fox’s work is represented in a number of major collections.

For more information about the exhibition, which continues until Saturday 10th October 2009, please visit http://www.ffotogallery.org/ or to find out more about Anna Fox please visit http://www.annafox.co.uk/

For more details about our monthly artist FORUM’s please see http://www.ffotogallery.org/talks-and-events.php/

Moving Walls 17 Documentary Photography Exhibition

The Open Society Institute is now excepting submissions for the 17th
edition of the Moving Walls group exhibition. Moving Walls features
work that deals with the in-depth and nuanced explorations of human
rights and social issues through the art of photography. Both emerging
and veteran photographers may submit finished projects or work that
is close to completion. The deadline for submissions is Friday,
October 23, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. For more information about this
opportunity, visit the OSI website ...