I’ve been a bit busy lately. And soon, my Photography Degree comes to a conclusion with the Graduate Degree Exhibition(s).
First off, there’s the HEADLINES, the University of Hertfordshire Degree Show. I’ve been along for the previous two years and there’s always a load of amazing work on show. The whole of the School of Creative Arts exhibits at the same time, so it’s not only Photography on show, but just about anything else: Fine Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Industrial Design, Art Therapy, Digital Animation, and much more. It really is well worth a visit – the Graphic Design and Illustration courses in particular have blown me away the last two years.
And of course I’ll be exhibiting as part of the Photography course. If you’ve been following my stuff elsewhere online you’ll know I’ve been working on Childhood Treasures, a photographic collection of favourite toys of people of all ages. It’s done. Complete. The final exhibited piece will be a book of 68 photographs, together with some exhibition prints of photographs from the collection.
I am utterly delighted with how the book has come out, and with the initial feedback I’ve had from tutors and fellow students who have seen it. You can see an online preview at Blurb.com [here] but to see it in real life, you’ll need to come to the exhibition. (Or buy a copy, also from Blurb!)
But don’t just come for my work, there are lots of talented photographers on the course and of course all the other amazing work. It’s open as follows:
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield
Preview evening: 28th May, 6pm – 10pm
Main opening: 1st – 6th June, 10am – 4pm
(The preview evening is ‘officially’ a private view, by invitation only, but it’s been completely open for the last two years so I can’t see it being any different. Anyway, consider this your invitation.)
And then, we photography students are taking our show into London. We’ll be exhibiting at the Old Truman Brewery, which is rather exciting.
Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL Block F, Room T4A
Private view: 11th June, 6pm – 10pm
12th-14th June, 10am – 7pm
15th June, 10am – 4pm.
It would be great to see any of you at either of these exhibitions. (That make it sound like I’ll be there all the time. I’ll be there some of the time!)