Week Forty One
Elliott Erwitt (1928 -)
New York, 1974
Elliott Erwitt is known for his black and white candid shots of ironic situations seen in the street; and especially his images of dogs. He has published four books about them – Son of Bitch (1974), Dog Dogs (1998), Woof (2005) […]
Hannah Devereux (1988-)
Hannah Devereux‘s practice is an investigation into the abstraction of landscape; and is driven by her interest in an alteration of reality within photographic imagery. A recent BA Fine Art graduate of Byam Shaw School of Art, Central St Martins, 2008 – 2011, […]
Last week I spent an afternoon and evening in Folkestone; to have a meeting with Folkestone Triennial / The Creative Foundation to discuss the training I am going to deliver for their ‘hosts’ later on in August. This third Triennial opens on Saturday 30 August through to the […]
Week Thirty Nine
John Thomson (1837 – 1921)
Covent Garden Flower Women, 1877-8
Born in Edinburgh in 1837, John Thomson was a pioneering photographer and traveller. One of the first photographers to travel to the Far East in the 1860’s and 70’s, he brought back with him images of the people, landscapes and […]
Week Thirty Eight
Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009)
Self-taught photographer Vivian Maier is the subject of a new documentary Finding Vivian Maier, out this week in the UK. It tells the story of a woman who spent her working life as a nanny; but who spent the rest […]
I have spent this morning preparing to facilitate a discussion around the film Camille Claudel 1915. This is an informal event that takes place at Chapter in Cardiff, after a particular film linked to art, and is a great way for people from anywhere to come together to have a […]
Week Thirty Seven
Graciela Iturbide (1942 -)
Mujer Ángel, Desierto de Sonora, 1979.
Graciela Iturbide is considered to be one of the most important photographers living and working in Mexico today. She started taking photographs at the age of 27, following the sudden death of her six year old daughter. […]
Dragana Jurisic was born in Slavonski Brod, Croatia (then Yugoslavia) and currently lives in Dublin, Ireland. She studied her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Wales, Newport, in 2008 and has recently finished a PhD.
An update on what lightsgoingon has been doing the last four months…
Creating a series of short films that will act as a resource about contemporary art. Haven’t a clue what I am doing, but am working with the wonderful film maker Paul Gilbert; and have had access to the great museums and […]
So, I’ve been puzzling over why I stopped delivering on the 52 photography project – the last post being back in February – four months ago! I have been busy, but possibly there is something else going on.
I set up lightsgoingon three years ago, and as part of creating a strategy to deliver via […]
My name is Gill Nicol and for the last four years, I have run lightsgoingon, with its mission to make contemporary art accessible, for as many people as possible. This happened through a range of workshops, training, projects, events and courses; providing knowledge, skills and increased confidence for individuals, businesses, community groups, teachers and the gallery and museum sector. Lightsgoingon has worked with a wide range of people and organisations including: Folkestone Triennial, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery, Chapter (Cardiff), Hampshire County Council, Film Agency for Wales, Bath Spa University and Plymouth Arts Centre. I have also coached and mentored some amazing creative people.
For the next three years, I am going to be Director, Audience Engagement at the MCA in Sydney, Australia.
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5252 was a project I set myself; throughout 2013 and 2014, I sent out, via social media and my website, info and an image of a photographer of my choice. I did this to highlight and explore the range of photography that speaks to me, and I say why within each post.