Upcoming exhibition – Evolving Forces, Opens 14th October.

I am excited to be exhibiting again with the Artist Teacher Collective, all of whom are currently completing the MA in Education artists teacher scheme at Oxford Brookes University. Our new show entitled ‘Evolving Forces’ will be on show in the Glasgow Room at the Harcourt Hill Campus of Oxford Brookes.

Details are :
Opens: Friday 14th October
Closes : Thursday 3rd November
Access available weekdays from 9am till 8pm.
There will be a Private View on Saturday 22nd October from 4-7pm.


Some images from the CICA Exhibition in South Korea

This was an amazing exhibition and I am delighted to have been included in such interesting company as Peter Christenson & Phil Mudd, Ryan Schmal Murrey and Duncan Poulton.


New Exhibition Announcement

I am delighted to announce the inclusion of my 2016 film ‘Transitions’ in the CICA Experimental Film and Video Exhibition 2016 to be held at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea in early September.

The film will be screened alongside the work of other international artists working with digital time based media.

I hope to be able to post images from the exhibition once it opens.

Film Still from 'Transitions'

Film Still from ‘Transitions’

Great first weekend of Oxfordshire Artweeks

Had a great opening weekend for Oxfordshire ArtWeeks. As my first attempt I’m really pleased with how it went. Like all good exhibitions I wasn’t quite ready when I opened on Saturday morning but it didn’t take long to get the final touches sorted out and in place.

Many thanks to all those how popped in to have a look around, it was really nice talking to everyone. My flower cards sold way better than I thought they would and had to print a second batch on Saturday night which was a pleasant surprise (I certainly wasn’t expecting).

I made a start on making some cyanotype prints and will be doing a lot more of them on Thursday and over the weekend.

Love this process and am really enjoying experimenting.




LOS ANGELES (26th March 2016) – photographer John Blythe of the UK was presented with the 9th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the category of Abstract at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 26, 2016.

The live on-line gala was attended by over 10,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for colour photography.


The international Jury included captains of the industry from Contrasto, Rome; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Whitechapel Gallery, London; DDB, Berlin; Forsman & Bodenfors, Gothenburg; Art Beatus Hong Kong; DB Agency, Milan; InStyle Magazine, New York and Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna who honoured Colour Masters with 591 coveted title awards and 634 nominees in 33 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 5,678 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “John Blythe’s – The Blue of Distance, an exceptional image entered in the Abstract category, represents contemporary colour photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”

“The variety of entries was astonishing,” said juror Lilli Langenheim, Senior Art Director of DDB Berlin. “Some of the work is truly powerful; Fine Art, Sport, Nature in professional was really inspiring and the Wildlife category in amateur was one of the most exciting,” added jury member Daria Bonera, Owner of DB Agency in Milan.

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honouring excellence in colour photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honours the finest images with the highest achievements in colour photography. www.colorawards.com

Oxfordshire Artweeks

I am delighted to announce I am opening my studio this year as part of the Oxfordshire Artweeks Event.

Opening Times:
Sat14th May 11-6pm
Sun 15th May 10-4pm
Thurs 19th May 11-8pm (Late Opening)
Sat 21st May 11-6pm
Sun 22nd May 10-4pm

I will be posting regular updates highlighting works that will be available for the exhibition, follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/BlytheFoto for the latest news.

Oxfordshire Artweeks Logo

Some images from the OVADA Exhibition

Some images from the group show at OVADA last week.

The show was a great success with approx 300 visitors over the weekend. We all enjoyed the collaborative experience and the challenge of working in the OVADA space. A big thanks to Lucy and all the team at OVADA for their help and support.

We came together as a group through the MA in Education (Artist Teacher Scheme) at Oxford Brookes University (we are all in our second year) and although we all have very different focuses in our creative work, as a group we found lots of common ground in our objectives.

This has been my first significant show for some time and it has highlighted some key point for me in regard to using the exhibition process to focus and motivate my making and also the value of working with others. This was a particularly successful collaboration in my view, I’ve never worked quite in this way before so having such a positive experience has been a great benefit.

For the time being I have to focus on more imminent deadlines such as Oxfordshire ArtWeeks but I am looking forward to an opportunity for us to get together as a group again in the future.

Resistant Forces – Group Exhibition at OVADA Oxford

This is a group show of seven artists who have come together through the Artist Teacher Scheme MA in Education programme at Oxford Brookes University. The programme focuses on supporting and encouraging art teachers across all disciplines to explore and develop their own art practice such that being an Artist and a Teacher becomes an integrated identity.


There will be a show opening on Friday 29th January 2016 and the exhibition will be open over the weekend of 30-31st January.