Next Exhibition – Brickwork: Oxfordshire Artweeks – Preview Event 22nd April

I will be showing a new polyptych series piece from by current Chromogenesis research practice, part of my MFA final work.

With over 40 exhibiting artists, the white bricks and mortar of The Jam Factory will be home to a diverse array of artistic talent selected from our annual Open Call. Our mission to support local art is part of the foundations of The Jam Factory Gallery, with innovative new work consistently refurbishing our 116 year old walls.

Exhibition: 17th April – 9th June 2019

Artists Evening: 22nd April, 6-8pm
Free and accessible to all!

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 8am – 12am
Sunday: 8am – 10pm

Next Exhibition – Chromantics at Cornerstone Arts Center Didcot.

Looking forward to see a selection of my series: Chromogenesis on display as part of Chromantics: A selection of artworks from OVADA’s Associate Artists come together for a dramatic celebration of colour through paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture. Curator and OVADA studio artist, Tommy Watkins, invites you to explore this unique off-site exhibition and meet the people who are shaping Oxfordshire’s art scene:

Wendy Aldiss – Kate Aries – Sarah Attwood – Didi Baldwin – Juliet Bankes – Lisa Bates – Betsy Bell – John Blythe – Joshua Browitt – Sue Chamberlin – Aileen Creegan – Clare Crombie – Jan Crombie – Robin Danely – Phil Dobson – Elizabeth Gascoigne – Emily Gong – Julie Gooddy – Ellen Hausner – Mary Haynes – John Hazell – Katie Hellon – Deborah Hudson – Ala Jazayeri – Elaine Kazimierczuk – Gabriele Kern – Monica Lewis – Lissart – Rebecca Lyne – Andrew Manson – Adriana Rabinovich – Jacqueline McLaurin – Kieran McLean – Miranda Millward – William Milne – Jeremy Morgan – Naomi Morris – Christopher Neal – Sue Perstitious – Lucy Phillips – Jezella Pigott – Deborah Pill – Marina Price – Roger Pugh – Catalina Renjifo – Marigold Short – Alex Singleton – Matt Smart – Brigitte Stepputtis – Katie Taylor – Tommy Watkins – Gill White – Sarah Wills-Brown

Opening reception and artist talk: Saturday 6 April 2019, 5-8pm.

Exhibition runs from: 3 – 28 April 2019

Gallery Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 8pm and Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

VENUE: Cornerstone Gallery

DIRECTIONS: 10 minute journey on train from Oxford City Centre to Didcot Station. 3 minute walk from Train station to Cornerstone Gallery.

With special thanks to Cornerstone Arts Centre, OVADA Associates and Tommy Watkins.

DreaMFActory ’18 show now open!!

In our interim exhibiting I am showing new research based work exploring the material boundaries of colour photographic paper. In our post-digital age, does material photography have a role to play? There seems to be a revisiting to the more traditional practices of photography but is it enough to just re-engage with what has already been? Experimentation with photographic processes is not new, but in the new context of digital and every more augmented digital imagery, can material photography explore new territories that step outside the arena of the technical image?

OAT Workshop Announced!!!

Just a quick post to let you know that I will be running a CPD session at the Pitt Rivers museum on Friday November 9th from 6pm.

Lots of fun to be had playing with found images, slide projectors, photo copiers and digital printer. Don’t miss out!

See the OAT newsletter for sign-up information.

Workshop Reminder – Alternative ‘Scapes’ at The Old Fire Station, Oxford

Next workshop will be at The Old Fire Station, George St, Oxford on Sat 18th August from 2-4pm.

More info and link to book tickets here https://oldfirestation.org.uk/whats-on/alternative-scapes/

This workshop offers visitors the opportunity to engage with and subvert traditional photographic representations of landscape into something ‘other’. Using old postcards, forgotten holiday brochures and discarded colour slides, visitors will have the opportunity to explore a range of collaging processes to transform these ‘old’ representations of place into something new and spectacular. Let your imagination run free, play and make through a range of processes, use old school slide projectors, your mobile phone camera and high quality digital printers to break down and build the world anew.

Take away a print of your new ‘scape’ and share your creativity online with the hashtag #alternativescapes.

Gallery of examples from previous workshops.

Thresholds Exhibition 9-23 June @ Siggrou 24, Thessaloniki.

My 2016 video project ‘Transitions’ is being shown as part of the Thresholds exhibition by Gonzo Unit (Anna Schwanz & Rachel Murray)

John Blythe​, Transitions, 2016 (excerpt from video) Situated in the realm of light based image making, John’s art practice focuses on the familiar and unfamiliar in the (often repetitive) daily experiences of life, the physical interactions involved in moving from place to place and internally to places of memory, sensation and the ineffable. He interrogates the material, experiential and perceptual nature of these interactions through a practice of attending to the present moment. His work existing as an intermedium between still image, time based media and sound, digital and analogue, process and concept. His interest is as much in the making as in the subject. He explores the conceptual possibilities of the making process in photography, bringing it closer to performance, broadening the potentiality to explore connections between process and meaning. His practice is also informed and supported through the integration of his artist teacher identities. ‘Transitions’ documents the artist’s daily journey and is recorded through one entire day from climbing out of bed to returning to sleep. The work represents an act of attending to the constant change of environment, capturing every change of space or surface under foot, requiring the constant attention of the artist, focusing the mind and the awareness. The chronologically presented clips, captured using a mobile phone, highlight the ever-present eye of digital media and question this often criticised source of distraction and how we perceive our relationship with technology, each other and our surroundings. See more: @johnblythe65

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You can see a preview of the work here 

 

Bath Photography Festival – Real/Unreal

Delighted to have selected images from my project ‘The speed of light, the speed of me’ on show at this years Bath Photography Festival. Visit the Green Park Brasserie until 30th June.