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Art on show in Brighton & Hove and Sussex

First Mondays ** 6 Jul 2015 ** Phoenix, Brighton

Talks by Mandy Lee Jandrell and Reinis Lismanis 

Please join us on our second free First Monday event. Come along to this informal gathering and find out the latest Photo Fringe news and how to participate in the next festival in October 2016.

On 6 July lens-based artists Mandy Lee Jandrell and Reinis Lismanis join us and offer a brief introduction to their practice. Both artists exhibited in BPF14 and both are involved in new collaborations.

6.30pm to 9pm.
Green Room
Phoenix Brighton
Sign up to the facebook event here. 

Photo Fringe First Mondays: 6 July, 3 August, 7 September, 5 October, & 2 November, 6.30pm to 9pm
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Mandy Lee Jandrell, 1975: Vibration (Installation Detail)

Mandy Lee Jandrell was shortlisted for OPEN14 and selected by our three Trainee Curators to appear in our outdoor exhibition in Victoria Gardens.

Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Jandrell graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths in 2003. She has exhibited and published widely, and is currently Course Leader for Photography at Southampton Solent University. She has just completed a collaboration with artist Melanie Stidolph entitled Everything Eventually Connects at the Solent Showcase.

The exhibition has arisen from conversations between the artists that have developed over the last eight years. Over time, they have developed a way of interrogating one another’s practice, finding ways to articulate and question their ideas and their increasingly experimental outcomes.  You can read their fascinating blog here. 

Reinis Lismanis, Solid Views, 2013

Reinis Lismanis has showed in the last two BPF festivals and last year he also coordinated our Photo Publishers’ Market at Phoenix, Brighton.

A graduate of the University of Brighton, he has exhibited in group shows in China, Hungary, Latvia and Switzerland. He also has extensive experience working as a photographic and cultural producer. Currently, he is coordinating portfolio reviews at “fotopub” festival of contemporary photography, held in Novo mesto, Slovenia. This exciting festival focuses on emerging artists working in a photographic context and aims to provide meaningful platforms for engagement with established art professionals and the public. Find out more below.

“fotopub” 2015 takes place from 3 to 8 August in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Six group exhibitions will be held by emerging Slovene and foreign artists; a photography book fair; a music and entertainment programme and a portfolio review, which will bring together twelve well known and respected artists, curators, editors, publisher and gallerists from the international art world. “fotopub” is now inviting young artists working in a photographic context to apply for a place on their Portfolio Reviews. “fotopub” curatorial team will select up to 15 artists from the open call. Each of the participating artists will hold meetings with every reviewer and becomes eligible for the Portfolio Prize. Deadline: 10th July. Apply here.

You can find out more and see the list of reviewers here, including Aaron Schuman, Karen McQuaid of The Photographers’ Gallery, London and BPF Trustee Fergus Heron, amongst many others.

Cork Photo Launch – July 3rd, 7pm at Cork Photo HQ, Camden Palace, Camden Quay, Cork.

Inspired by Brighton Photo Fringe, Cork Photo is now in its second year and growing strong. This fringe festival runs concurrently with PhotoIreland Festival and celebrates all things photographic. It was founded by Naomi Smith and Louise Maher, who is also a member of the Blindfield Collective, a graduate of the University of Brighton and a Photo Fringe exhibitor.Open to all, the festival embraces freedom and the dynamic use of alternative spaces. Bringing together the works of emerging and established photographers Cork Photo connects the gallery space to alternative venues across the city. Participating artists are free to experiment thus providing a vibrant arena for viewers to explore.

This year’s launch event also sees the opening of Cork Photo HQ exhibition. Showcasing a variety of styles, techniques and approaches the exhibition is testament to the versatility of the photographic medium and its ability to communicate thoughts, ideas, and narratives.

FInd out more here. 

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