Forthcoming Events

Thursday meetings.

A day about Curiosity with Tracey McEachran in Bolney Chapel.

(Rescheduled from 11 November, 2017)

It probably goes without saying that IPSE members exhibit a high degree of curiosity concerning the subjects that they chose to photograph and the way in which they decide to present their final images. As exemplified from the pictures shared at our workshops, exhibitions and the Newsletter we share an investigative and probing mindset.

This November we will have an opportunity to take further guidance from Tracey McEachran upon how to develop this particular aspect of our curious sensibilities.

Tracey has asked us to consider the question about "What is making us Curious?" As to whether our responses will be based upon the stimuli that makes us curious about something, or our curiosities as individuals will be up to us to decide.

In preparation - find something that you are curious about and then go and explore the subject making photographs that pose more questions or unexpected interpretations about your preliminary understanding of that which has attracted your attention. Bring these photos along to the meeting

A day at the Chapel with Jim Cooke

Jim led a workshop for us many years ago so we are anticipating a fascinating day with him, catching up with what he is doing now. He says...

"Jim Cooke has been making and exhibiting work, mainly based in the landscape, since he graduated from the Expressive Arts Course at the former Sheffield Polytechnic in 1981. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, published in book form and is held in collections including the V&A, Portland Art Museum, USA etc. Much of the work has addressed the transformative impact of human activity on the landscape from both critical and celebratory perspectives. This sense of material spectacle has often been responded to and recorded using large format 10x8 and 5x4 cameras to reveal both the epic scale and minute detail that defines the sites he chooses to work in. In more recent times his attention has drifted towards a more intimate, autobiographical and experiential world producing bodies of work like ‘Riparian’ ‘Spoon- bill’ ‘Extinct’ ‘Eddie’s Garlic’ ‘Still / Sway’ These bodies of work are responses to his life, activity and fascinations. They are much more personal engagements. More contemplative. They are made with all sorts of cameras, 10x8, 120, 35mm, microscopes, photo- grams and video..................."

He will make a presentation that spans his whole working practice but with an emphasis on the more recent, intimate work.

Autumn weekend at Micklepage with Mick Williamson

As you will all be aware Mick is the wonderful individual who has selected our exhibitions over the years, and has always come to the venue and arranged the hanging. We are deeply indebted to him for all his support. I am delighted that he will come to Micklepage to lead the autumn weekend.

More details later