MAP6 at MK Gallery

The MAP6 Photographic Collective set out to document Milton Keynes in April 2017, to celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the City. Seven of the nine MAP6 members, plus a guest photographer from America (Dustin Newhouse), set off for a long weekends shoot and a short weekend edit. It was a tight shoot but focused us ~ resulting in a variety of views and approaches, from walking the peripheries, focusing upon the iconic shopping centre, shooting portraits and conceptual work around the bus station. The purpose was to explore the complex relationship between people and place, to capture its geography, people, structure, architecture and history.

The resulting work went on show at the MAK Gallery in May 2017.

 

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Barry Falk in Poland

At the end of November Barry Falk returns to Poland to travel within the inverted triangle formed by the three death camps of Treblinka, Sobibor and Belzec ~ the epicentre for Operation Reinhard (The Final Solution) to visit areas that once held sizeable Jewish populations. He plans to visit former ghettos, towns that were once shtetls, synagogues and Jewish cemeteries. This is part of an on-going research project looking into the Jewish narrative in Poland during the Twentieth Century. The project is also concerned with memory ~ how we both remember and forget past atrocity and immense loss.

 

 

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Paul Walsh in Tanzania

Paul Walsh is currently in Tanzania as project photographer, as part of an NGO Project based in Morogorro. The charity is focusing on developing small communities and creating sustainable change within education, sanitation and environmental projects. Paul has been documenting the NGO Project, photographing people coming and going, taking admin photos, training photos, photographing council and village members, community meetings, and project partners. He will be visiting lots of schools and reforestation projects and hopefully cram in a few days of trekking in the mountains towards the end. He has also driven through Mikunki where he saw elephants, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, antelope and wart hogs. 

 

 

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The Shetland Project

MAP6 will be flying out to the Shetlands next April for their new 2018 project. The Shetland archipelago consists of a hundred islands, twenty of which are habitable. MAP6 will be exploring different aspects of this the most northern point of the UK. 

We will update the website with project images and ideas next year. 

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Mitch Karunaratne Exhibition: Carlisle Photo - Visualising Home Exhibition

Map 6 are very pleased to announce Mitch Karunaratne will be showing her series "That, which is outwardly lost, must be inwardly won" at Carlisile Photo Festival. 

Visualising The Home Exhibition

Carlisle Photo is proud to announce our collaboration with Visualising Conferences is back.

This exhibition, to coincide with the theme ‘Visualising the Home’, is now open at The Vallum Gallery.

The exhibition will run from 26 June until 21 July 2017 at the Vallum Gallery at the University of Cumbria’s Brampton Road campus in Carlisle. The Visualising the Home conference will be held at the campus 13 – 14

Open Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

The Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria, Brampton Road, Carlisle, CA3 9AY

 

 

More info .....

http://carlislephoto.org.uk/open-call-visualising-the-home/

Book available!

Exhausting Milton Keynes - Mitch Karunaratne from The Milton Keynes Project.

Inspired by Georges Perec - I spent three days watching life in Milton Keynes. I've published a small artist book of the work, in an edition of 5. Soft back, 40 images and text.

Feature in Elsewhere Journal - The Milton Keynes Project

Great to be featured on the Elsewhere: A Journal of Place - many thanks to Paul Scraton.

New on the blog -.we explore the photography of the MAP6 collective and their latest work, The Milton Keynes Project.

"In 2017, having previously worked on The Moscow Project, The Home Project and The Lithuanian Project, the collective have turned their shared attention to Milton Keynes, to coincide with the city's 50th birthday and in order to capture its geography, people, structure and architecture."

https://www.elsewhere-journal.com/blog/2017/4/29/map6-collective-the-milton-keynes-project

The Milton Keynes Project - Private View Tonight!

This spring, MK Gallery showcases new and exciting work by over 70 emerging and established artists in MK Calling 2017. This exhibition will celebrate and champion the breadth of creativity in and around Milton Keynes and includes a wide range of art forms alongside a dynamic programme of events and participatory sessions. The MK Calling 2017 preview with live music, food and drinks will take place on Thursday 20 April from 6-10pm. Speeches will take place at 6.45pm. Everyone is welcome.  MK Calling 2017 runs from 21 April to 27 May 2016. Admission is free.

This spring, MK Gallery showcases new and exciting work by over 70 emerging and established artists in MK Calling 2017. This exhibition will celebrate and champion the breadth of creativity in and around Milton Keynes and includes a wide range of art forms alongside a dynamic programme of events and participatory sessions.

The MK Calling 2017 preview with live music, food and drinks will take place on Thursday 20 April from 6-10pm. Speeches will take place at 6.45pm. Everyone is welcome. 

MK Calling 2017 runs from 21 April to 27 May 2016. Admission is free.

Babochka at the Royal Academy 2016 Summer Exhibition

Laurie Griffiths and Jonty Tacon are delighted to be showing an image from their project Babochka at the Royal Academy of Arts 2016 Summer Exhibition. The exhibition is the largest open submission art show in the world. This year it has been curated by Richard Wilson RA and as always introduces an incredibly diverse, engaging and thought provoking selection of work.

The exhibition is open until the end of August.