Category Archives: Galleries

Portfolio Reviews, Who Benefits?

listen to ‘Why Hold Portfolio Reviews?’ on Audioboo In the new issue of Source we have a report on Portfolio Review Days. I spoke to Clare Grafik the Head of Exhibitions at the Photographers' Gallery. Last November the Gallery ran … Continue reading

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Selling Photographs

The new issue of Source has a number of stories about the closure of galleries and the appointment of new new Curators and Directors. One unexpected story was the closure of the Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery. Unusual among galleries that sell … Continue reading

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Cuts and Consequences

Last week the Director of the Science Museum Ian Blatchford gave a press conference in which he warned that he may be forced to close one of his museums: the Museum of Industry in Manchester, The National Railway Museum in … Continue reading

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How Social is the Photography Network?

In May 2012 I wrote a blog post about a meeting of Photo Forum, a loose group of publicly funded photography organisations. Although there were many expressions of solidarity the only concrete point of agreement was that Twitter would be … Continue reading

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New Wave 13: Media Space

The National Media Museum wants to open a gallery in London. In fact, depending on who you listen to, they have wanted to do this since they were first established in Bradford in 1983. What is more, apart from a … Continue reading

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New Wave 3: Belfast Photo Factory

On a rainy day before Christmas, and sounding a bit hoarse, I went to visit the Belfast Photo Factory. Zoe Hamill and Andrew Rankin were the only members present and Zoe showed me round the largely empty offices and shared … Continue reading

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New Wave 2: Margaret Street Gallery

Margaret Street Gallery started as a partnership between Zelda Cheatle and the collector Deborah Goldman. As Goldman explains, discretely, this partnership 'was short lived' and now she is the sole Director. Although she may be discrete about her business dealings … Continue reading

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Showcase Awards Dublin

On Friday evening I was at the Gallery of Photography for the opening of the Showcase Award finalists exhibition. This is the Gallery of Photography's open submission exhibition run in conjunction with Copper House in Dublin. As one of the … Continue reading

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Media Space Update

We have received a press release about the future of the Media Space project - the National Media Museum part of the Science Museum in London. The headlines are:  - It will open June 2013. - The space 'will showcase the National … Continue reading

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How to Curate a Digital Programme...

When the Photographers' Gallery reopened in May as well as redesigned gallery spaces it also boasted a new Curator of Digital Programmes, Katrina Sluis. Visitors to the Gallery were also immediately greeted by a large screen next to the cafe … Continue reading

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