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14 November 2012

City of Home by Alina Kisina - The Light House Wolverhampton and The Long Gallery, University of Wolverhampton

Alina Kisina is a Ukrainian photographer living in London who regularly returns to her homeland to take pictures that bring out the spirituality of its mundane objects and scenes. For the exhibition at Light House, Kisina will produce a selection of new images during a series of trips to Kiev to contribute to the ongoing work.

City of Home might, at first glance, seem merely aimed at capturing the daily life of her hometown of Kiev, Ukraine, yet Kisina’s photographs are strangely evocative. She admits she originally wanted them to be documentary impressions, but she found herself compelled to create a series of half abstract, half representational photographs that conflate Kiev’s cityscapes and interiors. Kisina’s images become a dialectical and lyrical space questioning the changing state of both personal and cultural values in Ukraine.

She aims to open up realms above and beyond the mundane images that define the surface of her work. The subway steps, skylines, facades, and factory lots that Kisina depicts resonate with an order that seems not of this world. Her pictures – often quite literally – reflect realms that seem to exist side-by-side with or beyond the mere materials of her everyday subject matter. Although superficially static, her serene, perfectly composed photographs actively lead us into higher realms that are uplifting and light: they cause us to transcend the materiality of everyday existence.

Kisina prefers not to include any dates and locations, or any reference to the actual city, preferring people to make a connection on seeing her images, with a city they are familiar with and which might enhance their “journey”. Instead, Kisina uses recurring idents such as stairs and reflections to represent how she feels about herself, her “journey”, and her city of home. Using intuition and describing her images as having found her, rather than the other way round, this exhibition will be a shake-up to the rigour of our documentary programme.

Alina Kisina in conversation with John Blakemore
Friday 23 November, 7pm
Renowned Coventry-born photographer and teacher, and supporter of Kisina’s work,John Blakemore joins us for the evening to talk to Alina. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear two inspirational photographers talking about their passion for their practice. Tickets are £5 and can be booked through Box Office by calling 01902 716055.



ing out the spirituality of its mundane objects and scenes. For the exhibition at Light House, Kisina will produce a selection of new images during a series of trips to Kiev to contribute to the ongoing work.

City of Home might, at first glance, seem merely aimed at capturing the daily life of her hometown of Kiev, Ukraine, yet Kisina’s photographs are strangely evocative. She admits she originally wanted them to be documentary impressions, but she found herself compelled to create a series of half abstract, half representational photographs that conflate Kiev’s cityscapes and interiors. Kisina’s images become a dialectical and lyrical space questioning the changing state of both personal and cultural values in Ukraine.

She aims to open up realms above and beyond the mundane images that define the surface of her work. The subway steps, skylines, facades, and factory lots that Kisina depicts resonate with an order that seems not of this world. Her pictures – often quite literally – reflect realms that seem to exist side-by-side with or beyond the mere materials of her everyday subject matter. Although superficially static, her serene, perfectly composed photographs actively lead us into higher realms that are uplifting and light: they cause us to transcend the materiality of everyday existence.

Kisina prefers not to include any dates and locations, or any reference to the actual city, preferring people to make a connection on seeing her images, with a city they are familiar with and which might enhance their “journey”. Instead, Kisina uses recurring idents such as stairs and reflections to represent how she feels about herself, her “journey”, and her city of home. Using intuition and describing her images as having found her, rather than the other way round, this exhibition will be a shake-up to the rigour of our documentary programme.

Alina Kisina in conversation with John Blakemore
Friday 23 November, 7pm
Renowned Coventry-born photographer and teacher, and supporter of Kisina’s work,John Blakemore joins us for the evening to talk to Alina. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear two inspirational photographers talking about their passion for their practice. Tickets are £5 and can be booked through Box Office by calling 01902 716055.

Posted by ALICE JONES at 16:16

21 September 2012

Lighthouse Gallery Whats on

Lighthouse Gallery Whats on



Lighthouse Gallery Whats on

Posted by Peter Day at 10:10

01 June 2012

Photography, the Archive and the City - A Series of Conversations organised by the Birmingham Photography and Archive Research Group

Photography, the Archive and the City
A Series of Conversations organised by the Birmingham Photography and Archive Research Group

The Shadow of a Dark Horse in Low Light Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Monday 25th June 2012, 6.00pm

Library Theatre, off Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3HQ

International artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin will talk about their practice of working with and responding to historical photographs and collections, exploring the task of the artist to disturb the ordered categories of the archive, uncover hidden gestures and narratives and reactivate cultural memory.


On Becoming the Magnum Archive Alison Nordström
Thursday 28th June 2012, 6.00pm

Library Theatre, off Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3HQ

Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House, Museum of Photography and
Film, Rochester, New York, Alison Nordström will examine the transition of
the Magnum ‘picture library’ from its original status as a collection of
images and a tool for doing business to a photographic ‘archive’ housed at
the University of Texas. Joining Alison in discussion will be Nick Galvin,
former Archive Director, Magnum Photos, London


For more information go to: www.bit.ly/bpargpac



Photography, the Archive and the City
A Series of Conversations organised by the Birmingham Photography and Archive Research Group

The Shadow of a Dark Horse in Low Light Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Monday 25th June 2012, 6.00pm

Library Theatre, off Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3HQ

International artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin will talk about their practice of working with and responding to historical photographs and collections, exploring the task of the artist to disturb the ordered categories of the archive, uncover hidden gestures and narratives and reactivate cultural memory.


On Becoming the Magnum Archive Alison Nordström
Thursday 28th June 2012, 6.00pm

Library Theatre, off Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3HQ

Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House, Museum of Photography and
Film, Rochester, New York, Alison Nordström will examine the transition of
the Magnum ‘picture library’ from its original status as a collection of
images and a tool for doing business to a photographic ‘archive’ housed at
the University of Texas. Joining Alison in discussion will be Nick Galvin,
former Archive Director, Magnum Photos, London


For more information go to: www.bit.ly/bpargpac

Posted by Dean Kelland at 16:42

21 May 2012

LIGHT HOUSE STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS 2012 - AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER

Congratulations again to all those students who submitted images for the award. The successfully shortlisted images made a really diverse and interesting exhibition at the Light House Gallery.


As promised the "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD" can now be revealed. There were a significant number of votes for all the candidates and this shows just how close things were.

The audience choice award winner as selected by the viewing public is : -

GREG FAULKNER for an image from his series entitled "60's Pastiche".



Congratulations again to all those students who submitted images for the award. The successfully shortlisted images made a really diverse and interesting exhibition at the Light House Gallery.


As promised the

Posted by Dean Kelland at 15:45

30 April 2012

LIGHT HOUSE STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS 2012 - WINNER

Congratulations to all those students who submitted images for the award. The successfully shortlisted images are now on display at the Light House Balcony Gallery until Friday 18th May.

Thanks to all who attended the Opening Night on Friday, it was a really good night and the show is of a really high standard and looks great.

The overall winner as selected by Zoe Lippett, Exhibitions Curator at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, was : -

BRIAN SHERIDAN for an image from his series about the Whitmarley Activists.

There is still one more award to be decided which is the "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD". You can vote for your choice by filling in a voting slip at the Gallery - the award will be announced on Monday 21st May 2012.



Congratulations to all those students who submitted images for the award. The successfully shortlisted images are now on display at the Light House Balcony Gallery until Friday 18th May.

Thanks to all who attended the Opening Night on Friday, it was a really good night and the show is of a really high standard and looks great.

The overall winner as selected by Zoe Lippett, Exhibitions Curator at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, was : -

BRIAN SHERIDAN for an image from his series about the Whitmarley Activists.

There is still one more award to be decided which is the

Posted by Dean Kelland at 09:53

24 April 2012

LIGHT HOUSE STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS 2012 - INVITATION TO AWARDS NIGHT

You are cordially invited to the Opening Night on Friday 27th April 2012
6pm - 8pm

Come and support your fellow students and grab a free glass of wine!


Fri 27 April – Fri 18 May

Now in its forth year, Light House is proud to present the Open Photographic Award and Exhibition in association with the University of Wolverhampton.

Students from all three levels of the Photography BA have submitted their work to be considered for an exhibition in Light House’s balcony gallery. This year we decided to make the award open to all genres of photography, and we were inundated with high quality work.

The successfully shortlisted work has been displayed and an overall winner will be selected by Zoe Lippett, Exhibitions Curator at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. The winner will be announced at the opening on Fri 27 April at 6pm. All welcome & refreshments will be served.

For further information visit the Light House Website: -
http://light-house.co.uk/news/2012/04/light-house-open-photographic-award/

The 16 emerging photographers included in the show are:

Roger Baker, Kathrine Bell, Tony Blood, Nicole Chambers, Gregg Faulkner, Nigal Goodship, Zoe Hannagan, Alice Jones, Lizzie Middlebrook, Urszula Motyl, Jack Nelson, Brian Sheridan, Robert Stasiukiewicz, Anna Tedesco, Dominic Tranter, Laura Wellings.

There is also a chance for you to select your favourite image/artist from the show. Come along to the exhibition between 27 April and 18 May, fill in a voting form in the gallery, and the Audience Choice winner will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Posted by Dean Kelland at 14:44

30 March 2012

Light House Open Photographic Award - Shortlist Announced

Hi All

Congratulations to the following students who have been shortlisted for the Light House Open Photographic Award 2012: -

Gregg Faulkner
Jack Nelson
Robert Stasiukiewicz
Tony Blood
Alice Jones
Zoe Hannagan
Brian Sheridan
Dominic Tranter
Lizzie Middlebrook
Urszula Motyl
Nicole Chambers
Anna Tedesco
Kathrine Bell
Nigal Goodship
Roger Baker
Laura Wellings

Please can we meet on the first day back after Easter to go over the individual images selected and details for hanging. Monday 16th April – MK214.

Well done to all entrants – the standard this year was very high and as a result the shortlisting very difficult.

Thanks

Dean

Posted by Dean Kelland at 16:43

20 March 2012

Deadline for Light House Open Photographic Award

Reminder - Deadline 23rd March - This Friday

Light House Open Photographic Award

Please follow the link in Assets folder to submit images for the forthcoming Open Award at the Light House Gallery in Wolverhampton.

It's really easy this year - to enter: -

1. Upload Image
2. Provide a Title
3. Provide a short statement

Deadline for submission is 23rd March 2012.

Posted by Dean Kelland at 13:00

31 January 2012

Light House Open Photographic Award

Please follow the link in Assets folder to submit images for the forthcoming Open Award at the Light House Gallery in Wolverhampton.

It's really easy this year - to enter: -

1. Upload Image
2. Provide a Title
3. Provide a short statement

Deadline for submission is 23rd March 2012.

Good Luck!

Posted by Dean Kelland at 13:18

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