I curated a group show of workshop participants work under the theme " Koti/ A Place to Call Home" - 10 international and Finn photographers explored the meaning of Home.
I also exhibited my series "Hervnata Blues" a selection of Polaroids of around Hervanta my home.
HerSan local newspaper ran a story on us.
I was invited to give a talk to the Saskia Sisters, members of the Art Gallery
It was about my experiences of working in the artworld in London and also a presentation of my new photowork series entitled "Finland through Foreign Eyes"
An enjoyable event to which I was warmly welcomed.
This limited edition print - my photo of Lake Ahvenisjarvi - was selected for the winning raffle.
An art show of Hervanta Artists organised by the Majaoja Foundation
This print was also bought by an American collector.
I designed and facilitated a series of 5 Photography workshops in the Hervanta Library, co funded by Tampere kaupunki and the EU funded project Koko_CABLE
Through this I proved successfully the capactity for photography to be a useful conduit to community discussion and cohesion. Over 30 local internationals and Finns participated regularly.
The series culminated in a group exhibition entitled Koti/ A Place to call Home " also in the library and attracted press interest and praise.
I curated a show at the Hervanta Library of 5 local photographers (including myself) presenting work taken in and around Hervanta
My first exhibition in Japan! I submitted a photographic print Finnish Landscape series printed on Awagami Factory Japanese paper. A large and impressive exhibition of international artists.
Deep snow , minus 20 temperatures, walking on frozen lakes. Moving to a studio with great view of lakes and forests and people passing down below. Daily log started.
July is Finland's holiday month. The weather was unusually hot. The lakes and forests were a joy to experience.
A series of work from this period to be exhibited locally soon.
Hoping to return to Finland soon to continue working on various series for exhibition there 2021.
Having visited several times during 2020, I was able to observe the admirable way Finland has been coping with the pandemic.
Unfortunately due to the current heath risk, we decided to postpone the exhibition.
The workshop(s) will be planned for a later date and will be designed to be outside most or all of the time.
We hope to see you when the show re-opens with various events included.
Please take care, be well and thank you for your understanding and continued interest!
" Urban Nature" Gallery 11Norfolk Street, CB1
Large colour landscape views of Hampstead Heath "res in urbe" and around Cambridge.
Solo Exhibition at Open House Afternoon 12-5pm. Here you will be able to see a selection of my work taken from a large on-going personal project observing nature in the city environments of Cambridge gardens and London’s Hampstead Heath. Examples of nature’s courageous struggle to adapt and survive in our man made environments.
The show's poster shows a magnificent silver birch tree in my Cambridge garden that is a host for all sorts of wildlife and which features in a new series entitled " After Tom's Midnight Garden" included in the exhibition.
Photowalk workshop 5pm
I look forward to seeing you!
Nice support from friends and collectors of my work has encouraged me to find a far better venue and unusual new ways to share my work.
Details of this positive progress will be posted here
Best wishes for the season!
Image to left is from my recent series "Let there be light" Abstract documentary, captured light from firework display.
"Seeing the Light - From Darkness to Eunoia"
Solo Exhibition - Avivson Gallery Highgate, London
December 8-15 2019
Private View Thursday 12 Dec 6pm onwards ( R.S.V.P. email@example.com)
Artist's talk Saturday 14 December 3pm -free
(Heath walking photography workshops planned for Spring 2020 t.b.c )
An exhibition of landscape and abstract photographs examining the phenomenon of light and dark and its physical, spiritual and metaphorical effect.
Channelled through a series of dark and brooding wooded landscapes lit only by the bright light of the resident genius loci, Selbourne suggests this otherwise un-seeable "Spirit of the Heath" offers visitors solace, company and relief in anxious and troubled times.
Referencing personal experiences we follow her journey from dark thoughts to the discovered benefits to mental health and wellbeing found while walking and photographing the Heath. The exhibition narrative ends with a range of postive, colourful and inspirational abstract images captured from the euphoric explosions of a November 5th firework display.
Large framed Ltd Edition archival prints, miniature back lit box frames and a tabloid limited editon zine are just some of the ways these ideas are presented.
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