January – March 2017 (archived post)

Very busy & enjoyable time back at Sussex with two full groups of MA students taking Photography as an option.

Gave the Keynote presentation – on my 2007 work Border Country – at the Picturing Migration symposium at National Library of Ireland in Dublin, organised by IADT (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, & Technology) & artist David Monahan. Hugely enjoyed being back in Dublin and meeting photographer colleagues, such as Mark Curran, again & Ann Curran from DIT.

Standing By finally went out in public on 8 March as part of the Relatives Film Festival at University of the Arts London (London College of Communication). It was a small/medium size screening room but packed, and it felt like a very good venue for it. Good acoustics.
This felt quite momentous – and really positive. Part of a panel with filmmakers Victoria Mapplebeck & Zadoc Nava. I will now submit to a small number of film festivals. But I would like it to be part of a gallery group show themed around family/relationships/ageing/memory/Alzheimers. It needs to be viewed in an intimate space – not a large cinema or large lecture theatre.