Monthly meetings now on Zoom

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Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have cancelled all scheduled meetings and events, but we are now holding the meetings virtually using Zoom. The meetings follow the usual format of members presenting work to the group for discussion and feedback, but without the usual breaks to get a closer look at prints.

We have now had two virtual meetings and have (more or less!) got the hang of the technology, so please get in touch via the Contact page if you are interested in joining us!

Lucy Saggers Keynote, 15th March 2020

Keynote Speakers

Our next keynote speaker is Lucy Saggers on Sunday 15th March at the RAFA Club in Leyland. The event will start at 10:00AM.

Lucy is a photographer based in England’s rural North Yorkshire, with a particular interest in documenting how we live.

Her major long-term project, OF LIFE AND LAND, describes deep connections among individual, overlapping lives within a single rural North Yorkshire village. A selection of this work has been self-published (Of Life and Land, 2018) with support from Ryedale District Council. In 2020 a larger collection will be published by Bluecoat Press.

Please will any non-members let us know in advance if you would like to attend, this will allow us to plan the catering. Thanks!

Bill Brandt / Henry Moore Exhibition at the Hepworth, Wakefield

Exhibitions

This exhibition explores the parallel and intersecting paths of these two great artists of the 20th century.

The photographer Bill Brandt and the sculptor Henry Moore first met during the Second World War, when they both created images of civilians sheltering from the Blitz in the London Underground.

This major exhibition brings together over 200 works highlighting the relationships between sculpture, photography, drawing and collage revealed through Brandt and Moore’s shared interests in the subjects and themes of labour, society, industry, the British landscape and the human body. Moore’s celebrated Reclining Figure sculptures and Brandt’s well-known photographs of coal miners and their families in Durham and Yorkshire are on display, alongside rare original colour transparencies by Brandt, and Moore’s little-known photo collages.

Bill Brandt / Henry Moore

Lancashire Monochrome Annual Exhibition 2020

Exhibitions

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Mayoress Marion Hancock, Mayor Harry Hancock with Lancashire Monochrome’s Dave Flemming and George Coupe.

Our annual exhibition opened on Saturday 8th February at the South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre in Leyland. As is traditional, the exhibition was opened by the current Mayor of South Ribble, the position this year held by Councillor Harry Hancock.

The free exhibition will run from 4 until 29 February 2020 (please note the restricted opening times below) at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre, The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland PR25 3FJ (01772 422041)

Opening hours are;
Tuesday 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday 13:00 – 16:00
Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 10:00 – 13:00

 

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Members Exhibition at the Mercure Bolton Hotel – Dave Crabtree

Exhibitions

We are pleased to announce a new members exhibition at our gallery space in the Mercure Bolton Georgian House. Dave Crabtree’s exhibition is a selection of urban, rural and coastal landscapes from across the UK.

The gallery is situated in the main bar area of the hotel and is open 7 days a week. The exhibition will run until the end of March.

Andy Marland’s ‘Industrial Tourist’ Exhibition at Astley Hall, Chorley

Exhibitions

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Lancashire Monochrome member Andy Marland will be opening his ‘industrial Tourist’ exhibition at Astley Hall in Chorley on Saturday 16th November 2019 at 12:00.

The exhibition will feature nearly 50 of Andy’s industrial landscape photographs taken over the past 12 years in northern England and north Wales. These photographs cover a wide selection of Andy’s work and include the mills of Lancashire and Yorkshire, vast steelworks, abandoned coal mines and the enormous slate quarries of Snowdonia. And let’s not forget the abandoned Duke of Lancaster ship in North Wales!

The exhibition will run until 22nd December 2019. Please note that Astley Hall is only open at weekends 12-4. It does NOT open during the week.

Mik Critchlow Keynote 17th November 2019

Keynote Speakers

A reminder that our next keynote speaker is Mik Critchlow on Sunday 17th November at the RAFA Club in Leyland. The event will start at 10:00AM.

Mik is a social documentary photographer form the North East of England with a large body of work from the area. His book ‘Coal Town’ will be published by Bluecoat Press later in 2019.

Please will any non-members let us know in advance if you would like to attend, this will allow us to plan the catering. Thanks!

 

Members Exhibition at the Mercure Bolton Hotel – Simon Lupton

Exhibitions

We are pleased to announce a new members exhibition at our gallery space in the Mercure Bolton Georgian House. Simon Lupton’s exhibition is his street photography from the annual ‘Tram Sunday’ event in Fleetwood.

The gallery is situated in the main bar area of the hotel and is open 7 days a week. The exhibition will run until the end of December

More of Simon’s work can be seen on his website https://www.simonluptonphotography.co.uk/