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
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.
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.
Beehive Mills, Bolton
Albert Mill, Haslingden
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!
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/
We are pleased to announce that Lancashire Monochrome member Helen Burrow is moving part of her Brontë Reader exhibition to the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth. This is part of a larger Patrick Brontë exhibition that has been put on by the Parsonage and will run until the end of October. The exhibition opening is on 4th July, please RSVP as per the invite.
We are pleased to announce a new members exhibition at our gallery space in the Mercure Bolton Georgian House. Dave Wilkinson‘s exhibition contains a selection of his landscape photographs from north Norfolk and Scotland. The 18 prints are:
Anchor points Burnham Overy Staithe
Boat house Burnham Overy Staithe
Lone boat Burnham Overy Staithe
Moored up Thornham V
Stuck in the mud Brancaster Staithe V
Ready for launch Sherringham V
Low tide Thornham V
Boat in the reeds Brancaster Staithe
Thornham stumps Thornham
Three Sisters tree Glencoe
Glencoe Lochan Glencoe
Stream side lodge Glencoe
Lagangarbh cottage Glencoe
Black rock cottage Glencoe
Water fall Buachaille Etive Mor Glencoe
Strontian wreck CN217 Ardnamurchan peninsula
Polnish Chapel Ardnamurchan peninsula
Camas nan Gael (“Bay of the Strangers”) Ardnamurchan peninsula
The gallery is situated in the main bar area of the hotel and is open 7 days a week. The exhibition will run until mid-September.
More of Dave’s work can be seen on his website https://davewilkinson.co.uk/
We are pleased to announce that our next keynote speaker will be Mik Critchlow on November 17th 2019.
Mik is a social documentary photographer from the North East of England. He has worked on long-term community based projects for over forty years. His book ‘Coal Town’ will be published by Blue Coat Press in Spring / Summer 2019 and showcases his photographs of Ashington from the 80’s and 90’s.
Mik’s work has featured in the BJP, Amateur Photographer, Creative Camera, The Independent and The Guardian.
This new documentary film has been doing the rounds at a number of photo festivals and is now available on Youtube to watch for free.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd47549knOU
Cafe Royal Books have produced a book of photographs By Bill Jay to accompany the film: https://www.caferoyalbooks.com/shop/bill-jay-british-photographers-photographed?rq=bill%20jay
Our thanks to Craig Atkinson from Cafe Royal Books who made the short trip over from Southport to give his excellent talk to Lancashire Monochrome on the 17th March 2019. Craig has been publishing books for over 10 years and produces around 1 a week. To date he has published 580 books of which 400 are in the photo series – by his own estimation there are probably over 100000 books in circulation!
This massive body of work is centred around British documentary photography and has featured the work of both unknown photographers to the very well known. The books are in both private collections and public collections such as the V&A, and fill in some important gaps in the chronology of British documentary.
Craig studied art and was a pcraticing artist and used the A5 zine format to publish his own work as an artist / illustrator/ photographer / collector before starting to publish the work of others. He’s also a lecturer at UCLan in Preston. All that, and he’s a thoroughly decent chap as well!
Follow Craig on Twitter @craigatkinson and Cafe Royal @caferoyalbooks as well as on Instagram and Facebook.