Sad to say I didn't get the Arts Council Funding. I am going to forge ahead regardless and I will be creating a print sale to help fund my project and working with friends that have offered to back me.
Really happy to give some time to deliver portfolio reviews at Four Corners on their London Creative Network programme where I met some really talented photographers.
Got some great meetings lined up for Format Photography Festival Portfolio Reviews
Very happy to be shortlisted for the brilliant Format Photography Festival in Derby
New work emerging - 'Halo Tango' is now on my wesbite and my book making experiments are underway
In collaboration with Newington Green Action Group I am making portraits of 20 local people in Newington Green.
This year's addition to I AM THE DOOR is completed - made entirely in my garden in the early lockdown days in the UK. See work and text here.
I have been working with the local Newington Green Action Group to document the Coronavirus Food Bank situated in the Mildmay Working Men's Club.
Very happy to be appointed as a senior Lecturer at University of Hertfordshire working on the Degree programme in Photography.
Group show 'Flux' at 'Free Project Space' with Liz Orton, Debbie Harman and Jessie Edwards Thomas. Link here
SOLO Exhibition of work from the series I AM THE DOOR
A small exhibition at TIN CAFE in Dalston. Opens 1st December 6.30-9.30pm at 1 Middleton Road, come down on the opening night for a little drink and a little look.
LCC Alumni exhibition at Geddes Gallery in Kings Cross
Another show with the LCC alumni group, this time with staff and current students too. The work is made about this site-specific exhibiion in this charming and unique space. Have a look here at the work and the installation shots - 26caledonianroad.tumblr.com
I am giving away books
New teaching post at University of Hertfordshire
Very happy to be working on the Photography pathway of the MA at University of Hertfordshire
LCC Alumni exhibition at Oxford House in Bethnal Green
I am part of an exciting group exhibtion based around experimental approaches to installation in photography. Have a look at the blog dedicated to this exciting show, photographyasinstallation.tumblr.com
Some recent work in Terrace Garden show
Come along to the Terrace Garden show at Frederick Terrace, E8 4EW Saturday 9th August 3-6pm. I have work in the garden and I am running the hotdog stand too! Facebook Link here.
Ribbon Machine to deliver workshop
The art collective Ribbon Machine will be running a workshop 'Picture Your Pictures' at The Pumphouse Gallery in Battersea, come along and join in!
Selected for 'Photobook Show' exhibition
'Dark Matters' Volume 1, has been included in the 2013 Photobookshow, details and links to follow soon!
'Dark Matters' self published artist's book have a look here if you like it you can ask me for a free copy
'New Forms' the second exhibition by the art collective Ribbon Machine
The artist collective RIBBON MACHINE will stage their second exhibition at Doomed Gallery in Dalston. More work from the ‘Dark Matters’ series will be in the show. The show is part of the East London 2012 Photomonth season.
Come up to Leytonstone to The Stone Space to hear a talk from me and other Ribbon Machine artists on the last day of the show, Sunday 14th October 2-3pm, free.
'Test' an exhibition by the art collective Ribbon Machine
Interview in British Journal of Photography
'The Tricky Art of Diane Bielik' an interview with Diane Smythe for BJP-Online at The Old Hungarian Club
Artist's Talk and Portfolio Reviews
I will be doing portfolio reviews with Anne McNeill at Impressions Gallery on Saturday 15th October and an artist's Talk and Tour at The Old Hungarian Club in Bradford at 2pm on Sunday 16th October.
Ways of Looking: A New Photography Festival in Bradford
'Makeshift Monuments' will be installed into the closed Hungarian Club in Bradford and shown as part of Ways of Looking festival. The photographs will be incorporated onto the walls and the viewers will need to move through the rooms of the disused social club to see the exhibition.
An Impressions Gallery off-site project
Source magazine feature
A selection of images from 'Makeshift Monuments' will be featured in the Spring issue of Source magazine.
Selected for MA Star feature on Axis
'Makeshift Monuments' was selected from the final MA show and reviewed by Cherry Smyth for Axis, it is on their website as part of the 'MA Star' feature. Click here to go to Axis
Final MA Exhibition
A selection of works from 'Makeshift Monuments' will be exhibited at LCC as part of the final MA Photography show.