Talk: The Plantation – Mon 16th Nov, 2015

Coming up in November, we’ll be working with The Plantation – an organisation we’re big fans of. Trine Stephenson will be joining us for a discussion on The Plantation’s programme of publishing, exhibiting and promoting work and what she finds exciting about photography right now. Trine will be in discussion with Oliver Whitehead, Projects Curator at The Photographer’s Gallery.


Monday 16th Nov. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. Free Entry at  The Old Market, Brighton. Free Entry.


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The Plantation is a non-profit art initiative, project space, publication and platform for showcasing work by young emerging artists and to connect their practice with a new critical discourse. Founded in 2012 by Trine Stephensen and Elevine Berge. The Plantation produces the biannual publication series The Plantation Journal, which concentrate on the format of a zine and includes one commissioned essay per issue following a carefully curated selection of photographic work related to the theme Sculptural Photography. The Plantation Collective, the online platform, is a supplement to the printed journal, presenting one artist’s work at the time, together with an interview, corresponding with and further exploring the thematic viewpoint of each issue of The Plantation Journal. In August 2015 The Plantation curated an exhibition at Fotogalleriet in Oslo. During this project period, the gallery was turned into a photography studio and creative working space for five artists each day to explore their own practice, they were responding to the same given materials, before photographing them in their constructed way. The selected images by each participating artist was presented at the finissage, and also collected and printed as a publication, The Plantation FOTOSTUDIO. These steps in establishing The Plantation as a platform fusing the showcasing of work by young artists with the invitation to discuss and develop theories on practice, and exploring new ways to present the contemporary photography. Launch events, has so far taken place in London, Paris and Oslo, and further distribution of the journal via photobook markets and independent bookshops as well as museum and gallery book shops, also includes being selected for participation at several international photo and publishers’ events, including talks at Baltic Center of Contemporary Art, Tate Modern Offprint and Photographers Gallery. Distributors to this date include: Tate Modern, London, Daikanyama T-Site, Tokyo, Antenne Books, London, Open Eye Gallery, Manchester, MELK Oslo, Fotogalleriet Oslo, May Books, New Orleans, L/O -Library of Arts, Paris, Village Bookstore, Leeds, Ti Pi Tin, London, and Harper Carr, York.

Oliver Whitehead

Oliver Whitehead is Projects Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery where he is currently developing Open Door; a new programme initiative for artists and photographers. Interested in supporting the production and development of new photographic work and ideas, Oliver co-founded TENT, a platform for photographic practice in the North and has previously held positions at Photoworks in Brighton and Foto8 in London.


Monday 16th Nov. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. Free Entry at  The Old Market, Brighton. Free Entry.


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