Talk: Photography & Landscape – 13th June, 2017

For June’s talk we are celebrating the outdoors, with talks from photographers working with the theme of landscape. Photography’s history is teeming with landscape photography from the picturesque to the sublime, making the exploration of this subject such a rich one. Contemporary photographers continue to work with these themes in new innovative ways. Katharine MacDaid and Liz Orton will be coming to tell us all about their work with and in the landscape.


Tuesday 13th June, 2017. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Old Market, Brighton. 

Free Entry.


Katharine MacDaid

Katharine MacDaid was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1979 and grew up in the Sultanate of Oman, America, Northern Ireland and London. After graduating with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, she moved back to Oman for several years to make the work, which became Of Calling Shapes and Beckoning Shadows, a confrontation with childhood ghosts.

Since returning to the UK she has continued with a long-term project considering questions around her exiled Irish identity, while spending time working on a book project set in Alaska called The Fireweed Turns, about hidden shame and the psychological power of unfamiliar landscapes.

Katharine’s work has been exhibited widely including, Arles Photo Festival, Ghent Photo Festival, Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Macro Testaccio Rome and the Palm Springs Photo Festival. She currently lives and works in London.

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Liz Orton

Liz Orton is a visual artist whose practice is based on entanglements of landscape, technology and the body.  She engages widely with archives, both real and imagined, to explore the tensions between personal and systematic forms of knowledge.

Liz currently holds a Fellowship at the University of Arts London for her project The Longest and Darkest of Recollections, and a Wellcome Trust arts grant for a project about medical imaging.  She teaches at LCC and runs workshops in participatory practices.

Her book, A Handful of Soil for the Whole Horizon, was shortlisted for the MACK First Book Award, the Kassel Dummy Award and the Unseen Photobook Award. Liz has exhibited widely and recent group shows include The Mile End Arts Pavillion for Uncertain States and Format Photography Festival (selected artist Habitat 2017).  Forthcoming shows include Surface Matters at Dye House 451 in May 2017 and The New Observatory at FACT. Liverpool in June to Oct 2017.

A Handful of Soil for the Whole Horizon 1this connection should make us suspect 002longest and darkest #1


Tuesday 13th June, 2017. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Old Market, Brighton. 

Free Entry.


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