BRIGHTON: Melanie King & Giya Makondo-Wills, 19th Feb 2020

Miniclick is back in Brighton in February, and for the rest of 2020, as we build up to our 10th Birthday in September. Along the way we’ll be hosting a series of ‘takeovers’, where we ask friends and collaborators to take over Miniclick for the evening. In the last couple of years the talks we also host in Bristol and Leeds have really taken off and have plugged into really enthusiastic photography communities there, so we asked Sadie and Izzy (in Bristol) and Bryony and Roz (Leeds) to pick a speaker each to come a talk in Brighton.

Sadie and Izzy went for Giya Makondo-Wills and Bryony and Roz chose Melanie King…


Weds 19th Feb, 2020, 6:30pm – 8pm. Marwood Bar and CoffeeHouse, Brighton

Free Entry.


Melanie King

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Melanie King is an artist and curator with a specific focus on astronomy. She is co-Director of super/collider, Lumen Studios and the London Alternative Photography Collective. She is a lecturer on the MA programme at the Royal College of Art, and on the BA Photography course at University of West London. Melanie is a PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art. Melanie is based at Resort Studios in Margate, UK. Melanie’s solo exhibitions include Leeds Art University (2017, 2020), the Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London (2018) and Bloomsbury Festival (2019). Melanie has exhibited in a wide range of international galleries, such as The Photographers’ Gallery, UK, the Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden, Unseen Amsterdam, the Williamson Gallery in Los Angeles and CAS Gallery in Japan. Melanie has attended residencies organised by Lay of the Land Ireland, Joya Arte and Ecologica, Spain, Bow Arts, Grizedale Forest, BioArtSociety, Finland and SIM Reykjavik, Iceland.

Giya Makondo-Wills

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Giya Makondo-Will is a British-South African photographer who looks at identity, colonisation, race and the Western gaze. She studied at the University of South Wales (formerly Newport) in the U.K where she obtained a BA and MA in Documentary Photography. She has also been exhibited and published internationally and works with re contextualizing colonial archival collections alongside long term photographic projects. She continues to look at systems of power, how we can continue to re address colonial legacy and how our history effects life today.


Weds 19th Feb, 2020, 6:30pm – 8pm. Marwood Bar and CoffeeHouse, Brighton

Free Entry.


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