Tuesday, 25 February 2014

KIEV 2014: Adam Catling, 3rd year BA Photography student interviewed by the BBC

Adam's Pictures on the BBC website

BBC Radio Interview with Adam Catling

Go to minute 44.38

New book 'Le Crowbar' by our External Examiner Tom Hunter

In 1995 Tom Hunter set off from a squatted street in Hackney with a group of friends in an old double decker bus, loaded with muesli, Sosmix, baby-foot table and a sound system. Fuelled by selling egg butties, veggie burgers and beer, their journey took them through folk festivals in France, teknivals in Czech Republic, hippie gatherings in Austria and beach parties in Spain. Le Crowbar CafĂ© became an oasis for a nomadic party community hungry for all night food and a break from the hardcore techno.
‘Le Crowbar’ paints a vivid picture of friends on a journey, exploring new horizons and ways of living on the road, in the wake of the introduction of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

New-build home owners in Cambridge, UK - by Jamie Tilley

Project by photographer Jamie Tilley (website) - one of the current Photography MA students at the Cambridge School of Art. 

All rights reserved. All images © Jamie Tilley 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Alumni Holly Pines - exhibition and talk on Monday 10 February 6.30pm in Darlington

Current Exhibition

'Inspirational Women of North-East England' and 'Love From, Women' exhibitions

Saturday 11 January - Thursday 20 February 2014

Enjoy two complimentary exhibitions at Crown Street Art Gallery. 
Inspirational Women of North-East England: Past, Present, Future
'Inspirational Women of the North East' is a portrait exhibition featuring the work of photographers Bryony Bainbridge and Kami Dodds, celebrating the achievements of women who have played a vital role within the North East, including politician Mo Mowlam, suffragette Emily Davison and explorer Gertrude Bell, alongside women who are currently achieving in different fields of activity, from sport to medicine.  The exhibition celebrates the many women whose lives and work have made a vital contribution to our region.  Some of them are famous names, others have been forgotten or have received little recognition.
IWNE is a collaborative project that would not have been possible without the support, skills and time of volunteers, and the generosity of sponsors.  Local engagement via social media and the press has been a crucial part of the project, and many women feature here as a result of public nomination.  You can nominate your inspirational women on their website www.iwne.org/, which also contains resources for schools.
Inspirational Women Simi  Inspirational Women Kat

Current Exhibition

Love from, Women

This exhibition from artist Holly Pines, who seeks to challenge traditional visual representations of women.  Holly encourages women to represent themselves as they choose, by submitting a photograph of themselves and telling the world what it means for them to be a woman.  The responses of ten different women are included in this exhibition.
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Special exhibitions event
Monday 10 February 6.30pm
No entrance charge

See the above exhibitions, find out more from those involved and enjoy some great entertainment.  Artist Holly Pines will provide a short talk on her on the Love from, Women project, Vane Women will share their poetry and we hope to confirm talks on the Inspirational Women of North-East England, and a Weardale based photography project that's currently ongoing.

Crown Street Library,
Crown Street,
Telephone: 01325 462034
Fax: 01325 381556
Flickr Logo Current and upcoming exhibitions can be viewed on our Flickr profile [external link]

Opening times

  • Monday and Tuesday  9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.