University of Bath & Photosoc
Photography Competition & Exhibition
- Thu 21 Mar - Fri 24 May, 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri
- ICIA Art Space 3
This year’s University Photography Competition takes ICIA s theme of Travels as its inspiration. Open to all University students and staff, three submissions per person are permitted. Submissions open from Mon 21 Jan - Sun 17 Feb.
Like last year, a special ‘Judges Prize’ will be awarded and an online vote will decide the winners of Peoples Prizes. We are delighted to announce that the judging panel will include internationally recognised photographer Mike Perry, whose exhibition of photographs will be exhibited in ICIA Art Space 1 over the summer.
Winners will be announced at a prize giving event on Thu 21 March at 6pm, which will also mark the start of the exhibition. This will take place at ICIA Art Space 3 with free admission.
For more details, please visit www.bath.ac.uk/icia/photocomp
- Free Admission - all welcome
- Fri 26 Apr - Fri 31 May, 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri (Closed May Bank Holiday)
- ICIA Art Space 1 & 2
Simon Faithfull is a contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited extensively around the world. His work has been described as an attempt to understand and explore the planet as a sculptural object - to test its limits and report back from its extremities, to connect and collapse space and to understand how the far and mysterious relate to the everyday and mundane.
For his exhibition at ICIA, Faithfull brings together a number of works, including drawings and video, taking the traditional form of drawing and pushing the boundaries with contemporary technology, as a means of both production and dissemination.
Recent projects include a film featuring the artist walking through a burning jet plane (commissioned by Tatton Park Biennial), a video-work recording the journey of a domestic chair as it is carried to the edge of space (commissioned by Arts Catalyst), a drawing project sending back live digital-drawings from a two month journey to Antarctica with British Antarctic Survey, and an animated film developed from drawings made on a mundane walk out of London along the A13 trunk road (a Channel 4 TV commission with Arts Council England).
Faithfull was born in Oxfordshire and studied at Central St. Martins and Reading University. His practice takes a variety of forms, ranging from video, digital drawing, installation work and writing. Faithfull is also a lecturer at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.
Simon Faithfull's book Going Nowhere is available from ICIA at the special price of £9 (RRP £12), available to buy online.
- Free admission - all welcome
Môr Plastig - Flip Flops and Shoes
- Fri 14 Jun - Fri 6 Sep, 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri
- ICIA Art Space 1
Thu 13 June, 6.30pm
ICIA Art Space 1
All welcome - Free but please register:
Môr Plastig is welsh for ‘Plastic Sea’ and is a series of still life colour photographs of plastic detritus. For Mike Perry’s exhibition at ICIA, he continues his fascination with objects that have been washed up on the coastline of West Wales and beyond.
At a glance, the photographed objects, whether bottles, shoes, gloves or flip flops, are hard to define from their original purpose. They have seemingly become objects of aesthetic beauty in Perry’s photographs, where he has captured an almost scientific and forensic quality.
Although Perry’s photographs are a definite nod to the environmental impact for the future and that of the past, Môr Plastig is placed in a larger narrative, where the photographs encourage the viewer’s own interpretation, bringing forward questions of mass production of plastic objects and the personal qualities of the shoes or flip flops; where have they come from? Who has worn them? What journey have they been on?
Mike Perry has exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented by The Photographers’ Gallery, London. In 2012, Môr Plastig was selected for The Oriel Davies Open and his semi abstract studies of Gorse were included in the exhibition New Ground: Landscape Art In Wales since 1970, curated by The Museum Of Wales.
- Free admission - all welcome