Ever fancied promoting your own Photography or Art?

 

Our annual Summer exhibition of affordable art will take place in Lyme Regis from Friday 21st August until Tuesday the 1st September.

This year we are taking as our theme Earth – Fire – Air – Water. This allows us to curate a broad group show with a range of images from as far afield as Iceland to the night sky over Dorset. 

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As with all our pop up events and exhibitions this is a perfect opportunity to show your work and for the public to buy photography and original artwork in relaxed surroundings. 

As you may already know our photography is printed on hardwearing aluminium that is waterproof and suitable to hang in many environments. As the images come ready to hang there is no need to frame or mount the work, simply hang it on the wall or prop it up on any surface. The Shed is an online platform for Photographers and Artists where we work in partnership with you to help you sell your work.

We provide an in-house printing service for all orders and you control your profile pages of an affordable e-commerce website.

Our growing community provides support and feedback both virtually through the site and also when we meet at exhibitions.

If you have ever wanted somewhere to upload your images but don’t want to create your own website or you are a professional photographer or artist looking for an alternative support to selling your own work then sign up for a profile here. You can stop your subscription as and when you want to.

Take a look at some of the profiles and testimonials or alternatively if you have any questions then please contact our curator and creative director Chelsea or Ben who deals with all production of the print work.

Artist of the Week – Sam Rose.

There is a massive difference between your friends, family or a bunch of people on Flickr liking your photos, and somebody actually shelling out their hard earned cash on one and putting it on their wall.  I want to thanks Chelsea and Ben, and the whole Shed community (for we are greater than the sum of our parts!!) for helping that happen for me at the recent Broadchurch exhibition.

Brooding sky over East Cliff by Sam Rose

Brooding sky over East Cliff by Sam Rose

I have always taken photos, and always had an aspiration to ‘do it for a living’ in some form.  However, life – you know, mortgages, kids, eating, stuff like that – has always seemed to get in the way.  Seeing the Shed Exhibition in Lyme a few years ago, I talked to Chelsea, she suggested that I can do both; life, and showing / selling photos.  Of course she was right, and I have loved being  part of the Shed community since then.

Cobb waves by Sam Rose

Cobb waves by Sam Rose

Not only are the website and the exhibitions fantastic platforms for my work, but they have helped my photography develop.  Now that I am taking photos for a wider audience, I realise that they need to be better, both artistically, and in terms of responding to market demands.  I look back at the first few I put on the website, and can see how I have developed since then.

Seascape by Sam Rose

Seascape by Sam Rose

Being involved in the Broadchurch and Jurassic Coast exhibition at West Bay gave me some good insight into what is needed to put on a show, and thanks to that, and the generosity of a good friend, I now have the opportunity to put on an exhibition in Lyme Regis Museum (in the tiny top floor gallery) from June 28th to October 3rd.

Portland and the fleet by Sam Rose

Portland and the fleet by Sam Rose

The exhibition is entitled Coast Cliff and Crashing Waves and contains photos that I have taken between Abbotsbury and Beer along the spectacular Jurassic Coast, with a focus on the West Bay area.  The majority of images are very textural monochromes, showing the power of the sea, the weather and the majesty of the cliffs, but I have included others, including the image chosen to be on the front of the Shed website this week.  Please do come along, entrance to the Museum is very cheap and it is a fascinating place even without my photos (!).