INSTANT – Shed Summer Exhibition

18th – 31st August 2016 Malthouse, Lyme Regis

Summer is coming and we are planning our group summer show. This year our title is INSTANT. Everyone who has a current Shed profile is eligible to apply for the exhibition. The inspiration behind our title this year is why in that particular instant you chose to click. Many of you take weeks or years planning and waiting for that moment when the sun or the stars align, the mist rises and the light is just so to take that shot. Or are you the spontaneous photographer, camera always in hand ready for the unexpected? Tell the audience your story, your inspiration behind that INSTANT.

North Poorton Rainbow by Kris Dutson

North Poorton Rainbow by Kris Dutson

If you wish to take part then please send Chelsea the following: a selection of 8 images from your profile with their URL link with a full explanation of the INSTANT behind the image.

Please tag each image selected (you do this by clicking onto the image and tagging it with relevant categories which then appear in the gallery) Two images will be chosen. These will be hung next to each other either in portrait of landscape format 90cm x 60cm, so please think of the pairing and how they will hang together. If you are successful then we will print these images. Please double check they are uploaded in the highest resolution possible and that they are watermark free. The makers, painters and printers please send me images of original artwork you wish to be considered and upload to the website in a quality that they can also be sold as prints.

Old Harry Can Break the Rules by John Fanning

Old Harry Can Break the Rules by John Fanning

You may have more images in the show. Those of you who have been to our exhibitions know our model is to take the images from the wall as they sell so if you wish to have s selection of other images to hang then please contact us to discuss a special exhibition printing rate, we are offering 35% off our normal website prices. If they don’t sell then they will be available for collection at the end of the show for you to show your clients/friends how fabulous your work looks printed and mounted or even have your own exhibition!

Closing date for entries is July 15th so you have time to plan and take/make some amazing work.

Talking Waves – Sam Rose Exhibition

A collaborative exhibition in The Bomb Shelter in Beer, East Devon, 30/04 – 02/05 2016.

When my good friend Nikki Taylor finished her fine art Masters degree and suggested that we collaborated on a project I honestly thought we would never get around to it.  I mean, life is busy and collaborations need time, don’t they?  Well, a year or so on, here  we are, a small but perfectly formed collaborative exhibition called Talking Waves, popping up in Beer over the forthcoming bank holiday weekend.

Looming cliffs by Sam Rose

Looming cliffs by Sam Rose

It all started because I was talking to Nikki about my photos and her Masters at AUB, and we agreed that we liked each others work and it might be fun to do something together.  I find  her work fascinating; very, intricate and peaceful, and demonstrating a huge amount of skill and patience.  I like the simplicity very much and the tendency towards minimalism is something I try to reach in my photographs.  You can see more of her work here:

Chesil and the Fleet v3 by Sam Rose

Chesil and the Fleet v3 by Sam Rose

So we thought about what was possible, as I had never done this before, and I decided to take a photo specifically for her to reflect on, and that drew on my emotions rather than ‘just’ a landscape. The result was Angry skies, below, taken at East  Beach at West Bay (‘my’ beach) and it has become the source image for the collaboration.

Angry skies by Sam Rose

Angry skies by Sam Rose

Nikki then took this away, along with some others from my portfolio, and thought about how to respond.  The results, which you can see at the exhibition, are sculptural hanging pieces that involve stitched fishing line and very high quality handmade paper.   The inspiration is drawn particularly from a small part of the source photo, and the work deconstructs the image down to a very raw form.

Dusk by Sam Rose

Dusk by Sam Rose

Tips For Promoting Your Art

One of the best ways to promote your work and increase your visibility in The Shed Gallery is to have a well-organized, well-photographed portfolio with high-resolution images (without a watermark) and detailed information about you and your artwork. 

Make sure your profile is updated with useful biographical information, such as an artist statement, education background, and exhibition history. Adding new work even just a few images at a time and refresh your portfolios keeps interest in your profile and makes you look active.

Before you post an image on any platform or social media upload it first and then use the URL link at the top of the image page to connect the image to where it can be bought. It doesn’t matter how many times you post the image with the link, this is what is called a ‘Call to action’ buy here, click here, order here and so on.

This is a busy time of year and print orders and email enquiries are coming in all the time make the most of it!

Congratulations to the exhibitors who sold images in March, a selection of some of the most recent images sold through the Shed Gallery are below!!

Looking West at Durdle Door by Stephen Banks

Looking West at Durdle Door by Stephen Banks

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Corfe castle by Matt Pinner

Corfe castle by Matt Pinner

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Old Harry Rocks 1 by Steve Belasco

Old Harry Rocks 1 by Steve Belasco

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St. Aldhelm's Chapel, St. Aldhelm's Head by Kevin Ferrioli

St. Aldhelm's Chapel, St. Aldhelm's Head by Kevin Ferrioli

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Oxidise by Chelsea Davine

Oxidise by Chelsea Davine

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