Photography alumni awarded solo exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

2017 alumni Callum Beaney showed two bodies of work as part of his Genesis Imaging Bursary Award

Installation shot of Callum's exhibition
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Installation shot of Callum's exhibition

An alumni from our BA (Hons) Photography course recently held a solo exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. Callum Beaney, who graduated from the course 2017, was the recipient of the Genesis Imaging and Lakeside Arts Bursary Award, awarded at Free Range, an annual London exhibition of emerging photographic talent.

The exhibition was housed in the Wallner Gallery this September, part of Lakeside Arts on the University of Nottingham campus. Callum explained: “The exhibition housed two bodies of work, both made in the same forest spaces surrounding my home. Entitled The Space In Between, the show consisted of folded scrolls in vitrines, and was concerned with the experience of time and space within the forest, where these things can feel somewhat “unstuck” to us. No Flashlight or Sensor Burnout was made in response to this very careful, craft-based practice, hence pushing a digital camera to its limits. This was in order to recreate a different, less technically0dependent work about the experience of the forest at night.”

BA (Hons) Photography alumni Callum Beaney
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BA (Hons) Photography alumni Callum Beaney

On his experience on our Photography course, Callum told us: “I spent a substantial amount of time in the darkroom at NTU, and in the dedicated computer suites. I had superb technical help with both, and was always able to use them when I needed to. In the week before Free Range 2017, I was in the darkroom 8 hours a day – and I still miss it. I adored darkroom printing and seminars, however I think that writing and discussing my dissertation with staff was the highest point. My tutor was deeply engaged, and I miss that time.”

He added: “The course really is for those who are willing and able to work and engage with photography in terms of its creative, technical, theoretical and historical potential to the highest of their ability.”

Photography alumni awarded solo exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Published on 9 November 2018
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Culture; Current students; School of Art & Design

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