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Little Stories: Photography and Fiction Symposium : 15 June

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To open the University of the West of England Photography Degree show: TONIC at Candids Arts Trust there is a 2 hour symposium which is free to attend, but booking is required in advance.

Following this guests are welcome to enjoy the private view of the exhibition.

Little Stories: Photography and fiction’ symposium 6-8pm

This symposium is looking at the relationship between photographic projects and fiction as inspiration. In an era that is so saturated in imagery, generating photographic art is fraught with the dangers of ubiquity & overkill. For young photographers, lacking life experience and therefore primary inspiration, gathering knowledge of photography’s rich history is crucially important. But standing on the shoulders of giants is not a recipe for success, and can produce bland copyist work that can be beautifully crafted and thoughtful, but is rarely potent. The photographers that feature in this symposium have sought to use different counterpoints to their creativity in order to underpin a complex relationship between subject and outcome. They have used fiction as a touchstone for embarking on or making sense of their creative impulses and the photography projects that have resulted
Confirmed speakers are John Spinks, Kalpesh Lathigra and Lisa Stein

Register for tickets through eventbrite…

Candid Arts Trust
3-5 Torrens St

Closest to Angel Tube Station

Symposium: 6-8pm


TONIC London Degree Show : 16 – 18 June

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Join University of the West of England Photography students for their Degree show: TONIC. At Candids Arts Trust from 15th – 18th June.

Private view held on Thurs 15th 5-10pm, kicking off the three day exhibition with ‘Little Stories: Photography and fiction’ symposium 6-8pm

Candid Arts Trust
3-5 Torrens St

Closest to Angel Tube Station

Private view: 5-10pm Symposium: 6-8pm


BA (Hons) Photography Degree Show : 2-8 June 2017

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Please join us for the University of the West of England BA (Hons) Photography Degree Show at the Bower Ashton campus running from 2-8 June 2017.

This exhibition showcases the work of over 50 graduating students before the show travels to London for the TONIC Degree Show at Candid Arts Trust in Inslington. See the support for students via their kickstarter page for TONIC here.

Directions to the Bower Ashton campus are here.

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TONIC Degree Show fundraiser

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Fundraising is in full swing to support the students in the realization of their London Degree Show.

TONIC is an exhibition showcasing the work of University of the West of England Photography final year students. Held in London at Candid Arts Trust from the 15th – 18th June. The exhibition will display a diverse range of work from 34 different artists following a variety of different themes, genres, and mediums of visual art.

Find out about which students are exhibiting and more about their fundraising efforts, via their kick-starter page for TONIC here.



Photographic Silent Auction with TONIC : 16-18 May 2017

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An exhibition is held in association with UWE’s BA Photography Degree show, Tonic 2017.

Tuesday 16th May – Thursday 18th May 2017 

The exhibition will display photographic works from a diverse range of reputable artists from across the country. Concluding with a silent auction evening on Thursday 18 May 2017 where guests are encouraged to silently bid on the pieces.

Details of the pieces will be available soon.



The Vestibules
City Hall, College Green
Bristol , BS1 5TR

Photo and mental health symposum waterhsed v2

Photography and Mental Health Symposium : 7 April 2017

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This symposium will explore the complexities between photography and mental health, taking place at the Watershed in Bristol. Book your place here.

Since its invention photography has a longstanding relationship to concerns of the physical, emotional and mental human condition. This one day symposium (10:00-17:00) explores photography’s interactions with illness, mental health and wellbeing, asking fundamental questions such as who is such work for, and what are the ethics of engagement. The event is divided into three themes, with a diverse range of speakers sharing their experiences. The following areas will be explored:

 The photographer’s personal narratives

Patrick Graham

Heather Agyepong

Photography and therapeutic collaboration

Frankie Stone

Clare Hewitt

Tim A Shaw and Niamh White

Tim Andrews

Ruth Davey

Photography and the idea of Therapy

Sian Davey

Rosy Martin

Tamany Baker

This symposium is organised by the Bristol Photography Research Group, supported by the University of the West of England. Image Credit: Garden Gate – Sian Davey.

UWE student conference April 2017

UWE Student Conference : 10 April 2017

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Organised jointly by staff and students, the inaugural UWE one day Student Conference will celebrate research/enquiry/evidence based practice from undergraduate and postgraduate students across all years of study and all disciplines.

Further details of conference speakers and papers to follow soon.