London Independent Photography 26th Annual Exhibition


Tuesday 21 Oct – Sunday 2 Nov, 10am – 7pm
Friday, 31 October until 8pm as part of South London Art Map
Last day Sunday, 2 November closing at 4pm

Breakfast Private View: 8am – 10am, Thursday 25 October, free coffee and croissants.


Now in its 26th year, this is a must-see event for anyone interested and involved with photography in London. The exhibition, showcasing more than 90 images from 51 photographers, demonstrates the extraordinary diversity, breadth of talent, and craft for personal expression within the London Independent Photography membership.
Our independent selectors this year were Staurt Franklin (internationally renowned photographer, member of Magnum Photos and a former President of Magnum Photos), Bill Jackson (award winning photographer winning the RPS International Print Awards three times; exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers Gallery, London and Museum of Contemporary Arts in Argentina) and Sophy Rickett (visual artist working with photography, video installation, sound and text; MA in Photography Tutor at LCC; exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally)

Our independent curator is Christine Santa Ana (co-founded Underground Gallery curating over 25 exhibitions and produces pop exhibitions with photography magazine Of the Afternoon).

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PFF extended deadline


The art competition is organised by Passion for Freedom, an independent group of friends standing up

for freedom of speech and artistic expression.

The annual international festival is a rare collection of works of “courageous artists” in the categories of

film, photography, painting, sculpture, publications, journalism, book, performance and other forms of

artistic expression. So far the competition has featured hundreds artists from all over the world, including

Sarah Maple, Steve Rosenthal, Robb Leech, Firoozeh Bazrafkan, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou among others.

“Brave” artists from around the world such as Ai Weiwei (who spent three months in prison and is banned

from contacting the media), Jafar Panahi (several times arrested on charges of propaganda against the

Islamic Republic), Johan van der Dong (no galleries in Europe have courage to show his work for the fear

of attacks), Ferri Farahmandi, Azadeh Behroozi and many others, showed their works at the PFF festival

and still have the courage to create despite the threat to their lives and the safety of their family. Some are

forced to hide behind a nickname, others withdraw their works or self-censor themselves to avoid

“offending religious feelings”.

As every year, the entry is open from April. Works can be submitted by 20thSeptember 2014. The

festival will be held in November central London. Location and more details will be announced on later





Please find detailed information, Submission Form, Terms and Conditions on our website.

Deadline: 20 September 2014


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Previous Exhibitions



13 – 19 Oct

Private View Thursday 16, 6 – 9pm


Major new art show from three exciting artist, exploring the sexual, the sensual, and the sinister.

Three acclaimed artists put their latest work on show in a central London gallery. Encompassing the macabre, the kinky and intensley sexual, each artist explores the erotic realms, each in their inimitable style.

Celebrated designer Jess Eaton has saturated the national press with her subversive and potently erotic work which empowers women and transcends both art and fashion.

After wowing the world as the woman behind ‘Roadkill Couture’ – which has garnered a huge following from fashion titans including Lady Gaga and Kate Moss- Eaton’s focusing her attention on the passion at the heart of her work and life -sex.

The Brighton based artist’s work echoes her own inimitable thirst for life, love and lust. Her new pieces are the first in a larger body of work named COITUS that includes sculpture, jewellery and culminates in a fashion show in 2015. COITUS celebrates her wild and imaginative approach to sex, all given her trademark ‘dark edge’. ”

Andrew Shoben is the founder of greyworld, a world renowned artists’ collective who create public art. Whilst greyworld’s work has increased in size and scope over the last 20 years, Andrew’s personal work has begun to focus on the private, the personal, and the hidden.

Whilst both bodies of work are playful, Andrew’s personal work explores more sensual themes, and seeks to allow interaction on a smaller, more intimate scale. Working in a variety of media, including neon, large format prints, and new mechanical works, the results are unusual, sensual art that hold the gaze.

After lecturing at the Royal College of Art for four years, he became Professor of Public Art at Goldsmiths University. Andrew is a regular contributor to television, radio and print, and lectures extensively around the world. Most recently he presented a show on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Change of Art,” and was nominated President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Michelle Mildenhall is a UK artist with a distinctive style. She creates provocative art that combines stylised imagery with her passion for latex in a new and innovative way. Michelle’s work is highly recognisable, as each artwork is meticulously constructed using sheet latex, a material that she works with in order to create her compelling art.

Michelle seduces the viewer into a world of disconcerting beauty and mystique. By using popular but somewhat taboo themes of sexuality, fetishism and subversion, she creates work in which a fascination with the subject evolves and an underlying element of sexual association develops purely because of the medium in which she creates her art.

Michelle’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK and in America and has appeared in international publications. Her artwork is being featured in a BBC interior design program this Autumn.

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Site 2

Hold Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand

7-12 October 2014, 11am – 7pm
Private view: 8 October 2014, 6-9pm

Hold Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand is a multi-disciplinary exhibition presented in London as part of SEA ArtsFest 2014. This exhibition features a selection of works from Southeast Asian artists working in the fields of visual arts and moving image.

Taking its title from a line in Auguries of Innocence, a well-loved William Blake poem, Hold Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand is a curatorial exploration on the notion of ‘Grain’, which is a core theme of SEA ArtsFest 2014. For the festival, the word ‘grain’ references the idea of rice, which is a unifying commonality as a food staple in Southeast Asia, as well as a significant economic and cultural feature of the region otherwise vastly stratified and full of difference.

The artists participating in the exhibition all have roots or intimate connections in Southeast Asia, but are also living and working all over the world.

Artists include: Srey Bandaul, Sarah Choo, Debbie Ding and Nguyen Thanh Thuy in collaboration with the Landscape Quartet.

Curated by Annie Jael Kwan.

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East London Printmakers Annual Exhibition

17th – 28th September 10.30 – 6pm

16th September – Private View 6.30 – 9.30pm

26th September – South London Art Map 10.30am – 9.30pm

Celebrating another fantastic year of printmaking, East London Printmakers will be holding its annual exhibition at the Embassy Tea Gallery. Seventy artists will be exhibiting their latest work, showcasing a wide variety of printmaking techniques.

We are very proud to announce that this year, British Abstract Expressionist painter and printmaker Albert Irvin OBE, RA will be opening the exhibition.

East London Printmakers is an independent, artist run studio based in London Fields. Our aim is to provide professional and affordable printmaking facilities for artists and designers and to create opportunities for them to discuss and exhibit their work. We offer professional standard printmaking facilities for screen printing on paper and fabric, etching and relief and run a variety of courses.

With thanks to Five Points Brewing Co., Rabbit in a Frame and Printmakers Council.


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