Following the huge success of the Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood exhibition, The Civic Gallery welcomes two quality photographic exhibitions and holds an alternative craft fair with live entertainment, just in time for Christmas.
The Royal Photographic Society has a rich and diverse heritage and returns to The Civic from Saturday 21 November - Saturday 16 January with its latest exhibition. The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 to promote the art and science of photography, and is still a leading voice in the world of photography today. The Society has been staging photographic exhibitions almost every year since it was formed, with its open International Print Exhibition entering its 158th year in 2015. For this year’s exhibition nearly 3300 images were submitted via an online competition site, and the judges had the difficult task of selecting just 100 for the Exhibition, including the Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners.
RPS Exhibitions Manager, Lesley Goode says: “The Royal Photographic Society’s International Members’ Biennial Print Exhibition is a highlight of The Society’s calendar. It is open to all RPS members, be they students, amateurs or professionals, and attracts a range of photography from across the globe. The selected 100 images showcase the diversity of photographic interests within The Society. With such a variety of genres and styles of photography on show, all visitors to the exhibition will find images that they will enjoy, and that will inspire them or provoke a reaction.”
And on the Panorama is a collection of images from Barnsley based photographer Chris Sedgewick. The collection came about through a fascination of hand-tinted photographs, popular throughout the early 20th century. Chris’ method of production contradicts the conventions of photographic production; each image is unique due to the hand process, meaning no two are the same.
The Festive season is looming like a big cloud of tinsel and mince pies, but don’t worry if you haven’t started your shopping yet, the A Festive Apothecarium Craft Fair has your back. Selling everything from geeky home ware and gothic jewellery to steampunk delights and Vintage gifts - there’ll be everything you need at The Civic Gallery, to make your holiday shopping a wonderfully unique experience. This year’s A Festive Apothecarium also sees the return of the Frumptarn Guggenband, with their mix of brass, punchy percussion, and unique twist on the Swiss and German Guggen tradition. Past Apothecarium’s have seen the best the North has to offer in alternative crafts. Now, with more stalls than ever before and live entertainment A Festive Apothecarium Craft Fair is not to be missed.
The RPS Members Biennial 2015 will exhibit in The Civic Gallery@ Saturday 21 November – Saturday 16 January 2016. Gallery@ is open Tue - Sat, 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.45pm)
I Found These in The Attic: Handmade photographs by Christopher Sedgewick will exhibit at The Civic in the Panorama gallery Monday 30 November 2015 - Friday 15 January 2016, open daily during Box Office hours.
A Festive Apothecarium Craft Fair will be held in The Civic Gallery@ on Saturday 28 November from 10am - 4pm.
All exhibitions are FREE admission.