Melanie King // June 2021 News.
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In May 2021, I presented my Solo Exhibition, “Wavelengths” at Photo Co Op Folkestone. You can see images from the exhibition on my website.
Seaweed Developer Workshop.
The Margate School
Join me for a seaweed film developer workshop at The Margate School on 5 June 2021.
You can buy tickets and find out more about the workshop here.
An environmentally conscious and sustainable workshop exploring the use of local, natural materials with photographic processes. Gain an understanding of how to forage in a safe and kind way, environmentally sustainable photographic processes and the impact that creative processes have on the environment. This workshop is for adults and is suitable for people with previous photography and darkroom experience.Land Art Agency Workshops
Mint Tea Developer & Recycled Pinhole Camera Workshops
In July, I will be leading workshops online with the Land Art Agency. In these workshops, you will have the opportunity to make film developer using mint tea. You will also have the opportunity to make pinhole cameras out of recycled items - such as coffee tins, drink cans and cardboard boxes.
What On Earth
The Koppel Project
I am pleased to be exhibiting “Full Moon”, a print developed using coffee/caffenol-c paper developer at the “What On Earth” exhibition at The Koppel Project Exchange, 193 Piccadilly, London. The exhibition will take place from 23 June to 26th July. Find out more on The Koppel Project website.
dialogues with the substrata
sophie j williamson
join super/collider online to hear from Sophie J Williamson
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Infinite in time and space, the recycling and resurfacing matter of our planet creates sentient beings time and again. In the ground below our feet, geological underworlds offer a space to consider a shared planetary consciousness: the sentient and non-sentient; organic and mineral; the living, dead and those of the future. Sophie J Williamson explores entangled ancestral voices amongst ever-turning geological matter. Reading deep-time narratives secreted amongst the permafrost, geological strata and celestial dust of outer space, how might our dialogues with deep-time redirect our futures?
From January 2021 to May 2021, I was commissioned by Mural and The Mozilla Foundation to produce a new series “Submerged Landscapes”. This video shows a preview of the entire project, which will be launched on the Mural website in Summer 2021.
According to the Climate Central app, Thanet, UK is likely to become an island again within the next decade. Submerged Landscapes documents the affected areas before they are submerged, using the materiality of the sea within the production of the work. I am looking forward to sharing more results from this project with you soon!
Here are a number of ways to support my work:
- Visit my store
- Visit the Land Art Collective shop to purchase artworks.
- Visit the Argentea Gallery website to purchase artworks.
- Visit my Artsy page to purchase artworks.
This months’ Patreon postcard for £10+ patrons is “Submerged Landscapes: Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve, Seaweed Developer, 2021. Until November, £90 of my Patreon proceeds per month will provide match-funding for my current Arts Council England grant.