Thursday, 30 September 2010

Talent Launch in Dublin

Indigo & Cloth, in association with Foam magazine and Paulaner beer, would like to invite you and a guest to celebrate 3 years in business, 200 years of Oktoberfest and the New Issue, 24 TALENT! I am loving all these launches.


Above are two new pieces in the series "The Photograph as Contemporary Art", the titles are Photomontage XXVI, (taken from pages 29, 203, 210), (2009-2010), Mixed Media, 39 mm x 53 mm and Photomontage XXIX, (taken from pages 36, 61, 72), (2009-2010), Mixed Media, 51.5mm x 84 mm.

Images copyright Melinda Gibson 2009-2010.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Nuanced Cliches

A beautiful quote here from Alec Soth, talking about the subconscious canonisation of imagery, great piece of evidence that links back to my concept behind The Photograph as Contemporary Art series.

“My head is filled with nuanced cliches – I might subconsciously be influenced by William Egglestone – but she doesn't have that framework. Of course, as a professional, you can't go back to a time when you had none, but you can try. Myself, I long for that quality again." Alec Soth

Image copyright Carmen Soth 2010. Quote taken from the Guardian article, The Genius behind Alec Soth’s Brighton biennial success, Hannah Booth, 19th September 2010.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Foam Talent Launch at Breda Photo

These photos where taken last Saturday, 18th September at Breda Photo in The Netherlands. Foam Magazine launched their new “Talent” issue and Marcel Feil, curator at Foam_Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, introduced the talents of 2010 in a presentation, and my work was selected!

Unfortunately I did not manage to get to Breda Photo for the launch, but was very kindly supplied with the following two photographs of the presentation above by photographer Morad Bouchakour who was there. Thank you very much Morad!

Friday, 17 September 2010


I am heading down to The Photographers' Gallery tomorrow for their Build-Up, Outdoor Collage party to make a new photomontage! This event is free for all and there is no need to book places, just bring along your photographs and grab a prit stick, however it is weather dependent, so fingers crossed! Keep a look out for my new piece, that will be blogged tomorrow.........

An update. I did indeed go down to the Collage party yesterday, but found myself unable to do any new work. What would of made sense, was if I had a child in tow, the event was definitely more for families. But I did buy a nice new book about London architecture which will be turned into collages at a later date!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Save the Arts

David Shrigley has produced this animation, which you can watch on youtube about saving the arts. Watch it and if you feel passionately about the arts then sign the petition.

The aim of the Save the Arts campaign is to encourage people to sign a petition that will be sent to the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. It points out that it has taken 50 years to create a vibrant arts culture in Britain that is the envy of the world and appeals to the government not to slash arts funding and risk destroying this long-term achievement and the social and economic benefits it brings to all.

Find out more here,

Muybridge at Tate Britain

The Eadweard Muybridge exhibition at the Tate Britain opened this week and closes on the 16th January 2011. I haven't yet visited the show, but I am planning to go next week, I just couldn't miss a show like this!

The exhibition displays many works of art with a particular interest on how he created and honed these remarkable images; it shows us how important Muybridge was to photography but also to the visual world. What the exhibition also provides is evidence of very early photographic manipulation and in a recent article it was described that, "Maybridge saw himself as an artist photographer and that meant getting the best possible image," said Warrell. "It didn't matter if it wasn't true. He saw himself as following on in the British and western tradition of landscape, he was doing the photographic equivalent." Mark Brown for the Guardian.

Image taken from Tate Britain website, copyright Eadweard Muybridge. Text from article published on 6th September 2010 for the Guardian.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

You're invited!

Its nearly here, Foam Magazine's Talent issue, out in the shops tomorrow! The launch is September 18th at Breda Photo - come along.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

My Tribute to Corrine Day

“Corinne opened the door for a whole generation of photographers, designers, models and stylists who suddenly saw that the fashion industry didn’t have to be this exclusive club for the privileged and perfect. Suddenly there was another way, a place where ‘normal’ people were welcome.” Belinda White for the Telegraph.

Image copyright Melinda Gibson 2009-2010

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