Sunday, 13 May 2018

Peckham 24 Talks Programme Now Released

We are delighted to release the full Talks Programme for Peckham 24 2018, with a special focus from the talks programme of Generosity & Hospitality. Tickets are now available here - All tickets include a ticket to the Shared Lunch!

Full Peckham 24 Talks Programme - Saturday 19 May
All events are hosted in the Talks Room, Ground Floor Bussey Building unless otherwise stated.

12:30 - 14:00 - Shared Lunch: Bread, Cheese & Wine – all ticket holders are invited to join us for a shared lunch, where Bread, Cheese and Wine are provided. Attendees are requested to consider bringing one item to share.

13:00 - 14:00 - Show Talks: Taisuke Koyama in conversation with Duncan Wooldridge in his exhibition ‘Sensor Code’ (Takes place at Seen Fifteen Gallery, 1st Floor Bussey Building)

14:00 - 15:00 - Hospitality and Generosity in Contemporary Art and Photography – With Penelope Umbrico (Artist, New York), Robin Tarbet (Swap Editions & Creekside Studios), Yuxin Jiang and Rakesh Mohindra (Pic London), Dusan Smodej (Fotopub Festival, Slovenia - TBC), in conversation with Duncan Wooldridge, and Melinda Gibson.

15:00 - 16:00 - Artists in Conversation: New Ways Of Working with Bruno V. Roels, Dafna Talmor, Jonny Briggs, Hannah Hughes and Yamini Nayar in conversation with Melinda Gibson.

16:00 - 17:00 - The Reading Room: Group Reading Seminar: Reading ‘Photography and Extinction’ from Joanna Zylinska’s ‘Nonhuman Photography’ (MIT Press). Led by Duncan Wooldridge.

17:00 - 18:00 -  Peckham Photographies: Debates - Chaired by Joy Gregory, with Marcia Michael and Oliver Griffin. Additional contributors TBC.

18:00 - 19:00 - Lecture: Inadvertent Images: A History of Photographic Apparitions - by Prof. Peter Geimer (Freie Universitat Berlin). Includes a launch of the book ‘Inadvertent Images: A History of Photographic Apparitions’ (University of Chicago Press). With responses by artist Bernd Behr.

19:00 - 20:00 - Artists in Conversation: Technology, Politics, and How We Live -  Led by Jean Wainwright and Duncan Wooldridge with Thomas Kuijpers, Lisa Barnard, Felicity Hammond, Steffi Klenz and Ben McDonnell.

19:30 – 20:15 Invited Dinner Guests Arrive – Aperitif

20:30 – 22:30 Invited Dinner - Scott and Joe – 2-Course Menu: Dinner & Dessert

For more information on the talks, a press release or imagery please contact

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Peckham 24 Talks Programme - Saturday 19 May - 3rd Edition's Key Focus: Generosity & Hospitality


As part of the third edition of the Peckham 24 contemporary photography festival, artist Melinda Gibson, writer Duncan Wooldridge (both Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London) and artist Steffi Klenz, have curated a programme of talks and discussions which address debates in contemporary photography.
In contrast to traditional talks events, the programme has been composed not of generic or monolithic talks, but discursive events based around hospitality, dialogue and debate. Intended for both contemporary producers and young artists and photographers, a key theme of the programme is its focus upon generosity and support: acknowledging and emphasising the necessity of forms of exchange and community which resist the tendency towards an atomised and individualistic culture. Attendees of all talks events are invited to join a shared lunch where speakers, attendees and organisers can talk together; artists will take part in discussions in an intimate environment.
The programme touches across a wide range of areas of contemporary practices, exploring new ways of working, contemporary politics and economics, contemporary and historic qualities and properties of the image, the application of post-human ideas to photography, and Peckham itself as a centre of contemporary production and dissemination. Highlights include artist Penelope Umbrico debating the importance of generosity, teaching, and forms of community; artist Taisuke Koyama in conversation in his solo exhibition ‘Sensor Code’ at Seen Fifteen; Thomas Kuijpers, Lisa Barnard and Felicity Hammond debating the subject of contemporary politics as a subject for photography; and Bruno Roels, Dafna Talmor and Melinda Gibson discussing new ways of working in photography. Tickets are priced at £2 and are available through TicketSource.
To conclude, a special dinner has been arranged which does not bring together all of the events speakers, but brings a selection of emerging artists, into contact with curators, publishers and supporters of the arts who are notable for their generosity and support of emerging practice. Photography courses across the country have been invited to nominate a recent graduate – who has not yet received the acknowledgement their work merits – to join the dinner. Food is prepared by Leo and Scott, an emerging South London caterers (, who have prepared a special menu that encourages exchange and interaction.
For information about the programme, please see the attached schedule below, with timings and a full list of speakers. For additional enquiries and press, please contact
Peckham 24 opens on Friday 18th May at 6pm, and exhibitions run until Sunday 20th May.

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