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Royal Photographic Society Rook Lane Events

Royal Photographic Society Rook Lane Events - The Royal Photographic Society's exhibition is being shown at Rook Lane Arts, along with events.

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'Five Siblings' by Jordi Ruiz Cirera.

The Royal Photographic Society's Exhibition at Rook Lane Arts is celebrating its opening by hosting a number of free events.

The events run throughout November and into December. Here's a list of what's happening and when:

Friday 16th November / 6pm until 9pm RPS 155th International Print Exhibition private view - Come along to celebrate the launch of the exhibition with drinks, nibbles and music.
Join local photographers and RPS members for a first look at this collection.

Saturday 17th November / 10am until 4pm - RPS 155th International Print Exhibition launch day - Workshops throughout the day at Rook Lane Chapel including:

11am – 2:30pm: Photography walks with Mervyn Clingan. 10 places available – Contact us to reserve a place.
11am until 4pm: Portraiture with David Partner / Still life with Martin Wade

Saturday 24th November / 10am until 4pm - Camper Obscura by FotoNow
Drop in and join maverick photographers and university lecturers Matthew Pontin and Jonathan Blyth in their ‘Camper Obscura’, a mobile camera obscura in a 1986 VW transporter.

Tuesday 27th November / 7pm Lecture ‐ Ian Beasley
Join social documentary photographer and competition selector Ian for a lecture and discussion on
photography practice.

Wednesday 28th November / 7pm Lecture ‐ Aliceson Carter: Kodachrome – The End
Artist Aliceson Carter discusses her recent major project, documenting the last days of kodachrome
and her journey to America to deliver her final rolls of kodachrome film to the processing plant.

Saturday 1st December / 10am until 4pm Photographers Day
From 11:30am Mervyn Clingan will lead camera skills sessions followed by photography a
photography walk, taking in the weird and wonderful sights of Frome. 10 places available – please contact us to reserve a place.

From 1pm: Join photographers and gallerists, for a day of discussion and review. We will be
welcoming Falmouth based Fine Art photographer Sian Bonnell who will discuss her work, and
London Gallerist and author of 'The Art of Collecting Photography' Laura Noble who will talk about collecting photography. We will also be joined by fine art photographer Richard Learoyd who will be discussing his practice.

From 6pm: Laura Noble, Sian Bonnell, Richard Learoyd and other guests will be lead a critical
discussion about the print exhibition. All are welcome for the debate: “What makes a good

Monday 3rd December / 7pm Lecture ‐ Vanessa Slawson
Documentary photographer, current Chair of the RPS Licentiate Distinctions Panel and one of the
selectors of the exhibition, Vanessa will come to deliver a talk on the photographs currently on

Thursday 6th December / 7pm Lecture ‐ Mervyn Clingan: A history of photography as an art form
Photographer and lecturer Mervyn discusses the history of image making, photograph manipulation,
and the transition between photography and fine art. The lecture will be followed by questions and
answers, plus an opportunity for discussion.

All the events are free. For more information, visit the Rook Lane Arts website.

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