Looking Beyond: A Photography Competition and Exhibition

The ‘Looking Beyond’ Photography Competition is designed to increase people’s awareness of dementia, challenge misconceptions and highlight our hopes for all those affected by the condition.

To kick start Dementia Awareness Week the organisers are seeking photographs from which they can select the best pictures to form part of a travelling exhibition. Winners will have their images displayed over a six to nine month period from September 2017 at exhibition venues throughout East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull. There are no prizes but your work will be widely seen in Hull and East Riding area.

To kick start Dementia Awareness Week the organisers are seeking photographs from which they can select the best pictures to form part of a travelling exhibition. Winners will have their images displayed over a six to nine month period from September 2017 at exhibition venues throughout East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull. There are no prizes but your work will be widely seen in the Hull and East Riding.

The photography competition is the idea of Emma. Emma’s Dad was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 66 and this opened her eyes to a condition that is stigmatised and misunderstood by many. Inspired by her father and the impact that a striking image can have on a passer-by, Emma had the idea for a travelling photo exhibition to raise awareness and hope for people affected by dementia.

To help break down the myths that surround dementia and to raise awareness, Emma, a trustee of a new local registered charity Dementia Friendly East Riding (DFER) has teamed up with local photographer Nigel Walker, members of the Viewfinder Photographic Society based in Skidby and Wendy Mitchell, a person who describes herself as ‘living positively with dementia’ to launch the ‘Looking Beyond’ photography competition. Wendy, who is one of the competition judges, says that “As memories disappear and words are difficult to find, images take on a new importance and have a special place in my life.”

The ‘Looking Beyond’ team are inviting members of the public to submit captivating images that can be displayed with a positive message of hope and support for people affected by dementia.

The best pictures and captions chosen by a panel of judges will form part of a travelling exhibition where winners will have their images displayed at venues throughout the East Riding and Hull.

There is no restriction in the genre. To see example images, Competition Rules and more, please visit the ‘Looking Beyond’ Facebook page or email lookingbeyond@viewfinderphoto.org.

All image submissions must be made by 12 noon on Saturday 12th August 2017.

Hull and Beyond: Photography Exhibition

Burton Constable - Lynn Leedham

Taken by Lynn Leedham

 

As part of City of Culture 2017, the ‘Photography from Hull and Beyond‘ group will be mounting a three-week exhibition from Saturday 15th April until Thursday 4th May 2017.

This will be held at the new gallery space, The Carriage House, Burton Constable Stables.

All images will be available to purchase on the day.

Admission is free with normal charge

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

WPY Nosy Neighbour by Sam Hobson.jpg

WPY Nosy Neighbour by Sam Hobson

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition will take place at the Beverley Art Gallery. It will run from Saturday 11th February to Saturday 22nd April 2017.

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most respected photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.

Councillor Richard Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture said:

“This is truly exciting news, and will really attract people to Beverley. I am delighted that our first major East Riding event in the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme will be this stunning exhibition, which is always hugely popular wherever it appears.

It is particularly pleasing that the recent refurbishment of Beverley Art Gallery has allowed us to attract exhibitions of this calibre. There is no doubt that this exciting exhibition will show off the Art Gallery to its full potential”.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. It appears in Beverley as part of only seven UK locations.

Opening Times:

Monday         9.30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday        9.30am – 8:00pm
Wednesday   9.30am – 5:00pm
Thursday       9.30am – 8:00pm
Friday            9.30am – 5:00pm
Saturday        9.00am – 4pm
Sunday          Closed.

Treasure House and Art Gallery, Champney Road, Beverley, HU17 8HE.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s education team have put together a wide and varied programme of fun family events, fascinating talks and learning workshops to support this enthralling exhibition. Booking is essential for some events/activities.