September 2011
The Caravan Gallery 'Pride of Place' Project

Portsmouth  

SPACE

University of Portsmouth

Pride of Place Project
18th April - 18th May






The Guernsey map 
The People's Map of Guernsey

Watch this Space Festival

The National Theatre, London


IS BRITAIN GREAT? 3

Out early October


CALENDARS

A weekly postcard one.
A monthly London one.
Available online and in bookshops

Hi everyone,
It's been some time since we sent out a newsletter so a catch up is long overdue. We've been so busy touring and photographing there's been precious little time for writing. Sorry!
However we did have a very nice 8 page spread in the July Photography Monthly magazine (issue 123).
Check out pages 24 - 31
 http://scr.bi/opf2hi

Going back to April our Pride of Place Project  at the University of Portsmouth's SPACE Gallery was a great success and allowed us to develop the concept into a viable touring project. We devised a range of participatory activities to accompany our own photos and video portaits and enjoyed watching the exhibition evolve throughout the month.  Our foray into subversive cartography resulting in the People's Map of Portsmouth was a big hit with visitors, and our collection of maps is growing as we continue to travel. http://on.fb.me/qa0bYi   http://bit.ly/p8U5la
A selection of our Portsmouth photos and video portraits is now on permanent display in  No Place like Pompey at the City Museum, Portsmouth.

In June we popped The Caravan Gallery on a ferry for an amazing couple of weeks exhibiting at the Guernsey Photography Festival. We discovered all manner of weird and wonderful things about Guernsey thanks to visitors' additions to our People's Map of Guernsey. Significant landmarks such as chip shops and a rare burnt out car were noted as well as the location of ghost sightings - these included spectres of an SS officer, a goat and one that conjured up the smell of bacon butties.

This was quickly followed by our appearance at Look11 Photography Festival in Liverpool where we parked up in Toxteth and an created another map with local residents and visitors. A selection of our Liverpool photos is now on permanent display in the People's Gallery at the new Museum of Liverpool and we're making plans to tour our Pride of Place Project to the city at some point in the future. We'd love to hear from any galleries and festival organisers in the UK and abroad who would be interested in working with us.

We had a wonderful, if wet, day out at the Watch This Space Festival at the National Theatre in London and happy outings to Hograost in Andover and the Big Bangwallop Bash in Salcombe - we do like to mix it up a bit after all. Much of our touring this year has been in connection with Panasonic who provide us with lovely Lumix G micro system cameras. This involved exhibiting outside Currys stores in Thurrock, Southend, Chelmsford, Wednesbury, Swindon and Fulham.

Our most recent adventure has been a Belgian one. We were invited to take part in Kunst&Zwalm 2011 http://bit.ly/nufUlr, an outdoor art route in the Flemish Ardennes. We thoroughly enjoyed immersing ourselves in the rural Belgian landscape,  photographing an unfamiliar environment and sharing our observations with local people. http://bit.ly/q5K0vr

Latest news
IS BRITAIN GREAT? 3
We are just about to produce the third book in this series as the others have been so popular we have just about run out. It will be available from early October.

OHER PEOPLE'S PICTURES
Due to popular demand we are also producing a book of 'Other People's Pictures' in conjunction with our good friend Mr Daniel O'Neill. You can enter 3 'Caravan Gallery style' images, and the picture chosen for the cover  will win a Lumiix G3 camera worth over £500 kindly donated by Panasonic.
There is still time to enter - go to http://bit.ly/nPZZlc


CULTURE ON WHEELS
We have teamed up with Dan Thompson of the Empty Shops Network to create an international network for all things cultural and movable. We hope to organise a festival for later next year. Join in or keep up with our progress on:
www.cultureonwheels.co.uk, twitter: #itsonwheels and facebook:  Culture on Wheels Network


2012 CALENDARS
We have 2 calendars this year produced by teNeues; Glorious Britain 2012 is a weekly calendar containing 52 tear-off postcards (Amazon -  http://amzn.to/oklJR6) and Glorious London 2012 is a monthly calendar in the same format as our previous calendars (Amazon - http://amzn.to/qTawD7). They are also available in some branches of Waterstones and WH Smith.

SPONSORSHIP
We are delighted to have received a wide format printer from Hewlett Packard which produces superb quality exhibition prints and a storage / backup system from Drobo to safeguard our enormous number of images. This came about as a result of our appearance on the Panasonic Lumix stand at Focus on Imaging at the NEC. We are very gratefull to all for their ongoing support.

We'll be adding more images to our website photo galleries over the coming weeks. For regular Caravan Gallery updates please 'Like' our Facebook page and follow us on twitter.

Bye for now,

Caravanners xx

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