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Photo Oxford 2017


The Open call top 20,  will be exhibited at OVADA as part of Photo Oxford. They are: Jocelyn Allen, Zsofi Böhm, Jessica Hoad, Matthew Finn, Karina Jacenko, Aleksei Kazantsev, Corinna Kern, Erik Klein Wolterink, Walter Lewis, John MacLean, Derek Man, Antonio Maria Storch, Francesco Merlini, Ian Murray, Paulina Otylie Surys, Tom Pope, Erin Solomons, Alison Stolwood, Dafna Talmor and Feiyi Wen.

Photo Oxford 2017 Open Call investigates photography’s capacity to both conceal and reveal. The photographic medium is the perfect vehicle for an enquiry of this kind given its unique link to notions of perception and reality, truth and knowledge as well as photographers’ frequent use of the camera to lay bare what would otherwise remain unnoticed. Forty photographs have been selected for a group exhibition hung in a salon style, with twenty selected by the panel of expert judges and twenty chosen by our partner, Photocrowd’s community.

Panel of judges:

Emma Bowkett – Director of Photography at the Financial TimesFT Weekend Magazine

Alan Capal – Head of Content at Alamy

Tim Clark – Editor in Chief at 1000 Words and Guest Curator of Photo Oxford 2017

Greg Hobson – Former Curator of Photographs at the National Media Museum and Guest Curator of Photo Oxford 2017

Alona Pardo – Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London

Martin Parr – Internationally acclaimed photographer and President of Magnum


9 – 24 September

Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm


The Warehouse

14a Osney Lane




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Brighton Photo Fringe Exhibition’s


Brighton Photo Fringe   1-30 October

Crossing Boundaries

The Canteen, Kings House, Hove, BN3 2LS

Thursday-Sunday each week from 12am-6pm (Thurs-Fri) 11am-7pm (Sat-Sun)

All invited –

Join us for the exhibition preview on 1 October from 5-7 pm to see new work by Alison Stolwood, Chloe Lelliott and Alison Bettles as part of Brighton Photo Fringe 2016.

 Bettles, Lelliott and Stolwood have all experimented with the constructed image within photography. Bettles constructs ephemeral installations in her work ‘Ceremony’ to explore ideas of theatricality and sculpture. In ‘Returned’ Lelliott overlaps different forms of photography to build a narrative linked to memory and materiality. In the series ‘Nature Studies’ Stolwood creates montage images of plants studying elements from our ecosystems illustrating notions of change and time. All these works use an element of the found and familiar with the photographers working in their local environment to produce works which quietly question photography as medium.

Crossing Boundaries


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©Alison Stolwood

The Greenhouse

The Meeting Room, Café Plenty, 3-4 Circus Parade, New England Road, Brighton, BN1 4GW

1st – 9th October 2016

Opening Party:

Friday 30th September, 7pm – 10pm

Curated by photographers Charlotte Eliza King and Charlotte Wilson, The Greenhouse is a photographic representation of the physical and psychological effects the natural world has on us. By combining the works of thirteen artists, for whom nature is integral to their practice, The Greenhouse brings together work produced through varying outlooks into one collaborative installation.

Artists: Aloha Bonser Shaw, Alice Hall, Suzie Howell, Ariane Johnston Breen, Charlotte King, Lauren Maccabee, Jasmine Mahoney, Rachel Maloney, Katie Preece, Lauren Shields, Alison Stolwood, Dulcie Wagstaff, Charlotte Wilson.




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Renaissance Photography Prize 2016 exhibition at Getty Images Gallery, London 6 – 17 September

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I am very pleased to be showing work as part of the Renaissance Photography Prize being shown at Getty Images Gallery, London. This prize showcases photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.

The exhibition is on from the 6 -17th September 2016


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Dax Photograph Festival

I am very please to be showing work at Dax Photo Festival in south west France. I am showing images alongside Chloe Lelliott and Alex Bamford in an outdoor exhibition along the banks of the city’s river. The work is being shown now until 24th July.


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Dax Photo Festival 

Screen Shot 2016-05-29 at 14.48.17I am delighted to be part of the sixth annual Dax photography festival in South West France, launching on 3rd June for a month.

Three photographers have been selected from the Brighton Photo Fringe festival 2014 to show in Dax, Chloe Lelliot, Alison Stolwood and Alex Bamford have been selected by Stephane Mauclair, to present ten large images each in an outdoor exhibition along the banks of the city’s river.

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Open Studio

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I am taking part in the Phoenix open studios on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 11am-5pm.

I will have some new work on display, based on the South Downs, Iceland and Trees.

Please come and have a look and chat about the work at studio 1N3.

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Ancient Tree


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Yew Tree ©AlisonStolwood,2015

Alleged to be as much as 4,000 years old by various sources, this tree is as famous for its age as it is for the wooden door that has been built into the tree. It is not known exactly when the door was attached to the tree, other than some time after 1820; this was the date when villagers hollowed out the bole of the tree.

In the process of hollowing out the tree they discovered a cannonball, which may have inadvertently embedded itself in the tree after being fired by an errant cannon during the English Civil War. The farm opposite the church was a staunch Royalist position and as such may have been a target for Cromwell’s troops.

Suffice to say that the yew is not involved in such drama these days and is happily growing into its ancient years.

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