Teachers Evening - Altered Oceans Exhibition and Talk

16 May 2019 - 17 May 2019

18:00 - 20:30

Bristol
The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House, 337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS4 3AR

Tel:0117 3164480

Teachers Evening 6.30pm – 8.30pm Artist Talk and Exhibition

The RPS is running a special evening inviting teachers and lecturers to visit the Altered Ocean Exhibition and hear from artist Mandy Barker and Chris Francis from PhotoPedagogy

 

This exhibition is especially relevant to the curriculum and projects based around photography, art, plastics, seas and the environment.  It also presents the topic in a way that engages pupils at all levels.  Altered Ocean is a powerful exhibition that raises awareness about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, highlighting the effects on marine life and ultimately ourselves.

PhotoPedagogy was established by Jon Nicholls (Thomas Tallis School, London) and Chris Francis (St Peter's School, Bournemouth) with the aim of celebrating and supporting photography education within Secondary Schools and 6th Form Colleges. Central to the work of PhotoPedagogy is the development and sharing of teaching resources that draw upon some of the Threshold Concepts - the 'big ideas' - within Photography teaching and learning. 

In response to Mandy Barker's Altered Oceans Exhibition, PhotoPedagogy have devised a new online lesson resource that provides a structured, playful and thought-provoking framework for exploring key themes. Chris Francis will be sharing further insights in a short presentation.

Altered Ocean documents Barker’s visual journey as a photographic artist, combining science, with the issue of marine plastic pollution. Large-scale prints from her series: INDEFINITE, SOUP, SHOAL, Hong Kong Soup 1826, Penalty, and Beyond Drifting, provide an insight into her journey and connection with the issue over the past 10 years. Supporting sketchbooks and research notes connect the relationship between the practical work and the research that informs it. Plastic and scientific samples allow the visitor to engage fully with the current critical issue of plastic pollution in our oceans.

Barker demonstrates how she presents the recovered objects with the intention to engage the viewer through aesthetics, then to shock and disturb through text and information. The achievements in relation to this work show the power of photography to communicate, educate and inform, but above all it will further help to create awareness by altering human behaviour, and ultimately empower change.

http://rps.org/exhibitions-and-competitions/mandy-barker

 

Registration from 6pm talk starts at 6.30pm and will run till 7.45 you will then have the opportunity to view the exhibition.

Bristol (HQ)
The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House, 337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS4 3AR

Liz Williams
Email the event organiser
0117 3164480

Region: Bristol (HQ), Western