2012 has kicked off nicely for Portrait Salon. Last Thursday we were invited to Open Eye in Liverpool to give a talk about the project and to show the projection. Open Eye Gallery has recently moved to a lovely new build near the Albert Docks in Liverpool, and we were excited to see the Richard Simpkin exhibition and see the space.
This was the first time we talked about the project in public, and it was a good exercise for us, with the audience raising some interesting questions which created a rather lively debate. All in all a successful evening, and we are very grateful to Karen and her team for inviting us up and looking after us so well. We hope we will visit again with Portrait Salon 12.
The next day saw a trip over to Manchester, where we met with Ed Watts at Whitworth Art Gallery. He was very supportive of our project and keen to support us for our next edition. In the meantime, the Gallery Shop have agreed to stock the paper, so now we have two stockists in the North West, as we have some at Open Eye too.
Finally, we are dead excited to have been selected for the Photobook Arts Fayre in Cardiff on the 25 February, which is organised by Photobook Show. They are also organising a photobook show in London on the first weekend in March, and would like to take our paper to that, too, so smiles all round! More details on them can be found here: http://www.photobookshow.co.uk/