Chorlton Arts Festival

As part of Chorlton Arts Festival, John Brewer and I will be taking wet plate portraits for this two-day event on Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th organised by Michele Selway in a pop-up shop on Chorlton High Road. Chorlton Arts Festival is one of the UK’s leading multi-arts festivals. Now in its 14th year, the festival showcases local and national talent in music, comedy, […]

Wet Plate Portrait Event

John Brewer and I will be taking wet plate portraits for this all-day event on Saturday April 12th organised by Michele Selway in an empty shop on Chorlton High Road. All profits go to the final year students’ Contemporary Photography Final Degree Show at Stockport College in June. Wet Plate Collodion Fundraiser Saturday, 12th April 2014 at 10am – 5pm 486 Wilbraham […]

Wetplate Photography Event at Lancaster

21st June 2013 12:30 pm 5:00 pm Lecture Theatre 3, Furness College, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YG Discover the 19th century art of wetplate collodion photography, in which images are taken on tin and glass. See the process in action and have your portrait taken on tin with a Victorian camera! 12.30 pm onwards, Furness: Tea, coffee and soft drinks served. 1pm – 1:30 pm, […]

Vanitas Exhibition

An exhibition of unique photographic plates by John Brewer & Kate Horsley 8th December 2012  – 12th January 2013 at the Double Negative Darkroom 78a Glyn Road, Hackney, London E5 0JE; Launch event 8th December 2012 Growing out of the memento mori tradition of Renaissance Europe, vanitas is a genre of art that contemplates the transient nature of life.  Common symbols include skulls, […]

Manchester Artists’ Book Fair 2012

I had a lovely time at this year’s Manchester Artists’ Book Fair, selling books at the Hot Bed Bookstars table.  As usual, there was a fantastic array of book artists from all over the UK in attendance, including Lucy May Schofield, Elizabeth Willow, Gemma Lacey and Sue Shaw, Oliver Flude and Lucy Roscoe. It was sheer pleasure to ogle and play with the beautiful and ingenious […]

Derwent Poetry Festival 2011

I’m excited to be reading at the fifth Derwent Poetry Festival in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, 11th-13th November.  My collection ‘Paper Bullets’ was a runner up in the Templar Pamphlet Competition, so some of my poems will be published in Templar’s annual anthology, Bliss.  The festival includes both new and more established Templar poets, including guest reader Mimi Khalvati.  Here’s one of the poems I’ll be […]

Manchester Artists’ Book Fair, 2011

I’ve just been to the 6th Manchester Artists’ Book Fair, a free yearly event that celebrates book arts, small press publishing and traditional printmaking methods such as linocut, woodcut, etching, screen printing and letterpress.  The fair included 50 stands showing artists’ books, zines and the works of small publishers from all around the UK. There were workshops and demonstrations for all to enjoy […]