Several prints from my series Polyarnye Nochi are included in this group exhibition in the Print Sales Room at The Photographers’ Gallery.

WHEN FROST WAS SPECTRE-GREY
18 November 2016 – 15 January 2017

 

I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter’s dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.

Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush, 1899

An exhibition of winter landscapes featuring; Evgenia Arbugaeva, Tamas Dezso, Paul Hart, Nicholas Hughes, Martina Lindqvist, Simon Roberts & Pentti Sammallahti.

I will be exhibiting several prints from my Motherland and Polyarnye Nochi series in the group show- Northern Light: Landscape Photography and Evocations of the North.

The exhibition and related conference explores the ways that photographic images address notions of a Northern landscape – whether drawing on established traditions of art and photography or whether concerned with contemporary photographic and lens based practice.  The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss a wide range of practices and critical approaches, from both contemporary and historical perspectives.

The exhibition – to be held in the SIA Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University – will open for a private view on July 4th and will then be open to the public until July 31st.

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Where:
Sheffield Hallam University – Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB, United Kingdom – View Map

The premise of the exhibition is to explore what constitutes contemporary photographic practice in relation to Northern Landscape and its representations.   We welcome a diversity of responses ranging from documentary to experimental.

Northern Light: Landscape Photography and Evocations of the North is a conference hosted by the Photography group in the Department of Media Arts and Communication, Sheffield Hallam University.

I will be giving a keynote talk about my work in Russia, notably from Motherland and Polyarnye Nochi.

The conference runs from 4-5 July, 2016 and explores the ways that photographic images address notions of a Northern landscape – whether drawing on established traditions of art and photography or whether concerned with contemporary photographic and lens based practice.  The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss a wide range of practices and critical approaches, from both contemporary and historical perspectives.

Themes addressed will include:
• The diversity of regional representations of the Northern Landscape – North Britain, Canada, the Arctic regions, Northern Europe, the Nordic countries, Siberia
• A range of critical themes – the peopled, vernacular, landscape;  the Anthropocene; wilderness landscapes; landscape photography as a record of actuality or as conceived and imagined
• Contemporary practice as well as the historical development of landscape photography
• The relationship to painting, to the Northern Renaissance, and to the Sublime

The exhibition – to be held in the SIA Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University – will open with a private view on July 4th and will then be open to the public until July 31st.

You can view the full conference programme here-

https://northernlight2016.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/northern-light-conference-programme.pdf

I will be exhibiting photographs from my Polyarnye Nochi series (Polar Nights) at Baker Mamonova gallery in St. Leonards-on-Sea from November 20th-December 2nd 2015.
 
The exhibition opens on Friday 20th November when I will also be giving an artist talk about my work in Russia, hosted in the Kino-Teatr at Baker Mamonova. The event starts at 6.30pm.
 
Baker Mamonova have been exhibiting the best of 20th Century Russian Art since 2001and have collaborated with the State Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin House, Belgravia Gallery and other locations in the UK and the USA.

In partnership with Crane Kalman Brighton is on show at the Brighton Dome:

Polar Nights

Polyarnye Nochi (or Polar Nights) is part of acclaimed British photographer Simon Roberts’ first major project, Motherland, an exploration of contemporary Russian society. This series focuses on winter in northern Russia, finding a region shrouded in darkness nearly 24 hours a day, a phenomenon known as Polyarnye Nochi (Polar Nights).

You can see images from the series here.

Opening times:

Wed 8 Jan – Closed
Thu 9 Jan – Closed
Fri 10 Jan -10am – 4pm
Sat 11 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Sun 12 Jan – 10am – 12pm
Mon 13 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Tue 14 Jan – 10am – 3pm
Wed 15 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Thu 16 Jan – Closed
Fri 17 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Sat 18 Jan – 1pm – 5pm
Sun 19 Jan – 10am -5pm
Mon 20 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Tue 21 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Wed 22 Jan – 12pm – 5pm
Thu 23 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Fri 24 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Sat 25 Jan – 1pm – 5pm
Sun 26 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Mon 27 Jan – Closed
Tue 28 Jan – Closed
Wed 29 Jan – Closed
Thu 30 Jan – 10am – 5pm
Friday 31 10am – 5pm

February

Sat 1 Feb – 1pm – 5pm
Sun 2 Feb- Closed
Mon 3 Feb – 10am – 5pm
Tue 4 Feb – 10am – 5pm
Wed 5 Feb – Closed
Thu 6 Feb – 10am – 5pm
Fri 7 Feb – 10am – 5pm
Sat 8 Feb – 1pm – 5pm
Sun 9 Feb – 10am – 12pm
Mon 10 Feb – 10am – 5pm

I spent the day printing at Spectrum, including this photograph of a Lenin statue in Apatity, Russia, from my Polyarnye Nochi series.

A Christmas tree and advertising billboard, Murmansk, Russia, January 2005 from the series Motherland.

My Polyarnye Nochi series is featured in the current issue of Russian Esquire magazine. To view comments visit the magazine’s website here.