WEST COAST PHOTO

COUNTY-WIDE FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY + DIGITAL MEDIA

March May 2020

EXHIBITIONS

WEST COAST: RETROSPECTIVE

26 Oct 19-15 Jan 20 | The Dock Museum | ENTRY FREE
To announce our new 2020 activities responding to the West Coast, our retrospective exhibition showcases life in the region from the early 20th century to now, through the work of 27 artists, photographers & filmmakers.
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VANESSA WINSHIP

Opening March 2020
Vanessa Winship is an internationally-acclaimed British social documentary photographer. Her work is about the concepts of borders, land, desire, identity, belonging, memory and history. She will be producing a new series of images of the the West Coast to be exhibited as part of the festival.
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MISHKA HENNER

Opening March 2020
Mishka Henner is a photographer redefining the role of photography in the internet age. He has recently exhibited in San Francisco and Milan and will be creating a new commissioned piece about the Cumbrian West Coast for the festival.
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CUMBRIAN FOCUS

Henry Iddon, Katrin Joost & John Darwell
An exhibition of new work from 3 Cumbrian photographers: Katrin Joost, Henry Iddon & John Darwell
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West Coast Photo will explore and celebrate the Cumbrian West Coast, through a county-wide festival of photography and lens-based media. The main festival will take place in Spring 2020 and will feature new artist commissions, exhibitions, workshops, talks plus an Open Call competition. 

More information and our project partners will be announced over the coming weeks, so keep checking this page and our social media channels for the most up-to-date information.

PHOEBE KIELY

Opening March 2020
Phoebe Kiely is a British documentary photographer working in film. She will be producing new work in response to the region to be exhibited during the festival.
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ROBERT PARKINSON

Opening April 2020
Photographer Robert Parkinson will be mentoring two groups to produce their own series of photographs for an exhibition
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THE CARAVAN GALLERY

Spring 2020
The Caravan Gallery is a collaboration between artists and photographers Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale to document the reality and surreality of the way we live today.
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OPEN CALL COMPETITION

OPEN CALL COMPETITION

Entries open until 5 Apr 2020
Submit your photos of the Cumbrian West Coast to be a part of our 2020 festival. Prizes awarded for First and Second place. Entering is free
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WORKSHOPS + COURSES

FREE HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES

ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON
We will be running a series of free workshops to get involved with during the main festival in Spring 2020. Details will be announced early January 2020

TALKS

ARTIST + CURATOR TALKS

ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON
As part of the festival we will be holding free talks by our featured artists as well as guest speakers. Full details will be announced in January 2020.

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