INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY + DIGITAL ART

20 MARCH - 2 MAY 2020

EXHIBITIONS

VANESSA WINSHIP

Opening Fri 20th March
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 Thurs 2nd April
Mishka Henner is a photographer and digital artist 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 for West Coast Photo to be exhibited in Whitehaven town centre.
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CUMBRIAN FOCUS

Henry Iddon, Katrin Joost & John Darwell
An exhibition of new work from 3 photographers who have extensively documented Cumbria: Katrin Joost, Henry Iddon & John Darwell, to be exhibited in Barrow-in-Furness town centre.
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TOURING EXHIBITION | WEST COAST: RETROSPECTIVE

The Beacon Museum
First exhibited at the Dock Museum, our retrospective exhibition will tour to The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven. The 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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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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West Coast Photo is a new international photography festival that will explore and celebrate the Cumbrian West Coast. Focusing on photography and digital art, the festival will feature exhibitions, new commissions, exhibitions, workshops, mentoring opportunities and an open call competition.

Keep checking this page and our social media channels for the most up-to-date information.

SAVE THE DATES:

Barrow-in-Furness Launch:
Friday 20th &
Saturday 21st March

Whitehaven Launch:
Thursday 2nd April &
Saturday 4th April

PHOEBE KIELY

Opening March 2020
Phoebe Kiely is a British documentary photographer working in film. She will be producing a new series in response to the region to be exhibited in Barrow-in-Furness at Signal Film & Media.
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THE CARAVAN GALLERY

Spring 2020
The Caravan Gallery document the reality and surreality of the way we live today. They will be taking over a space in Barrow town centre, running drop-in workshops for all ages
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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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COPELAND DIGITAL ARTS ACTIVITIES

COPELAND DIGITAL ARTS ACTIVITIES

FIND OUT WHAT WORKSHOPS, COURSES AND EVENTS ARE TAKING PLACE IN COPELAND DURING WEST COAST PHOTO FESTIVAL
We will be running an exciting programme of free exhibitions, hands-on workshops, courses and talks in various locations in Copeland during West Coast Photo Festival. Full details will be announce soon!

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 in January 2020

TALKS

PARTNERS:

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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