April 2021 Many of us have really missed visiting galleries and museums during the ongoing pandemic as physical exhibitions have been heavily disrupted, but things are starting to look brighter and hope is on the horizon. Until galleries re-open in earnest we artists keep doing the best we can, and on that note I am pleased to say that Galeria Ciasna in Poland are currently showing the work I contributed to OFFO VIII Polish Festival of Pinhole Photography on their website. The virtual exhibition runs until the 10th May and can be found here.
March 2021 As is invariably the case, the life of an artist is often populated with long periods of invisibility followed by moments of success, one quickly after another (feast or famine as they say). And this is one such occasion as I’m pleased to share that the City of Victoria’s Arts and Culture department has once again selected one of my works to be part of their Empty Storefronts program: replacing vacant store windows with artwork from regional artists. My piece, ‘Pine Needle Fern’ is up at 709 Douglas Street on the Crystal Garden building, which was once a saltwater swimming pool, exotic indoor garden and dancefloor. An ideal location for a pattern derived from photograms and inspired by locally found fern flora if ever there was one.
February 2021 It’s been a while since I last had anything newsworthy to write, but I’m pleased to announce that my work has been selected to be included as part of the City of Victoria’s Signage Kiosk Program, a changing outdoor exhibiting opportunity throughout the downtown core of the city. My contribution can be found on the junction of Fort and Douglas in the heart of the city and can be seen until May. I feel a real affinity with the core message of the policy makers in the Arts and Cultural department of my newly adopted home which is that Victoria is “a place for everyday artistic encounters”. Check out the City Of Victoria’s website here for more information.
September 2020 To accompany the ‘On Ancient Earth’ exhibition, which offically opened today (23rd Sept), Lumen art collective and The Artist Expedition Society are running a series of zoom-based artist talks. I’ll be contributing a presentation about my piece in the show and general practice (due to international time differences my talk is going to be pre-recorded). Check out the Lumen website for the full talk programme.
September 2020 I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected by the Dispensary Gallery in Wrexham, north Wales to be part of their ongoing online Interview Series, discussing how I have adapted my practice in these uncertain times. The video interview (including a written transcript and a selection of images of work in progress) can be found on the Dispensary Gallery website, alongside many others by a plethora of diverse artists.
August 2020 Further to my last post, I’m super pleased to announce that I’ll be working again with Lumen art collective, UK, in collaboration with The Artist Expedition Society in NT, Australia, on a group exhibition of artworks inspired by our personal connections to the night sky. The exhibition ‘On Ancient Earth’ will be presented on The Artist Expedition Society website and during The Desert Festival at The Earth Sanctuary in the unique bushland of central Australia. I’ll be making a new moving image piece specially for the event on a homemade lunar landscape theme, inspired by a trip I made many moons ago to the Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve.
Check out the link here for more details.
August 2020 Since the world was turned upside down by the pandemic, I, like most other creatives I’m sure, have been trying my utmost to remain active whilst still keeping a low profile. Some personal good news is on the horizon though. Look out for an announcement later this week.
November 2019 It’s November, so that can only mean one thing, Photofusion’s annual Salon exhibition is upon us. I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected to take part for a fifth year in a row. There were a few changes to the selection criteria this year, and Photofusion has now moved to a larger venue within Brixton, so competition was higher than ever before. For this year’s exhibition I will be showing a monochrome photograph taken in Cassiobury Park (just outside London) with a pinhole camera I fashioned from a used 5×4 film box.
SALON/19 opens in early December and runs until the new year. (Exact details are still to be released). For more information visit the home page of the Photofusion website.
October 2019 A brief update on the OFFO VIII Polish Festival of Pinhole Photography. The festival organisers have just released more details on the galleries that will be participating in this year’s festival. My solo presentation will be exhibited at Galeria Orzesze in Orzesze, whilst the LAPC group exhibition will be at Galeria Jasna in Rybnik. Both galleries are in the Silesian region of Southern Poland. The complete list of galleries taking part can be found here.
August 2019 For the first time in my career I’ll be showing in four different countries in the same calendar year, having been recently selected to take part in Glasgow Gallery of Photography’s (GGOP) first exhibition in their new gallery at Colab Scotland. The exhibition titled ‘Monochrome’ runs between 2nd -13th September and I’ll be showing another of my pieces from the Big Bar Lake Ranch Revisited (2014) series. Visit GGOP’s website for more info.
August 2019 Although things have been a little quiet on the news front of late, I have been beavering away behind the scenes and am happy to announce I’ve been selected to take part in the ‘VIII Polish Festival of Pinhole Photography OFFO 2019’ in the Silesia region of Poland. I will in fact be showing twice at the festival; as an individual, presenting around 15 works from my Big Bar Lake Ranch Revisited series and as part of the LAPC (London Alternative Photography Collective) showing Burghley Lunar-See Camera 11. The festival runs through October and November. For more information, visit the OFFO fesival website.
February 2019 This year is shaping up to be an international affair. Having just returned from Fotogalerie Wien in Vienna, I have been approached by Five Points Gallery in the US to show a selection of early works from the Big Bar Lake Ranch series, in an upcoming group exhibition. ‘Inside Out’ opens on the 21st March and continues until the 27th April at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, Connecticut. For more info visit the Five Points Gallery website.
November 2018 It has truly been a mad end to the year. I’m extremely pleased to be able to announce that I’ve been invited to take part in a group exhibition in Vienna in the new year. ‘The Stars Look So Different Tonight‘ brings together 5 artists who embrace the idea of ‘wondering’ in their practice and will be shown at Fotogalerie Wien, opening on Monday 28th January at 7pm and running from the 29th January until the 2nd March 2019.
Exact works to be shown is still to be finalised, but will involve a substantial selection of my recent moon-related works, including the Supermoon series, Untitled (47 Rockets), 21 Arcs and Fold Me To The Moon scultpures.
For further information vistit Fotogalerie Wien’s website.
November 2018 Hot on the heels of ‘The Fronteer Art Open 2018′ and ’40 Degrees Celsius’, I’m happy to announce I’ve also been selected (for the fourth year in a row) to take part in SALON/18, Photofusion’s members exhibition in Brixton. This year I’ll be showing a moontrail photograph from my Big Bar Lake Ranch Revisited series, which was left out in the field to expose nightly for 16 months.
SALON/18 opens on Thursday 6th December and runs until the new year. (Exact details are still to be confirmed). For more information visit the home page of the Photofusion website in early December.
November 2018 This is going to be a busy month as I’m pleased to say my work has been selected for two exhibitions. One opens this Friday (16th November) 6-9pm in Croydon at Croydon Art House, Artist Studio Company’s (ASC’s) new purpose built studios and exhibition space. The exhibition entitled ’40 Degrees Celsius’ will showcase the work of ASC studio holders past and present and was selected by Tabish Khan, art critic and visual arts editor for the Londonist. It’s open on Sat 17th and Sun 18th from 12-5pm and then from Mon-Fri (19th to 23rd) from 10-5pm.
The second exhibition is up in Sheffield and is organised by Fronteer Art who took my work to Athens earlier in the year. For this show, ‘The Fronteer Open 2018’ I submitted one of my folded/ unfolded relief pieces Fold Me To The Moon Rocket #3. The exhibition opens on Tues 20th November 6-8pm and continues until Sun 2nd December and is at 35 Chapel Walk Gallery. For more information check out Fronteer Art
September 2018 The Brighton Photo Fringe opens this month and I’ve just been in Brighton installing a group exhibition devised by myself and fellow photographer Nick Sayers. Under the umbrella of LAPC (London Alternative Photography Collective) we’ve selected photographers who look up to the sun, moon and stars, filtering what they see through various alternative processes. ‘Time, Dilated’ can be seen in the Collectives’ Hub at Pheonix Brighton from the 29th September until the 28th October. For more information visit Brighton Photo Fringe
August 2018 And in September I’ll be joining other Lumen Collective artists for a presentation of works made during a short residency in the naturally dark skies surrouding Grizedale Forest, in the Lake District. The exhibiton hopes ‘to highlight the importance of preserving dark sky areas, (by) raising awareness of the ecological problems caused by light pollution.’ My response to the environmental impacts of sky glow will be reflected in a new sculptural piece incorporating the familiar nestbox shape. ‘Lumen Residency Showcase, In Search Of Darkness’ opens on the 17th September and runs unitl the 4th October at the Grizedale Project Space gallery in the main visitor centre, next to the Forest Cafe. (open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm)
August 2018 After a period of relative quiteness I’m pleased to say I’m participating in a few exhibitions opening in the next couple of months.
Firstly I’m happy to announce I’ve been selected for inclusion in a new photographic exhibition at Photofusion in Brixton. ‘Made in Brixton – After Dark’ includes a group of artists who’s work somehow celebrates or is inspired by their experiences of life in the vibrant community in Brixton, under the backdrop of night.
The exhibition has already opened and runs until the 6th September. A closing party is planned (date TBC), visit Photofusion’s website for more details, plus gallery opening times.
April 2018 Following on from my recent inclusion in the Burghley Sculpture Garden exhibition I am pleased to announce that a new folded rocket piece has been selected by Fronteer Art to be included in a group exhibition in Athens in May. ‘Wonderer’ includes various works inspired by the stars and our solar system and forms part of the Platforms Project 18 Independent Art Fair. ‘Wonderer’ is on between the 17th and 20th May at the Athens School of Fine Arts. For a little more information visit Platforms Project 2018
March 2018 I am delighted to again have been selected to take part in the annual exhibition at Burghley Sculpture Garden in Lincolnshire. This year’s exhibition title is ‘Otherworldly’ and I will be showing Blue Streak, a brand new large-scale piece made specifically for the exhibition.
Burghley House and Gardens are open daily (House closed on Fridays except Good Friday) from Sat 17th March until Sunday 28th October 2018, from 11am until 5pm, with the last admission to either at 4.30pm. The House and Gardens will be closed Thursday 30th August until Sunday 2nd September 2018 for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
For more information visit www.burghley.co.uk
December 2017 I found out earlier this month that I have been selected to discuss my practice at the next Manchester Hothouse event organised by Redeye Photography Network. The event will take place on Saturday 17th February 2018, between 10am and 4pm at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation. On the day I will be discussing my two ongoing and inconnected series Big Bar Lake Ranch and Big Bar Lake Ranch Revisited amongst a host of other speakers. The event is free to attend but booking is essential. For more information visit www.redeye.org.uk
December 2017 I’m pleased to say that I have been selected to take part in this year’s Photofusion members exhibition in Brixton. This is the third year running I’ve been part of this interesting and diverse photography group show, which, year on year has more and more entries. My contribution to the exhibition is one of the folded photographic rockets from my Fold Me To The Moon sculpture series.
The show SALON/17 runs until Saturday 13th January 2018. More information can be found by visiting the SALON/17 page of the Photofusion website.
September 2017 This month I’m particpating in an exhibition with some of my fellow art handlers. The show, titled 4:42 will be presented for one weekend only and includes a diverse mixture of artistic practices, with my contribution being new photographic sculptural pieces.
4:42 is on at 5th Base Gallery, London, on the 29th and 30th September.
May 2017 This month I’m also participating in my first Bow Arts Open Studio event. Artists from Leegate House will be opening up their studios to the public on Saturday 13th May. For more information on the event visit www.bowarts.org
May 2017 It took just under 16 months to materialize (after much reminding) but finally my Hotshoe Photofusion Award 2015 prize went live earlier this month. The prize consisted of an interview with Hotshoe commisioning editor discussing the winning image and its larger series and how it fits alongside my general photographic practice. To read the interview visit www.hotshoe.com
April 2017 I’m very pleased to announce that my next artistic endeavor and my first foray into the world of curating will be at Monty’s Gallery. Following my solo show there last year I have selected a small group of fellow pinhole photographers to produce an exhibition installation reminiscent of an inventor’s laboratory or workshop. The exhibition entitled Pinhole and The Art of Invention opens to the public on Friday 28th April and continues until Saturday 20th May. Participating artists are Daniel Berrange, Anthony Carr, Andrew Chisholm, Nicholas Middleton, Howard Moiser and Emma Simpson.
Pinhole and The Art of Invention is part of the London Pinhole Festival, an annual photography festival dedicated to the art of pinhole photography.
More information on the exhibition can be found here www.montysgallery.com
March 2017 I have definitely noticed that the artworld has been getting more and more competitive over the last 18 months. So with this in mind I am very pleased to say I have been awarded a small but extremely generous grant by The Eaton Fund. The grant will help me to further develop my Mark VI ‘Dark Activiated Shutter’ Time-lapse Pinhole Camera by allowing me to buy more sophisticated and hopefully therefore more reliable components.
January 2017 Happy New Year to one and all. And it is indeed a happy start as I am pleased to announce that I’ve been asked to part in a show at A.P.T Gallery in Deptford titled Passionate Process. As the blurb for the the exhibition explains, the show ‘includes a diverse selection of artists that are passionate and sometimes obsessed in the act of making, looking, planning and finding ‘magic’ in the completeness and right-ness of a finished work of art within a particular process of working’. I will be contributing a few works from both my Supermoons and Burghley Lunar-See series.
APT SHOTS : Passionate Process is curated by artist Sheila Vollmer and runs from the 26th January to the 19th February (Thurs-Sun from noon to 5pm), with a private view on Friday 27th January between 6-8pm. There will also be an artists’ tour and talk of the exhibition at 7pm on the preview night. For a little more information on the exhibition visit www.aptstudios.org
November 2016 Earlier today I travelled to Brixton to hand in Svalinn Supermoon to Photofusion in readiness for its inclusion in the upcoming SALON/16 show. And as promised, I found out a little more information regarding the particulars of the exhibition. The show will run until the 28th January 2017, with all award winners being announced at the launch party on the 7th December (6.30-9.30pm). For more information on the exhibition and on Photofusion visit www.photofusion.org
November 2016 For the second year running I’m lucky enough to have been selected to take part in the members exhibition at Photofusion, which this year had more entries than ever before. To my pleasant surprise, the team at Photofusion have chosen Svalinn Supermoon, a piece from my current Supermoon series to be included in the exhibition. The show SALON/16 runs from the 9th December until into the new year, and opens with a party on the 8th December. More information to follow once it’s been announced.
September 2016 I am pleased to announce that I am going to be taking part in Brighton Photo Fringe 2016 along with other members of London Alternative Photography Collective (LAPC). The show, ‘Experiencing Photography’ will be in the Collectives and Festivals Hub at Kings House, Hove (the former office canteen for Brighton and Hove City Council). BPF2016 opens across Brighton on the 1st October and runs until the 30th. For more information on the festival visit www.photofringe.org/2016
August 2016 For all those that couldn’t make it down to Monty’s Gallery, here are a few images and a brief description of the show. Under The Arc
July 2016 Later this month I shall be exhibiting an image from my Burghley Lunar-See series at Gallery X in Dublin as an invited guest of Chasing Shadows collective as part of PhotoIreland photography festival. Chasing Shadows asked a few members of the London Alternative Photography Collective (LAPC) to join them in this annual event. For more information click on the 2016 Festival, Open Programme link at www.photoireland.org
June 2016 I am pleased to announce that my first solo show in London will be at Monty’s Gallery on Exmouth Market. The gallery is underneath (and run by) the rather nice barber shop, Barber Streisand, and I will be exhibiting a selection of my output from the last couple of years. The exhibition Under The Arc launches on 19th June and finishes on 24th July. As yet, things are still being finalised but more information on the gallery can be found here www.montysgallery.com
April 2016 I am going to be participating in this year’s London Pinhole Festival, organised by Melanie King and the London Alternative Photography Collective (LAPC). The exhibition runs from Thurs 21st April until Sunday 24th April at Doomed Gallery in Dalston (London). I shall also be teaching a pinhole workshop on the Sunday at the gallery.
Doomed Gallery Dalston is at 65-67 Ridley Road, E8 2NP and opens from 10am-6pm. For more information on the exhibiton visit www.lapc.format.com/pinhole16
And information on my pinhole workshop can be found be visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zooming-in-on-pinhole-photography-tickets-24378347293?aff=ebrowse
January 2016 I am very happy to announce that just before Christmas I was selected as the winner of the Hotshoe Photofusion Award 2015 by Miranda Gavin (Hotshoe editor-at-large). The award is part of the Photofusion SALON/15 exhibition, which finishes at the end of this month, so there’s still time to see my contribution amongst the amazing variety of photographic work on show.
A news blog by Miranda Gavin describing my photograph and the other award winners can be found by visiting www.photofusion.org/the-big-night-out-photofusion-salon15-hotshoe-award/.
November 2015 Next month I will be showing one of my black and white Canadian photographs in the Photofusion members exhibition SALON/15. This is the first year that I’ve been a member of this diverse photographic community based in Brixton (London) and I’m very happy to have been selected to take part. In fact the darkroom at Photofusion is where I print the majority of my black and white images including the selected photograph, so it’s fitting that this is where it’ll be shown for the first time.
Photofusion’s SALON/15 runs from the 10th December 2015 – 29th January 2016, with a preview on the 9th December (18.30-21.00)
Visit www.photofusion.org/salon15 for more details.
October 2015 Hot on the heels of its return from the ACTINIC Festival, Burghley Lunar-See Camera 11 has been selected for the Fourth Annual DPS Planetary Sciences Art Exhibition in Washington DC. The exhibition coincides with the 2015 AAS Division of Planetary Sciences Conference at the Gaylord National Harbour Conference Center during early November. I am very pleased to finally be showing my work over the pond, and I’ll be in good company as some of my fellow London analogue photography colleagues have also been selected.
The Fourth Annual DPS Planetary Sciences Art Exhibition runs from 8th – 13th November.
June 2015 One of the photographs from my Burghley Lunar-See series has been selected as part of the ACTINIC Festival in Edinburgh, organised by Alternative Photography Scotland. My piece can be seen in a group exhibition at the Traverse Theatre between Mon July 6th and Sun July 26th (11am-midnight).
March 2015 I am currently showing a couple of pieces with the collective ‘Lumen’ in their 2nd incarnation. Lumen II, Dark From Night, is at St John Church in Bethnal Green, London and runs until the 28th March.
Feb 2015 The FORMAT15 festival calendar has just been officially revealed, and I now have more details about the group exhibition I am participating in. Unstable at Photo Parlour Gallery opens on Fri 13th March and runs until Sun 12th April.
Along with the main FORMAT15 homepage, further info can be found at www.formatfestival.com/events/photo-parlour-unstable
Feb 2015 I am happy to announce that I will be taking part in FORMAT15 International Photography Festival in Derby in March and April as part of the Exposure exhibition programme. I’m fortunate enough for this to be my second inclusion in the festival and I shall be responding with new work to this year’s theme of ‘Evidence’ in an exhibition by the Unstable Collective at Photo Parlour Gallery in the heart of the city. Exact details for the exhibition are still being finalised but the whole FORMAT15 Festival opens on the 12th March.
For more up-to-date information keep checking www.formatfestival.com/exposure
Nov 2014 I am pleased to be showing some new work in a group show at the Crypt Gallery on Euston Road, London. ‘Lumen’ is devoted to the subjects of Astronomy and Light and features artists responding in a myriad of ways. The exhibition opens on the 18th Dec with a preview from 6-9pm, and runs until the 22nd Dec.
Nov 2014 To coincide with the ‘Alternative Processes’ exhibition at The Engine Room, Mossley, Shutter Hub have been interviewing all the exhibitors for inclusion on their blog. This week they’ve published my interview.
To have a read of what I had to say visit www.shutterhub.org.uk/blog/alternative-process-behind-the-scenes-with-exhibitor-anthony-carr
Or to see the previous interviews visit www.shutterhub.org.uk/blog
Nov 2014 I have a new sculptural/ photographic piece in a group show opening in Bristol on the 17th November. The show will be housed in the Control Room on Redcliffe Bridge and is inspired by surveillance and Orwellian concepts of control. The exhibition runs from Mon 17th to Sun 23rd Nov 2014 and is part of the Bristol Creative Spaces initiative.
There is no specific info available on the show on the web however for more information on Bristol Creative Spaces visit www.bristolcitycouncilcreativespace.wordpress.com
Sept 2014 Two of my photographs from the series Untitled, Big Bar Lake Ranch have been selected for inclusion in the exhibition ‘Alternative Process’ at The Engine Room in Mossley. The exhibition runs from Sat 11th Oct to Sun 7th Dec 2014, has been organised by Shutter Hub and includes a mixture of photographic processes from chemigrams to pinhole.
For more information visit www.shutterhub.org.uk
Sept 2014 Thought I’d share a link to Axisweb’s Five2Watch section which this week (from 13th Sept 2014) includes yours truly, and the connection to the Supermoon in my work.
To see mine and the other four artists visit www.axisweb.org/features/spotlight/five2watch-supermoon
Aug 2014 I have been selected to take part in the second edition of the London Analogue Festival. The LAF was established to celebrate all that is analogue, and it’s relation to art and I was lucky enough to also participate in the inaugural edition last year. The exhibition takes place between the 12th and 14th September at the Barghouse, Oxo Tower Wharf on London’s Southbank.
For more information visit www.analoguefestival.com
July 2014 As promised, here’s more information on the ‘London Alternative Photography Collective’s Birthday Exhibition.’ The show opens next Thursday evening at 7pm (July 24th 2014) with a performance by Adam Brown, and continues from 12pm to 6pm on 25th/26th/27th of July 2014 (Fri/Sat/Sun).
More information can be found at www.lapc.4ormat.com/birthday-exhibition
July 2014 I have a photograph published in the Theme section of the latest issue of fLIP magazine (VINTAGE Issue 28). Published quarterly by London Independent Photography, the magazine is officially released next Monday (14th July 2014).
For more information on fLIP and London Independent Photography visit www.londonphotography.org.uk/magazine
June 2014 I have been asked to participate in the ‘London Alternative Photography Collective’s 1st Birthday Exhibition’ later this month (24th-27th July 2014) at Doomed Gallery, London. I was invited to speak at the May 2014 LAPC meeting about my analogue photography practice, and this exhibition brings together a selection of LAPC speakers from the past year. (its first year). More details to follow.
May 2014 I am currently showing Solar Lunar-See in the exhibition ‘Elemental’ at Burghley Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire. Preview Sat 14th June 2014, 6-8pm.
Burghley House and Gardens are open daily (House closed on Fridays) until Sunday 2nd November 2014, from 11am until 5pm, with the last admission to either at 4.30pm. The House and Gardens will be closed Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th September 2014 for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
For more information visit www.burghley.co.uk