I am delighted to be able to let you know that the Club has been invited to work with the Novium Museum – Chichester’s local museum – and holding an exhibition in the temporary gallery there between November and March. That is a professional exhibition space and we will have full support and assistance from the museum staff, in curating and hanging the exhibition, which is part to mark the 125th anniversary of the Club this year.
While this is rather early days, the overall plan is to exhibit some of our archive prints, our current work and feature images inspired by Chichester District. That is a wider area than the 10 miles of the Cross, so I would encourage you to get out over the summer and into the autumn to take images throughout the district. That’s broadly from Selsey Bill up to just beyond Linchmere and from this side of Rowland’s Castle across to Wisborough Green. There will be a selection process for the best and most wide-ranging of those images as the new season starts, and over the summer the Photocomp portal will be opened for you to upload your images.
As a taster the images below are a taster of the work from our archive and images inspired by Chichester district.
Old Harry by Charlie Simcox, circa 1942 Some Enchanted Evening by Brian Southward (Boxgrove Priory and the Cross)The Sheep Judge by John Howes (Weald and Downland Museum)
For Goodness Sake Don’t Drop Your Keys by Ken Worrall (Bosham)
This exhibition is open in the de’Longhi room (free entry)
An exhibition of black and white photographs of Sussex life during the 1960s and 70s by celebrated photographer Dorothy Bohm (b.1924), providing a candid and often humorous window on a bygone era. Renowned for her portraiture and street photography of London, Paris and Moscow, this group of photographs – never before shown as a complete body of work – reveal her personal connections to the county in which she arrived from Nazi Europe in 1939.
I’m delighted to announce that there were two more distinctions for the club at the PAGBAwards for Photographic Merit Adjudication in Chorley recently. Two members of the PAGB group were successful in gaining their PAGB Awards.
JEFF OWEN was awarded a CPAGB
PETER ROCCHICCIOLI was awarded a DPAGB
These are very highly desired distinctions and very difficult to achieve indeed, requiring a very high standard of photography. Congratulations to these two talented photographers. Below are some sample images from their successful panels.
Above is Jeff’s panel for his CPAGB. He achieved high marks in the adjudication and gained his distinction with plenty to spare!
I’m delighted to announce that Glyn Edmunds has won a Salon Medal at this year’s London Salon of Photography. Over the years only four Chichester Camera Club members have achieved this rare distinction, Glyn now makes this number up to five! Congratulations!
In addition to his medal Glyn has had two images accepted at the salon, the maximum number from any contributor. This is a terrific achievement in a salon where only a very small number of the submitted images are accepted for exhibition.
Glyn is one of our regular advisors at the PAGB Group and we are all very proud of his achievement.
LONDON SALON SUCCESS FOR PETER ROCCHICCIOLI
In addition to Glyn’s success congratulations are also due to PAGB Group member Peter Rocchiccioliwho had an image accepted at The London Salon. This is Peter’s third time having an acceptance at The London Salon, so well done Peter!
Please follow the link below for more information about The London Salon. The nine medal winning images and all of the accepted images are on the website, including those images from Chichester Camera Club members.
In case anyone needed a reminder The Spring Exhibition is on at Tangmere this weekend. We hope to see you there for Coffee, Tea and Cakes (and maybe a few images to look at!) Above all to enjoy a time of talking photography wider club members and visitors in a relaxed environment.
It is that time of year again when we collect all the trophies won last August back into the club in preparation for yet another round of judging of fresh images. The cups should be highly polished, as you yourself would expect to receive one at the Annual Exhibition Preview Evening in August.
Please return the cups to me over the next couple of Thursday evenings.
It’s just 2 weeks now until the Spring Exhibition with several things to be done, so here is a reminder.
An exhibition dinner will be held at the Walnut Tree, Vinnetrow Road, Chichester, PO20 1QB on the Saturday evening at 7 p.m.and is open to everyone, not only exhibitors. It’s £17 per head for two courses and coffee. You will need to place your order. Booking forms should be returned to Sarah Nichol. Please make cheques payable Sarah Nichol
John Howes will be looking after the set up on Saturday and will need some strong arms to assist him – volunteers to John please!
Carmel Lynch will be masterminding the refreshments (tea, coffee and cakes) and will be delighted to have homemade cakes and volunteers to help.
There will be space for any cards you might like to put up for sale, with a 10% commission to the Club on any sales made.
Thank you to everyone who has already stepped up to help! Rotas are attached. Please sign up to help over the weekend.
Saturday – 7.30am John Howes needs team to collect posts and stands from Ann
8.00am Set up stands in Hall
8.30 – 9.30 Exhibitors mount their images
10.00am Exhibition opens
4.30pm Raffle Draw
5.00pm Exhibition closes
6.45 for 7pm Supper at the Walnut Tree
Sunday – 10am Exhibition opens
3.30pm Raffle Draw
4.00pm Exhibition closes
Exhibitors clear up! John will return posts and stands to Ann with help
The Club will provide the Velcro fixings to attach your images to the boards.
In August each year the Club holds a week-long exhibition at the Assembly Room in North Street, Chichester. The exhibition provides an opportunity for every Club member to showcase their work by entering up to 6 Prints and 4 PDIs (i.e. a total of 10 different images).
The Focus Group Exhibition is on at the Assembly Room starting Saturday. It would be great if some of the muscular members of the Club could give us a hand getting the screens, etc. transported to town.
The schedule is:
– Thursday, 3:00PM at Tangmere to load up the screens, etc.
– Friday, 8:30 AM at the Assembly Room to unload the trailer and set up.
Support has always been great whenever the Club has an exhibition and it would be appreciated if it continued for this occasion.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.