Category Archives: Exhibitions

Spring Exhibition

This is now only 3 weeks away! If you have not already registered there are a few boards left. Just go to the Exhibitions page on the website, download the registration form and email it to me at as soon as possible.

For those already registered just a reminder that you need to email your personal statement to Kim Tattersall by 14th March (next week). Also she needs a paper colour copy of you hanging plan by next week. This is so that we can coordinate the Exhibition.

Novium Exhibition – dates for diaries

It is now less than three weeks until the close of our wonderful exhibition at the Novium – so not only is this a last call to get along to see it if you haven’t yet, but also gives important information on how to collect your work from the museum

The museum staff will take all the prints down on Monday 11th March and leave these ready for your collection, along with the title blocks if you would like to have yours. Please collect your prints from the museum on Tuesday 12th or Wednesday 13th March or arrange for someone to collect them on your behalf.

If you really can’t collect them, remaining prints will be returned to the hall for your collection at a later date, but we would be grateful if the very great majority are taken away directly from the museum.

With grateful thanks in anticipation

Lorna Brown

The Novium Exhibition, image by Andy Dulson

Spring Exhibition 2019

Having seen the Advanced workers exhibition at North Mundham now is the chance for Club and Intermediate workers to enjoy the same freedom at the Spring Exhibition on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of March 2019. If you’re not sure whether to enter this is a quote from one of last year’s new members:I

It was lovely to be able to chat with other members and I feel I have got to know people in the club better.  Thank you for encouraging me to enter and I look forward to hopefully entering the Summer Exhibition.

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Spring Exhibition last weekend.  I had been very nervous in the build up to it, but I felt reassured once I was there and had my pictures up.  Thank you for your positive comments about them.  The other photographs at the exhibition were excellent and most inspiring.  It has given me lots of creative ideas!

See either Carmel Lynch or Sarah Nichol for an entry form and more information.

Novium Exhibition Press

You might like to see (if a little belatedly!) the excellent press coverage the Chichester Post gave our exhibition at the Novium for the launch last year.

Lorna Brown and Rob Campling, the Club’s Press Secretary preview the exhibition. Photo courtesy of the Chichester Post

The LATEST exhibition at the Novium Museum is opening tomorrow, celebrating 125 years since The Chichester Photographic Society was formed in 1893.

Chichester Camera Club: A Celebration of People and Places will feature the rich history of Chichester Camera Club and its development over the years.

Drawing from the club’s archives, The Novium Museum’s social history photography collection and contemporary work, this showcase will also explore the way in which the district has been a source of inspiration to club members across a range of photographic genres.

The Chichester Photographic Society was formed in 1893 and active until 1945 and then after a four-year break, was re-formed in 1949 under the name of Chichester Camera Club.

It has continued as such to the present day and is recognised as one of the most successful camera clubs in the country, welcoming everyone with an interest in photography.

Novium Museum manager, Stephanie Thorndyke, said: “We are thrilled to work with the Chichester Camera Club to put on a exhibition of 125 years since they formed bringing together history and photography.

“It’s a beautiful and rich tapestry of photographs with extremely high standards.

“It’s really an exhibition which is made with our local community as all photographers are local and a big part of the exhibition is, too, with a strong focus on the district.

“I hope that visitors will be inspired by our district and the local community will take part and take photographs.”

A very varied exhibition has come together featuring work from the camera club’s archive – including lantern slides from the early days of the club.

As well as a section of contemporary work, a large part of the exhibition contains photographs drawn from across the Chichester district area that show activities, the people and the geography of this diverse area.

Club members have been submitting their images for a while to get the collection together, many drawn from their back catalogues, such as Dave Abbott’s late 1980’s image, for this part of the exhibition.

The wider district community is also being called upon to become part of the exhibition by submitting their own digital photos for inclusion.

Every three weeks, local residents will be asked to respond to a different theme:

natural world

Twenty of the best photographs from each category will be selected and displayed digitally within the exhibition. The community will also be able to take part in a monthly caption competition and other interactive elements.

Lorna Brown, former chairman of Chichester Camera Club, says: “This is a wonderful opportunity to work in partnership with The Novium Museum to celebrate our long history and the many ways the area in and around Chichester has inspired our members.”

Cllr Eileen Lintill, cabinet member for community services at Chichester District Council, said: “We live in such a beautiful district, with so much to offer. We look forward to input from the community with their own photos as well as images from members of the Chichester Camera Club, in what will become a highly engaging, collaborative and interactive showcase of the Chichester district.”

Further information on community submissions and the exhibition

Our First TripAdviser Review!

I was very pleased to receive the following copy of a TripAdviser review from our friends at the Novium. It is I think the Club’s first TripAdviser review, although others may know better!

 I’m ashamed to say I had never visited the Novium before. What drew me in this time was the wonderful exhibition celebrating 125 years of the Chichester Camera Club and its forebear the Chichester Photographic Society. The Photographic Society survived WWII, then folded in 1945. After 4 years, from the ashes arose CCC. A professional curator was involved in the hanging and it shows in the finished show. I will return for a second or third appreciation of this great show. Open until 10th March. Not to be missed.

North Mundham Advanced workers exhibition


Please bring in your home made cakes this Thursday evening (17th January 2019). Or, shop bought cakes will be accepted too! Monetary donations to Sheila Tester if you prefer cakes to be purchased on your behalf.

Cakes that sell well are:-  Sponge cakes, Victoria Sandwich, Chocolate cake, Fudge cake, Bakewell tart, Coffee and walnut cake, Lemon Drizzle cake.