Category Archives: Exhibitions

Final Reminder – Spring Exhibition

A final reminder that your PDIs and Personal Statements should be in by now (at least by 31st March).  The hard copy of your hanging plan needs to be with me by next thursday (5th April).

We will be asking for volunteers for various jobs over the exhibition weekend next week so please talk to Carmel then!! The more of us help the less pressure on those that do!

Sarah Nichol

Spring Exhibition – time to decide on your images!

Just a reminder.

Your personal statement should be emailed to Cheryl Marshall by next Thursday.

A hard copy of your hanging plan should be with Sarah by then.  If you’re not going to be at the Club next week email me and I will send my address.

PDIs should be uploaded to the website in the usual way but resized to 1920 by 1080. Apologies for the last post where I misplaced the 2 and the 8!!

Also a reminder of cards for sale


Spring Exhibition.

There are still a few boards available!  Also those who have registered please remember that 29th March is only 2 weeks away when you should have

  1.  Sent your personal statement to Cheryl Marshall.
  2. Provided Sarah Nichol with a hard copy  of your hanging plan
  3. Uploaded Pdis for the exhibition in the usual way. They need to be sized 1920 by 1080

If you need any help with any of this please ask any of us.

Also a reminder that we hope to have cards for sale over the weekend!

Sarah Nichol

Annual Exhibition – key dates

The Annual Exhibition might seem very distant just now, but it’s not too early to take note of the key dates, especially the deadline for all entries which is Thursday 10th May.  All Club Members who enter work for the exhibition are guaranteed at least one image will be included in this major event for the Club that takes place this year between Saturday 11th and Saturday 18th August at the Assembly Room, Chichester.

You can find the the Annual Exhibition Guidance here: –

Annual Exhibition 2017 Guidance Notes for Entrants

For your diaries, do please also note that the Club Pre-Exhibition meeting will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd August at Tangmere Village Centre.  The Preview Evening, to which all members, their Partners, Spouses and family as well as our friends from other clubs and judges and speakers from the season are invited, is on Friday 10th August at 7pm at the Assembly Room.

Preparations for the exhibition are already well underway and in the run up to the event starting with the organisation of the print entries on the 17th May ready for judging on the 7th June by this year’s judge, Caroline Colegate, lots of volunteers will be needed to help with setting up, stewarding, catering and many other necessary tasks that make our Annual Exhibition such a well supported and popular occasion.

Lorna Brown, Chair

Sorting out the print entries ready for judging for the 2017 Exhibition 

Spring Exhibition 2018

Entries are needed from Club and Intermediate members for the Spring Exhibition 2018. You don’t need to have decided on what you are going to show just reserve your screen.  The exhibition is being held on Saturday 28th April and Sunday 29th April and is an excellent opportunity to show your work without judgement! It is also a wonderful weekend of talking about photography with other members of the club and the public.

Registration forms are available on club evenings from Carmel Lynch or Sarah Nichol

North Mundham Exhibition

Our first exhibition of the year, the Advanced Workers’ two day event at North Mundham, got 2018 off to a wonderful start. Iain McGowan calculated that some two thirds of the Club’s members took part in some way to make the exhibition such a success, whether that was as exhibitors, donating cakes, prints and tombola prizes, helping in the kitchen, transporting the stands, publicising the event or stewarding.  While the exhibitors are drawn from the Advance Class, it really is an all-Club affair and as well as the opportunity to show and to see excellent work outside of the competition framework, provides a wonderful social event as old friends get together and Club Members have the time so often missing at regular Club meetings to sit and chat. 

Our guest of honour at the evening meal was Leigh Preston, with Carole his wife. Leigh is is highly respected and much admired photographer, and astute observer of images and an entertaining speaker.  He rounded off our evening with warm and positive comments about the work on show, and after the event had this to say about the exhibition: – 

First of all can I say the exhibition was a revelation – a perfect way to showcase the styles and different aspects of your members work, it had a really personal flavour and did not rely on the competitive element at all. There was so much variety and technical prowess on show , and beyond that some real talent in vision, presentation , ideas and photographic ability at the taking stage.

We all know that pressing the shutter is only half the story , the after-work brings that moment to life. I was also rather impressed by the space each photographer was able to use for display – it allowed the pictures to breath and not be pitched against each other, as happens in normal exhibitions. The emotion in so much of the work was also something so often neglected by ‘competition’ …  your exhibition allowed ‘moments’ movement, soul, and observation to come to the fore, along with timing and narratives.

We appreciated the time Leigh took to really look at our work and to chat to us.  A million thanks to everyone who made the weekend such a success – and make sure you have 28th and 29th April, the Spring Exhibition dates, in your diaries when our Club and Intermediate Class Members come to the fore!

Scenes from the exhibition

National Portrait Gallery – Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition

16 November 2017 to 8 February 2018

★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Guardian

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.

The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-nine works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.