Excited to announce as part of Micro Galleries International Artist Collective, our next Live festival will be held in The Philippines!
Thanks to the incredible support of @jasonstephenson
The focus of this festival will be Displace[ME]nt / Movement: of people, economies, climate, human rights.
The Philippines is one of the world’s largest archipelago nations and is one of the world’s mega biodiversity countries. It is also a country in trying circumstances with a range of natural disasters including typhoons, floods, and earthquakes which displace millions of people across the Philippines each year and leave hundreds of thousands living in ongoing displacement. There are also areas experiencing intense armed conflict. This range of uncertainty, instability, as well as lack of resources, and infrastructure means there is a huge level of internal displacement.
An internally displaced person is someone who is forced to flee their home but who remains within their country’s borders. Unfortunately, they are not legally termed a refugee, despite the similar experience and detriment to their lives.
We want to draw attention to the unheard voice of mass human movement: the internally displaced, and give them a voice and creative platform.
It is with great pleasure to announce that I have been selected for Micro Galleries International Artist Collective for 2019! 50 artists from across the world were selected for their new and innovative ideas and old methods placed in new contexts, their interest in disrupting an environment, a community, a mindset in positive ways to make change through art in areas of need.
This is such an exciting collective to be a part of, and I look forward to collaborating on new virtual works with artists across the globe, developing artworks for their climate disruption awareness showcase, and working towards a festival with the collective in the Philippines in 2020, and sharing this experience with you. Best of all, Micro Galleries achieved equal gender representation in this years collective!
The opening and exhibition so far has been a wonderful success.
It is a pleasure to be a part of this project and work with such incredible and talented women, thank you to Hilary Wardhaugh and Melissa Anderson for bringing us all together and doing justice to each of the 100 strong photographs with your curation.
Thanks to Paul at Contact Sheet and all of the sponsors, FujiFilm, Kayell, Print 2 Metal, Canson paper, Amanda Summons for the book design and of course Momento Pro for the beautiful publication itself.
Book launch at Contact Sheet Gallery, Friday 3rd May at 12.30 pm.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the Loud and Luminous 2019 book, please head to the L&L website link below.
There is an early bird launch price if purchased before the 26th of May.