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Talk

Colour as Memory: Joy Gregory in Conversation with Kaia Charles

7 March 2021

On Thursday 11th March I will be in conversation with Kaia Charles, the Cultural Projects Manager at Now Gallery in Greenwich. We will be discussing my use of colour, especially looking at cyanotypes. The event is now live and you can register for a free ticket via Now Gallery.

Commissions

Autograph Commission

24 February 2021

Care | Contagion | Community & Other commission, which I am part of is due to be launched this spring.

Symposium

UCL Colour and Poetry Online Symposium and Exhibition

An opportunity to reflect on The Volatile Hues of Silver Halide as part of a four day event featuring presentations, performances, readings, material workshops and an exhibition bringing together artists, scientists and industry. 19 – 22 March 2021

Symposium

FORMAT 21 Online Conference – University of Derby

Taking the lead from the festival theme, a multitude of contemporary researchers, photographers and artists will meet to present a dynamic schedule of responses to the notion of CONTROL. Friday 12th March 2021, 9 – 6 pm BST. Ticket sales are now live.

Talk

Royal Photographic Society Talk

I am in conversation with Zelda Cheatle, who I have known since arriving in London to study at the Royal College of Art. We will be reflecting on photographic encounters from 1984 to today. This is a part of an on-going series of ‘in conversations’ with recent RPS Awardees.

Personal

Ouma Griet Seekoei

12 August 2020

I would like to honor the life of Ouma Griet Seekoei, who passed away in Upington, South Africa on 27th of May 2020. She and her younger sister Katrina Esau were among the last speakers of the endangered language N|uu, the focus of my long-term project in South Africa. I photographed them both when I …

Shows

Unfinished Business

This exhibition opening later in 2020, explores the complex history of women’s rights and feminist activism in the UK through text, fashion, art and testimony. It will include work reflecting on self -representation by artists including Khadija Saye, Jo Spence and myself.

Commissions

Autograph commission

Autograph has commissioned ten artists to create new works in the coming months, responding to the wider context of the Covid-19 crisis. As one of the ten artists selected for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other, I decided to focus on the development of structures and creation of a new routine geared …

Publication

Squaring the circles

This beautiful book edited by Zelda Cheatle / Michael Pritchard and published by Royal Photographic Society has now been printed. Introducing the notion of Neo-Pictorialism, featuring eight photographers including myself, the publication accompanies the exhibition at the RPS, which has been rescheduled to a later date this year.

Commissions

Invisible Breath

I have been invited to participate in a new public art commission ‘Breath Invisible’, featuring Khadija Saye, who tragically died in the Grenfell fire, Martin Ware (in collaboration with Zachary Eastwood – Bloom) and myself. My contribution includes working with young people at the Harrow Club, exploring cameraless photography, diasporic plant histories and the essential …