Over the past couple of months, myself, a friend (and in part a few of her friends) have been planning a photography exhibition for East Lancashire and beyond.
I’ve wanted to organise a group show for the past couple of years but never had the funding, but when Sophie reminded me about the 02 Think Big fund I thought it would soon become a reality. The only condition for the 02 funding is that the event has to incorporate the local community, so I changed the idea a bit from a group of recently graduated artists to the local community and received the funding.
We’ve designed the poster, organised for radio interviews and newspaper advert space, outsourced a printer for the images and even decided that we should adjudicate 3 winners and offer 7 honourable mentions to the entrants we collectively decide show elements of strong photography.
For now, we have a poster design (of which the background image is my own) and a fairly solid schedule in the run up to the opening night, which is on the 17th April, and the exhibition runs through to the 30th May 2015Unfortunately we can’t accept entrants from outside of Lancashire; purely because we don’t have enough money to print off 1000+ images.