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Curated by Sarah Ainslie
Preview: Friday 16 September 2022, 6-9pm
17 Sep till 2 Oct 2022
Main Gallery

Molly Behagg
Jonathan Blower
L.M. Cipriano
Vicky Falconer
Sarah Garrod
Carô Gervay
Darren Goad
Arek Golosz
Liz Gorman
Lewis Greener
Skye Evelyn Matthew
Lee Murphy
Emily Orford
Giulia Paci
Henry Palmer
Simon Rounding
José Souto
John Stephens
David Whiting

Design by Cath Carr

The Gate Darkroom acts as a portal, creating a space of transformation, a sanctuary away from the distractions of the everyday, to breathe, to think and to explore both alone and collectively. It is from this place of reflecting on our sense of being and belonging in an uncertain world that the exhibition this-place-meant has arisen.

In this-place-meant the practice of analogue photography is not only about 'drawing images with light'. Through the transmission of a wide range of technical knowledge, it is also a way of paying attention to what has been deemed unimportant by mainstream society. Each photographer/artist takes a different journey independently and collaboratively, exploring both traditional forms of photography and the many ways of experimenting with darkroom processes. Within a world of changing realities, things appear out of place and narratives are constantly shifting whilst navigating ways to help rebuild and reconnect.

The Gate Darkroom is a not-for-profit community interest company supporting people exploring darkroom-based photography. It operates a low-cost communal photography darkroom at Thames-Side Studios in Woolwich SE18. It is made up of a group of people from all walks of life creating a culture of inclusiveness with an ethos of sharing knowledge and resources that can help us all grow and better understand the world. www.thegatedarkroom.co.uk

Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Thames-Side Studios
Harrington Way, Warspite Road
Royal Borough of Greenwich
London SE18 5NR.

Thames-Side Studios Gallery open Thursday-Sunday 12-5pm during exhibitions and by appointment. For general Thames-Side Studios Gallery enquiries please email [email protected]