Format International photography festival
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25-03-11, 01:20 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Well Karen, I'm off to Format tomorrow - very excited!
Is there anything you'd particularly recommend? Obviously I can check the website etc but having someone who has actually been would be good!
Mind you, I am meeting up with a friend from the area so hopefully he'll be able to show me around a bit too
Well, I would start off at Quad as that has the most work on display - remember to go upstairs through all the levels as its not just downstairs that has work. The good thing is you can get a coffee there and a password for free wifi , which is handy. Get a route map othewise you will walk past other locations, the map is free. They are all within walknig distance anyway. Go to the museum, upstairs has great work on display including the shots Bruce Gilden made of Derby people. The flickr group exhibition on street photography was great and is in an empty shop. They had some work on vintage cams and iphones, sort of a collection of slide shows which was interesting. One little blue tv with a smart card reader appealed to me , I have tried to find out where to buy one but have found nothing on the net. I like the idea of utilising video installatiions with photography which is one of the main reasons I am doing media production next year.
I am not sure what else to suggest really, the parking was closeby , a multi-story car park near Quad. I never got to see the University of Derby exhbition which was a shame because one of my tutors studied there years ago when John Blakemore tutored there and always raved about it. I might go back, I also never saw some of the work on show in Nottingham.
Look for a building that has graffiti and artwork all over the side, I meant to photograph it but never had time. Also some interesting characters about , especially a guy with a board advertising a chippy! :-)
Have a good time, I am sure you will really like it :-)
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