Programme of Club and External Events

Opening up Galleries to the blind and partially sighted (introduction) @ via zoom
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm


In this special half evening we consider the rights and needs of all people to access creative exhibition spaces.  At the moment, this process is in its infancy, but many people and organisations are striving to improve access and enjoyment for all.

Here are some of the questions we are going to consider:

  • Why do you enjoy exhibitions?
  • How would you feel going to an exhibition with limited sight?
  • What strategic issues are important?
  • How are galleries addressing these issues?
  • How can we enrich peoples experience of specific creative works?

Now its members turn, to try and write a description of a creative photographic work to aid understand and emotional attachment of the listener.  It is not as easy as it sounds!


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How to do Self-portraits @ via zoom
Dec 6 @ 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm


Durer 1500                                            Man Ray                                                 F. Woodman                                   V. Maier                                                                    Andy Warhol                                            Cindy Sherman


                  Self-Portraiture from the early artists such as Durer to photographers of the present day

Jun Ahn                                              Kutovakika



This session is all about self-portraiture.  Everyone takes them and around the world millions are shot each day.

We are going to look at shooting using simple phone cameras to more complex equipment and capturing conventional images to more contemporary ones.  The fun is getting something original and exciting.  Below are some historical examples.

Self-Portraiture from the early artists such as Durer to photographers of the present day.

Contact Marie by email

“Interaction of Colour” by Vincent Knaus BA @ via zoom
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Vincent Knaus started teaching photography in 1982 as a photolab instructor at the S.H.A.P.E. Arts and Craft Center Photolab, S.H.A.P.E. Belgium. He taught black and white film processing, black and white printing, colour printing and studio lighting. While at S.H.A.P.E. he also worked as a teacher’s assistant (photography) for Big Bend Community College S.H.A.P.E. extension. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts at the University of South Florida in December of 1987 with a BA in Studio Art/Photography. He worked as a photographer’s assistant for the next five years working with numerous photographers, on a wide range of projects, on a freelance basis.

His big break came in the mist of a natural disaster. He was working as an assistant with an American Red Cross staff photographer on a nurse assistant training textbook when hurricane Andrew went through South Florida. All of the American Red Cross Staff Photographers went to Florida to cover the disaster. Vincent was given the opportunity to finish the images for that textbook. The team at the American Red Cross and the publisher, Mosby Lifeline, were so impressed with his work they offered to let him create the cover photograph for that textbook, which he did. Since then Vincent has created images for more than 25 textbooks and annual reports for organizations including the American Red Cross, American Health Care Association, United States Olympic Committee, StayWell and Mosby Lifeline. “Its a great feeling to know my work has helped to save lives.” says Vincent, talking about his work with authors and publishers of EMT, First Responder, Paramedic and Lifeguard training textbooks.

He has also created images for annual reports for Regional Blood Services of the American Red Cross. His most recent projects include producing over 400 images for a series of lifeguard training textbooks and over 300 images for a babysitting textbook both for the American Red Cross. He has also worked with the American Red Cross and the United States Olympic Committee on a set of Sports Safety Training textbooks. Vincent created the majority of the images for these textbooks in various locations such as hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes and on ride along with fire departments and emergency medical personnel. “I prefer working outdoors so working around pools and at the beach with lifeguards and athletic trainers are some of my favourite projects.” Vincent says.

Free to members. Guests welcome – £5.

Xmas Event
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We usually have a Xmas Party at this time.
Covid-permitting this will be the case in 2021 too.
However if covid does not allow we will instead have an online event such as a quiz.

Details to follow.

“Get Creative” by Glenys Garnett BA(Hons) @ via zoom
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An online event entitled “Get Creative” and given by Glenys Garnett.

Glenys started her own business in 2011 after obtaining a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Communication at Leeds Metropolitan University and Batley School of Art & Design.
She lives and works in Wakefield as a full time freelance Photographer, Artist and Graphic Designer and work exclusively in the digital medium.

She has a love of nature; the mountains, the sea, animals, birds, trees and tries to find a way to present an image to the viewer that will allow them to see the world through her eyes. She is often awed by the complexity of nature and how it presents itself in form, texture and a myriad of colours. All of her life experiences are reflected through her imagery, and this continues to shape her as a photographer and artist.

Glenys is not a purist about photography. She uses the camera as a tool, the first part of the process of producing an image, often with an artistic intent rather than a documentary capture. This may involve a number of creative techniques, including multiple exposure, ICM (intentional camera movement) and sometimes a combination of both.

She also produces what she calls “my Creative Images” – these are often montages or composites made in Photoshop and represent a more artistic approach to her imagery.

Free to members. Guests welcome – £5.