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Queen’s Hall Photo Open

  • Friday 3 May - Saturday 1 June
  • Tickets: Free
  • Gallery One
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Monday - Saturday (10am - 12pm | 1 - 4pm)

Welcome to the Queen’s Hall Photo Open, an exhibition that celebrates the creativity and diversity of photographers and artists across the North East. This showcase is dedicated to the square-format photograph - a unique and challenging medium that encourages artists to think differently about composition and storytelling.

The Queen’s Hall Photo Open does not confine itself to a specific theme, allowing creative freedom to flourish within the bounds of a square frame. It was open to work from experienced professionals through to enthusiastic beginners. It is a platform for all to display their work, offering a snapshot of the artistic practices that thrive in our region.

This call was open to all North East based photographers and artists, embracing individuals from any background, nationality, age, or career stage. We encouraged submissions that not only demonstrate technical skill and creative use of the square format but also reflect the rich cultural narratives and personal experiences of artists from this region.

The works are displayed in a large photo grid layout that emphasises both the individuality of each piece and the collective impact of the community. This arrangement allows for an engaging dialogue among the artworks, inviting visitors to explore a collection of images that together tell the story of our region’s creativity.

This year's photographers and artists...

Alice Appleby | Alison Robson | Anita Turner | Bob Turner | Chrissie Iliffe | Dave Best | Dave Strother | Dave Tuck | Eleanor Gallagher | Gary Simpson | Gemma Brown | Graeme Peacock | Heather Pringle | Helen Guy | Helen Richardson | James Youngman | Jane Waitt | Jason Thompson | Jill Colbert | Katharine Jepson | Lesley McIntyre | Lorna MacKay | Lydia Brockless | Malcolm Reah | Megan Robinson | Nick Thornton | Niyah | Patrick Johnston | Philip Horey | Phoebe Arthur | Rachael Armstrong | Richard Eyers | Rob Halliburton | Sarah Loveland | Sebastian Messer | Shauna Hogg | Simon Edwards | Stephen Coll | Tony Blackett | Tony Newton | Val Johston | Veronika Kliuchnyk | William Messer | William Pym

Image credit: The photographers in the image, clockwise from the top left, are Simon Edwards, Patrick Johnston, Tony Blackett, Jason Thompson, Nick Thornton, and William Messer.


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