Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes 2017

Reclaim Photography Festival 2017 is proud to announce: Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes; a special travelling gallery exhibition, hosted by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (6-21 May 2017) and Wolverhampton Art Gallery (23 May – 7 June 2017). The exhibition will showcase 30 prints, selected from our Festival submissions. We also invited John Myers, Liz Hingley and Nick Hedges to join our exhibitors.

This special travelling exhibition will offer emerging artists, the public and young people the opportunity to showcase their creativity and to exhibit their work alongside our established and international photographers. So we were honoured to invite British artist, Richard Billingham, to be our Festival Adjudicator.

For the first time, we are able to offer professional awards for some of our gallery exhibitors and we are grateful to everyone who has generously offered these prestigious opportunities. We would like to thank Richard Billingham; Jennie Anderson, Argentea Gallery; Emma Stone and Rankin, Rankin; Dr Michael Pritchard, The Royal Photographic Society; Caron Wright and Emma Chetcuti, Multistory; Michael Kirchoff, BLUR Magazine; Carl Hopley; Peter Hodgson; Sandwell College and our team of Festival curators who assisted with the awards selection.

This year’s spring Festival is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. We would also like to thank Andrew Fowles, Birmingham Museums Trust; Tess Radcliffe, Marguerite Nugent, Mark Biddulph and Niki Harriet, Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Steve, Palm Laboratories; Nick Taylor, KBM Framing Services; George, George Craig Consultancy; Will Farmer, Fieldings Auctioneers; Rob Grose, Art & Technical Services; Tom Bangham, Phoenix Web Solutions, and David Waldron & Richard Franklin, Sandwell College.

Prints from this gallery exhibition and our one day event were auctioned by Will Farmer, Fieldings Auctioneers, in support of St Basils charity on Friday 7 July 2017 (5-8pm) at the Edwardian Tearooms, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH. The auction was not for profit and was not publicly funded. View the exhibition brochure on ISSU here.