Approved: 16.08.2006

Graham Hembrough

Artist, Consultant, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

My projects explore photography and 'ways of seeing' in two quite different ways; the first is working with 'straight' mainly un-manipulated photography. Here, my aim is to inform audiences of what was seen and recorded photographically (to convey a narrative within traditional documentary boundaries). I also apply documentary approaches to landscape and other work, taking pride in capturing images through creative seeing and unusual viewpoints. However, I give myself 'permission' to also explore other projects that intentionally push traditional documentary boundaries, sometimes these may incorporate photomontage or mixed media workings.

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      Artist Statement

      My projects explore photography and 'ways of seeing' in two quite different ways; the first is working with 'straight' mainly un-manipulated photography. Here, my aim is to inform audiences of what was seen and recorded photographically (to convey a narrative within traditional documentary boundaries). I also apply documentary approaches to landscape and other work, taking pride in capturing images through creative seeing and unusual viewpoints. However, I give myself 'permission' to also explore other projects that intentionally push traditional documentary boundaries, sometimes these may incorporate photomontage or mixed media workings.

      When exhibiting my work, I feel it is important and therefor I am mindful, to distinguish images between these two approaches so audiences can appreciate the integrity and creative intentions of any particular image or project.

      My portraiture work generally works collaboratively with my subjects, empowering them to be proactive and be part of the photogaphic process in terms of location and representation. The work embues a familiarity as a result of this collaboration.

      CV & Education

      Solo exhibitions:

      2016 - Oriel Ynys Môn, Anglesey, Artist Portraits Retake / Reinvent Oct/Nov, 2016
      2016 - Storiel Bangor Artist Portraits (Solo) Retake / Reinvent Oct/Nov, 2016
      2016 - Galeri Betws photographs with Graham Pritchard, Sept – November 2016
      2015 - Oriel Colwyn, Irish Work, Curated by Paul Sampson
      2014 - Oriel Mon 'The West of Ireland; there and Back,again (1980 - 2014) 
      2009 - Creative Photography / Photographie Créatrice, Espace KALEO, Rochefort en Terre, Brittany, France
      2009 - Selected photographic works, Oriel Môn, Anglesey 
      2008 - Llanddwyn;Moments in Time, Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd 
      2008 - Llanddwyn;Moments in Time, Manorhaus , Ruthin, Denbighshire, N Wales 
      2008 - Photographie Créatrice, La grange Dufour, Ardes-sur-Couze, France 
      2007 - Llanddwyn, Moments in Time, Bodelwyddan Castle, St. Asaph, Denbighshire 
      2006 - Helfa Gelf Art Residency and Exhibition, Princes Arms Country Hotel, Trefriw, Conwy
      1993 - Touring Photographic Exhibition, 'Gaeltacht', Various including Dublin and Galway, Eire 1989 - Islands - A Celebration, Connemara National Park, Islands Conference, Eire 
      1989 - Photographs Of An Irish Community, Joe Goheghan Gallery, Galway, Eire 
      1988 - Irish photo-documentary work, Galway National Library, Eire
      1984 - Solo exhibition of early work undertaken in Ireland at Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor 

      Group exhibitions:
      2019 - Royal Cambrian Academy, 'By Invitation'
      2019 - Conwy Culture Centre Residency Exhibition
      2016 - Oriel Ynys Mon Artists Portraits & Studio Studies, Retake Reinvent 
      2016 - Tilt & Shift, Llanwrst, Selection of Photographers work
      2012 - Curated Exhibition of 3 Artists Work, Galeri, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia 
      2009 - Open Art Exhibition 2009, Oriel Bangor, North Wales 
      2008 - Group showselected by Martin Barlow, Director of Oriel Mostyn
      2007 - Elements, Penrhyn Castle, Bangor 
      2007 - Feed Your Imagination, Old Courthouse Gallery, Thirsk, N Yorkshire 
      2006 - Feed Your Imagination, Oxo Tower Gallery, London 
      2006 - Summer Show, Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery, North Wales 
      2006 - Welsh Light, Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech, N Wales 
      2005 - Andrew Logan Gallery, (Selected) Berriew, Wales
      2004 - Journeys, Llangollen International Eisteddfod Pavilion, Llangollen, N.Wales 
      2004 - Selected works for Muse Contemporary Gallery, Mold, Denbighshire 
      1993 - Exhibition of College Lecturers Work, Design Centre, Colksholhskule, Darmstadt Dieburg and at the Palace Hellenburg, Dieburg, Germany 
      1986 - Becca with Pete and Paul Davies, Wrexham Arts Centre 

      Commissioned Workshops: 
      Present - Delivering Peripatetic freelance workshops in Photography and Digital Imaging
      2011 - Landscape Photography, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Field Studies Council, Snowdonia 
      2010 - Landscape Photography, Rhyd-y-Creuau, Field Studies Council, Snowdonia 
      2008 - Botwnnog High School Creative Workshops, Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog
      2008 - Photographic Techniques, Forestry Commission, Wales
      2008 - Photoshop Training, Forestry Commission, Wales 
      2006 - Forestry Commission Photographic Workshop, Newborough Forest, Anglesey 
      2005 - Master Class in Photography, Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire 

      Collections & Corporate commissions: 
      2018 - 2019 Conwy Culture Centre Photographic Residency
      2015 -2016 'Retake/Reinvent' Artist Portraits funded through Bangor University, Arts Council of Wales and Museum of Wales (Commission and Collection).
      2010 - Major Collection of my work, Purchased by Bangor Management Centre, Bangor University for permanent display.
      2007 - Liminal Book Cover, Alcemi series, Y Lolfa Publishers, Aberystwyth, Wales 
      2007 - Photo documentation of 'Sculptural Installations2', Tyddyn Môn, Anglesey, N.Wales 
      2006 - Neighbours from Hell?, Y Lolfa Book Publishers, Aberystwyth, Wales 
      2006 - Newborough Warren Nature Reserve (PhotoMontage), Countryside Council for Wales

      Projects:
      2013 - 2014 - 'West of Ireland, there and back again', Arts Council of Wales funded project
      2006 - 2007 - 'A Year and a Day; Ynys Llandwyn', Arts Council of Wales funded project

      Competitions, prizes and awards: 
      2014 - A year long Project Grant for 'There and Back, again', Arts Council of Wales, (project based in Wales & Ireland) 
      2007 - Landscape photographer of the year award, (take a view 2007), Sunday Times, London 
      2006 - 2007 - Arts Grant awarded for "Ynys Llanddwyn; a year and a day", Supported by the Arts Council of Wales
      2006 - Observer Newspaper "Seeds of Change" Photographic Award, Oxo Tower Gallery, London 

      Educational lecturing experience:  
      2009 - 2017 Part-time Lecturer in Photography, Bangor University, Creative Arts & Media 
      2007 - 2014 Part-time Lecturer (in Photography), Coleg Llandrillo College, N Wales College
      1997 - 2007 Full-time Lecturer, Art and Design, Llandrillo College, Llandudno, North Wales
      1991 - 1996 Full-time Lecturer, Art and Design, Chesterfield College, Derbyshire

      Qualifications and training:
      1995 - Certificate in Education, Post 16, Sheffield Hallam Unversity 
      1991 - Youth Leadership Certificate, North East Wales Institute, Clwyd County Council 
      1981 - BA Hons, Documentary Photography, Exeter College of Art and Design, Devon 
      1978 - Foundation Course in Art and Design, Handbridge College, Chester

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