Transition / Transmission Exhibition: Photography & the Postcard


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The picture postcard provides a range of functions – its utilitarian nature facilitates the transmission of messages from distant destinations experienced by the traveler, holidaymaker. This format of display has also become a popular promotional tool for artists. The postcard functions as a tool for communication of linguistic messages yet also a carries aesthetic value and has a strong connection with place or placelessness.

The concept behind this exhibition is a response to the fact that photography as a cultural activity is increasingly becoming a medium of exchange between individuals – a form of dialogue or message. Conversations take place on social media platforms such as instagram and snapchat that use photographic images as a short hand – an alternative to the convention of linguistic communication.

As part of the exhibition ‘Transition’ at PS Mirabel postcards from these artists will appear alongside photographic prints displayed using a diverse range of materials and methods of presentation.
Exhibitors so far:

Community Pinhole Project / Jo Howell & The People of Sunderland  (Tyne & Wear)
Paula Adams (Tyneside)
Steph Shipley (Lancashire)
Eric Braithwaite (Cambridge)
Anne Giddings (West Midlands)
Ian Jones (Birmingham)
Phil Toy (Bristol)
Tomi Vollauschek (Europe)
Agathe Jacquillat (Europe)
Sandra Ratkovic (Berlin)
Tanya Ahmed (New York, USA)
Stephan Hack (California, USA)
Mat Hughes (Australia)

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©Mark Adams: Postcard from the North East


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