Celebrating women and non-binary artists at Library at the Dock

Celebrating women and non-binary artists at Library at the Dock

Library at the Dock presents They Shoot Film; a showcase of film photography work by women and non-binary artists running from May 29 to July 7.

The exhibition aims to spotlight alternative viewpoints, illustrating how each artist makes the medium their own in a space traditionally dominated by men.

Through an intimate exploration of their personal stories, They Shoot Film offers a platform to challenge the constraints of film photography, as well as archiving the artist’s individual histories through their work.

While there are modern and convenient methods of printing and developing film on offer today, the artists featured largely use more intricate, time-consuming, and often costly, techniques in their work.

Despite the availability of simpler alternatives, the artists in They Shoot Film emphasise their commitment to craftsmanship and authenticity trough their use of traditional practices.

One of the artists featured in the exhibition is Angela Cornish, who explores existentialism through her work.

Using expired, found, and sometimes deliberately degraded film, Angela hopes viewers will embrace the “tranquillity found amid turmoil” to gain a deeper understanding of the world.

Attendees can immerse themselves in a variety of work including darkroom prints, artist books, mixed media, and video installations, with some work also accompanied by artist journals that offer a glimpse into the dedication and labour involved in the artistic process.

They Shoot Film will officially open on May 30 at Library at the Dock and run until July 7. •

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May 29th, 2024 - Docklands News
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