ACTINIC FESTIVAL 2015
In 2015 we put out an open call for juried competition, there was a fee of £35 to help offset the costs of running the volunteer run festival. There was an amazing response to the call and our jurors selected works from over 50 artists from 5 continents. More details about the jurors and winners below.
Alex Boyd is a Scottish Photographer, Saltire Award nominated writer, and curator whose work explores remote and Northern landscapes including work with Victorian processes such as wet-plate collodion and photo-gravure.His work has been widely exhibited with solo exhibitions at the Scottish Parliament, as well as group shows at The Royal Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy and The Royal Ulster Academy.
Karen Harvey is creative director of Shutter Hub. She founded the organisation to creative a supportive community for photographers and to provide a platform for the development of ideas and careers. Karen is also a photographer, writer and consultant who has curated exhibitions internationally. She previously specialised in projects with museums and galleries, and worked on documentary projects for organisations such as The National Archive and English Heritage.
John McNaught is an artist working from Cromarty in the North of Scotland. He is a specialist in printmaking and photography, both freelance and as Studio Manager at Highland Print Studio in Inverness.
Beehive Panels is a two year project inspired by the traditional Slovenian practice of decorating similar panels with pictures - therefore, they have an ethonographical resonance. The images were captured with a pinhole made from a can; salt prints were then made on maple wood and polished with beeswax. Keskenović completed a masters degree in Belgrade, Serbia in wet plate collodion and has been a mentor in various workshops on different historical processes over the last 5 years in Serbia and Slovenia.