2011 Jul 01 By jasonberge 0 comment

Disparate Integrations is the third exhibition in the Photogenus series by the Darlington Photo-secessionist Group. Three photographers from the Group, Geoff Dodds, Jim Lycett and Ian Martin have brought together recent work to form a collective body that spans several genre, techniques and processes; the in-escapable theme is one of Pictorialism. Flying in the face of convention, Disparate Integrations considers images as ‘unequal’ and ‘incapable of comparison’, but brought together as component parts to form a new body of work, allowing the viewer freedom to generate and form a personal opinion. The ultimate aim of the exhibition is to challenge the…

2011 Jun 10 By jasonberge 0 comment

Dave Thomas named this collection “alternative” because he feels that his images don’t conform to the classic notion of what landscape photography should be. His approach is not accidental. He likes to produce abstract shapes and forms within the viewfinder. As a result all the photos have kept their original form and have not been cropped. This collection ranges from urban/industrial scenarios to country/seaside scenes. All of which represent the way in which we relate to the world around us. Dave never formally studied photography but instead draws upon his knowledge of what is now known as “fine art” but…

2011 Apr 06 By jasonberge 0 comment

United by a Love of Photography From a retired university lecturer to the proverbial Aussie IT guy, all twenty-five members of the Darlington Media Group with images in this yearʼs Annual Memberʼs Exhibition are united by one thing – a love of photography. As usual the exhibition reflects a full range of subjects and styles in both colour and monochrome. From pinhole to digital and everything in between, the photographs on show for the next six weeks at their own Decisive Moment Gallery in the Blanche PeaseAnnex of Darlington Artsʻ Centre demonstrate what can be achieved by ordinary photographers using…

2011 Feb 16 By jasonberge 0 comment

Market Memories Now Part of Our Farming History The foot-and-mouth outbreak that swept the UK at the beginning of 2001 changed the face of agriculture in Britain, bringing to an end places and events in the farming calendar that had lasted for centuries. Masham Cattle Auction Mart was one such victim of the drastically changed commercial realities that followed on from the cattle culling epidemic. In this monochrome photo-essay North Yorkshire photographer Henry Brown documents the last days of this former fixture on the regional farming scene.  His images captured the end of a much-loved and important institution as its…

2009 Oct 05 By Steve 0 comment

Photogenus II is the second exhibition by members and guests of the Darlington Photo-secessionists. Contributors to the exhibition, with their individual styles, have explored many aspects of pinhole photography and have produced iconic images mainly from around the Darlington area. The exhibition runs from September 26th-November 28th 2009, and is open from 12-7pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.

2009 Jun 09 By Steve 0 comment

Title: International Event. Location: Darlington Media Workshop Description: Darlington Media Group will be holding an international event in the Media Workshop on Saturday 20th June from 2-5pm. Top of the bill is a look at the effects of the fall of the Berlin Wall – this year is the 20th anniversary. DMG is hosting an exhibition by East Berlin photographer Georg Krause, who will be attending the event, whilst the event ends with the screening of a unique film made in 1987 in the GDR by Newcastle’s Amber Films. Richard Grassick who was there when it was made, will be…

2009 Jun 05 By atomheartfather 0 comment

The Factory Floor in the German Democratic Republic Opening Decisive Moment Gallery. June 20th at 2pm Decisive Moment Gallery. June 20th to September 19th 2009

'Lost World' by Georg Krause
The first UK showing of the work of Berlin photographer Georg Krause opens at Darlington Media Group’s Decisive Moment Gallery on Saturday 20th June. Lost World was produced during the final years of the communist German Democratic Republic. Since the eighties, when he was still a student of photography, Georg Krause has made work the theme of his photography. He grew up in the German Democratic…

2009 May 04 By Steve 0 comment

Title: Exhibition Opening Location: Decisive Moment Gallery Description: Georg Krause’s exhibition ‘Lost World: The Factory Floor of the German Democratic Republic’ opens at 2pm – also two DMG video productions will get their premier today; International Day 2008, and Community Carnival 2008 Start Time: 14:00 Date: 2009-06-20