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Side By Side

March 8 - March 21


Side by Side reveals the parallel journeys of two photographers over several years. Their images are presented as separate but sympathetic collections, echoing each other and creating new meanings and visual connections in a shared environment.

Lisa’s photography takes an aesthetic tour through squatted communities across Europe, inviting the viewer to explore and enjoy these unique spaces. Sarah photographs colours, light and pattern wherever she finds them, here delving into some of the themes that have emerged over time.

Lisa and Sarah met through the Bristol photography collective Second Look, and worked on numerous group exhibitions and events together over many years, discovering a mutual love of colour and free exhibition wine. They collaborated on a photographic study of abandoned airports and a ghost resort in Spain, with the focus on a single subject emphasising the marked contrast between their photographic styles.

Considering how to present these images led to a broader look at their respective bodies of work. Recognising shared themes and recurring visual motifs despite their differing approaches and subject matter, Lisa and Sarah have decided to bring their pictures together and allow them to converse in a single space.

Talk & Open Discussion – 6.30pm Thursday March the 15th

Expanding upon her body of work, Lisa will give a talk about some of the communities she encountered on her travels across Europe, the issues they faced and their successes. This will lead into an open discussion of the current issues facing our local community.

There will also be an opening night for this exhibition on Thursday 8th March at 6PM.


March 8
March 21
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Sarah Macfarlane