OF SHADOWS A haunting exhibition by photographer Sara Hannant launching the publication of her book with Simon Costin, Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Published by Strange Attractor Press, Hallowe’en, 2016. Sara captures the essence of these carefully selected artefacts including wax dolls, wands, statues, daggers, pendants, robes and amulets, all used in the practice of witchcraft and magic.
27 October-2 November LO & BEHOLD 2B Swanfield Street E2 7DS Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12noon-6pm
The exhibition is part of Photomonth East London International Photography Festival 2016. Photomonth celebrates photography in galleries and venues across East London. The festival aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience. Since 2001 Photomonth has become one of the largest and most inclusive festivals in the UK – bringing innovation and inspiration through the Open Call for exhibitions, giving the opportunity for emerging artists to be appreciated in a variety of interesting and unusual spaces alongside leading internationally renowned photographers in galleries and major institutions.
BRIGHTON PHOTO FRINGE
Brighton Photo Fringe 2016 is a free city-wide open-access festival of new photography providing a packed programme of exhibitions, talks, screenings, workshops, tours and parties. The festival provides a chance to explore the city and see what makes photography such a central part of all our lives.
As a culmination of the BPF16 exhibition openings, the LAUNCH PARTY will be held on 1 October from 9pm at Alcampo Lounge, 84-86 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JF. This event is ticketed in order to help BPF raise funds for its programme. Tickets can be purchased online at photofringe.org. All proceeds will go towards continuing the organisation’s support for the photographic community. Tickets £4.50. The launch will feature projections of the OPEN16 submissions including work by Sara Hannant from her series, Ladybird, Ladybird.
Sara Hannant has been awarded an honourable mention in the Moscow International Foto Awards 2016 for her work Numinous which will be exhibited along with the other winners from 20 July – 7 August in Na Kashirke Gallery in Moscow.
South Kensington 85 Old Brompton Road London SW7 3LD
25 July – 1 September 2016
Monday: 9am – 7:30pm Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 5:00pm Closed 30 – 31 July 27 – 29 August
This summer, Christie’s South Kensington presents an exhibition charting the history of the Museum of British Folklore (MoBF).
A curated selection of works from past exhibitions including some of Sara Hannant’s photographs will be on view at Christie’s South Kensington, alongside the museum’s ambitious plans for a permanent home – a place where Britain’s rich and varied folk traditions can be explored and enjoyed by all.
TRANS-STATES: THE ART OF CROSSING OVER 9-10 September, 2016
Sara Hannant will be speaking at this is a transdisciplinary conference that will explore representations in contemporary visual culture of boundary crossing, liminality and queerification with specific reference to occultism, mysticism, shamanism and other esoteric and spiritual practices. Keynote speakers include academics, independent scholars, practitioners and artists such as Dr. Marco Pasi, Alan Moore and Dr. Richard Kacynski.
The School of The Arts
The University of Northampton
Avenue Campus, St George’s Avenue