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Akehurst Press: publishers of postcard packs

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Akehurst Press

A portfolio range of postcard packs, ephemera and design curios, – with a main emphasis on contemporary photography, but including design, visual arts, architecture, social documentary, counter-culture or just plain quirky. All artist inspired, well-designed limited print runs of products that are tactile and hand finished that we hope will become coveted and kept

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Latest News and Exhibitions

Half-Silvered | Anne Lilly & Karin Rosenthal

Half-Silvered | Anne Lilly & Karin Rosenthal

8 November 2018 to 15 February 2019

Women’s Studies Research Center
Brandeis University
Waltham
USA

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Thursday, 8 November 2018, (5pm to 8pm)
Anne Lilly Artist’s Talk & Opening Reception

Relatives of Ronnie Briggs at his Nine Night.
This Nine Night was held in the yard of Ronnie's garage where he spent much of his time.

Nine Night - exhibition to accompany theatre production

A selection of works by Charlie Phillips from his "How Great Thou Art" portfolio will be on display in the bar at the Trafalgar Studios

1 Decmeber 2018 to 23 February 2019

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The Wonderful World of Sean Hillen

Feature in The British Journal of Photography, by Marigold Warner, 27 September 2018

To view the feature Click Here.

Image: An Unfortunate and Impossible Explosion of The Core of The THORP Reactor, Viewed From The Taj Mahal of Carlingford, Co. Down, IRELANTIS © Sean Hillen

Ron Reid
Musical subculture of the early 70s

An online exhibition of selections from the Ron Reid Archive.

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Patpong - Bankok After Dark

Feature in Erotic Review, based on selections from a large archive. © private collection courtesy of www.nickyakehurst.com

A unique and candid depiction of Bangkok’s most notorious vice district shot between 1970 and 1990 by two Thai photographers: Flower and Flash.

To view the feature Click Here.

Announcement: Ron Reid Estate

Above: John Lennon on a demo march in London, 11 Aug 1971
Left: Flower power flared jeans - Glastonbury Festival 1971
© Ron Reid Estate

We are pleased to announce that we now exclusively represent the Ron Reid Estate
Counterculture from the early 70s to 90s.

To view a selection of his images and outline, Click Here.

Back in the Day: The Autograph Archive X Yardie

To celebrate the upcoming release of Idris Elba’s directorial debut YARDIE, Autograph is working with STUDIOCANAL to launch a free photographic exhibition at Hackney Picturehouse. The exhibition includes Charlie Phillips’ Westbourne Park Tube station image.

18 August to 2 September 2018
Hackney Picture House, London

Click Here for the Autograph archive website.

Click Here for the Hackney Picture House website.

Click Here for Charlie Phillip’s portofolio of work.

Newry Gagarin Crosses the Border 1993 photomontage, (c) Seán Hillen

Reframing the Border

Exhibition includes work by Seán Hillen

14 July to 9 September 2018

Gallery of Photography Ireland
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar
Dublin
D02 X406

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Click Here for Seán Hillen’s Facebook Page.

The Art of Asperger’s

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland have granted Gillian Marsh Productions €135k to make a 52 minute documentary on Seán Hillen, provisionally titled The Art of Asperger’s for broadcast on the national broadcaster RTÉ in Autumn 2019. The documentary will be centred around the ‘excavation’ of Sean’s famously messy studio (which puts Francis Bacon’s to shame!) and extraction of his ‘archive’ with the help of an archivist from the National Irish Visual Arts Library who will then receive the press archive. Gillian Marsh, GMarsh TV is one of Ireland’s top regional production companies. Based near Crossmolina in Co Mayo, the company has built its name producing distinctive television with a rural edge. With an emphasis on factual and observational documentary our productions capture the essence of rural life simply and delicately, capturing the extraordinary in ordinary lives.

(c) Charlie Phillips

London Nights
See the city after dark through photography

Exhibition includes work by Charlie Phillips.

Museum of London

11 May to 11 November 2018.

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Click Here for an illustrated article by curator Anna Sparham, in which she discussed the project.

 

(c) Charlie Phillips

Charlie Phillips: How Great Thou Art

Exhibition of framed photographs, service programmes, images on projection, and music.

Dorfman Foyer and the Wolfson Gallery at the National Theatre

21 April to 7 July 2018.

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Short feature including with several photographs from the show on the White Noise website.

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(c) Seán Hillen

Remote Photo 2018 - Exhibition - Reframing the Border

Includes work by Seán Hillen

Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

11 to 13 May 2018.

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(c) Seán Hillen

‘Melancholy Witness’ - Images from the Troubles

KAMERA ∞, Gallery, Wexford

22 March to 14 May 2018.

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Click Here for short film of Seán Hillen in dialogue with Claudio Nego at KAMERA ∞, Gallery, March 2018.

Recent News and Events

(c) Seán Hillen

‘Melancholy Witness’ - The Seán Hillen Collection

Linen Hall Library, Belfast

9 April to 5 May 2018.

Book signings on 10 April (9.30am) and 18 April (1pm) 2018.

Click Here for Linen Hall Library Website.

Press reports of the exhibition were published in:

Belfast Telegraph, 6 April 2018 (Click Here, 600kb file)

Irish News, 6 April 2018 (Click Here, 1mb file)

The Times, 11 April 2018 (Click Here, 1mb file)

(c) Paul Kilsby

Unnatural Histories
An exhibition of photographs by Paul Kilsby

An exhibition of several related bodies of photography, each exploring different facets of the still life genre. Often including fragments of existing imagery in the form of reproductions of paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth century, Paul Kilsby meticulously combines these traditional motifs with real three dimensional objects, generating hybrid images which fuse together in the camera to create a sustained illusion: latter day trompe l’œils.

The Glass Tank, Oxford Brookes University (Headington Campus)

5 April to 3 May 2018.

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A online journal with selections from the series, and an essay by James Attlee, has been published on Issu: Click Here to view.

Christine Keeler contact sheet, 1963 - private collection, courtesy www.nickyakehurst.com (c) Lewis Morley Estate

My Generation, Michael Caine, the Swinging Sixties, and Carnaby Street

A two week, free-entry exhibition will see a stunning showcase of photographs, prints and archive footage from the 1960s over a two-floor space. The exhibition coincides with the release of the new documentary, My Generation.

8 March to 4 April 2018

The Subculture Archives
3 Carnaby Street
London

Click Here for further details of the exhibition.

Click Here for further details of the documentary.

(c) Charlie Phillips

Lost Notting Hill
A Portrait

Online article about the work of Charlie Phillips on White Noise website. (Published 8 February 2018)

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In Focus with Charlie Phillips.
Presented by Autograph ABP

Outside the Piss house Pub, Portobello Road 1968 (c) Charlie Phillips

Here We Are
A new exhibition of British photography.
Includes three images by Charlie Phillips.

Paris exhibition: 26 January to 4 February 2018

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The exhibition was intially displayed over three floors of Burberry’s show venue Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell before moving to Hong Kong (see below).

Click Here for a short film by curator Lucy Kumara Moore about the exhibition.

Click Here for the exhibition guide in English or
Click Here for the French version.

Autograph ABP Exhibition

In A Different Light: New Acquisitions

Autograph ABP
Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA

Until 2 December 2017

Prints of eight images by Charlie Phillips have been acquired by Autograph ABP for their permanent collection of photography. These and other recent acquisitions are on show in a temporary archive display.

Click Here for gallery website.

 

Outside the Piss house Pub, Portobello Road 1968 (c) Charlie Phillips

Here We Are
A new exhibition of British photography to celebrate
the September 2017 Burberry collection.
Includes three images by Charlie Phillips.

New Hong Kong exhibition: 11 to 18 November 2017

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The exhibition was intially displayed over three floors of Burberry’s show venue Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell (18 September to 1 October 2017).

Click Here for further details.

Click Here for a feature on the exhibition in Creative Review.

Click Here for a short film by curator Lucy Kumara Moore about the exhibition.

José Julián Martí

José Julián Martí

Galeria Villa Manuela, Havana City, Cuba

November and December 2017

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Click Here for a scan of the exhibition catalogue.

 

The Twelfth in Newry. (c) Seán Hillen

Seán Hillen:: running towards gunfire

Feature on Seán Hillen's work in The Irish Times, 16 November 2017.

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Maybelle by Charlie Phillips

“Big Mabelle” by Charlie Phillips
included in feature on The Green Book

Historian Candacy Taylor explores The Negro Travelers’ Green Book as part of project to document the history of the book and the businesses featured in it.

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Here We Are ... In conversation with photographer Charlie Phillips.

 
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