How to commission us
The Caravan Gallery exhibits at an eclectic range of locations, rural, urban and suburban, from small-scale community events to major festivals and arts venues. Typically we are commissioned to make a photographic study of an area during a research visit. We totally immerse ourselves in the location in question, walking for hours and miles, driving through and around places, all the while attempting to capture a sense of place in the photographs we take. Sometimes we chat to people we encounter en route and follow the leads they give us, but usually it’s a case of following our noses and seeing where we end up. Some of our photos might reflect characteristics unique to the area in question whilst others represent random sightings.
We feel we’ve done a good job when – as outsiders – we discover things that local people have overlooked or never really considered. The idea is to create exhibitions that are visually stimulating and thought provoking on many levels – we want to get people talking and looking for themselves.
Having seen an exhibition in the caravan, visitors are invited to share their own views by completing a Caravan Gallery survey about their locality and lifestyle. Their answers, as well as comments and anecdotes left in our Visitors’ Book, constitute an invaluable resource and give a privileged insight into the British psyche.
The Caravan Gallery also shows work on a larger scale in more traditional exhibition venues in the UK and abroad; sometimes the caravan itself becomes a gallery exhibit as was the case in ‘Is Britain Great?’, a Caravan Gallery retrospective marking the relocation of aspex gallery, Portsmouth to its new home in Gunwharf Quays. The show – complete with caravan – then toured to designer Paul Smith’s SPACE gallery in Tokyo, Fukuoka and Kyoto.
Other exhibition venues might include empty shops, village halls and conference centres for trade shows and promotional events.
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