A Change in the Air – photography exhibition October

A Change in the Air – photography exhibition documenting the changing lives of the nomads in Uganda, supporting 25 years of international NGO PENHA’s work in the Horn of Africa.

A Change in the Air, documenting the Bahima people in Uganda, photography by Vanessa Champion, exhibition at Calumet, Drummond Street, supporting 25 years of international NGO, PENHA.

A Change in the Air, documenting the Bahima people in Uganda, photography by Vanessa Champion, exhibition at Calumet, Drummond Street, supporting 25 years of international NGO, PENHA.

Two week long exhibition of photographs taken by our director and photojournalist Vanessa Champion on location with the Pastoralist and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) in Uganda, which kicks off their year-long cultural and academic festival celebrating 25 Years of essential work in Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya and Djibouti.

Generously supported by Fujifilm UK who is printing the whole exhibition on their Photo Pearl Board and kindly hosted by Calumet in their flagship store in Drummond Street, London.

It was an amazing experience to work with these gentle people whose laughter is infectious and kindness completely effervescent!” said Vanessa.  “We left in October 2013, and on expedition with the team in Uganda I discovered that there are rising economic and personal challenges for those nomadic herders whose traditions and heritage is now threatened by a more sedentary life being urged upon them from the government which is recommending that they make a seismic change to their culture and settle into a more agro-pastoralist way of life. While this is of good intention, it means that there has to be a challenging shift in how Pastoralists live their lives. PENHA runs educational programmes to support this change, offering practical provision to increase revenue, training, as well as lobbying at legislative level to ensure the pastoralists’ views and heritage are included in the debate for land rights.”

The photographs document this change and the adaptability of these people as the advance of modernity and the necessity for these gentle people to keep up with the environmental, social and economic revolution.

There will also be a cultural display from PENHA, showcasing their art, textiles, craftwork and jewellery, plus the chance to learn more about the region and the work that PENHA does.

Supported by Calumet, Fujifilm and EIZO

Prints sold raise valuable funds for PhotoAid and PENHA’s work in the Horn, supporting nomadic groups, education programmes for women and children as well as training the families support themselves with new skills. PENHA is a valuable and trusted voice for the Horn of Africa nomadic people internationally

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Art Gemini 2015 EXHIBITION announced

Art Gemini finalist notification Private view london 2015

Art Gemini finalist notification Private view london 2015

We work with the organisers of the Art Gemini Prize, and we are pleased to announce the 2015 ArtGemini Prize  Finalists’ Exhibition will take place at the Chocolate Factory (also known as the Menier Gallery) Southwark Street, London 22 – 26 September.

If you are a journalist or buyer you are welcome at the Private view, Tuesday 22 September 2015  6.30pm – 8.30 pm; by invitation only  Please RSVP: art@artgeminiprize.com

For an exclusive preview of all 52 of the ArtGemini Prize 2015 Shortlist, please visit our online gallery artgeminiprize.com/shortlist2015

Menier Gallery 51 Southwark Street London SE1 1RU

Our charitable arm, PhotoAid has sponsored a photojournalism award.

Our director, Vanessa Champion, also edits a London newspaper, 50,000 distribution across the whole of London and we are about to launch in Scotland as well. As we are a printed newspaper, and not online, we have put the last issue so that it is viewable globally, by clicking on this link:

TeamPlayer360 London newspaper for careers, jobs, HR and Recruitment

If you have an article you would like to submit to the newspaper, please email me info@dragonflycommunications.co.uk or call 07747 025 361 (outside UK +44 7747 025361)  p.s. we welcome cartoons about careers, jobs, office life and life in London or Scotland.

TeamPlayer360 newspaper for London, Scotland, HR, Recruitment, Careers, Jobseekers, Apprenticeships, leaderships, CV advice. We welcome article submissions and cartoons.

TeamPlayer360 newspaper for London, Scotland, HR, Recruitment, Careers, Jobseekers, Apprenticeships, leaderships, CV advice. We welcome article submissions and cartoons.

Gok Wan to open International Art Prize

Gok Wan to open ArtGemini Prize 2014

Gok Wan to open International Art Prize

Gok Wan to open International Art and Photography Prize

The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration of international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world. Now in its second year, the finalists’ exhibition, showcasing the 48 works shortlisted for the main prize of £5000, takes place at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey from October 23rd-November 1st.

Gok Wan will be opening the private view of the finalists’ work on 23rd October at 6.30pm.

With over 760 entries from 44 countries, The Art Gemini Prize is one of the fastest growing international art prizes.  Judges include Zoe Wishaw, former European Director of Photography at Getty images.

20% of all sales go to Kidscape. Nikki Kerr, head of fundraising at Kidscape said: “We are delighted to be supported by Jimmy Lek and The ArtGemini Prize. The money donated from the art sales will make a big difference to our work as we strive to keep more children safe from bullying and abuse.”

For more information, including a preview of the finalists’ work, please visit www.artgeminiprize.com.

Images attached Adrian Scicluna (painting), Kevin Shepherd (photography)

To reserve a space at the PV please message info@dragonflycommunications.co.uk

Art Gemini PV – Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey from October 23rd-November 1st  6.30 – 8.30pm

Exhibition continues daily 11am – 6pm (closed Sunday)

  • The Art Gemini Prize is an independent International competition, open to all artists from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit for applicants. Promoting excellence in art and photography. www.artgeminiprize.com
  • A cash fund of £5000 will be awarded to the winners in four categories. The Public Choice Prize is open for voting by the public during the exhibition, and the winner will be announced at the close of the show.
  • Painting and Sculpture Prize: First prize £2000, second prize £1000
  • Photography Prize: First prize £1000, second prize £500
  • Young Artist Prize (under 25 years): £500
  • Public Choice Prize: £500
  • Judges and founders biographies see http://www.artgeminiprize.com/about/
  • Gok Wan is a Fashion expert, award-winning TV presenter, author and all round national treasure, Gok Wan has taken the fashion and TV world by storm and has become one of the UK’s most sought-after entertainers.  www.gokwan.com
  • Anti-bullying charity Kidscape is the charity partner for this year’s ArtGemini Prize and will receive 20% of the sale price of any piece sold during the exhibition.   www.kidscape.org.uk.

International Art Prize deadline extended 15 Sept

Jingxuan Hu, Art Gemini Prize

Jingxuan Hu, Art Gemini Prize

Last Call For Entries  Due to demand for late submissions, we have now extended the deadline to 15 September 2014.

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New Paper for London – TeamPlayer360

TeamPlayer 360 logo

TeamPlayer 360 logo

If you are in London look out for the new FREE printed newspaper for #London. Our director, Vanessa Champion, is the editor of the paper.

“TeamPlayer360 is a new voice for #recruitment and the sectors only free printed newspaper for #jobseekers and #HR industry professionals.  TeamPlayer360 covers topics core to the HR Industry as well as highlighting various market sectors, news, help and advice, #graduate placement, internships, #employment law, employers, management, leadership, training and much more. I lead a lively and robust group of recruitment professionals, press experts and specialist journalists.

Why did we launch a printed newspaper when everyone is digital? It’s just for that reason. Do you find yourself inundated with online content, emails, electronic marketing, mobile content, videos? We spend our life staring at screens. To engage in news and things that matter, in a different, more tactile format of a printed newspaper is such a relief. This is a fresh approach to recruitment and an accessible voice for jobseekers.

With the average turnover of staff rate expected to leap from 14% to 18% in the next few years reaching 4.7 million in 2018[1] and with 2.24 million unemployed in the UK today[2], there are over 8000 recruitment houses in the UK[3], the newspaper is aiming to fill a significant gap to get both sides interacting.

We have a 50,000 copy print run of TeamPlayer360 distribution with over one thousand direct industry points, including London and major city stations, HR Directors, CEOs, hotels, leisure centres. People wanting a copy can order through the Emblem Group contact below.

We are keeping the voice of the paper “conversational intelligent” and we hope that the classy design and the perceptive, relaxed content, will enhance the pleasure of the newspaper’s reading experience and will make TeamPlayer360 an important addition on the monthly ‘must-read’ media circuit.

We are turning the trend on its head and producing a high quality PRINTED newspaper. TeamPlayer360 is a unique and important new voice for HR professionals and Jobseekers and provides a platform for the industry helping to build an important interactive bridge between both sides of the playing field. We hope you enjoy the read. Write to us and let us know what you think or indeed you might like to contribute! If you would like a copy email us.”

Vanessa Champion, Editor, London, May 2014

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Louise Stebbing – print artist, new show in London

I went to a fabulous new show by Louise Stebbing, print maker extraordinaire. Lino prints, etchings, drypoints, colour and monochrome and a great series on the Day of the Dead. On until 11 august, put it into your diary and have a drink in the bar while you’re there. Great part of London and brilliant venue too.

http://www.louisestebbingprintmaker.com/blogs/news/14173113-london-exhibition-starts-19th-may