Creative duo roam the West Midlands on photo trail….
Rhonda Wilson and Lorna-Mary Webb are the creative and organisational forces behind Rhubarb-Rhubarb – widely regarded as Europe’s premier International Photographic Portfolio Review – based in Birmingham. In early 2010 they’re hitting the road to meet new and emerging photographers who wish to make more of their talents. They’ll be covering all corners of the West Midlands region and are keen to see what’s out there.
The event is open to all photographers based in the region and is free of charge.
Photographers get a thirty-minute portfolio review session with Rhonda, Rhubarb’s Creative Director, or Lorna-Mary, Company Manager. Both have reviewed far and wide internationally, at photo festivals held in the UK, USA, China, Korea, Poland, Denmark and France among others.
“The aim of the tour is to see the work of photographers who wish to make their photographs more visible, get advice on the images in their folios and outline some of the forthcoming events and schemes being operated by Rhubarb-Rhubarb. Among these is our annual bursary scheme, giving photographers the chance to attend one of our major national or international review and seminar events.
“In 2009 the winners also had a show at Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery and two of them were chosen, one from the West Midlands and the other from the UK, to accompany me to Fotofest’s Meeting Place 2010, in Texas, to show their work. It’s always exciting going to look at work and there are always some spectacular finds out there in the region.” says Wilson.
The 2009 event was fully booked and saw the duo visit 6 venues across the region, seeing the work of over 40 photographers, helping them to move their practice forward.
2010 Roaming Rhubarb dates and venues;
Wednesday 10th February 2010 – Solihull Arts Complex
Thursday 11th February 2010 – Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Wednesday 17th February 2010 – Artrix, Bromsgrove
Wednesday 24th February 2010 – Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton
Thursday 25th February 2010 – Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry
Those interested can visit www.rhubarb-rhubarb.net
For bookings contact Sean McGarry on [email protected] or call 0121 773 7889