University of Portsmouth students’ art trail brings photography into the public space through coastal walk from pier to pier

A POP-UP art trail is leading photography lovers on a walk around Southsea.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 2:33 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:21 pm
Photographs on the art trail through Southsea.

Running until May 2, the trail of 26 photographs is being hosted by a team of photography students from the University of Portsmouth

This collective, known as Middleman, aims to bring together a variety of diverse photographic practices to explore how the medium of photography might produce a particular form of engagement with the world.

Artists in the collective are Ellie-Mae Burnside, Benjamin Carpin, Lucy Cobbett, Jemma Eyers, Bethany Gallagher, Ryan Hesketh, Sam Lloyd, Oskar Szemiot, Tizz Turner, Zoe Valentine, Thais Verhasselt, Bethany Wicks, and Lottie Wyatt.

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More photographs on the art trail.

The public exhibition, leading viewers on a coastal route from South Parade Pier to Clarence Pier, marks the launch of Middleman.

Thais, team leader for the event, said: ‘We want this exhibition to be an engagement for people to ask questions about the medium of photography and have a different perspective on photography.

‘We’re looking for ways to engage with the public space.’

A zine has also been produced, which will be given away as part of Free Art Friday. It can be found at locations on the photography trail on April 30.

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