Aesthetica Art Prize

Entries for the Aesthetica Art Prize close in one month.

The Art Prize is hosted by the art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. It invites both emerging and photographers from around the world to submit their artwork.

Awards include £5,000 for the Main Prize Winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize Winner, as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, and a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition which will run for 12-weeks.

Dunchurch Photographic Society Exhibition 2018

The 2018 iteration of the Dunchurch Photographic Society Exhibition of photographic prints was held between Saturday 20th October and Friday 2nd November in the Floor One Gallery at Rugby Library. The event featured over 90 photographic prints produced by members of the Dunchurch Photographic Society.

The event coincided with the local school half-term holiday and was an ideal opportunity for the Society to showcase its talent to a broad spectrum of visitors from the very young to those more seasoned!  There was also a very diverse range of subjects and photographic techniques on show to inspire the visitors, with examples of nature, wildlife, abstract, sport, still life, landscape, astrophotography, transport and portraiture in both colour and monochrome.

Several hundred visitors passed through the gallery doors to enjoy the prints and engage with members of the Society who acted as stewards for the duration of the exhibition. There was considerable praise for the diversity of subject content and the quality of photography on show. Some prints were even sold, with one example selling multiple copies!

As part of the exhibition, visitors were encouraged to vote for the print they enjoyed the most. This year the accolade (by a clear margin) went to ‘Safely Home,’ by David Bray.

Safely Home by David Bray

‘Safely Home’ features a Lancaster Bomber and its crew of suitably dressed re-enactors during a Timeline Events photographic charter at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire. The photograph was taken using a tripod and with time exposure of about 4 seconds. It benefits from the use of a smoke machine and back lighting is also used to good effect. Some said, ‘worthy of a movie poster.’

Dunchurch Photographic Society should consider this 2018 exhibition a success and another benchmark of achievement for all of the contributing photographers without whom, of course, the show would not have been possible.

We look forward to working towards our next public exhibition in Autumn 2019.