Vestry House Exhibition

Vestry House Exhibition

As you know, Andy has secured us an exhibition at the Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, from 15th March to 18th May 2014.  This is a great opportunity for members to show work, both printed and projected.

The theme by popular consent will be Unseen Waltham Forest. We will aim to uncover and explore aspects of Waltham Forest whether unseen, or unnoticed, by the public. Hidden or unusual locations, quirky viewpoints, interesting details, an alternative take on the familiar – whatever suggests itself.


The deadline for submissions will be 24th February next year.
Work can be black and white or colour, and the standard size print will be 20×16″ or 500x400mm; mounts can be black or white.  You can submit up to 3 prints.  Ian will be offering the usual printing and mounting service, and will give further details at any meeting, including how to submit images for projections.
This is also an opportunity to sell work, details to follow.On the 16th December we will take the opportunity to brainstorm this theme.  Come along with suggestions no matter how strange or bizarre they are.

As this is a major exhibition we can reach out to people and organisations for photographic opportunities, so if you would like us to write to someone let us know who.

Vestry House Museum – Display

Vestry House Museum – Display

As mentioned in a previous post the Vestry House Museum is now displaying photo related objects, vintage cameras and Photo Society memorabilia, plus there are also details about the Summer Course.
The exhibition will run until the end of June 2013.
Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow Village is open 10-5pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Display Case at Vestry House Museum

Display Case at Vestry House Museum

Display Case

The club has been offered the use of a display case at The Vestry House Museum.

They have a policy of allowing local groups and historical societies to promote their activities with the use of this display case free for a month. I’ve booked it provisionally for June, just prior to the Summer School so hopefully it can generate some publicity.

As you can see it’s not that big, large prints will not fit, so we have a challenge to fill it with club and photographic related objects.

The Club has been going for more than a hundred years so I feel the historical aspect should be prominent, see what you’ve got tucked away in the attic!

However, this is the 21st Century, and we all use the latest technology so we have to emphasise this as well if we want to attract new membership.

This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of the Society. We’ve got about two months to find stuff… Anything… old photos of Walthamstow, holiday snaps, old cameras, who’s got the oldest digital camera??

I would like to use a digital photo frame showing a rolling presentation of members images so please dig out your best shots, old and new, no time limit, email them to me.

Also please email me or have a chat at a club night with your ideas. If you have something you want to include take a photo and email it to me or bring it along.

Don’t worry, the utmost care will be taken with all items.

Andy Charles