Hidden Worlds : East Meets West Masterclass Exhibition, Format Festival, 16 March – 9 April

Hidden Worlds

East Meets West Masterclass 22/23
FORMAT Festival

In Hidden Worlds, sixteen visual artists from across the UK engage with topics of identity,
memory, body, family, place and power, unravelling the ‘hidden’ beneath the seemingly
familiar. Their work uncovers the concealed and the overlooked, exploring the hidden
aspects that exist both within and outside of ourselves, recognising the complexity of the
unseen. From hobbies to folklore, family ties to mental and physical health, migration, bias,
ecology, and the spaces where these different themes overlap and meet, in this exhibition
the artists have brought together issues and subjects that matter to them.

The viewer is encouraged to find their own connections when encountering this range of
work, some of which will feel closer or further to their own experiences and interests.

Associated Events:
Private View – Thursday 16 March at 5PM
Collage Workshop – Saturday 18 March, Drop in 10AM – 3PM
‘In conversation’ – Saturday 18 March, 2PM – 3PM
Zine making workshop – Sunday 19 March, Drop in 10AM – 3PM

Over a six-month period, this group of artists have formed a creative and nourishing
community, growing familiar as part of the East Meets West masterclass programme. East
Meets West is a FORMAT Festival, QUAD and GRAIN Projects collaboration made up of
a series of masterclasses for emerging photographers from across the UK. The professional
development programme offers photographers the unique opportunity to take part in
presentations, portfolio reviews, and advice sessions with leading professionals. The
project has been supported by Arts Council England, Birmingham City University and
the University of Derby.

Participating Artists:
Amber Banks Brumby, Andy Fell, Anna Sellen, Chiara Zandona, Emily Ryalls,
Ismail Khokon, James Cunliffe, Kat Young, Liliana Zaharia, Louise Taylor, Paul Railton,
Rebecca Davis, Ruby Nixon, Ryan Gear, Shona Morgan, Zula Rabikowska

Unit 7, Royal Hotel Buildings
Victoria Street
Derby | DE1 1ES
16 March – 9 April 2023

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