Off Centre launches at Place

We’re very excited to be part of Nottingham’s first ever independent photography festival – the Off Centre Photo Festival – with Place at Sneinton Market Avenues, the home of our creative programme, one of the festival venues.

Off Centre is on from 27 October – 11 November across a number of different venues and we’ll be hosting work by a local photographers, Esther Triffitt, Assunta Del Buono, Claudia Milena González, Dani Bacon, Jade Birchnall, Jade Findlay, Jess Goodridge and Kelly O’Brien.

Why not come along to Place on Friday 2 November, from 6pm for our Off Centre launch – everyone welcome.

We’ll also be unveiling a brand new artwork by local artist, Martin Rayment, at the launch, featuring the phrase ‘The Grass Is Always Greener Where You Water It’. The phrase was chosen by public vote after local people shared their Words of Wisdom at Place as part of the recent Nottingham Street Art Festival. Local art, by and for local people!

The aim of the Off Centre festival is to promote and encourage photography by showcasing the work of local photographers, including a range of talks and workshops.

Our very own Suzannah Bedford will be talking about Place’s beauty project with nationally-renowned photographer, Laura Dicken on 3 November from 3pm-4pm at the New Art Exchange.

Place has commissioned Laura to create a series of portraits exploring notions of beauty with women from different communities in Sneinton in partnership with MCO, and the talk is a great opportunity to find out more about the project and Laura’s work as a photographer. It will also feature local photographer Grace Eden, who will join Laura and Suzannah to explore how beauty and empowerment works across different communities and cultures.

Place’s beauty project will include an exhibition of Laura’s portraits, featuring women from Sneinton, launching on 22 November at Surface Gallery. Watch this space for more news very soon!

You can find out more about Off Centre online or by picking up a paper map guide at Place, Ideas on Paper, Blend at Sneinton Market Avenues, The Photo Parlour or New Art Exchange.