Women In Photography

Lay of the Land

15th October - 24th November

11 Market Place, Henley on Thames, RG9 2AA

Kapwani Kiwanga
Tamara Dean
Meghann Riepenhoff
Odette England
Dafna Talmor
Siobhan McDonald
Brooke Holm
Peta Clancy
Rhiannon Adam
Katie Breckon
Virginia Woods-Jack
Katrin Koenning

Dafna Talmor
Untitled (GI -1919191919191919-1), 2019
Image courtesy of the artist and Sid Motion Gallery

Press Release

Informality is delighted to present its upcoming exhibition, entitled ‘Women in Photography - Lay of the Land’.

The exhibition is co-curated by Virginia Woods-Jack, artist and founder of Women in Photography AU & NZ. The exhibition shows works from a selection of International female artists’ whose disciplines extend into photo-media.

Artists include Kapwani Kiwanga, Dafna Talmor, Tamara Dean, Odette England, Brooke Holm, Virginia Woods-Jack, Katie Breckon, Siobhan McDonald, Meghann Riepenhoff, Katrin Koenning, Peta Clancy and Rhiannon Adam.

The exhibition, Women in Photography - Lay of the Land, was developed from the metaphorical meaning of ‘Mother Nature’ as a life force and its omnipresent nurturing energy. Each of the female artists' explore the medium of photography, drawing inspiration from aspects in their own environments, the selected works investigate each of the artists’ relationship to land and identity, and how these are inextricably linked.

Throughout the exhibition, the artists’ look beyond a strictly representational image, Meghan Riepenhoff's large, verso cyanotypes hang untraditionally and embrace chance as they continue to be altered by the environment, constantly evolving and revealing themselves. British artist, Dafna Talmor slices negatives from an analogue camera, reforming fragments from memories to create an imaginary destination. Irish artist, Siobhan McDonald investigates time and the fragility of our climate crisis, by creating photograms of specimens from the earliest plants on earth that speak to the importance of plants and the changing state of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Women in Photography - Lay of the Land, offers a mirror for us to examine our own lives, what does a landscape mean to us and what is it you see when you look at your surroundings, what emotions are evoked? During a time of displacement where travel has been restricted, discovering our environments gives us time to reflect and remind us that we are all connected.
Women In Photography - Lay of the Land, Installation View 2020
Women In Photography - Lay of the Land, Installation View 2020
Women In Photography - Lay of the Land, Installation View 2020
Women In Photography - Lay of the Land, Installation View 2020
Women In Photography - Lay of the Land, Installation View 2020