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FORMAT News: Historic England – Leicester Artist in Residence

FORMAT News: Historic England - Leicester Artist in Residence

FORMAT is delighted to announce the appointment of Khatun as the Historic England’s artist in residence in Leicester.

The residency is for Picturing England’s High Streets, a three-year project as part of the national cultural programme for Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zones.

Khatun will work with local people to reimagine the high street, creating a contemporary portrait of Leicester and producing images which will become part of the Historic England Archive.

Khatun’s work explores the modernity of Britain’s identity and past notions of heritage and heritage sites.

FORMAT News: Historic England - Leicester Artist in Residence

Khatun says: “Communities have always been at the forefront of my creative practice. Having been born and bred in the same house, on the same street, in Leicester, for nineteen years, instilled a deep sense of love for my city and for my surroundings.”

This project is part of a wider national programme led by Photoworks and Historic England, and regional partners including Open Eye Gallery; FORMAT/QUAD; Photofusion; Impressions Gallery; GRAIN; The Photographers Gallery, ReFramed; PARC (Photography and the Archive Research Centre) and Redeye The Photography Network.

Find out more about the project here


FORMAT News: Historic England - Leicester Artist in Residence

Photoforum – Bookclub

Tuesday 26th October 2021, 6.00pm – 7.30pm | Online

FORMAT Photo Book Club invites you to share the photo books that you love.

Tell us about the photobooks that you keep returning to; the photobooks that motivated you to make your own and the photographers that have informed your work?

This talk will take place via Zoom and also live streamed to the FORMAT Facebook account. The link to access the talk will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event.

Join as a Photo Book presenter or as an audience member, inspire us and be inspired! This is a free event but we welcome donations in support of the Photoforum Programme.

You can do this when booking your ticket.


FORMAT News: Historic England - Leicester Artist in Residence

Collective Residency Open Call

FORMAT welcomes applications to its Open Call for an artist collective to be in residence at Derby’s Art Centre – QUAD.

The residency will take place between November 2021 and March 2022 including an exhibition in the QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces during the FORMAT off year.

This is an opportunity for a UK based artist collective working in digital, lens-based media or photography to develop existing project/s or to realise new work and exhibit as part of the FORMAT Off Year programme.

Deadline: 7 November 2021

Find out more here


FORMAT News: Historic England - Leicester Artist in Residence

FORMAT21: Online

If you had wanted to visit FORMAT21: CONTROL but missed it, you can pop into our online digital gallery, which is open 24 hours a day until March 2023.

Drop in whenever you have a moment and browse through the exciting collection of exhibitions.

Visit – to March 2023

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