Summer Exhibition 2021 Now open here and in our Gallery
Meet the Judges
Elizabeth Mockler - Judge Photograhy Prize 2021
I am really honored to have been chosen to judge the D31 Gallery Photography Prize. I am photographer and lecturer with 20 years experience in industry and art practice. After Graduating in 2001 I went on to train as a photo-journalist, working for South Yorkshire Newspapers until 2013. I now teach photography at Doncaster College, a role that is incredibly rewarding and allows me to develop creatively alongside some amazing young people.
My current body of work is reflection of my love for nature and ecology. I create multiple exposures in camera, using both digital and analogue photography. These layered images allow me to communicate my experiences within the landscape.
Phil Searle - Judge Photography Prize 2021
Claire Bossward - Judge Photography Prize 2021
Claire is an award winning fine art photographer whose work centers on iconic landscapes and creative portraiture. Her work takes into consideration the story and emotion behind the subject and this can been seen clearly coming through the photography she creates, views and responds to. She is highly solicitated for many photographic projects and embraces those as new challenges.
The technical aspects, the science behind photography is also very important to Claire and she is always looking to create technically sound but also creatively different work. She believes that you need to understand the rules of photography, to be able to bend them effectively. Bending of the rules and pushing these creative boundaries can account for the most interesting and challenging photography.
Claire is a graduate of Staffs university.
Kim Farr - Judge - Photography Prize 2021
Kim Farr is a curator and an artist, gaining a first class honours degree in fine art and craft. She has been instrumental in the Doncaster arts scene over the past few years, having joint chaired the New Fringe Art group and now a trustee for The D31 Art Gallery. She has curated exhibitions for The Royal Photographic society, The New Fringe, University groups and more recently co curated D31 Art Prize, D31 Photography Prize and D31 Togetherness Exhibition.
Chinwe Russell -Adjudicator
Chinwe Russell is a Nigerian-born British artist and curator with nearly 30 years of professional experience across many industries and geographies. Her CV encompasses Banking and Finance; Business Management and Development; Community Development; PR and Marketing; Training and Consultancy. In addition to developing her own thriving art practice, Chinwe has brought her passion, energy, and creativity to bear on revitalising the visual arts sector in her adopted town of Doncaster.
Identified as a “Raw Talent” by the Yorkshire-based Arts& organisation, she was invited to exhibit in their 2018 exhibition in York. She has been a finalist at the Global Arts Awards, was selected for the Other Art Fair’s “Not 30% Project” and her work is featured in a collection by the Saatchi Online Gallery. Her work was selected for the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in 2019.
Her passion to make a difference to the lives of people through the arts, led her to establish the Doncaster Art Fair. Its aims are to give opportunities to artists working in the town to show and sell their works, as well as giving the general public the chance to see and buy art works developed within their own community.
Through the Art Fair she helps mentor her fellow artists, especially emerging and first-time exhibitors. The success of this venture led to her establishing the artists in residence at the Doncaster Corn Exchange, the Cube Exhibition at the Doncaster Market and collaborations with many local organizations. Chinwe is also the project originator and curator of the Doncaster Arts movement project, a project aimed at helping the general public to understand a bit more about art. Not only that, Chinwe is the Founder and Chief Executive of the D31 art gallery project in Doncaster as well as the curator for the “artists on the rise2 international auctions with Chalkwell auctions amongst other things.
Chinwe is a graduate of: European School of Economics Paris (MBA), Universite, St.Denis, Paris (Modern Letters – Literature) BA, Abia State University Nigeria (Agronomy) - B.Sc
Jill Temporal - Judge - Photography Prize 2021
Jill Temporal is a contemporary British Landscape and wildlife Visual
Artist working from her Doncaster based studio.
Jill has deep roots in the Photography industry with a professional
career spanning 19 years, from the early days of the Digital revolution moving
on from 35mm film.
After graduating from Huddersfield University with a Fine Art Degree in
2002 Jills early career started as a photo-lab technician for a few years,
having a huge passion for creative photography she established herself in
2006-2019 as a full-time professional Photographer running her own
photographic studio specialising in Lifestyle and portrait photography, having
her work published several times in bridal magazine publications. Jill has now
returned to her first love of Fine art painting but still uses photography as an
integral tool within her artistic practice.
“As a judge I will be looking for demonstration of technical ability along with
the photographs composition. A great photograph is one that makes you see
something familiar in a new and interesting way.”
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