Bryony Bainbridge studied Fine Art at Newcastle University. Enticed and fascinated by people, Bryony’s photography has an earthy documentary feel which she enhances through the use of analog processes and medium format film. The tangible element to working with film brings her closer to the work to translate a deeper meaning to the pictures. Bryony’s involvement in the Inspirational Women of the North East project saw her build a body of portraits which she exhibited at the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle. Since then, the project has toured all over the UK, through schools, galleries, and education facilities.
Image courtesy of Camilla Greenwell
Anna FC Smith
Anna FC Smith locates herself between artist, historian and anthropologist, with research forming the basis of her work. Smith celebrates the links society has with its predecessors but also demonstrates the imperfect pursuit of truly knowing and recounting history and experiential folk customs. Her current residency sees her examine the role of tobacco in the lives of cigarette factory workers. Previous solo shows and projects include: Hear my Voice and Answer me, on Swiss yodeling (2015); Purring – Sport of The People exploring clog fighting (2013-16); and Burpology – Harry Hill’s TV Burp as Carnival (2012/13) in which Smith compared TV Burp to medieval carnival.