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Pilot Photo Showcase Success

MFAA's second pilot showcase took place at The Art Yard gallery on Tuesday, December 3rd 2019 and featured photography. The session was facilitated by photographer Phil Turner assisted by TAY volunteer Karen Brinton.

Phil regularly exhibits photographs at TAY gallery and in June 2019 helped MFAA with exhibitions at TAY

as part of iSandwell Digital and Cradley Heath Arts Festival, which included work inspirational pieces by international photographer Martin Parr.

During the showcase photographic artists took it in turns to hone their presentation skills while showing their work to fellow photographers in a relaxed and photo friendly atmosphere. The audience consisted of both experienced and novice photographers who shared their photographic knowledge, techniques and editing studio secrets.

A wide variety of work was put on show with each presenter taking the opportunity to give an in depth account outlining from how the photographs were taken to final print.

Following the success of the event Harry Bloomer (MFAA treasurer) said, " We intend to continue holding showcase opportunities which include all art mediums and in the New Year will be asking artists what events they want to facilitate and take part in. This will include event held at other venues. Our purpose will be to provide opportunities for artists to share their techniques and learning."

Midland Film and Art


Midland Film and Art is a membership club where people can enjoy screenings of films or view artwork and crafts that would otherwise not be shown in mainstream cinemas or exhibitions, or be available locally. These shows usually have an educational aim, introducing new audiences to different audiovisual works through screening and display, encouraging participation in arts and crafts. A common feature that may characterize a Midland Film and Art meeting is that they either begin with an introduction to the audience and/or end with the promotion of a discussion about the film/art, where assistants, organizers and sometimes the filmmakers/artists themselves, exchange their views.

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