Artist Focus: Michelle Walsh & Hazel Donnelly

September 28, 2015 on Blog, Updates by Daisy Thirlwall

WHO IS MICHELLE WALSH?

Michelle Walsh is a photographer and lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Lincoln. Her photography work visually explores identity and subjectivity with reference to contemporary neuroscience, eastern philosophy and participatory photographic methods.

Michelle Walsh has had her previous work ‘Come Back to Where You Are’, exhibited at the New Art Exchange Nottingham, as well as showcasing two works for Frequency Festival 2011. ‘The Empty Space’ were moving portraits that were composed like classical paintings. The second piece ‘Out of Nowhere, Nothing Answered’, invited the public one by one to relax their mind. Using EEG technology, the process triggered a camera creating a unique self-portrait.

 

WHO IS HAZEL DONNELLY?

Hazel Donnelly is a photographer and film maker as well as being the Project Director of New Media Lincs. Her work has been exhibited extensively, with regular gallery shows in Scotland and Ireland over the years as well as an exhibition in the Photographers Gallery, Perth, Australia.

Hazel returned to education to carry out an MA in Digital Imaging and Photography, with her final MA show exhibited in Lincoln Cathedral.

As Project Director of New Media Lincs, a Social Enterprise Business associated with the School of Film and Media at the University of Lincoln, she facilitates students in providing media services for the local community. Hazel picks relevant teams of people to offer companies fresh solutions and media skills, ranging from scripting, video production, digitisation, editing, animation and sound.

WHAT ARE THEY BRINGING TO FREQUENCY 15?

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Together, they are bringing you an installation piece that will explore the individual narratives of immigrants living in Lincoln.
To accompany the installation, there will be a story and pop-up photo booth to collect the untold stories of displaced people living in the city.

Lucky Like will be showing at St Mary Le Wigford Church throughout Frequency 2015, with a pop-up story and photo booth taking place on both weekends of the festival.

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