First Light
Castlefield New Art Spaces, Warrington, UK,  22 May - 04 Jul 2021 

In 2020, final year students have had to forgo the experience of the degree show – the crowning event after three years of study. This exhibition, hosted by Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, features 13 emerging photographers that together reflect the richness and diversity of photography as an artistic medium in the 21st century.

The project aimed to respond positively to this challenging landscape for new graduates in the region and continue its commitment to emerging photographic talent.
First Light is curated by Mario Popham (Waterside’s visual arts coordinator) and Polly Palmirini (Museum of Half Truths). Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces in Warrington was selected as the venue for the exhibition, with generous support from Culture Warrington and Warrington Council.

Exhibiting artists:

Zaneta Cinova – BA (Hons) Photography, University of Bolton
Kayleigh Cleminson – BA (Hons) Photography, Hugh Baird College
Dan Commons – BA (Hons)Photography, Leeds Arts University
Schnel Franzine – BA (Hons) Photography and Social Practice, UCEN Manchester
Alberto Gonzalez-Gabarre – BA (Hons) Photography, University of Chester
Talulla Greenwood – BA (Hons) Photography, Manchester School of Art
Nathan Johnson – BA (Hons) Photography, UCLan
Jaskiran Kaur – BA (Hons) Photography, University of Huddersfield
David Ketley – BA (Hons) Photography, Sheffield Hallam University
Jordan Mossom – BA (Hons) Photography, University of Cumbria
Lucie Prince – BA (Hons) Photography, University of Salford
Nick Small – BA (Hons) Photography, York St. John University
Sam Wallis – BA (Hons)Photography, Blackpool and the Fylde College

Installation Views
Castlefield New Art Spaces, Warrington