Lancashire Monochrome Blog and News:

February 2017

Observations Collections Recollections a lifetime in Photography – Pete Davis

This major retrospective exhibition will feature work from across six decades of Pete’s photographic life and will also feature new work made especially for this show. Images from every major body of work Pete has produced during a long career will be
represented. In addition, a wealth of related material in the form of contact sheets, notebooks, publications and some of his photographic equipment will be on display. The exhibition opens on Saturday March 4th. 2017 until June 17th.

Pete will be giving a talk on his work at the National Library on Wednesday March 15th. Tickets, which are free, can be reserved from the National Library.



9 October 2016

Lancashire Museums – 2018 Exhibition

Keith is in contact with Lancashire Museums Service regarding the possibility of using some of their exhibition space in 2018 and wants to know whether anyone would be interested in joining with him on some theme or other?  He will be using the working title of ‘The Unpromising Landscape’ for the purposes of opening discussions.

9 October 2016

UCLAN – Fieldwork Photography Symposium

on Wednesday 9 November 2016 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

at The Greenbank Lecture Theatre on the main campus

 Keith has asked me to let you know about the Fieldwork Photography Symposium, The Greenbank Lecture Theatre on the main campus; a free one day event held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston UK. It is made up of a series of talks by photographic practitioners on the this year’s theme of the urban image. The talks start at 9.30 and end at 4.30 with time for breaks, discussion, networking and lunch. Alongside the day of talks is an exhibition of photographic work on the same theme held at the PR1 Gallery in the Victoria Building. The Symposium lunch will be held upstairs in PR1. At the Symposium the second volume of North will be launched. North is a magazine showcasing the outputs by UCLan’s photographic students and staff. This volume is based on the same theme as the Symposium.  For more details check the Photography areas blog 

The event has been organised by UCLan’s Photography Research Group. Tickets are now available, go to;

Please note – you will need to bring your printed ticket to gain entry.

9 October 2016

 Autumn Keynote Speaker – Gus Wylie

Sunday 6 November 2016 – 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 Please note the details of this day on the event page


16 May 2016 

Member Andrew Martland commisioned by O2

This article appears in the May 2016 edition of the RPS Magazine ‘THE JOURNAL’

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Thanks to Andrew and the RPS Journal editor for permission to reproduce the article

3 May 2016 – A new Gallery from Andrew Marland ARPS.

An brief Statement from Andrew:
As a photographer of the industrial landscape, I take pictures in places that most other people don’t – derelict mills, old cooling towers, steelworks and all manner of magnificently ugly places. I like to try and capture the essence, the spirit of a place, and black and white helps me interpret the scene so that it becomes more than just a record of what was in front of me on the day.
This is a selection of photographs from my Shadows of the North project, a long term project documenting the remains of the northern textile industry.
My websites are at and

2 May 2016 – At tonights meeting, Peter Fallas handed me a CD with his contribution to the Lancashire Monochrome Gallery. I have uploaded them so please have a look……….

28 April 2016 – New Gallery by Chris McGinley

20 April 2016 – New Gallery By David Crabtree

Keith Launchbury is involved with the Contemporary North West Photography Group – They have an exhibition currently running at Lytham Heritage Centre. Details Below:

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