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Book Launch with Joy Gregory and Anne McNeill

Wednesday 9 February 2011, 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Join us for the launch of Joy Gregory's new book Translating Place
, this full colour publication published by Impressions Gallery is a poignant, and at times, moving body of work that translates Joy Gregory’s intense experience of place.

At 6.15pm Joy will discuss the making of the book with the Editor, Anne McNeill. There will also be a book signing and an evening viewing of Joy's Gregory's exhibition Lost Languages and other voices  which includes work from Translating Place.

Translating Place features work created by Gregory during her three month residency in Sri Lanka in 2004 and also includes Narratives of Place an insightful and perceptive essay by Rohini Malik Okon that provides an overview of Gregory’s time and art projects throughout her residency.

All the photographs are published for the first time and include traditional portraits of the staff Gregory lived with during her stay. These images embrace the ‘tension’ between herself, the outsider, and the moment the gardeners, the cook and their relatives all posed for the camera, presenting a loving sense of empowerment. Native flora and fauna have also been reproduced as delicate, two dimensional objects: while dark and atmospheric photographs of rooms act as a metaphor for Gregory’s state of mind.

Translating Place
will be available to purchase at the special price of £5.00 (RRP £7.50)

Free event,
refreshments will be available.
Booking advised.