April 2018: NOTES 2 Years on – In Conversation

NOTES Journal 2 Years on/Open Forum

For our April event Talk See Photography is delighted to present a conversation with NOTES Journal. The event will be chaired by Deirdre MacKenna founder of Cultural Documents and former STiLLS director.

NOTES is a Scottish artist-led photography journal which aim to contribute to visual and critical grassroots discourses in Scottish photography thinking and practice.

The event marks the two-year anniversary since the NOTES team started working together and this open forum will be an opportunity for the editors to chart their journey and invite informal feedback from the audience, ahead of the release of Issue 4 on 27th of April at Street Level Photoworks The editors would like to encourage the audience to critically think about how they would like to see the magazine evolve.

What does the Scottish photography scene need more of? What direction should the journal grow in? How does the journal balance the issues it raised (identity/landscape/environment) in conversation with its audiences? How does NOTES expand audiences? Which content has been most beneficial and why?

The current editorial team Melanie Letoré and Nina Bacos (TSP) are joined by new members Steven Swinney and Jolanta Dolewska in a conversation about achievements, issues, wishes, visions and aims for the future. The floor will then be opened to the public.

NOTES is devoted to interdisciplinary contemporary discourse. It recognises that a dynamic scene needs to have many different opportunities to develop ideas and work and therefore NOTES will model the uptake of new members on other great Glaswegian artist run organisations such as Market Gallery and Transmission.