Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Visiting our exhibition at Lakeside Arts

Today I visited our Uncovering the Invisible exhibition on display at the Wallner Gallery in Lakeside Arts, Nottingham and attended the artcodes workshop led by Horizon Hub where we learned to create and power up our own artcodes. It was a great experience to see how this technology works and listen to visitors comments and suggestions regarding the content of the show in combination with such codes. Finally after a three year wait we did it! Pablo and I would like to extend a big thank you to The University of Nottingham, Professor Catherine Davies who was key in making this happen alongside the invaluable support and input from Laura Carletti and her colleagues at Horizon Hub, Boriana Koleva and Susan Ali.
The exhibition is open to the public until 11th September 2016 and is free for all.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Delivering Mundos Posibles, a photography workshop in Mexico!

Finally the day has come! After much planning and Skype calls with my good friend Grisel Alcantara who runs the El Cine Club project in Playa del Carmen, the awaited day has come and we are so happy to be able to make this happen. We'll be delivering a photo-mural-yoga-film workshop for 5 days with children right by the beach under the title of Mundos Posibles (Possible Worlds). It promises to be fun, entertaining and experimental culminating with a exhibition and film screening. Also, Wilbraham Primary School in Manchester will be taking part in the form of a cultural exchange creating artwork to share with the kids in Mexico. Amazing!

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Process, a Bankley Studios members exhibition

Happy to be part of Process, a Bankley Studios members exhibition in our newly refurbished gallery. I am taking part with images of my Diary series. 

I keep somewhat like a visual diary since January 2015; I take or pick an image every day. It shows the process of my life, my interests, the places I’ve been in, the people I coexist with and to some degree my state of mind. It is an exercise that encourages observation and reflection, it makes me more aware of the moments through the day that I want to keep hold of.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Bucket List - Panel discussion at The Lowry Theatre

Very happy to have been invited to be part of this panel discussion about the work in progress of  the play titled Bucket List by talented Mexican actress Vicky Araico at the Lowry Theatre on the 11th March at 8pm.

Bucket List tells the story of Mexican orphan, Milagros, her journey from the sweatshops of Ciudad Acuña to Harvard University, and what happens when the promise of a better life begins to unravel. Part rags-to-riches, part revenge story, Bucket List utilises an extreme style of physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song, to explore themes of social mobility, neo-colonialism and freedom versus fate in modern Mexico.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Article in

Yesterday an article about my work written by journalist Gloria Serrano was published in Homozapping (Spanish only unfortunately!). The Mexicans who took part in Mexicans/UK were mentioned alongside my brother Pablo Allison who I often collaborate with and whom is an important person in the development of my photography. We have flown together supporting each other through the journey.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Mexicans/UK at PS Mirabel

Transitions: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography is open until 13th April 2016. It is free to visit and opens only on Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. Before you visit please download a QR code app to your smartphone in order to view additional information for the Mexicans/UK piece.