Gripvan Sponsor Portrait Salon 2014

Gripvan are delighted to have been approached by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins to help make this print exhibition possible by becoming one of the official sponsors of Portrait Salon.

A Salon des Refusés for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, Portrait Salon is now in its 4th year and for the first time it will be producing a print exhibition, due to tour the UK from the 6th of November 2014 until late spring 2015.

Portrait Salon aims to showcase the best of the rejected images from the Taylor Wessing prize, which is organised annually by the National Portrait Gallery. From 4193 images submitted, only 60 were chosen, leaving plenty for Portrait Salon to sift through to find the best of the rest! 

The new publication and print exhibition launch at 6.30pm on 6th November at Four Corners (London). Simultaneously a projection will be held in Brighton at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in association with Miniclick. The print exhibition will then tour to the following locations:

  • 6th November – 11th November: Four Corners, London.
  • 4th December – 3rd January 2015: Fuse Art Space, Bradford.
  • 9th January – 9th February: Oriel Colwyn Gallery, North Wales.
  • 19th February – 16th April: Napier University, Edinburgh.
  • Venues will also be announced in Birmingham & Bristol for 2015. 

Putting on a print exhibition is a big step for Portrait Salon and one that marks its increasing presence in the UK photographic scene. For James O Jenkins "having an established photographic industry representative such as Gripvan as one of this year’s sponsors is an exciting prospect" and one he looks forward to building over the coming year.

Gripvan's Technical Director, Andrew Howe: I'm thrilled that Gripvan is sponsoring Portrait Salon 2014 . I feel its even more exciting this year as, for the first time, the exhibition will be touring the UK giving even more people the chance to see work which otherwise might get scant exposure. I'll be catching the exhibition in London and I can't wait to see the 'rejections' . I look forward to enjoying work that perhaps doesn't conform to a juries idea of what great portraiture is.