NB After our one-off talk at the Forum Cinema we are back at Newton and Bywell Community Hall
A Delicious Garden – Plants, Images, and a Search for the Authentic Self
Marjolaine Ryley is a senior lecturer in Photography at Sunderland University.
She says “My work explores ideas of memory, history, familial relationships and archival narratives. My practice uses photography, super 8, digital video, text, objects and found photographs to explore a range of themes and issues ... ... linking my own personal experiences to broader social and political narratives. My work moves between the personal album and the social document”
Much of her work is inspired by her own experiences, from childhood in the1970s counter culture to motherhood, including personal loss through recurrent miscarriages. She talks of  “Drawing on my own and other women's experiences, the images telling personal stories, while utilising the commonly shared imagery that women in different cultures use to represent miscarriage and loss.” 
Marjolaine has several books to her name and has exhibited widely, as well as being Photographer in Residence to the Dilston Physic Garden, and the Miscarriage Association. 
Her interests include 1960s and 1970s counterculture, technology and the counterculture, free school education, photography in the era of web 2.0, digital technologies/family photography and the shifting nature of these archives in the digital age, experimental film and video art, re-cycled film, art and text.
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Meeting opens at 7.00pm for Tea, Coffee and chat.
Talk starts at 7.30pm prompt.
Meeting ends 21.00
NB The date and details of this meeting may change due to Covid
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