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Anna Gormley: 'Re Framing Migration'

Dur­ing her res­i­den­cy Anna will devel­op visu­al respons­es to on-going research look­ing at pho­tog­ra­phy & migra­tion at the bor­der in Calais, France.

25/06/24 – 01/07/24
Opening Times
Sun–Thu, Closed
Friday, 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday, 16:00 – 16:00
The aim of the residency is to experiment with different methods of visualising her research to share & respond to its findings, & in turn, ask questions about the possibility of activating images of migration (within a gallery context) whilst, facilitating a discussion space where the research can be explored and expanded.

Drop in on Friday or Saturday to contribute your handprint as part of a collaborative response.

Opening Times:

Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm

Thursday 27th June 10.30am–1.30pm ‘Reframing Migration’ Closed Discussion.

‘Reframing Migration’ closed discussion with practitioners, NGO communications staff, Activists and researchers working with photography and issues of migration. Supported by The Paul Mellon Centre.

If interested in participating, please contact Anna ( for further details.

Anna Gormley

Anna Gormley is a Visual Researcher & lecturer in Photography at the University of Gloucestershire. She is also a doctoral researcher working with the ESRC and Cardiff University on a project exploring the production of photography of displaced communities at the border in Calais and Dunkirk. She has a particular interest in the possibilities of expanded photographic practice to reactivate images of migration.

Before beginning her doctoral research, Anna worked on international photographic projects which sought to activate audiences by including them in the process of image production, pushing the boundaries of the medium and raising questions around authorship & collaboration in image production. Projects include, Danube Revisited, A Portrait of Marrakech with MMPVA & Magnum Photos, & Magnum Live Lab funded by the Arts Council and in collaboration with The British Museum.

Anna’s works across disciplines. Her research has been shared in academic chapters, through policy reports and best practice image guidelines with International Non-Governmental Organisations, and more recently through mixed media installations.