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Tri-Pod initiative cofounded in 2010 by Miranda Gavin and Wendy Pye to support lens-based artists working on projects in process. Tri-Pod developed a model for facilitated peer-to-peer group feedback that also encouraged individual artists to maintain their own networks of support beyond the facilitated Tripod group.

Tri-Pod’s key aim was to offer critical support, involving research and development, to visual artists working on new or on-going lens-based personal projects. 

Our goal in Tri-pod was to foster a safe space, by emphasizing the importance of nurturing and inspiring one another. Participants could reflect on their creative practices, such as how they develop and nurture ideas, as well as express how their personal lives may influence their ideas as well as affect their projects and creativity. This resulted in the development of a more  personal and sensitive approach that emphasised individuality more than formal arts education tends to do.

Between 2010-2018 Tri-pod ran a range of workshop formats from monthly meeting groups held over six months to a year hosted at Hotshoe Magazine/Gallery, Photofusion Brixton, London and Wired Sussex, Brighton. Each group culminated in a Tri-pod group exhibition. Some participants from these groups have continued to meet, support each other and exhibit together.

We also ran some one-day and weekend workshops at the Roof Unit in Bethnal Green, London and at Photofusion to support visual artists with the research and development of personal projects.


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