Close of Play: In-Process
GSA Exhibitions / Glasgow Art Club

Event Type:

Close of Play: Climate Emergency and Creative Action


Billiard Room, First Floor, Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4HU


29 Oct 2021 - 4 Dec 2021

Mon 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 11:00 - 18:00

On 17 Nov, 22 Nov, and 24 Nov the exhibition will close at 15:00



Melanie King, Submerged Landscapes, Sarre 2021
Reproduction of Silver Gelatin Photograph processed with Seaweed Film Developer

Close of Play: In-Process

Event info

‘In-Process’ - Joy Gregory, Jess Holdengarde, Melanie King and Christina McBride

A photographic exhibition by FIX Photographic Collective 

29 October - 4 December 2021

As part of the ‘Art of the Possible’ programme, a collaboration between The Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Art Club, the work of FIX Photography Collective is exhibited at the Glasgow Art Club.

FIX Photography Collective is an artist-run collective founded by Christina McBride and Jess Holdengarde in Glasgow. The collective aims to bring together a community of lens-based practitioners who share a commitment to analogue processes, a concern for the natural environment and a commitment to expand innovative and more sustainable processes and materials within photography. 

‘In-Process’ brings together the work of four artists from across the UK - Joy Gregory, Jess Holdengarde, Melanie King and Christina McBride - whose practices question and expand the role of photography in relation to a wider discourse around landscape, the environment and issues of sustainability.

The works explore a range of media which utilise natural materials and components of the landscape. With the use of flowers, vegetables, seaweed and plant-based materials the artists present alternative methods and processes of creating photographic images. Through invention, method and light, these works consider the photograph in a landscape of ecological ruin and question the role of photography in a changing world. 

The exhibition is part of the ‘Close Of Play: Climate Emergency and Creative Action’ series, organised by GSA to coincide and support COP26 in Glasgow. FIX will host one month of activities which includes the exhibition ‘In-Process’, an online panel discussion, a guest lecture and a number of workshops. 

The series of events will aim to expand a dialogue around issues of sustainability and offer an opportunity to engage with practices and initiatives which are currently in place. FIX Photography Collective and The Glasgow School of Art hope to establish a space for conversation, participation and support which offers alternative methods of co-creation in an ecological crisis.

The first event is:

3 December 2021, 2-3pm
‘Sustaining a photographic practice in an ecological crisis’ 

FIX Photography Collective are part of GSA’s yearlong series of online public talks, 'Close Of Play: Climate Emergency and Creative Action’. This series explores the ways in which creative actions and multi-disciplinary practice can address the climate emergency, sustainability, and climate justice. 

FIX Photography Collective will be in conversation with The London Alternative Photography Collective and The Sustainable Darkroom – for more info and to book your free tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustaining-a-photographic-practice-in-an-ecological-crisis-tickets-179959101517


Jess Holdengarde is a South African artist based in Glasgow and a recent graduate of the MFA at Glasgow School of Art. She works predominantly in photography, film and auto fictional narrative. Her current practice investigates the entangled relationship of precarity and temporality with the natural environment. Jess is the co-founder of FIX Photography Collective. 

Christina McBride is a Glasgow based artist. Her research is embedded in the medium and processes of analogue film, its materiality, tactility, and its responsiveness to light and time.  She has exhibited widely at both national and international level including solo exhibitions in New York and Mexico City. She teaches part-time on the MFA and Fine Art Photography programmes and is co-founder of FIX Photography Collective.

Melanie King is an artist and curator originally from Manchester, UK. She is currently based in Ramsgate, Kent, UK. Melanie's work has a specific focus on astronomy, analogue photography and materiality. She is co-Director of super/collider, Lumen Studios and founder of the London Alternative Photography Collective. Melanie is a PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art (2015-2022). She is a lecturer for the BA Photography course at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is represented by the Land Art Agency.

Joy Gregory is a lensed based artist currently residing in London. She is a graduate of Manchester Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. Joy’s practice is concerned with social and political issues with particular reference to history and cultural differences in contemporary society. As a photographer she makes full use of the media from video, digital and analogue photography to Victorian print processes.   Gregory was recently positioned as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Witwatersrand’s School of Fine Art in South Africa. Her work is currently included in the UK Arts Council Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, Institute of Modern Art (AUS) and Yale British Art Collection.