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Wendy McGowan is currently doing a journalism course in Brighotn. Her blog reports on the Fabrica Photographice Biennale exhibition of vernacular photography by Martin Parr at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton.

Wendy McGowan goes to the preview of the 'House of Vernacular'

11 October 2010

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photo of elderly couple kissing

As I arrive at Fabrica there is a real buzz of excitement, not the usual air of intellectual sobriety at many previews - a real feeling of intense curiosity and delight. At such events people usually stand around, near the artworks, looking coolly sufficient in their interest and I feel just nervous and awkward. As I travelled here I wondered how I would like the exhibition, once the walls had been erected and all of the corners sealed up.  I hoped that completion wouldn't close down the...

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Wendy McGowan visits the construction of the House of Vernacular at Fabrica, Brighton

2 October 2010

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photo of two young boys from Martin Parr collection

It was exciting to have had the opportunity to take a glimpse during the installation process of the House of Vernacular at the Fabrica Gallery, Brighton. The exhibition consists of a series of amateur and commercial photographic images selected by artist Martin Parr, and is part of the Brighton Photo Biennial. As an artist who has utilised found objects and photographs in my own work, the process of constructing or choosing of an environment that re-articulates portentous objects has been...

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