At Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership, we are thrilled that our community exhibition spaces at Gloucester, Stonehouse, Stroud and Cam & Dursley train stations are now celebrating the journey of the Hundred Heroines Bootcampers 2022/23.
Thanks to GWR’s Community Investment Fund, Hundred Heroines 2022/23 Bootcamp ran between November 2022 - March 2023, venturing beyond the traditional confines of photography, offering a blend of theory sessions and practical portraiture experiences. The first phase included theory sessions on art, activism and identity. The second phase comprised a series of practical sessions on portraiture, gallery and archive and train journeys to London and Oxford to look at exhibitions on portrait photography, as well as intensive workshops with with acclaimed photographers including Laura El Tantawy and Jillian Edelstein.
As you pass through Gloucester, Stroud, Stonehouse, and Cam & Dursley railway stations, take a moment to explore the work of the Bootcampers. Each piece tells a unique story, a reflection of their journey through the Bootcamp and their individual exploration of photography's role and women photographers’ role in shaping society. And don't forget to capture the moment – take a selfie with your favourite artwork and tag @glos_crp and @hundredheroines.
Find out more about Hundred Heroines and the Bootcamp here.
Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership is dedicated creating creative spaces to connect people and communities served by Gloucestershire’s nine railway stations
We firmly believe that art should be accessible to all, and through initiatives like these exhibitions, we aim to bring art out of conventional spaces and into the daily lives of our commuters and visitors. You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!