Featuring David Copeland (Episode No.7)
This week Zara and Oonagh talk to David Copeland .. Based in Northern Ireland, David has just completed an MFA in Photography at Ulster University, after having achieved a first-class hons degree in Photography in 2017. David divides his time between commissioned and personal projects.
Utilizing conceptual and documentary approaches David explores the boundaries physical, circumstantial, and psychological that hold humanity in-between. David’s most recent work, ‘a place to sleep,’ examines his position within the boundaries of the provincial town he calls home.
His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and is held in private and public collections. Most recently, David was the youngest photographer to participate in the Sixteen Touring Project, a collaborative visual series that paired UK based practitioners with teenage youths. David was published for his portrait of Patrick Adams, on the cover of the Guardian weekend magazine. His current body of work, ‘a place to sleep’, is featured at the anthropology exhibition at Belfast Exposed in 2020.
David can be found on instagram @photocopeland and the new social enterprise he mentions in the podcast in @reframewerks
Oonagh McAteer and Zara Lyness, Buoy Park Art is a podcast full of chat about art and artists in Northern Ireland and beyond. Meeting on the Fine Art Master’s Course in Ulster University, Oonagh (BA Photography) and Zara (BA Fine Art) started the podcast as a relaxed platform to encourage inclusive discussions about art and artists and to extend a support network to independent and rural artists at all career stages. The podcasts include invited guests talking about their work and interests and introducing different topics each week, along with the ups and downs of the life or an emerging artist.
Music to credit ‘Joshua Findon Magee’
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