Photograd Experience: Katie McAtackney at Gallery Six

Late last year we introduced you to Gallery Six; a specifically designed space for first year BA graduates, where members benefit from a fully connected workspace with all the required facilities. The space is a hub for engagement, and a place to develop personal projects and collaborate on in-house Truman briefs.

Gallery Six

Gallery Six

We've reached out to some of the photography graduates who have experience of using the space provided by Gallery Six and we'd like to bring you our first case study. Katie McAtackney will introduce herself below.

Hello I am Katie, a fresh photography graduate from Norwich University of the Arts. My work mainly revolves around travel, lifestyle and editorial work, where I tend to capture the candid moments of the everyday. 

From the series  On the Road

From the series On the Road

At the moment I'm working on several projects; one being On the Road which I'm sure you’ve heard about. It’s currently being exhibited in Norwich alongside other talented artists. Another is For the time being.. which is a photographic project based on the idea of ‘slow living’ and those quiet moments in life. 

Gallery six is an amazing little hub to be a part of. I was lucky enough to find out about it via the Free Range Instagram page. I was so intrigued by it and couldn't wait to complete my application. I feel my work and thinking process has came on a lot since being in the gallery, this is because of the Truman’s briefs. In Gallery Six we are encouraged to act professional when it comes to these briefs but we are also allowed to have our own creative freedom. I feel it definitely makes me more aware of the commercial/advertising/marketing aspects of the creative industry. By completing these briefs we are able to add new skills to our CVs and build up our portfolios and online presence.

Some of the team at Gallery Six

Some of the team at Gallery Six

At Gallery Six we are able to collaborate and network vigorously. At the moment there are 13 really diverse members at Gallery Six. So, a small group of us came up with an idea of creating a zine. The zine will consist of our profiles; cover various topics such as art critiques, events, life after graduation and serious issues like mental health. This will enable us to collaborate, get the word out about Gallery Six, Free Range, 91 Selects and the other opportunities that The Old Truman Brewery gives out to creatives. We hope to get the zine out soon so watch this space!

Take a look at Bricoleur Mag on Kickstarter here.