Metro Imaging x FORM Fringe


As a huge advocate for collaboration, Metro Imaging is thrilled to be partnering with FORM for their Open Call, which will consist of a series of exhibitions and events in Derby, coinciding with FORMAT Festival 2019.

FORM is a lens based collective focusing on progress through process, believing nothing is ever fully formed and that we are always in flux. Compelled by a need for ongoing personal development through critique and conversation, each member brings a distinct practice and background, their current works investigating gender, health, education, and technology: processes that shape us, and the barriers that ultimately break us.

The Open Call invites artists interested in working collaboratively to join FORM Fringe and benefit from peer support, critical feedback, and the opportunity to exhibit. Responding to the wide-ranging notion of ‘form’, individual artists are invited to submit their own interpretations, each presenting a series of photographic based images, which consider ‘form’ on a personal, societal, or political level. The work of the 12 participating artists, made up of existing FORM members and winners of the Open Call, will be curated into an exhibition in Derby. As FORM experiments with ideas of collective authorship and collaboration and, individual works are not authored to the individuals, and instead as a collective.

FORM Fringe is supported by Metro Imaging, Redeye Photography Network, GRAIN Projects, Photofusion & Arts Council England.

Selected artists will receive:

– A £100 print bursary (supported by Metro Imaging)
– A travel bursary up to £150
– Accommodation for FORMAT opening weekend
– Group feedback with FORM, and a crit day with Camilla Brown

To apply, please produce a PDF (max 2 sides of A4) including the following:

– An overview of your practice and experience to date
– Your interest in collaborating with FORM collective
– Your response to the theme ‘form’
– Previous examples of your work
– Links to your portfolio and/or website

Please send your application to

Deadline: Sunday 24th February, 10 am

Entry is free

Please note that the FORM Fringe is focused on professional development and current graduate students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must also be available to attend the crit session on Sunday 3rd March 2019.
Images © FORM Collective, Bright Photo Fringe 2019 installation.