The Caravan Gallery

The Caravan Gallery is a collaboration between Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale

CV from 2000, when The Caravan Gallery was founded, to the present

Exhibitions, commissions & appearances

extraordinary - Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery, Solent Showcase, Southampton.
Southampton Pride of Place Project, 108 East Street, Southampton SO14 3HD (temporary venue).
FLANEUR New Urban Narratives outdoor glass photocubes, Rotuës aikë, Kaunas, Lithuania.
extraordinary- Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.
Middlesbrough Pride of Place Project, 95 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5DD (temporary venue).
FLANEUR New Urban Narratives residency to create Savanoriai Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania.
extraordinary- Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery, Museum of Lancashire, Preston.
Preston Pride of Place Project, 3 Friatgate, Preston (temporary venue).
Preston Caravan Gallery Tour, various locations.

extraordinary - Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery, Ffotogallery / Diffusion Festival, Cardiff.
Cardiff Pride of Place Project, The Abacus, St Davids House, Wood Street, Cardiff
Cardiff Caravan Gallery Tour, various locations
extraordinary - Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery, Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
Bradford Pride of Place Project, FUSE Art Space, 7 Rawson Place, Bradford.
Bradford Caravan Gallery Tour,various locations.
extraordinary - Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA), Sunderland.
Sunderland Pride of Place Project, 18 Fawcett Street, Sunderland (temporary venue).
Sunderland Caravan Gallery Tour, various locations.

Watch this Space Festival, National Theatre, London.
Festival 2014, Glasgow.
Liverpool Biennial launch weekend at the Bluecoat, Liverpool.

'Soft Estate', the Bluecoat, Liverpool and Spacex, Exeter.
'Aberdeenshire Ways': a road trip into regional identity (with Jacques Coetzer). Aberdeenshire Council commission.
'St Annes Arts & Music Festival', Lytham St Annes.
Blackburn College, Caravan Gallery visit and lecture.
'Lytham St Annes Pride of Place Project' commemorative book launch, St Annes.
'Watch This Space Festival', National Theatre, London.
'A Summer Squall', Ramsgate Arts, Ramsgate.
'Translocation Festival', Timespan, Helmsdale, Sutherland.
'Huntly Pride of Place Project', Deveron Arts, Aberdeenshire.
'Bedfringe Festival', Bedford.
'Wirral Pride of Place Project', Marine Point, New Brighton.
'Liverpool Pride of Place Project', 79 Renshaw Street (temporary venue).
'Merseystyle: Photographs by The Caravan Gallery', Museum of Liverpool.
'LOOK/13 Liverpool International Photography Festival' (partner organisation).
'Format International Photography Festival', The Chocolate Factory, Derby.

'In/Hospitality', Liverpool Independents Biennial, the Bluecoat courtyard.
Chassepierre: 39ieme Fesival des Arts de la Rue, Florenville, Belgium.
'Nature et Dérision', Centre d'Art Contemporain due Luxembourg Belge, Belgium.
'Lytham St Annes Pride of Place Project', St Annes on Sea, commissioned for Revealed Festival.
Leuften Mouson Arts and Music Festival, Frankfurt, Germany.
'Oxford Pride of Place Project', 03 Gallery, Oxford Castle Quarter and the Old Fire Station.
'Wetteren Pride of Place Project', Wetteren, Belgium.

'Is Britain Great?3' book launch exhibitions in Manchester, Liverpool & Portsmouth.
Promotional tour for Panasonic Lumix in Thurrock, Southend, Swindon, Fulham, Chelmsford, Wednesbury.
Bangwallop Big Bash, Bangwallop photography gallery, Salcombe.
'Kunst & Zwalm Festival of Contemporary Art', Belgium.
'Watch This Space Festival', National Theatre, London.
Guernsey Photography Festival.
'LOOK/11 International Photography Festival', Liverpool.
'Focus on Imaging', Panasonic stand at NEC, Birmingham.
'Portsmouth Pride of Place Project: The People's Perspective', SPACE gallery, University of Portsmouth.
'Nice Cuppa Tea', South Kilburn, London (Empty Shops Network).

'Marks and Stencils', Berwick St, London.
Liverpool Biennial at the Bluecoat and various sites around Liverpool.
'6by4': Art Space Portsmouth 30th Anniversary Secret Postcard Exhibition (project coordinator).
'Vintage at Goodwood' festival, West Sussex.
FAB2010, Bath Fringe Visual Arts Festival and Widcombe Rising Festival.
'Love Your Bike', Southsea Skate Park, Portsmouth.
'Stowfest', Stowmarket.
Empty Shops Network Tour: South Kilburn, Brixton, Coventry, Carlisle, Shoreham.

Leysdown Vision Launch, Isle of Sheppey (Art at the Centre).
Edinburgh Art Festival, National Galleries precinct.
'Hullness' debate, discussion and exhibition commissioned by ARC, Hull's architecture centre.
Arts & Business HQ, Nutmeg House, London and 'Wish you were here' exhibition.
White Stuff, Battersea and Spitalfields, London and Chichester.
'Felixstroll' festival art and walking, Felixstowe.
'The Other South Bank collaboration with Pilgrim Films & St Etienne resulting in film and exhibition.

'Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art' (Street Level Photoworks, 5 locations).
London Festival of Architecture: Fresh Perspectives (Canary Wharf Hub).
'Beck's Fusions', Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.
'Arts Fresco', Market Harborough.
Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire.
'Hackney Wicked', London.
The Bluecoat, Liverpool during opening week of the Liverpool Biennial.
'Space for 10' residency and creative development programme, NGCA, Sunderland.
Cultural Olympiad Launch, Portsmouth.
Brighton Photo Fringe, Jubilee Square.
Grassington Festival of Music and Arts, Yorkshire.

Bloomsbury Festival, Marchmont Street, London.
Thames Gateway Forum, ExCel London.
'Coastal Currents' festival, Hastings.
Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire.
'O Dreamland': Transition Gallery at the seaside, Greatstone, nr Dungeness.
Herne Bay Festival.
Shoreditch Festival, London (3 venues).
'Late At Tate', Tate Britain, London (during 'How We Are Now').
'Is Britain Great?' Caravan Gallery residency and exhibition at Paul Smith Space, Tokyo (toured to Fukuoka and Osaka).
'Leisure Landscape & Lifestyle in 21st century Britain', Urbis, Manchester.
'Im not a Tourist I Live Here', Pennwood House, Oxford.

'Is Britain Great?' The Caravan Gallery UK tour', Aspex, Portsmouth.
BigFest Street Art Festival, Uxbridge.
Liverpool Biennial, Independents Quarter.
'A Beautiful South', Millais Gallery, Southampton.
'The Great Wyre Jigsaw' (Borough of Wyre commission).
'Destinations & Locations' CIRM conference, Manchester Metropolitan University (exhibition and talk).
'Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival', Belfast.
Queen Square, Wolverhampton (off-site project with Wolverhampton Art Gallery).
'Sideshow', Nottingham.
Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales.
'Watch this Space' Festival, National Theatre, London.
'UK JACK OK!' Colette, Paris (also Dover St Market, London & Isetan,Tokyo).
Brunel Festival, Swindon.
St Helens Arts Festival, St Helens.
Maidstone Architecture Week, Maidstone, Kent.
Streets of Brighton, Brighton.
Mediacom, North Gower Street, London.

a-Mart: The Art Supermarket', Bradford on Avaon (in association with Ale & Porter Arts).
'Big Day Out' (postcard workshops & exhibition for national Arts Council England event), Ipswich (in conjunction with Wolsey Art Gallery).
'Totland Art' and Dimbola Lodge, Freshwater, Isle of Wight.
'Garden of Delights' festival, Manchester.
'The Condition of England', Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland.
'Postcards from Portsmouth': public art commission and exhibition, Aspex Gallery & Gunwharf Quays.
'Slough banners' public art commission and workshops.

Liverpool Biennial Independents (various sites).
Eden Project, Cornwall (8 day residency).
'Art Play', The Gallery, Stratford upon Avon.
'Floral Habitat', Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery.
'Coal Salt Tin': Newlyn, Newcastle and Leeds.

Sabbatical for health reasons.

Liverpool Biennial Independents (5 locations).
Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich.
East International, Norwich.
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell (regional tour for outreach programme, 5 locations).
'Streets of Brighton' festival.
Glasgow Art Fair and tour (5 locations including Inverleith House, Edinburgh).

Pilot tour of Southern Arts region (various festivals, shows and exhibitions throughout the year).
'Fresh Art', Business Design Centre, London.
'Portrait of a Festival: a photographic record', Newbury Festival (Year of the Artist commission).

'about yourself: an exhibition all about you', Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.
'The Caravan Gallery Millennium Experience', Southsea seafront (Art Space Portsmouth/PCC commission).
Regular participant in Art Space Portsmouth Open Studios and events.
Pre 200
Prior to setting up The Caravan Gallery with Chris Teasdale, Jan Williams worked as a solo artist in a range of media, exhibiting nationally and internationally, with and without gallery representation.


2016: 'Sunderland Pride of Place Project' (The Caravan Gallery).
2015: 'extraordinary Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery' (The Caravan Gallery)
2014: 'Aberdeenshire Ways' (Aberdeenshire Council).
'Huntly' (Deveron Arts)
2013: 'Lytham St Annes Pride of Place Project' (The Caravan Gallery).
2011: 'Is Britain Great?3 (Cornerhouse).
'Other People's Pictures' (The Caravan Gallery).
'On The Contemporary' - ebook by AGENCY: art, life and society.
2009: 'Is Britain Great? 2' (The Caravan Gallery) launch and exhibition at GASP, Art Space Portsmouth.
2006: 'Is Britain Great?' (aspex) 'Portsmouth - it's unbelievable!' visitor guide (aspex) followed by Liverpool and Glasgow guides
2005: 'Welcome to Britain - a celebration of real life' (Hodder Headline) launch at The Photographers' Gallery.
2000: 'leisure landscape lifestyle' - exhibition catalogue of drawings by Jan Williams (aspex).

The Caravan Gallery regularly contributes images to books and magazines, publishes limited edition prints, small publications and photographic merchandise including an extensive range of postcards.

Talks, workshops & teaching:

Pride of Place Project and extraordinary exhibition tour (2014 - 16 ACE Strategic Touring) talks and exhibition presentations in host towns and cities; Documentary Photography, USW, Newport; Redeye Presents:'Building the Perfect Photographic Project', Liverpool LOOK/15; 'Soft Estate' exhibition - in conversation with Sara-Jayne Parsons, the Bluecoat, Liverpool; The Photography Show & Focus on Imaging for Panasonic Lumix. Blackburn College; in conversation with Sara-Jayne Parsons (Bluecoat) at Lytham St Annes Pride of Place Project; Museum of Liverpool 'Merseystyle' talks and workshops; Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen; 'Cameras in the Community' symposium presentation, Fotonow, Plymouth Arts Centre; Redeye photography network, MMU, Manchester; 'Turntable Café' curated by St Etienne, ICA, London; 'Destinations & Locations' conference, Manchester; Part time teaching on Art foundation and Fine Art degree courses at University of Portsmouth; Creative Partnerships project at Fulbridge School, Peterborough; numerous practical workshops, tutorials and lectures for galleries, schools, colleges, young people's groups and professional organisations on fine art, the built environment, photography and personal development. Regular presentations for our camera sponsors Panasonic Lumix.

Media coverage:

Living North; British Journal of Photography; Photography Monthly; Sunday Express; Amelia's Magazine; The Independent on Sunday Review; The Times magazine; The Times: Image of the Week; The Guardian; The Big Issue; Inside Out; Channel 5; BBC South Today; Southern Daily Echo; Source, The Photographic Review (issue 38, Spring 04); New Statesman; Hotline Virgin Trains magazine; Art Monthly; Nude magazine; Variant; AN Magazine; Financial Times FT magazine; Daily Express (Scotland); Daily Record; The Herald, Glasgow; extensive regional TV, radio and web coverage of Caravan Gallery tour and book reviews.

Awards and sponsorship:

Project support from Arts Council England (Strategic Touring, Grants for the Arts, Research and Development), Scottish Arts Council, local authorities, commissioning bodies, arts organisations, galleries and festivals. Ongoing support from Panasonic Lumix UK. SEEDA Arts & Business Community Award and AMA Creative Champion of the Year Award 2006 for 'Postcards from Portsmouth' in partnership with Aspex Gallery and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

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