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© 2017 John Kiely        john@purlieu.photography             Phone +447736849388



I have been exhibiting for 30 years now, this represents a selection of some of my more recent exhibitions.


Welsh Coast.

Shenanigans, Morpha Bychan, Porthmadog, Gwynedd.
The bar is just off the beach at Black Rock Sands.  My images of the beach were displayed from May to September 2008.


Peak District. 

The Gallery, Public Library, Mossley, Lancs. 1/12/08 - 24/12/08

A selection of recently produced images of the Peak District National Park


Forest Nation,

2022, Manchester. 23/05/13 - 30/05/13.

Vanilla Photography Gallery, Mossley. April 2016

A series of images based on mans relationship with the forest, both physical and mythological.

Analogue State,

The Engine Room, Mossley April 2014.

A series of prints made from wet plate negatives depiction the state of valve radios.

Without Concept,

Purlieu Gallery, Mossley. March 2019.

Black and white photographs of trees produced as a reaction to the subject, not for a pre-determined concept.



Chittagong, Bangladesh. July 2012.

An international group exhibition organised by Fotosplash.



Miami Beach, USA. July 2015.

15th Annual Art Show.

On the Shoulders of Giants,

Auckland, New Zealand. (Collaboration) June 2017.

A collaboration with Kristin Hatland that was exhibited in the Monterey Gallery in Howick as part of the 2017 Aukland Festival of Photography.

Street / Form,

Rotterdam. (Group) September 2019.

STREET / FORM investigates photography’s relationship with the urban landscape and street culture. The juxtaposition of shape and form, the encounters with the unknown, the intimacy with strangers. 70 photographers from around the world find inspiration in the street..

Selected Group.

The Sea and Me.

Fosters Gallery Gloucester. 25/09/2008 - 07/01/2009. 

A Total Image Nation Exhibition.A beautiful and intriguing collection of work relating to the sea.


Stand Alone.

The Link Gallery, Cheltenham. 18/10/08 - 08/01/09.

A Total Image Nation exhibition in collaboration with Arts in Trust.  An exhibition of selected works from members of the photography network.


I Am ...

Tonic Gallery, LGI, Leeds  04/03/2009 - 31/03/2009

I am... is a series of photographic ‘self portraits’ representing a varied group of photographers through different imagery and responses.


Stand Alone 2.

The Link Gallery, Cheltenham. December 2009 - February 2010.

A Total Image Nation exhibition in collaboration with Arts in Trust. An exhibition of selected works from five members of the photography network.


Something Beautiful,

Michealhouse Gallery, Cambridge.  7/6/10 - 19-6-10.

Something Beautiul - an exhibition of photography.


Beneath the Water,

Bridewell Theatre, London. 3/12/10 - 14/2/11.

Beneath the Water is a dream-like place, where vision is blurred, sound is altered and movements change to become slower and more laboured.



Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding. 20/2/211 - 27/2/11.

Collective - a group, formed or assembled by collection, to be viewed as one, combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole.


211 Collective,

Bankley Gallery, Manchester. 16/07/13 - 21/07/13.

The inaugural exhibition of the 211 Collective.


Sutter Hub Open,

Wisbech & Fenland Museum, Cambridgeshire. 16/07/13 - 21/07/13.

The inaugural OPEN Exhibition, which presents a diverse selection of styles and subjects, bringing them together in an exhibition that promotes the future of photography.



Salt and Pegram, Brick Lane, London. 11/7/14 - 12/9/14.

An exhibition of photography exploring our relationship with the space around us, and how the architecture of our environments affects our daily experience.


'Transition of Time',

Bridewell Institute, London. 19/08/14 - 15/11/14.

Images that demonstrate progression, inventions, traditions, industry and change.


'Alternative Processes',

The Engine Room, Mossley. 11/10/14 - 07/12/14.

A wide variety of alternative processes from an international selection of current practitioners.

'Shutterhub Open',

Cambridge  24/6/16 - 24/7/16.

A conversation about photography – includes an exhibition of photography, portfolio review, a meet-up, talks and workshops in wonderful and intimate venues across Cambridge.


The Atrium Gallery, Leeds. 05/08/16 - 25/10/16.

An exhibition of photography that sets out to present a colourful, inspiring and intriguing body of work, curated by Shutter Hub and specifically selected for The Atrium Gallery