FLOW Photofest 2019

by FLOW Photofest in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom


raised of £3,000 target
14% 8 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by June 29th 2019 at 9:00am

FLOW Photofest is a biennial, international photography festival held in Northern Scotland, celebrating photography in all its forms.

by FLOW Photofest in Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom

FLOW Photofest is a biennial, international festival held in Northern Scotland, celebrating photography in all its forms. 

Galleries and events specialising in photography tend to be in Scotland's central belt - which make it hard for people from the North of Scotland to get to see high quality, challenging and innovative work on a regular basis. 

Iiu Susiraja

In 2017, FLOW launched the first international festival dedicated to photography in the Highlands and Islands

Our theme was ‘People and Place’ and the Festival opened at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, which hosted several galleries from internationally acclaimed and award-winning photographers from Iceland, Finland, Scotland and Norway.  

Headline shows were held across two venues; we had RAX (Ragnar Axelsson) at Eden Court Theatre while at IMAG we had Sigga Ella from Iceland and Kieran Dodds from Scotland


Talks, workshops and portfolio reviews were all held during the festival. 

Alicia Bruce

We also ran a series of concurrent events throughout the North of Scotland and the larger collections were on tour through 2018. In Inverness, there was a Small Walls feature with shops and cafes hosting everything from single photographs to small galleries. 

In addition, we held a film festival dedicated to documentaries on photography at Eden Court Theatre and an ‘Open’ Flow Competition, inviting photographers to submit work based on the festival theme. The best photographs were exhibited at the Highland Print Studio during the Festival. 

Samyukta Lakshmi (Winner)

Liondsaidh Chaimbeul

Eliza Coulson

This unique Festival extended to locations throughout the Highlands & Islands - including premier venues such as An Lanntair in Stornoway and the Sawyer Gallery at Inverewe House.

The FLOW Photofest WALL at Eden Court is a now permanent exhibition space for contemporary photography showing work on an ongoing basis between the official Festival dates.  The Wall is supported by Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow and we regularly show work on tour. We are also supported by the collective 'Wildfires' and 'Focas India'.

Our ambition is to develop a Centre for Contemporary Photography in the Highlands and continue to keep photography in the forefront of the creative industries in our part of the world.

This crowdfunder will help us put on a great show in September 2019 and keep us on track to develop the Centre  for Contemporary Photography in the near future 

Thank you for your support.

The FLOW Team :) 



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

The Great FLOW Photofest Badge!

As we offer all exhibitions and talks free of charge during the festival we don't have much to give away as a reward! But for £20 your name will be in 'lights' on the website as a supporter AND you will receive an unlimited edition FLOW Photofest Badge - Black lettering on a white background - a 'positive' version of the original logo! :)

£10 or more

Get your name in 'lights' as a Friend of Flow

Be named as a 'Friend of Flow' on our website - not 'in lights' as such - but not bad for a tenner... All donors will be listed on the FLOW Photofest website.

£50 or more

The Amazing FLOW Photofest Mug

For this generous donation you will receive an unlimited edition Flow Badge (in reverse 'positive' lettering), your name in 'lights' on the website AND... An unlimited edition FLOW Photofest mug!

£100 or more

The Mystery Gift of Happiness....

For this amazingly generous donation you will receive the fantastic unlimited edition of a FLOW positive lettering badge, an unlimited edition FLOW mug, your name in 'lights' on the website AND A Mystery Gift of Happiness… We are not totally sure what this might be, but suspect it is associated with the feeling of largesse experienced by supporting us in such an amazing way!

Let's make 'FLOW Photofest 2019' happen

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