Nicky Akehurst, Akehurst Creative Management, independent gallerist and curator, has over 30 years’ experience in providing management and consultancy services to photographers, exhibition organisers, publishers and curators of private and public collections.

We support photographers by acting in a management role; we pursue opportunities for their work to be exhibited, licensed or placed with established galleries/collections and we handle copyright and legal issues. Our corporate and institutional clients, publishers and collectors benefit from our ability to locate and acquire suitable prints or negotiate reproduction rights.

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Akehurst Press

A portfolio range of postcard packs, ephemera and design curios, – with a main emphasis on contemporary photography, but including design, visual arts, architecture, social documentary, counter-culture or just plain quirky. All artist inspired, well-designed limited print runs of products that are tactile and hand finished that we hope will become coveted and kept

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Current and Forthcoming Events

Autograph ABP Exhibition

In A Different Light: New Acquisitions

Autograph ABP
Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA

Until 2 December 2017

Prints of eight images by Charlie Phillips have been acquired by Autograph ABP for their permanent collection of photography. These and other recent acquisitions are on show in a temporary archive display.

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Outside the Piss house Pub, Portobello Road 1968 (c) Charlie Phillips

Here We Are
A new exhibition of British photography to celebrate
the September 2017 Burberry collection.
Includes three images by Charlie Phillips.

New Hong Kong exhibition: 11 to 18 November 2017

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The exhibition was intially displayed over three floors of Burberry’s show venue Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell (18 September to 1 October 2017).

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Click Here for a feature on the exhibition in Creative Review.

Click Here for a short film by curator Lucy Kumara Moore about the exhibition.

José Julián Martí

José Julián Martí

Galeria Villa Manuela, Havana City, Cuba

November and December 2017

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Latest News

The Twelfth in Newry. (c) Seán Hillen

Seán Hillen:: running towards gunfire

Feature on Seán Hillen's work in The Irish Times, 16 November 2017.

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Maybelle by Charlie Phillips

“Big Mabelle” by Charlie Phillips
included in feature on The Green Book

Historian Candacy Taylor explores The Negro Travelers’ Green Book as part of project to document the history of the book and the businesses featured in it.

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Evidence of Controlled Demolition in the Rose Garden, Tralee, Co Kerry by Sean Hillen

21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks: Searching For Evidence

Critic and broadcaster Cristín Leach selects 21 artworks for RTÉ Culture that define Modern Ireland and includes Seán Hillen’s Evidence of Controlled Demolition in the Rose Garden, Tralee, Co Kerry.

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Here We Are ... In conversation with photographer Charlie Phillips.

Jesus Appears in Newry (Security Forces Investigate), 1992, Sean Hillen

Seán Hillen: feature on British Council website

Seán Hillen's work is included in a feature on Belfast photographers on the UK-India 2017 section of the British Council website.

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Sean Hillen on The Arts Show

Seán Hillen: feature on The Arts Show

Seán Hillen was featured on The Arts Show, BBC1 (Northern Ireland), 27 Apr 2017, repeated 1 May 2017 and available for viewing online.

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Cafe Royal Books

Notting Hill in the 60s by Charlie Phillips

Published by Cafe Royal Books, 16 March 2017
24 pages, 14cm x 20cm, b/w digital
First edition of 150 March 2017 (sold out)
Second printing of 100 available April 2017

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Recent News and Events

Young and old soldier (c) Charlie Phillips, 2004

Young and old soldier by Charlie Phillips
Taken at a funeral in Stockwell.
Retired service men and women form one of the most respected groups in the Caribbean community.

Included in Exhibition:
Journeys to Oxford
Date: 12 June to 4 November 2017
Gallery, Museum of Oxford

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(c) Charlie Phillips

London is the Place For Me by Charlie Phillips
28 July 2017, Exhibition opening at Lomography Gallery Soho
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Meet The Artist - Charlie Phillips
8 August 2017, to accompany that Lomography Gallery exhibition
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Notting Hill Couple, 1967 by Charlie Phillips

100 Images of Migration

Includes work by Charlie Phillips

Full collection can now be viewed online

Selected images on show, 26 April to 30 July 2017
Migration Museum at The Workshop
26 Lambeth High Street

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Charlie Phillips

Through the Looking Glass
Exploring Multi Cultural London

An Exhibition by Charlie Phillips

19 April 2017 to 13 May 2017

Thomas Hardy House
39 London Road

Charlie’s images are full of the atmosphere of that time. Here are photographs of slum housing, of children on the streets, of traders, of funerals, of churchgoers, of shebeens and of the ordinary lives of people, black and white. In spite of hardship and poverty their faces tell us of spirit and humanity.

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Charlie Phillips will hold a Q and A session to coincide with this exhibition, on 2 may 2017.

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Three Autos by John Claridge

John Claridge:
Paris in the Sixties and Seventies

2 April 2017 to 3 June 2017

The French House
Dean St

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Funny Feet, 1989 (c) Karin Rosenthal

Contrasts: Varying Visions from Six Master Photographers
Includes work by Karin Rosenthal

4 May to 25 June 2017

Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
MA 02638

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My Monet, 1998 (c) Karin Rosenthal

Thinking About Water
Includes work by Karin Rosenthal

22 March to 30 June 2017

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon StreetM
MA 02467

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Charlie Phillips

I Am Not Your Negro
plus Discussing Black History of Notting Hill

Event with Charlie Phillips at The Gate, Notting Hill, 16 May 2017

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Spike Milligan by John Claridge

John Claridge's Soho Portraits

Another portfolio compiled by The Gentle Author in Spitalfields Life, 10 March 2017, featuring 30 of John Claridge's Soho Portraits, with captions and notes.

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Collapse the Box: Sean Hillen

Collapse the Box: Seán Hillen

Mo McDevitt visits the Golden Thread Gallery to discuss the career and processes of artist Seán Hillen, as he prepares for his first retrospective of his work.

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Paul Kilsby, Flora Nova

Flora Nova
A new portfolio of work by Paul Kilsby

This series of photographs takes as its inspiration the ways in which recent technologies such as genetic modification and cloning have facilitated the rapid development of new variations of natural forms, including flowers.

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Sean Hillen

100 Works - Seán Hillen

26 January to 11 March 2017

Golden Thread Gallery
84- 94 Great Patrick Street,

The first major solo exhibition of Seán Hillen in Northern Ireland, with a focused on his practice as a collagist, with works dating back to the early 1980’s.

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Belfast Telegraph, 27 January 2017
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Dancer Triptych (detail) by Karin Rosenthal

The Human Landscape:
Photographs by Karin Rosenthal

15 to 25 February 2017

Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery
1199 Third Street So.
Naples, FL 34102

Opening Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5:30-7:30PM
Artist’s Talk: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2-3PM

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Sean Hillen

Seán Hillen - Radio Ulster Interview

On the eve of his 100 Works exhibition, Seán Hillen is interviewed for the Arts Show, BBC Radio Ulster, 26 January 2017.

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Sean Hillen

Wake Up Stories - Episode 2 - Seán Hillen

Seán Hillen tells his 'Wake Up Story', part of an online series by Wide Awake Media, and discusses the role of art in truth telling.

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