Back in December 2015, we managed to fulfil a long standing collaboration with the folks at Webber Gallery Space and curate our first London exhibit, hijacking 19 creative’s Instagram feeds for one month and sharing them with the world.
The resulting launch of the show was a blockbuster, set on a cold Winter’s Thursday evening, with most people counting down the days to Christmas, thousands of ‘liked’ images from 19 carefully selected professionals within the photographic community were on display in the form of varying lengths of A3 paper. The show titled ‘Current Obsessions‘ was an insight and visual representation of what the selected individuals had liked over a one month period. On top of the visual chaos curated in the Webber Gallery Space, we also produced a limited run of prints, each displaying a single image from the participant’s Instagram feed. These were on sale all throughout the show and online (a few still available) with all proceeds donated to The Refugee Lighthouse Appeal. At the time of publishing this article, we have managed to raise a total of €789.00 for the charity.
On behalf of the Wandering Bears, we’d like to thank all the photographers, writers, curators and art directors involved in the show, it wouldn’t of worked without you. We would also like to say a special thanks to Dominic Bell for sharing our vision for the show and helping us every step of the way, and finally big thanks to Chantal Webber for believing in us and the show AND for making a killa rum punch! Lets do it all again next year.