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Graduate Show 2018

Photography Graduate Show - Third Year BA (Hons) Photography Exhibition

Private View 1st May @16:00

May 2nd – May 10th 2018 [Grand Parade Gallery, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY]

A collection of work from BA (Hons) Photography graduates. 

55 Ways of Seeing

55 Ways of Seeing Second Year BA (Hons) Photography Exhibition

Private View 27th January @5:30 (Pay Bar)

January 28th – February 15th 2017 [Edward Street Reception Gallery, 154-155 Edward Street, BN2 0JG]

A collection of work from second year BA (Hons) Photography students. The exhibition explores different concepts, techniques and imagery whilst maintaining a common theme of seeing through photography. Showcasing 55 individual ways in which students look and comment on the world before us.

“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.”

John Berger (1926-2017) 
Ways of Seeing (1972)



19th-21st January 2016 at Gallery 40

A collection of projects exhibited by nine second year BA Photography students from the University of Brighton. Exhibiting in the independent and unique Gallery40, we are exploring the world through nine different viewpoints and processes on a range of subjects.

"Thomas Cole Simmonds:
The conceptual base of this project is to explore the ideas between the virtual world and the real, to highlight the ever-blurring lines between video games and war. As technology advances, the realism in videogames becomes ever more true to life and at the same time real life conflicts are resolved using more video game like processes. Along with this, I am exploring ideas of propaganda and the possible deceit in photography initiated by the artist. I hope to have accomplished this by forming a project around these ideas on war journalism and more specifically war photography and video games as simulacrums for war.
The work consists of a series of virtual images transformed via analogue techniques with the intention to showcase a fictional conflict that has been brought into reality via its presentation. My images are born from fictitious origins and presented in a way that takes them from that and into reality."


The First Four Years - Portraiture by Thomas Cole Simmonds at Gallery 40

This exhibition is a collection of some of my favourite images that I have created over the past four years in collaboration with a multitude of talented people. Thank you to everyone who helped create these images and who supported me during the beginning of my adventure into the world of photography. I look forward to seeing you there!

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The exhibition will run between the 8th-14th of January 2016 at..


40 Gloucester Road

North Laine

Brighton, East Sussex


01273 691511 - gallery40.co.uk


If you have any questions feel free to get in touch! :) info@tomsimmonds.com

Friday - Opening Night

January 8th - 5pm-8pm


January 9th - 11am-5pm.


January 10th - 12pm-5:30pm.


January 11th - 11am-5pm.


January 12th - 11am-5pm.


January 13th - 11am-5pm.

Thursday - Closing Night

January 14th - 11am-7:30pm.


9TH - 20TH OCTOBER 2015



Art Takes Times Square
Monday June 18   |   7pm - 11pm   |   Times Square NYC
Hosted by Questlove of the Roots | Special Performance by Twin Shadow

Working in concert with the Times Square Alliance and Chashama, Artists Wanted has produced this event which celebrates art in Times Square and the launch of See.Me - a new website connecting artists, photographers, designers, filmmakers and musicians to an international audience. With Art Takes Times Square, several of the most iconic video signs in Times Square will be made into an immense display of art and is emblematic of the ambitious projects to come from this new artist platform: See.Me.