Category: Exhibitions

Exhibitions I have attended

Sep 03

Study Visit–Press Association Images Nottingham

Had a terrific visit today to Press Association Images in Nottingham. They have 12 million images on line and a further 8 million in their  archive. We started off with a brief talk and good Q&A session with the MD which covered the work of the Press Association with some images dating from 1863. We …

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May 01

There is Here–Photographs by Avi Gupta

I visited this exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts today. The information states that the exhibition presents “a series of photographs of domestic interiors taken in private homes in Washington DC and in Kolkata, India. These poetic images are devoid of people yet filled with human presence, leaving the viewer with the sense …

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May 01

Gillian Wearing–Whitechapel Gallery

I was lucky enough to join the OCA study tour of the Gillian Wearing Exhibition which was a great way of seeing it as someone from the Gallery took us round and gave background and insight to the various parts of the exhibition. I found it a challenging exhibition, it certainly made me think – …

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Apr 03

Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Natural History Museum

I visited this exhibition, as I have done for several years now. I like many of the images produced, but often it is not the action shots but those in the ‘Plants and Fungi’ category that I find most appealing. However I found this year’s winning photo absolutely stunning. ‘Still Life in Oil’ by Daniel …

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Apr 03

Zarina Bhimji–Whitechapel Gallery

I joined the OCA study visit to this exhibition. Zarina Bhimji is best known for her film work – her first ‘Out of Blue’ was shot in colour on 16mm film stock and was showing at the gallery. Also showing was her latest film ‘Yellow Patch’. I sat through both films (probably the first time …

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Apr 03

Mary Webb – Journeys in Colour

I visited this exhibition of works by the artist Mary Webb when it was on at the Sainsbury Centre. Journeys in Colour. Her work is described in the catalogue as “abstract and striking, the designs composed of squares and rectangles using a bold palette of colours. Colour is evenly applied within each section and the …

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Jan 10

Landscape Photographer of the Year Exhibition

I visited this free exhibition at the National Theatre just before Christmas. Whilst I admire the techniques of many landscape photographers, I’m not always the greatest fan of images with milky water due to long exposures or HDR images which can sometimes look rather unnatural. I did like the image that won the Landscape Photographer …

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Jan 07

Family Matters – The Family in British Art

I visited this exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition was just about to end there but will move on to Sheffield and Newcastle, ending up at Tate Britain in October – December 2012. The exhibition charts the depiction of the family over 400 years of British Art and looks at how …

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Oct 30

Tacita Dean at Tate Modern

I had seen good reviews of this installation in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, and I was pleased that it lived up to the good reviews. The installation is a huge screen showing an eleven minute film loop. There are a number of different images on the film some of which are hand coloured. All images are shown within a frame …

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Oct 30

Don McCullin Exhibition – Shaped by War

Visited the Don McCullin exhibition at the Imperial War Museum on Friday. It was a terrific exhibition, McCullin has an unerring knack of bringing humanity into his photos. Somehow his photographs, especially the Black and White ones bring home the full horror of war – it seems much more immediate, more personal and more terrifying …

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