Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Pictures and Words: 154 and Barnsley Uplift

A few weeks ago I delivered a two day workshop alongside fellow 154 Collective artist Dan Mallaghan at The Cooper Gallery in Barnsley, with members of the Barnsley Uplift group. The workshop was based on Pictures and Words and introduced the group to capturing creative images on digital cameras and mobile devices, processing their photographs through various apps on iPads, printing them out and then producing a piece of creative writing based on their images. 

The first day was focused around being creative with cameras and we explored Barnsley Town Centre, looking for interesting shots from all kinds of unusual angles.

The second day was focused around processing images using photography apps on the iPad and then producing a piece of creative writing based on a chosen image.

The two days were really great and I was very impressed by the images that the group produced. Everyone was great fun and worked really hard! Their images were so super that each person submitted two of their photographs into the Barnsley Photographic Society Photography Competition....so fingers crossed! Best of luck everyone!

Here are a few images that were produced during the workshop...

Thanks to everyone who took part in this workshop - we had a wonderful time!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The Last Curtain Call: Photographic Exhibition at The LBT

The Lawrence Batley Theatre (Upper Bar),  Huddersfield, 30th July - 9th September

My current solo photographic exhibition presents a contemporary peek behind the curtain of The Palace Theatre, Huddersfield, unearthing memories from a distant past, of a theatre which was built more than a century ago and which, at present, lies beneath 50 years of dust and decay. This exhibition will move to the Main House on the 8th and 9th September and will be a feature attraction of the Heritage Open Days at the LBT.

Candle House

As part of a Taste of HOST the above image is currently exhibited at Huddersfield Train Station until 30th September, alongside work by other local artists in the lead up to the Huddersfield Open Studios Trail - HOST on the 8th and 9th September. During this weekend I will be based in the main house at the LBT, Huddersfield, sharing work from my current solo exhibition The Last Curtain Call.