I’ve posted on my blog before (here in fact) about my love of pinhole cameras and the more basic forms of photography, so i was thrilled when I received a request from Matthew Dean at Salisbury’s Studio 53 to submit a selection of my photographs for their upcoming Rural exhibition.
Exhibiting alongside four incredibly talented artists the exhibition runs across two weekends, finishing on Sunday the 25th February. Below is a gallery of images from the exhibition’s preview evening on Friday 16th February.
Martin Jones: Pinhole Photography
The images in this exhibtition are part of my ongoing project looking at the interplay of light and form in the landscape. I rarely travel without a camera and have now added a beautiful Ondu panoramic pinhole camera to my collection. The pinhole offers imagery with an ethereal feel to provide a contrast to my digital photography.
Frances Marr: Ceramics
The work is usually hand built using traditional pottery techniques like coiling, often burnished with a pebble as it dries and then smoke fired in sawdust, where an element of chance takes over, making every piece unique. She is interested in the effects of time, hidden layers, where scratching the surface can reveal a new picture.
Dan Bilton: Landscape Ink Work
His paintings are built up layers of oil paint and mixed media focusing on the colours, textures and forms found in raw rugged landscapes.He mainly works from memories of specific places which help give his paintings a more abstract feel.
Debra Sweeney: Landscape work
The why’s and wherefore’s of the creative process are crazed with a myriad of philosophies but to me it is a simple case of looking, discovering, depicting and communicating.
Jill Hillman: Landscape in Gouache
I make travel journals wherever I go – an obsession to document the passing of time. Although retaining a strong focus on the Wiltshire landscape, I now document anywhere I go with a new sense of freedom.
Open Evening: Friday 16th February 6 -9
Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th February 11 – 5
Opening Times: Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th February 11 – 5
**UPDATE** – Studio 53 is having a Sunday coffee morning on 25th February between 11am and 1pm. Come and join the artists to ask them questions about their work and warm yourself by the fire.