Time Machines exhibition opens at Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre

Time Machines exhibition opens at Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre

I've curated a room titled 'Time Machines' about cameras and the history of photographic processes for Warwick Arts Centre's latest exhibition at Mead Gallery '1/125 of a Second' by Dublin based artist, Gerard Byrne which runs from 16th January - 12th March 2016. 

The exhibition area takes inspiration from Gerard Byrne’s interest in the mechanisms behind imagery and how these evolve with our thinking over time. It aims to shed light on how photographic processes have developed from the Camera Obscura to the present day, along with where Photography may be headed in the future.

It includes several activities that visitors can get involved with, from making a fake daguerreotype to producing a collage using materials inspired by the exhibition to be displayed in the space or taken home. The room also contains a mini camera obscura cupboard that can be used as a drawing device, with your drawing then being hung in the space as part of an interactive diagram, produced by Birmingham Camera Obscura.

Also outside there is a shed that has been converted to function as a camera obscura which will be open on sunny days so that you can experience standing inside a camera and view the upside down projections created simply by the action of light.

I'll be running some workshops at the Mead in Pinhole photography during February half term, along with the fantastic team from Birmingham Camera Obscura, Pete Ashton and Jenny Duffin. Dates are as follows;

  • Tuesday 16th February, 12-5pm: Camera Obscura drop in sessions
  • Wednesday 17th February 1-3pm: Family Pinhole Photography workshop - booking required
  • Saturday 20th February 1-3pm: Advanced Pinhole Photography workshop - booking required.

For more details and to book, please follow the link to the gallery website here.