Pictures for an Exhibition

I was delighted, back in mid-June this year, to hear that some photographs I had submitted had been accepted for the Dartmoor Collective’s first ever exhibition at Poltimore House, near Exeter.

A total of 19 artists and photographers were selected to show their work (over 120 images in total), and the exhibition was open to the public for just two days, 27th and 28th August. Soon after my submission was accepted I heard that there would be a large family wedding over 200 miles away on 27th, and I would need to attend. I would have to plan to drop off and hang my photographs early on 26th and collect them at the end of the exhibition on the afternoon of 28th. I would miss the opening event on the evening of 26th, and, as it turned out, I also missed seeing most of the artworks that were displayed alongside my own. I did get to meet Stephen, Simon and Jon from the Collective, and I’m hugely respectful of their hard work and commitment to putting on this short-but-sweet exhibition. Stephen and Simon gave me a short tour of this astonishing venue before I left on Friday morning. (Please check out the web link to Poltimore House above.)

The majority on the images I exhibited were not previously on my website, so I thought I should reproduce them here, for those who were unable to attend or did attend but wanted to see them again or know a little more. The Collective published an attractive exhibition catalogue featuring a double page spread of all the artists at the exhibition, which you can buy for just £5 directly from their website here.

I showed a total of 7 photographs: 3 multiple exposures – two large, one small, a small colour image, 2 larger black and white images and a black and white triptych. I’ve reproduced them all with their titles and framed sizes below. If anyone is interested in owning any of these images please contact me directly via my contact me page and I’ll get back to you quickly with price options. Please note that I do not post framed images, and that the sizes quoted below include the frames. If anyone local (South Devon) wishes to buy an image / images complete with frames I might be able to arrange to deliver, but for anyone outside of the region I will post prints only in their mounts, and they clearly will be slightly smaller than those sizes quoted below. Frame sizes for these (excluding the triptych) are fairly standard and can be easily acquired off the shelf if needed.

The River Teign, Dunsford, Autumn – on Hahnemuhle Bamboo Natural Line paper (580mm x 480mm framed)
In Hisley Wood – on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper (460mm x 360mm framed)
Reflections from Three Locations along the Teign – on Hahnemuhle Agave Natural Line paper (560mm x 450mm framed)
Near Hisley Bridge – on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper (460mm x 360mm framed)
Hawthorn near Two Bridges – on Hahnemuhle Hemp Natural Line paper (560mm x 450mm framed)
Logan Stone, Black Tor, Winter – on Ilford Galerie Smooth Cotton Rag paper (560mm x 450mm framed)
The Grim Countenances of Gradner Rocks, near Lustleigh (Triptych) – on Fotospeed Matte Ultra paper (630mm x 330mm framed)

I enjoyed briefly meeting and chatting with artists Clare Rogers, Malcolm Hebron and Andrew Olly Oliver late on Sunday afternoon. We all felt the exhibition had been a real success, and something we’d love to see happen an an annual basis, perhaps over a longer period if possible.

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