Swansea Open 2021, the city’s open art exhibition goes live 20th November. This is always a great opportunity to see a wide range of work, from painting to sculpture and of course, photography.
What I like about an open exhibition is anything goes. In that space you will always find one or two pieces you really love, amongst many that you are not so sure about. But it’s the comparison and the finding that brings the fun!
This year you will need to book, and then you have a 20 minute window when only you and 5 others are in the gallery.
I have had two pieces accepted this year; Global Sharing and Wish you were here? They are both related to our current pandemic influenced life.
Global Sharing was created as part of my Pandemia exhibition and comments directly on that period in early 2020 were the virus travelled around the world at some speed. You may be surprised to hear that it was created in camera, using multiple exposure and extreme white balance choices.
Wish you were here? is a triptych of the English seaside. It is part homage to Martin Parr’s Last Resort and part response to our need for a pandemic holiday, when travelling to Europe was not an option. We chose Cromer because neither of us had ever been to the Norfolk coast and it sounded an attractive area. It was!