ARTIST Ashley Jackson will be at the North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge tomorrow morning to open what promises to be an excellent exhibition of photography.
Amateur photographers from all over the region competed to enter the Yorkshire Photographic Union’s annual show, which will include more than 300 prints, as well as projected digital images.
Holmfirth Camera Club is hosting the exhibition, which will include, in a side gallery, work by members of the northern branch of the Royal Photographic Society.
Staff and students of Huddersfield New College have also contributed pictures.
A programme of free daily workshops in connection with the exhibition is an innovation by the club. “We wanted to offer more than great images to be looked at. The idea was to give something back to photography and the local community,” says chairman Geoff France.
“We also wrote to schools and colleges to see if they would be interested in having work displayed.
“Having established a menu for success the club had to face up to the reality of the costs involved, and set about raising a little over £6,000.
“It was hard work, but thanks to Kirklees and Awards for All, exhibition fees and generous grants covered the costs. All the club has to do was to turn the concept into reality,” he added.
Mr France says to readers: “Please come and see these really splendid images or attend one of the free workshops”.
The gallery is open tomorrow from 10am to 2pm and on Sunday through to the following Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
There is still the chance to book for one of the workshops by going to the website www.photo08.com
Steve Simpson, well-established Wakefield artist, is exhibiting recent paintings and prints at Huddersfield Parish Church until next Tuesday..
Steve has undertaken commissions for a number of churches. The most recent of these was for St George’s Crypt in Leeds, where he produced images based on the Last Supper for the Crypt Chapel. He has work in cathedrals, churches and public and private collections.
“We are very pleased to host this exhibitions of Steve’s work” said the Vicar of Huddersfield, Canon Catherine Ogle.
“The church is keen to provide a space for art of all kinds. For me, Steve’s work is both mysterious and joyful.’’