HOLMFIRTH Camera Club is proud to be hosting the Yorkshire Photographic Union’s annual exhibition at the North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge from May 11 to 18.
“The quality of the exhibition is very high – it’s fabulous,” says club chairman Geoff France. “To get this exhibition for Kirklees and hosted by the Holme Valley is quite a coup and a big plus for the arts in the area. ”
The 240 prints, colour and monochrome, which will be on show have been selected from around 2,500 entries from all over Yorkshire. There will also be 300 digitally projected images (selected from 1,000) in a continuos video stream.
A side exhibition will be provided by the Yorkshire Digital Imaging Group of the Royal Photographic Society.
A series of free workshops for the public by visiting lecturers starts on Sunday the 11th and runs through until the 17th except Friday. Members of the public can book a workshop on the website www.photo08.com on a first come, first served basis. There are 40 places per day, and about 25% are already booked.
Subjects are, on the first Sunday, audio-visual; Monday and Wednesday, an introduction to Photoshop; Tuesday and Thursday, the next steps of Photoshop and Saturday, advanced Photoshop.
It is costing around £6,000 to stage the exhibition and the workshops. Awards for All have provided £4,000 and the balance is being provided by the Yorkshire Photographic Union.
“We are grateful to the Kirklees arts people who have been very helpful in helping us to raise money, ” says Mr France.
Well-known artist Ashley Jackson is to open the exhibition on Saturday, May 10, which is the Yorkshire Photographic Union’s assembly day.
The exhibition will be open daily to the public from May 11 to 18 and admission is free.