BATLEY Camera Club’s annual exhibition at Batley Library is noteworthy for the variety of images on view, an also for some clever use of digital work.
Among the landscapes, there’s an atmospheric mountain scene, Approaching Storm, from Ken Senior, a grand view of expensive yachts in Valerie Asquith’s Port La Gavine, Hyeres, France, as well as the Fountains and House, Castle Howard, by Sheila Asquith.
A monochrome version of the Quire, Wells Cathedral, won the advanced record print trophy for Andrew Pell.
Towards Helvellyn, with its skull and snow, is another worthy mountain shot from Ken Senior, while Defiant, Harry Wentworth’s beach scene, with breakwaters, boasts some subtle colouring.
Paris from the Eiffel Tower is a splendid panoramic view from Margaret Sheard, while The Ben (presumably Ben Nevis) is a satisfying study by John Grainger. Taking us further north is the Iceberg at Dunfield Blight by Brian Asquith.
There are some excellent portraits, like Jeff Moore’s Emma (advanced portrait print trophy), Brian Asquith’s The Ugly Sister (with suitably painted face), and Alan Silverwood’s Queen of the Night (a handsome girl in black). Alan also brings a nice comic touch with his Should Have Gone to Specsavers.
Ken Senior with the Dive and Laurence Sheard with Flying Cat, provide some digital fun, and another laugh come from Laurence’s graveyard shot, Let Me Out. Margaret Sheard’s Scarlet Women, with a classical sculpture given a red mask and briefs, raises another smile.
John Grainger’s Splinter Groups – an assortment of protestors and posters, is a clever piece of work. So too, is Jeff Moore’s digitalised impression of Salford Quays.
Infra-red pictures by Kenneth Breare also add to the scope of the show while several attractive wildlife studies include Alan Silverwood’s Rice Paper Butterfly, Brian Asquith’s Gannets and Valerie Asquith’s Grey Heron.
The show runs till June 6.
r ASSUME NOTHING. It sounds good advice and artist Ivor Tymchak will be speaking from experience when he suggests just that at an event in Slaithwaite next week.
Arts agency Loca, part of Kirklees Culture and Leisure Services, aims to bring together self-employed artists and those working in creative businesses as part of a pilot Business Support programme.
Colne Valley Connections offers people to meet others working in similar businesses, to pick up ideas, information and contacts.
Similar networking events have been running in North Kirklees have been running for six years.
Artist and consultant Ivor Tymchak will talk about some of his business experiences and about problem-solving.
The two-hour event is at the Watershed in Slaithwaite on Wednesday (May 20) from 6.30pm. Contact Loca on 01484 488844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org