OWEN DE VISSER & PLAYTRAIN
Opening: Tuesday, 6th December, 19:00 – 21:00
Exhibition: 7th December 2011 – 7th February 2012
This group exhibition explores two really different perspective of the Birmingham art scene. Craftwork in collaboration versus experimentation in privacy. Owen de Visser and Playtrain programme interacts in this communal space with the idea of create a dialogue between these disparate subjects.
Local artist, Owen, explores the colour and the light in the photography. To do this he is using long exposures and different light equipment. He creates a new landscape and forms in a really intimate and organic relationship with the objects and landscapes. As a consequence, Owen starts to fill “the emptiness” with the temporal material of the light.
On other hand, Playtrain has received funding from BBC Children in Need over the past three years to enable young people who access Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to take part in a range of arts and craft based activities. Playtrain is exhibiting some of the work produced during this year’s project, Make Your Mark, including large felt pieces made by the group. Young people have worked with four artists who they selected via a recruitment process and produced a range of felt artworks and products; enchanting personal scrap books as gifts for family members; cartoon characters and comics and designs for a landscape mural for a family therapy room at the hospital. If you want to have more information about Make Your Mark or other Playtrain programmes, please contact with Sandra Taylor, Programme Manager of Playtrain.