John has been drawing and painting since childhood. He enjoys both drawing and painting, specialising in pencil sketches, watercolour and acrylic. John trained as an architect, and consequently has a fascination with buildings in particular. He is always keen to try new mediums and techniques, and more recently has been exploring the potential of digital art techniques and animation.
John moved to Birmingham in 2004, and since then has been gradually discovering some of the city’s landmarks and recording them in pencil sketches. Prior to exhibiting at the Moseley Exchange he has held charity art exhibitions at Blakesley Hall and Sarehole Mill also in Birmingham.
In this exhibition John has tried to capture a range of Birmingham architecture and landmarks, from iconic modern buildings such as Selfridges through to the civic grandeur of the Council House. He has also included new arrivals to Birmingham such as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Cube.
If you are interested in purchasing anything featured in this exhibition, a range of cards, prints and calendars are available. These items can be purchased via John’s website or alternatively an order form can be filled in at reception.
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Exhibition: Friday 2nd November 2012
In January 2011, Gunhild started a new theme: shooting series of photographs at regular intervals from the same point of view to document changes that happen at a particular location. Each series of small photos is shown in one large frame.
At first, the period shown in each series was rather short, 1 or 2 hours to one day. For the exhibition at The Moseley Exchange she turned to documenting changes that happen over the course of one year with one photo taken each month. As subjects, she chooses images of nature, mainly from parks in Birmingham. Through her photos she documents the changes in vegetation over the course of one year. 2011 was not a typical year: spring came early (trees were in full leaves by April) and there was no real winter (the grass was still green in December).
Gunhild was born in 1968. She studied fine art at Gesamthochschule Kassel in Germany and at Birmingham City University. She has concentrated on photography since 200o. Since then she has had solo exhibitions at Bilston Craft Gallery in 2010 and 2011.
Opening: Tuesday, 28th February, 2012: 19:00-21:00
Exhibition: 28th of February until 30th of April 2012
Dan and Jude introduce us to their photographic work of urban landscapes. They have found their own way to capture the public spaces in an intimate and personal perspective. They are looking for the human and mystical side of the city.
Dan takes photographs in documentary contexts for numerous purposes. Apart from beauty, formalism and balance, he is interested in photography as part of the process of culture. His focus on the photography capability for education, change, language- transcendence, commerce, punch-lines… In this exhibition he shows his photographs of the Middle East when he was working in collaboration with the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science at Birmingham University.
In Jude’s photographs we see a juxtaposition of texture and colour. Her work is designed to grow and decay with the landscape or to be used as an accent to the space. She grew up and lived in large and diverse cities all her life. In those cities, derelict buildings and overgrown urban landscapes were a familiar sight. The graffiti, that can often be found in these areas, is usually in stark contrast to the natural growth and decay. For this exhibition Jude uses photographs to represent shapes and identify areas of interest that can live both outdoors and indoors.