The image gallery

Ever considered holding your own exhibition of your work? It can be a somewhat daunting prospect having your work on public display for the first time, thoughts of whether your work will be liked or ridiculed, will your images sell to meet the costs, even finding a suitable venue to host your exhibition can be a daunting task.

Well, a few days ago I was delighted to be able to attend the opening of a brand new gallery and exhibition area at the Patchings Art Centre near Calverton, Nottinghamshire that may make this decision a little easier. Titled ‘The Image Gallery’ it is the brainchild of two award winning photographers Pete Bridgewood and Chris Upton who have both held their own exhibitions in one of the other gallery areas at the Patchings but have now created a more permanent presence with a twist.

 Dedicated to the art of photography the image gallery will display the work of Pete and Chris but they are setting aside an area to allow guest photographers to exhibit their work alongside their work too.  Pete and Chris are two very accomplished award winning photographers.
Pete has many examples of his work alongside his monthly column in Outdoor Photography magazize.  He has exhibited his work nationally in venues such as the National Theatre and at Kew Gardens.  One of Pete’s major successes was a first-prize win in LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR,  these successes have established him as one of the UK’s leading fine-art landscape photographers.
Chris specialises in Travel and Landscape photography which has brought him many rewards.  He was Highly Commended in the 2007 Wanderlust Travel Photographer of the Year competition and was commissioned to photograph in Thailand on behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in 2008 and 2010.  He is also represented by many stock agencies.
So, with these two artists at your side, and a purpose build venue, maybe that decision to hold your first exhibition will made a little easier and a little less daunting.

First up on their list of guest photographers is another award winning photographer, Doug Chinnery, who is embarking on holding his very first solo exhibition.  Entitled ‘Time Passing’ his work will be on display from 7th May 2011,  I highly reccomend paying a visit.

The Patchings complex is a wonderful venue in itself, with various art and craft exhibitions, an image framer and a fantastic cafe, so, its well worth a visit to be immersed and maybe inspired by the wonderful work on display.

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About robferrol

I love photography. To capture a moment in time and make it last forever is a wonderful gesture and a fantastic gift to share with others. I'm a 'young at heart' 40 something year old who loves life & laughter. My family are my life and they make me laugh!! My photography covers many genres from weddings, Commercial, street & Landscapes. I hope you love what i share and share what i love!!

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