Photography exhibition explores interpretations of architecture

An exhibition which explores how photography and the moving image can determine our experience of architecture is set to open at the Bonington Gallery.

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An exhibition which explores how photography and the moving image can determine our experience of architecture is set to open at the Bonington Gallery.

In Place of Architecture – open from 6 November to 11 December – will feature the work of 13 contemporary artists and include a series of public events.

Taking place at the gallery in Nottingham Trent University’s Bonington building, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham city centre, it will feature images which explore the role that photography and film play in our interpretation, perception and understanding of the architectural environment.

Artists involved include Peter Ainsworth, Michele Allen, Emily Andersen, Peter Bobby, Tim Daly, Charlotte Fox, Fergus Heron, Esther Johnson, Andy Lock, Fiona Maclaren, Guy Moreton, Martin Newth and Emily Richardson.

It has been organised by Andy Lock and Fiona Maclaren, lecturers in photography at Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design.

Mr Lock said: "The experience we have of architecture is not necessarily the result of our first-hand encounter with a building, but the consequence of a photographic or moving image. This exhibition explores the ways in which contemporary photography and film-making construct the experience we have of architecture."

Ms Maclaren added: "It is about where photography and architecture meet. The images reveal different interpretations of how architecture becomes meaningful to us, and shows us different contexts of architecture, translating different understandings of buildings."

The exhibition – which will be open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday – will include a range of artist responses to the work on show, including a sound walk by artist Andrew Brown, a Lecturer in the School of Art & Design. Craig Fisher, a Fine Art Lecturer of the School of Art & Design, will create a response to the exhibition while architecture expert Dr Ana Souto, of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, will lead a student response to the show.

The show will be accompanied by a symposium, exploring the relationship between photography, moving image and architecture. This will take place on Friday 6 November. It is a public event and entry is free.

For more detail visit the Bonington Gallery website.

Photography exhibition explores interpretations of architecture

Published on 5 November 2015
  • Category: Research; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; School of Art & Design

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