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Reflecting the Rural


PENINSULA ARTS GALLERY | ROLAND LEVINSKY BUILDING | PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY
13 July — Saturday 31 August 2013


This exhibition was one expression of my involvement with Beaford Arts, being the second that fellow-trustee Liz Nicol and I co-curated (the first was the previous year at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter the previous year.  It spanned past and present, identifying connections and signalling
contrasts; it included photographs by James Ravilious, who lived and worked
in North Devon during the 70’s and 80’s, together with the contemporary portraits of
Cornish people by Colin Robins and Oli Udy. They share a common concern
and affection for people and the patina of their everyday lives, yet they
approach their subject differently. The result was a fascinating comparison,
between periods of rural life in the South West and between attitudes and
approaches to photography over four decades.


CURATORS:

RAVILIOUS

Liz Nicol, Associate Professor in Photography, Plymouth University
Martyn Warren, Visiting Research Fellow, Plymouth University

UDY AND ROBINS

David Chandler, Professor in Photography, Plymouth University



Click here to sample the Beaford Archive of photographs of rural North Devon.





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