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Black and White – an Exhibition of Photography and Ceramics at 6HQ Photographic Gallery in Chipping Campden

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Saturday March 15th to Saturday April 19th – 6HQ Photographic Gallery, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire – a new Exhibition – Black and White – featuring photography by Chris Poole and ceramics by Janet Stahelin Edmondson. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: chipping campden | exhibition | gallery | gloucestershire | photography | ceramics

City life through a lens at the Corinium Museum Cirencester

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A personal insight into daily life in cities around the world goes on show at new photographic exhibition at the Corinium Museum this Spring.

‘City Break’ is a selection of photos from Mick Maslen, a lecturer in Painting and Drawing at the University of Gloucestershire, who has captured on film the sights of his brief breaks in Europe, Africa and America.
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Land and Sea – an exhibition of original photographs by Kate Barry

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St.Anthony’s Lighthouse, Copyright Kate Barry photographyTuesday 15th January – Friday 1st February at The Theatre Chipping Norton

A fine art photographer who lives in the Vale of Evesham and exhibits in the Cotswolds is staging her first major solo show at The Theatre Chipping Norton.

Kate Barry initially studied fine art and black and white photographic printing at Wolverhampton University, working in a variety of photographic formats such as portrait and commercial. For several years she worked as a photojournalist, starting out on The Banbury Guardian and later moving to the Evesham Journal Series.

Kate currently lectures at Evesham and Malvern Hills College in digital photography and Photoshop skills.

She specialises in images of landscapes, seascapes and natural forms and is interested in how the changing light and weather conditions can transform the landscape into a spectacle of form, tone, light and colours.

“I hope to capture the essence of what I see and feel in order to create an emotional response of wonder, delight, and surprise that celebrates the beauty of nature.”

Kate’s exhibition – Land and Sea – at The Gallery at The Theatre Chipping Norton will include some of her early black and white images that were taken on black and white film and processed and printed in a traditional darkroom, and which have now been transferred onto digital format. There will also be a cross-section of her more recent work captured on digital format.

Kate’s work is exhibited and sold in the 6HQ Photographic Gallery in Chipping Campden and The Gallery @ the Guild in Chipping Campden and is available as limited edition giclee* prints on fine art papers, each signed and numbered.

*Giclee is an invented name for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. In recent times Giclee as a fine art term has come to be associated with prints using fade resistant “archival” inks. 

The Theatre Chipping Norton
2 Spring Street
Chipping Norton
Telephone 01608 642350
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 – 13.00 and during films and performances and admission is free.

Tags: cotswolds | exhibition | gallery | photography | chipping norton

Gloucestershire photography competition winners announced

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Trevor Stuart, Rona Orchard and Ryan HowellThree striking photographs of Gloucestershire won prizes today as part of the ‘My View’ photography competition that was launched in celebration of the county’s millennium.

Talented photographers, Trevor Stuart, Rona Orchard and Ryan Howell, were presented with their prizes by representatives from ‘Gloucestershire 1000’ including University of Gloucestershire Vice Chancellor Professor Patricia Broadfoot, Editor of The Citizen Ian Mean and H. M. Lord-Lieutenant Henry Elwes.

The winning entries include an image of a rainbow over the Tyndale Monument taken from a glider, a striking picture of the floods at Wainlode and Gloucester Docks illuminated at night.

The exhibition will run until 11 November at The Atrium, Pittville Studios, University of Gloucestershire and is open Mon, Wed and Fri 9am-5pm; Tues and Thurs 9am – 8pm.

The photography competition was launched to celebrate Gloucestershire’s 1000th birthday as part of the Gloucestershire 1000 celebrations taking place this year. It offered an opportunity to capture the best things about Gloucestershire life and the exhibition reflects a whole range of different aspects of the county.

More details are available on, also see our original article Gloucestershire’s Birthday – Last chance to share your view

Tags: gloucestershire | photography

Gloucestershire’s Birthday – Last chance to share your view

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Gloucestershire 1000, (c) Gloucestershire 1000 and its associate partnersSnap up £350 in celebration of Gloucestershire’s birthday!

Entries have been flooding in to the photography competition celebrating Gloucestershire’s 1000th birthday.

The My View photography competition is an opportunity to celebrate the glorious county where we live and work. This is a chance to capture the best things about Gloucestershire life, whether it’s the colour and drama of the bustling urban centres or a tranquil moment that encapsulates the beauty of the landscape. From images of the recent floods, to events that are unique to the county such as the annual cheese-rolling or the Tetbury wool sack races, the competition is an opportunity to capture all that is great about Gloucestershire.

Ladybellegate Street, by John RyanSunset over May Hill, by Rona OrchardFoggy Vale, by Rona OrchardBakers Clock, by John Ryan

With the closing date of 3rd September fast approaching, the Bank Holiday weekend provides an ideal opportunity to roam the county and get snapping. There’s a £350 up for grabs for the winning entry, plus £150 second prize and £50 for third place. A selection of images will be chosen for an exhibition in the autumn at University of Gloucestershire’s Pittville Studios.

“This is a chance for people to express how they feel about living or working in Gloucestershire and the competition is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability,” said co-ordinator Laura Fleming. “Even if you’ve never taken a photo before, we’d like to see your unique image of the county.”

Photographs can be taken using digital cameras, disposable cameras, webcams or mobile phones. Anyone wanting to find out more should visit

For more about Gloucestershire’s birthday and some of the history of the county, see our Gloucestershire 1000 article.

Tags: gloucestershire | photography

Broadway photographer is the best in the West Midlands

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(c) Kevin Smith PhotographyKevin Smith from Broadway has been named as West Midlands Master Photographer of the Year

The award, based upon five images, was announced by the Master Photographers Association.

Kevin, who runs Kevin Smith Photography with his wife Anthea, will now go forward to compete with some of the best photographers in the world at the National Professional Photography Awards to be held in the Autumn.

Tags: photography | broadway

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