New Editions

13 May

I have been meaning to post this bit of news for awhile! I didn’t even know about this piece of work until last week. But it sounds good and I am looking forward to seeing it! This project was supported by local organization, Rural Media. It is called Bromyard Forever- Photographs of life on a rural high street. The photographs are by Andrew Fox and will be shown at the Hereford Cathedral. Here is the blurb:

A celebration of local colour, resilience and unique personalities, alive and well in the rural high street. In these difficult economic times, Bromyard identified the urgency of valuing and supporting its local economy, and commissioned a top quality photographer to honour its distinctive nature.

The High Street still includes 2 independent greengrocers, 3 butchers, 2 bakers of which one still bakes its own bread on the premises, 4 pubs, a busy joinery workshop and various other shops that sell anything you could wish to buy. The exhibition is ‘hot off the press’, with Andrew being commissioned and undertaking the work, all within May 2009. Led by Bromyard and District History Society. Supported by Rural Media and funded though grassroots grants.


For times and dates check our website http://www.photofest.org

There is also an event sponsored by collective artists’ group called static3. Carl Beebee and Jaime Jackson, from the group, have worked with young people to create their own questioning of stereotypes through taking ‘labelled’; reformatted into art, text and photograph banners, video art and performance take over the town. ‘Labelled’ focuses young people’s perceptions of self-identity and placing these ideas back into the heart of the town. This is a multi-site exhibition across the town from 28th May – 20th June with a Labelled art & performance event on Friday 29th May 6pm -10pm at the Heritage Centre, Bromyard Rowberry Street HR7 4DU.

Static is also a yearly program of contemporary art & amp; live audiovisual performances in Hereford. Static brings you some of the best photography, digital media, installation, video art, & vj performances Hereford and the region has to offer. In conjunction with the festival, they have taken over the empty retail space of Franklin House Shop on Commercial Road. Franklin House Shop windows will be playing host to ‘Windows on Art’ part of ‘Seen it, done it, got creative’ campaign promoting art in the county by Herefordshire Council, in partnership with the Edgar Street Grid and Hereford City Partnerships. As well as a display of artwork by art students at Hereford 6th Form College. They will be in residence from 4th,5th, 6th June and 11th,12th June 10am-6pm, with a special static3 end of show event on 12th June 6pm-10pm.

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