Portrait project at Nuneaton Library - seeking participants

Portrait project at Nuneaton Library - seeking participants

I'm very excited to announce that I've been commissioned to make a new series of portraits with the large scale nineteenth century studio camera. 

I'm now looking for people to take part in this photographic project to record stories of objects and environments from the local area. I'm looking for people to share a broad range of everyday stories about the interaction between people and their environments and objects that might be particularly relevant to Nuneaton and Bedworth.

These portraits will form part of a larger body of work looking at our connection to places and materials through photography. The resulting images and prints will be exhibited at Nuneaton Library in July 2023 and Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in October 2023.

To take part you’ll need to commit to being involved in three sessions to help produce your part of the artwork that will be shared publicly.

  1. Initially your portrait will be made at Nuneaton Library on a large scale nineteenth century studio camera using a historic photographic process from 1851 involving glass plates. This process takes around an hour.
  1. Following this, a further conversation will be held in the location that holds your memories.
  1. Print-based artwork to document these stories will then be produced in workshop sessions at Nuneaton Library, or in Jo Gane’s studio on Bulkington Lane, Nuneaton.

To get involved

Please email art@comptonverney.org.ukwith details of the story you’d like to contribute about your experiences of place and objects in Nuneaton and Bedworth, including your name and preferred contact details.

further details are available here.