WARRINGTON Museum and Art Gallery hosted a very popular private viewing of new photography exhibition, Night Edge.
Part of the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Night Edge is the work of three local artists, Estelle Cadwallader, Eli Regan and Hazel Hughes.
The Warrington and Lymm based photographic artists came together to produce a fascinating body of work telling the story of night, street lighting, partial darkness and moonlight transforming otherwise every day, dull surroundings into exciting and otherworldly places full of atmosphere and dynamism.
The exhibition charts Warrington local landmarks at night but also the people who inhabit the nocturnal hours – the firefighters, midwives, clock repairers and transient workers.
Using many photographic techniques such as long exposure and painting with light the images draw out a rich colour which seems to be more vibrant against the darkness.
Explaining the works Eli Regan said “There’s a quote by Vincent van Gogh that says: “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day”, and I hope that people come away with this idea too. The night is beautiful: endlessly alluring, random and melancholic.”
Hazel Hughes commented “I’m really pleased with the finished images, but it has certainly whet my appetite for more night-time photography. The night is dark and full of treasures, and we’ve only just begun to discover them.”
In a quirk of fate artist Estelle Cadwallader told how her father, who was at the preview, had been the architect responsible for the design of the very annex the art gallery is housed in.
In addition to their own works the photographers had joined forces with Warrington Youth Club for two workshops held at the Peace Centre where they tutored young people aged 7 to 17 and helped them produce their own display of images and texts.
The exhibition is free to enter and runs from Saturday 21 Jul 2018 until Saturday 15 Sep 2018
The Private Viewing st Warrington Museum & Art Gallery where we are lucky enough to be given a tour by the artists Hazel, Eli and Estelle.
Posted by Warrington worldwide on Friday, July 20, 2018