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Black and White Show

Black and White Show

Following the interest and success of previous years " Black & White" photography exhibition the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Docks they have organised another one this month as David Randell, Gallery Director explained "A slight difference this year is that in addition to photography we are extending the medium to include all 2D artwork as well."

Sandra Phillips charming small ft square drawings in pen, ink and wash show distinctive well known Pembrokeshire buildings, Treledyd, Boathouse at Laugharne, Abereiddy Cottages etc., and are in sharp contrast to Raul Speek's dramatic 4ft square "Welsh Black" painting of 3 Welsh ladies in traditional dress.

Also concentrating on iconic Pembrokeshire buildings are photographer Heather Bennett's larger works of St Non's, John Piper's cottage and the old Mathry village store. Heather commented "I think black and white photography makes an image ageless and holds the seeds of drama within its depths of contrasts. I'm certain it changes the viewer's emotional response."

Helen Barrack's acrylic shoreline pieces feature tidal Pembrokeshire with observations on Nolton Haven, Broadhaven South, and Llangwm and following on a similar theme Pauline Latham is showing mixed media work focussed on rocks, tide wash and debris from the north of the county. Using similar sources abstract painter Sian Jones concentrates on the movement of water from the sea to the river and back and the patterns it makes at the Llangwm Estuary.

Landscape painter Anne Kerr who works in mixed media is also seeking inspiration by constantly looking at nature to trigger that special response whether it's on the coast or inland and often combines her original printwork with her paintings.

Showing something completely different photographer Philip Clarke, at one with nature with his hand printed studies of trees and roots clearly demonstrating the different effects of hand printed photographs from his own darkroom.

David Randell continued, "We're delighted with the response for the call out for black and white work. It's a really varied show although the inspiration for much of it comes from the same source. Not all our gallery artists contributed in black and white so we are also showing coloured work in other areas of the gallery alongside crafts. "

The exhibition which opened on 6 June continues until 17 July. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am till 4.00pm, closed for lunch 12.30 till 1.00pm.




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