THIS WEEK’S PROGRAMME:
Alun Kirby: ‘All Small Things Must Evolve Slowly’
An exhibition of Cameraless Photography
Exhibition runs until 7 October
Don’t miss Alun Kirby’s exhibition of beautiful cyanotypes, showing throughout September. You can read Charles Hutchinson’s excellent extended article on the exhibition in the York Press here.
Presenting the first solo show by emerging York artist Alun Kirby. All Small Things Must Evolve Slowly showcases cameraless photographs made using an early-Victorian process called the cyanotype. Alun Kirby’s work has mastered this process to address themes of memory and self in visual imagery.
The cyanotype was invented in 1842, at the birth of photography. The pictures are made without cameras, and there are no negatives and no copies; each piece is completely unique. Whereas traditional photography requires fractions of a second, this process can take anything from a few minutes, up to several months to capture the final image.
Alun has invented a new process, called the ‘metamorphogram’, which combines origami and cyanotype to make pieces which essentially make a photographic memory of themselves. We are delighted to be showing this new technique for the first time.
FUTURE PLANS: JAKE ATTREE
We are excited to work with artist Jake Attree once again and are busy planning an exhibition to launch in October. Jake will also complete a working residency at the Gallery in late 2017. More details coming soon.
About the New School House Gallery
Paula Jackson and Robert Teed co-founded The New School House Gallery in 2009 and have curated over 40 exhibitions and projects across a wide range of disciplines and media, working with over 400 artists and makers. ‘The 21st century curator is a catalyst – a bridge between the local and the global… The possibility of enlightenment comes from embracing chance’ (Hans Ulrich Obrist).
The New School House Gallery, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW
Tel: 07766 656030