Planned exhibitions for the forthcoming months are listed below. If you would like to discuss exhibiting at the Gallery on the Green, please contact the Curator.
August 16 – October 16 2021
This is a new exhibition by photographic artists Paul Rogers and Alison Medd who do a double take on various images in this exhibition of parallelism. Paul has been a regular and very popular contributor to the gallery’s programme of exhibitions over recent years. He and Alison last exhibited at Gallery on the Green last summer with their Talking Pink show.
Paul was associate head of the School of Art and Design and a principal lecturer in applied photography at Blackpool and the Fylde College. He has also exhibited in local and national venues in the UK and USA. Alison is a multidisciplinary artist based in a studio by the river Thames. She experiments using a range of different media to express the relationship she has with her surroundings. She has been artist, teacher, and mother, for over 30 years and finally completed a Masters degree from Goldsmiths University in 2014. Since then she has exhibited widely.
Repeat is the root word of repetition. In this exhibition the photographers Paul Rogers and Alison Medd are exploring how by repeating an image you can create a visual outcome greater than the sum of its parts, the photographs on display have been imagined and produced in two very different ways:
Paul Rogers explores repetition by juxtaposing the same image. Repeat:Repeat has been long-standing subjects of his visual output and perhaps this concept feeds into the notion of ‘parallelism’ – repeating pattern, line and movement towards creating a visual unity.
Alison Medd focuses on recording traces of her local environment, creating a narrative that embraces urban degeneration. The artist believes that a prolonged study of what is familiar in the locale enables her to create richly layered images that result in atmosphere over documentation. An abstraction of her view creates an innately satisfying image, enabling the observer to perceive order from repetition.
‘Pattern is to photograph what rhythm is to music’ (Tedric Garr).
It is the pattern, line and movement that unites these two photographers with very different viewpoints.
Samples of Alison’s work
Samples of Paul’s work
Date to be determined
One of the first exhibitions staged at Gallery on the Green in 2009 featured the work of pupils at Settle Primary Schools. We have retrieved these pieces from our archives and are displaying them again. This time with an invitation for the artists, who must now be in their late teens, to return to the gallery and perhaps replace their original contribution with a new work or a photograph of themselves with the original.