New Photographic Competition at
Compton Verney is an award-winning Warwickshire art gallery, located in a Grade 1 listed Robert Adam mansion set in 120 acres landscaped by Capability Brown. The venue houses impressive permanent art collections focused on six specific areas which, generally are under-represented in other British museums and galleries. Additionally, Compton Verney also stages stunning exhibitions, offering historical and contemporary seasonal & annual shows.
From 14 March to 7 June 2015, Compton Verney will be showing its first major photography exhibition since 2008, entitled The Non-Conformists. The show will be of works by British Magnum photographer Martin Parr. He is well-known for his intense colour documentary photographs and his unique observations of the world and people around him. However, this exhibition presents 75 of his black and white photographs documenting a unique record of the people and traditions of a picturesque Yorkshire mill town of Hebden Bridge and the surrounding Calder Valley in the 1970s.
As part of the Martin Parr exhibition, the gallery will be providing a space called The Photography Hub on the ground floor of Compton Verney. This space can be for meet-ups and discussions about your own photography and other photographers’ work, with friends, students and photography group/club members. You can take the opportunity to show information about your group or events, and anything else which might be of interest!
The Photography Hub will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 11am and 5pm from 17 March to 4 June 2015, unless otherwise stated. Please note - it is drop-in, so no need to book.