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Event location: Bird Street Campus Art Gallery

Event date and time: 16/05/2019 17:30:01

The Department of Visual Arts in the School of Music, Art and Design invites you to attend:
My Paris - an exhibition of work by Peter Glendinning,  Professor of Photography at Michigan State University, who is currently the artist in residence at the Department of Visual Arts.

Glendinning is a Fulbright Scholar, hosted by the Visual Art Department of Nelson Mandela University as a Visiting Professor in Photography.

This series was recognized by the American Society of Media Photographers as among the 24 "Best of 2015,” and featured on its website at: . Works from the series have been previously exhibited in Brussels, Belgium and in venues in the USA, with this exhibit being its premiere in Africa.

As original Polaroid SX-70 prints, each work in the series is unique. The photographs were created by long exposures at night in darkened rooms, using a flashlight for illumination. Rather than use the camera to document realities, facts, or evidence, Glendinning’s use of flashlight illumination and long, blurry, exposures, creates an environment that evokes memories, metaphors, symbols of an age of gentility, and mysteries as well.

Also on view on Thursday evening is Unpacking the Archive, an exhibition of prints, drawings and ceramics from our department’s teaching collection. Guests are invited to participate in an Exquisite Corpse project – a collective drawing response to word poem prompts focused on time and place, and on the works on view. The Exquisite Corpse artwork can be added to by its audiences until during gallery hours from 17 May , with a special early evening event on the evening of Wednesday 22 May. 

Opening: Thursday 16 May 2019, 17.30 for 18.00

Bird Street Gallery, 20 Bird Street, Central

The artist, Peter Glendinning, will be present at the exhibition evening event

Enquiries: Jonathan at 041 504 3293 or
On view: 17 – 29 May, Weekdays 9.00-15.00