When making decisions of what culture events to visit for my 42nd week of culture, I had some thinking to do.
I know how important my photo challenge is to myself, how I have made it such a big part of my weekly life and all that. BUT I had to switch my business and sensible brain on – all big/great ideas for the photographic future of mine are requiring work and time. Therefore I decided to culture myself just enough to feel like I was part of it, but not too much so that it takes hours on edit and writing.
I sometimes pick culture that is in the same route. This route is not usually in my weekly wonders, so it is extra special when I decide to do some walking and travelling.
I just want to celebrate the amazing exhibiting space in Brynmore Jones Library at Hull University
I have been there for few exhibitions this year and each time the space is transformed beautifully – it is versatile and pristine.
First one was the DYSLEXIA PORTRAIT just outside the main gallery. The small exhibit shines spotlight on dyslexia and ways how people suffering with it cope. Exhibition by Hull Photographic Artist Miranda Harr is a photographic project which explores and challenges our ideas about how people with dyslexia see the world.
This collection was the highlight and a surprise of the day. I was not aware that this is opening on that day, but hunting the DYSLEXIA PORTRAIT this treasure was found.
I have to apologise to the artists and organisers for publishing this, if you made the decision not to allow photographs. As one of the first people there, the decision was still up in the air, so half way, I was asked to stop taking photos just in case.
However I have to stick to my duties [bad girl].
The whole experience was the pleasure to the eye and the lens. Even the first visitors had some beautiful characteristics.
The organisers have stated that humour comes in many forms. Dry, wry, sly, satirical, absurd, droll, witty, crude, bawdy, raw, black – just some of the many epithets associated with it. Perhaps humour has to be qualified, because what one person finds funny is not always guaranteed to make the next person roll around in the aisles. The humour that flavours this exhibition is generally of wry kind – more likely to raise a smile or provoke feelings of recognition than elicit gales of laughter.
And that pretty much sums up the exhibition. One of the volunteers pointed out to Grayson Perry’s Print for A Politician 2005 and I am so glad she did. That was one of my favourites at the end. The humour exhibited and shown to the public is an intelligent and leaves space for some extra thoughts.
Each day visitors are allowed to take a joke home too. I didn’t really laugh about mine, just thought how silly people can be, even if the situation is not taken from real life.
ARTLINK is my sweet little treat every now and then – there isn’t generous amounts of space or fantastic lighting, but each artist exhibiting brings their own little world into the gallery. This time it is sculptor Brian Griffith with the puppets as self portraits from his friends and colleagues.
Looking at art of this kind, I feel slight jealousy that I don’t have the space and the talent. My imagination extend to great lengths, but the execution isn’t my strong point. Photography sort of helps, but because of its great technicality, sometimes things don’t work out.
Great reflections this week, culture is beautiful and I am starting to compare it with comfort food. For the brain. Because the belly still craves yum yum’s.
HAPPY CULTURE, SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.