BISCUIT TIN PHOTO ARCHIVE
18 Jan - 06 Apr 2014
In the lead up to Tom Wood’s Landscapes we are currently seeking the participation of local people in a project which aims to build a rich picture of rural life alongside the work of renowned photographer, Tom Wood, who will be showing at the gallery from January 2014.
Biscuit Tin Photo Archive images courtesy Elizabeth Williams, Llanfairfechan. Photo by Toni Dewhurst.
As part of an ambitious community engagement project accompanying the exhibition, MOSTYN is inviting local people to contribute their own photographs of rural life for inclusion in this major exhibition. The project, called the ‘Biscuit Tin Photo Archive’ stems from Tom Wood’s interest in the personal and precious images which may be tucked away in a box or tin, and which may often form a family archive spanning decades.
Wood, who currently lives in North Wales and lectures at Coleg Llandrillo in Rhos-on-Sea, is well known for his photographs of the people of Liverpool and Merseyside, and has exhibited worldwide. This new exhibition ‘Landscapes’ however shows previously unseen images from over forty years of work responding to his surroundings in North Wales, Merseyside and the West of Ireland. The exhibition includes wild and remote landscapes, fragments of family photographs and video, and affectionate portraits of both rural, and more urban, day-to-day life.
Of the Biscuit Tin Photo Archive Tom Wood said:
“I’m hoping that the images people will bring will tell the story that my images can’t”.
MOSTYN is keen to hear from individuals or groups who would like to be involved in this unique opportunity. All photographs will be scanned and printed so that owners can retain the precious originals, and MOSTYN staff can arrange scanning sessions at venues other than the gallery.