OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL
How to get there.
OpenHand OpenSpace Gallery: 'Only The Sunny Hours' - Contemporary photography with a KODAK Brownie 127
Kodak Brownie 127 cameras - made between 1952 and 1963 - were used by millions of families to record outings and picnics
on sunny days. The Brownie 127 is a simple camera with a fixed shutter speed, focus and depth of field, and no flash or
tripod attachment. The film is loaded in a darkened room and wound on by hand.
Curator CALLY TRENCH invited twenty artists to work with this sixty-year-old technology. Some have
chosen to explore aspects of the past. Others have recorded contemporary technology, poses and behaviour. The work in
the exhibition includes sculpture, films and a sound piece, as well as black-and-white and colour photographs,
some printed in the darkroom.
OPEN DAY on Saturday 23rd June, 12 noon - 6pm: Performances, short films, talks, discussions and
readings by the artists, plus a Brownie 127 studio where you can be photographed, and an indoor Picnic, where you
can sit, eat, drink and chat. All welcome.
ARTISTS: Marco Calí, Alex Dewart, Peter Driver, Barbara Dyrschka, Linda Francis, Judy Goldhill, Jane Grisewood,
Hepzibah Hill, Ingrid Jensen, Lydia Julien, Philip Lee, Sophie Loss, John McDowall, Steve Perfect / Jennifer Partridge,
Roger Perkins, Ann Rapstoff, Guy Tarrant, Roxana Tohaneanu-Shields, Cally Trench, and Nick Trench.
For more information about the exhibition, download the leaflet.
OpenHand OpenSpace, Brock Keep is just a ten minute walk from Reading WEST rail station, or on bus route 15, 17 from Reading
(alight at Brock Gardens stop). Free car parking is available at the rear of the gallery, turn off Oxford Road into Brock Gardens, the
car park is first left and through the gates.
Wheelchair access and WC to 'Only the Sunny Hours' exhibition.
OpenHand OpenSpace (OHOS) is an artist-led organisation based in Reading. It has provided artists' studios, community education facilities
and gallery space at Brock Keep since the early 1980's. During that time we have been a base for many exciting artists,
some of whom have gone on to be internationally acclaimed artists.
More information about OHOS: www.ohos.org.uk
or on Facebook see www.facebook.com/openhandopenspace.