Falmouth Based Photographer Launches First Solo Exhibition at the Poly
A new exhibition showcasing the work of Falmouth-based photographer Oliver Raymond-Barker will be taking place at The Poly, Falmouth, from 1-7 March 2011. This is his first solo show and has been enabled by a development grant from the arts organisation Creative Skills Cornwall.
Through the medium of photography and print Raymond-Barker explores his connection with the natural and built environment. The wild coast of Cornwall provides a wealth of inspiration, as does his work as an architectural photographer. His images seek to transcend the original subject and create a new vision, communicating the energy and essence of locations as he sees them.
Raymond-Barker graduated from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in 2002 with an honours degree in Photography. Following his degree, he worked as studio assistant and later digital manager for Sanctuary Studios in London before deciding to go freelance two years later. He has spent the last five years working in the outdoor adventure industry in Cornwall and Wales whilst continuing to develop his portfolio. This time out and close connection with the elements has been influential in shaping the work he is currently making.
An avid climber and surfer, he says: “ I spend a great deal of time in the sea or halfway up sea cliffs. The way I experience and interact with these environments gives me a perspective that few others have”.
Jane Sutherland of Creative Skills Cornwall says: “…for Oliver to undertake a solo exhibition and all that it entails, is a great learning opportunity. The awarding of a Professional Development grant by Creative Skills acknowledges that Oliver has extended his skills base by undertaking the planning, promoting, marketing and presentation of his exhibition.”
The exhibition will be open from 1st to 7th March 2011 from 10am to 5pm. There will be a private view on Tuesday 1st March between 6pm to 9pm.
For further information, please contact Oliver Raymond-Barker on 07979 871382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.