Exhibition: Textures and Contrasts of Light

8 June 2022 until 2 July 2022
Hostry
Exhibition: Textures and Contrasts of Light
Textures and Contrasts of Light is the latest exhibition at the Hostry and sees Open Academy photography students capture on camera stunning snapshots of Norwich Cathedral.


The exhibition runs from 8 June until 2 July and is open daily from 10am to 4pm (3pm on Sundays). Entry is free.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Oscar 1
Katie.S 1
Eadie 1
Lola 2
Oscar 1
Katie.S 1
Eadie 1
Lola 2
Open Academy Art and Photography teacher Terry Thurston describes the work that went into the exhibition:

The Year 10 GCSE Photography students (14 to 15-years-old) from the Open Academy were invited to create a photography exhibition based on Norwich Cathedral. Their brief was to take photographs which show the many textures and contrasts of light which can be found within the Cathedral building.

The students have produced an eclectic range of photographs depicting the Cathedral in many different ways, working hard to not only look for the ordinary but also the often overlooked and smallest parts of the building. The students have been able to successfully show the many different view points of the Cathedral, capturing scenes that show the Cathedral at its most breath-taking and intimate.

Many of the students used the texture of the building to highlight its history, some focused on the carved graffiti, others on the worn stone steps. Other students wanted to draw attention to the relationship between people and the building, using the contrasts of light to show the scale of the building compared to people.

After their visit, the students were encouraged to develop their work further by experimenting with different ways in manipulating their images. This enabled the students to enhance their photographs of the Cathedral and their thoughts of what the Cathedral means to them.

With the work brought together here for this exhibition, we can see the dizzying array of textures and light that together construct the Cathedral building. The emotional response from the students when creating the photographs also demonstrates how the Cathedral continues to remain an important part of Norwich for the Open Academy students.