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Event: The Edges of these Isles 25 Aug

The Edges of these Isles is a collaboration between artist Tom Musgrove and photographer Simon Bray, depicting seven landscape locations from across the British Isles using their respective mediums. As part of the Thursday Lates programme at the Whitworth, Simon & Tom will be hosting an evening of installations, conversations and film to launch, The Edges of These Isles. The event includes an in-conversation with the artists along with John Moores Prize nominated landscape artist Richard Webb.

Brecon Beacons - Simon

The duo have also produced a book which features the full documentation of The Edges Of These Isles project, containing work from all 7 landscape locations as featured in The Whitworth exhibition. The images are arranged in chronological order, matched alongside personal accounts of each trip from Simon & Tom and journey track playlists.

The first 100 orders come with a free 9″x6″ photographic test print.
A4 – 120 Pages – Perfect Bound
Printed on G.F Smith papers by Pressision, Leeds UK.
Pre-orders will be distributed in the second week of September.
Order the book here.

About The Artists

Simon Bray is a Manchester based commercial landscape photographer who explores combinations of physical landforms, bodies of water, natural light and unique timing to capture landscape imagery that expresses a sense of space and freedom.

He allows the sense of scale experienced within a natural location to dictate the form and composition of an image, often employing negative space within the frame to amplify a notion of tranquility or drama, whilst allowing natural light to establish the tone of each image.

Tom Musgrove is a Manchester based artist. Drawing is the foundation of his work, initially capturing gestures, form and shapes from the landscape that are then expanded upon in his studio space to create fine art pieces.

He produces work in a variety of mediums, as painting, sculpture or drawing, utilising raw pigment, found natural sources and wax layers to represent the location and atmospheric conditions within his work.

Thursday Lates: The Edges of These Isles
8 September, 6pm. Free
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Supported by Arts Council England, G.F Smith, Fred Aldous & DoodledoMOTION

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