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from here to there: Represents fifty years of photography at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth - Curated by Phil Beards and Geoff Drury

Date: 2 February - 7 March 2009


from here to there is an exhibition of photography by alumni of the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, formerly Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. The exhibition is a celebration, which brings together recent graduates with some already well-established names in the industry. The exhibition offers an insight into the distance travelled by these photographers and comprises one image from their graduate portfolio alongside examples of their current work. from here to there will cover fifty years of photography from our graduates.

These include Philip Townsend, Nick Knight, Michael Birt and Wolfgang Tillmans with over twenty other successful photographers representing a selection of photographic talent from Bournemouth, who have achieved success and who are working all around the world. The career of Philip Townsend spanned the iconic period of the 1960s. He photographed many key figures of this era including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Michael Birt started his career in the 1970s and is one of the leading portrait photographers of his generation, specialising in portraits of celebrities including Alan Rickman and Harrison Ford. Nick Knight began his professional work in the 1980s and is among the world's most influential fashion photographers. Wolfgang Tillmans has become one of the most prominent and influential photographers to emerge during the 1990s and won the Turner Prize in 2000.

It is proposed that from here to there will also exist as an ever-growing w portfolio website, enabling current and future alumni to display their work. The website will contain links to other creative disciplines and will grow into a thriving database, providing a visual record of the Instituteís photographic history.

The exhibiting artists include Michael Birt, John Bradshaw, George Brooks, Mitja BŰzÓc, Craig Fordham, Karen Fuchs, FranÁois Gillet, Rolph Gobits, Martin Hartley, Ted Humble-Smith, Lee Jenkins, Nick Knight, Marcel Lam, Lester Lee, Carl Lyttle, Adrian Myers, Jim Naughten, Steve Orino, Spiros Politis, Garry Simpson, Glen Taylor, Oli Tennent, Sarah Turton, Wolfgang Tillmans, Philip Townsend and Ben Wright.

The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

The Arts Institute at Bournemouth which was established in 1883 is one the UKís leading specialist providers of teaching, learning and scholarship in the creative arts. It has a comprehensive portfolio of courses at further, higher and postgraduate levels to include many industry related programmes. The Institute has witnessed significant growth over the last decade. Itís name changed from the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art when The Institute joined the higher education sector in 2000 and will shortly receive designation from the Privy Council as a University College.

Photography has been offered by The Arts Institute for more than 50 years and has been recognised as a major contributor to the national and international reputation of British Photography.


text + work is the concept which underpins the exhibition and creative events programme at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth. text+work promotes a forum for challenging dialogue between innovative contemporary arts, design and media practice and its theoretical context. www.textandwork.org.uk

from here to there: Represents fifty years of photography at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth: Publication

from here to there: photography from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth is published by text+work, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth. The exhibition and publication is supported by text+work.


ISBN: 978-0-901196-35-4

For further information and to purchase the accompanying publication, please contact: text+work, The Gallery Office on tel: 01202 363351 or e-mail gallery@aib.ac.uk

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