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Until 27 April – ALAN HOCKETT exhibition @ Jaywick Martello Tower

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Southend artist Alan Hockett’s works are made using pinhole camera.


Alan Hockett‘s exhibition Drawing with Light is the result of his walks around the Essex coastline, capturing the remote and isolated areas where the land and sea coexist.

Using a pinhole camera to radically re-interpret this landscape in a way reminiscent of the early days of photography. His homemade camera (a baked bean can) distorts the image, creating emotion and tension whilst keeping the essence of the original subject.

This weekend, he’s also running a family activity, CAMERA OBSCURA. On Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 April, between 10am-5pm, the viewing room on the roof of the tower will be converted into a camera obscura where you can see how artists from the renaissance period used this device to frame the picture prior to painting. This became the base of all photography from Fox Talbot to modern day digital. 

Admission: Adults £1, under 16’s free

Jaywick Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Essex CO15 2LF www.jaywickmartellotower.org

Exhibition Opening Times:  March, weekends, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm  April, Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm