Until 27 April – ALAN HOCKETT exhibition @ Jaywick Martello Tower
Southend artist Alan Hockett’s works are made using pinhole camera.
/ Until 27 April - ALAN HOCKETT exhibition @ Jaywick Martello Tower
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