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Glowing Older Photography Exhibition

An exhibition of Painterly Portraits by Photographer Grace Eden.

Tuesday 10 - Friday 27 September, 1 - 4pm

St Peter's Church, St Peter's Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2NW

Glowing Older is a collection of portraits taken by St Ann's photographer Grace Eden. The portraits are of local people in their sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties, they are styled in period clothing and the images have been produced in a way that makes them look like they've been put to canvas in the style of various masters from old paintings.

Grace Eden explains - Glowing Older is my first ever commissioned project and for this series I have combined my admiration of my favourite painters with my high regard and connection with the older generation. Something which has most definitely evolved as a result of caring full-time for my father.

Each shoot for this collection has involved an abundance of costumes, fabrics, wigs, candlesticks, books and soul to create scenes that sang of yesteryear; a world that might have existed in the past. I was continually inspired by those masterful artists I admire so much: Vermeer, Rembrandt, Rossetti, just to name but a few. Working with their methods to ensure my portraits were lit enchantingly, playing on the use of light and shade just as the master painters themselves did.

These portraits are a combination of love, mischief, memories, dedication, acceptance, beauty, hope, ageing but ultimately LIVING.

For me it wasn’t just an impulse to make portraits of the older generation, it was a necessity. I wanted to capture the passing of time and making of history with people who have lived it. Glowing older is a process so few are lucky enough to experience but those who do have stories to tell and I wanted to convey those stories.

Don't miss the chance to see this fantastic portfolio of work that captures such imagination and originality.

Grace will be doing Wednesday Walkthroughs on September 11, 18 and 25, from 2pm-3pm


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