Exhibitions / MOSTYN | Biscuit Tin Photo Archive [institutional leadership]

18.01.2014 to 06.04.2014

As part of an ambitious community engagement project accompanying the exhibition by Tom Wood, MOSTYNis inviting local people to contribute their own photographs of rural life for inclusion in this major exhibition. The project, called the ‘Biscuit Tin Photo Archive’ stems from Tom Wood’s interest in the personal and precious images which may be tucked away in a box or tin, and which may often form a family archive spanning decades.

Wood, who currently lives in North Wales and lectures at Coleg Llandrillo in Rhos-on-Sea, is well known for his photographs of the people of Liverpool and Merseyside, and has exhibited worldwide. This new exhibition ‘Landscapes’ however shows previously unseen images from over forty years of work responding to his surroundings in North Wales, Merseyside and the West of Ireland. The exhibition includes wild and remote landscapes, fragments of family photographs and video, and affectionate portraits of both rural, and more urban, day-to-day life.

 

MOSTYN is keen to hear from individuals or groups who would like to be involved in this unique opportunity. All photographs will be scanned and printed so that owners can retain the precious originals, and MOSTYN staff can arrange scanning sessions at venues other than the gallery.

 

Biscuit Tin Photo Archive images courtesy Elizabeth Williams, Llanfairfechan. Photo by Toni Dewhurst.