Cafs and Canals – June 2012

Cafs and Canals: An Exhibition with Kiera James and Tom Hurley

Stour Space presents ‘Cafs and Canals’, an exhibition of photography by Kiera James and Tom Hurley.

Private View: Thursday 7th June 2012 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Opening Hours: 8th June – 21st June 9:00am – 5:00pm (Sun to Weds) 9:00am – 11:00pm (Thurs to Sat)

Lower Lea Exposures – Kiera James

‘Lower Lea Exposures’ is a series of images documenting the regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley in east London in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics. Realised in 2010, the images capture a fleeting moment in time as the construction begins to change the face of  the area forever. The double exposures were taken on a Diana+ ‘toy’ camera and reflect on the transformations taking place and the relationship between the industrial, natural and historical. The results are somewhat fragmented yet dreamy photographs that encourage the viewer to take a step back and reflect on the area’s ambiguous beauty.

Kiera James is an artist with a background in documentary photography, and draws on this tradition in her fine-art based practice. She completing a BA (Hons) in Photography at the University of East London in 2010 and is currently doing an MA in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art.

Small Shops – Tom Hurley

The series serves as a record of the dwindling world of small, independent shops. These unique spaces exist in harmony with their surroundings and maintain a strong sense of place. Many of the owners ‘wear’ their shops like overcoats – the businesses being almost an extension of themselves.

Tom is a professional photographer and a born and bred East Londoner. Born into a family of dock workers, he has spend most of his adult life here. He originally trained in Fine Art, studying at Central College of Art and Hornsey College of Arts and Crafts before developing his career in photography.


Stour Space made Time Out ‘First Thursdays’ Top 5 exhibitions for June!

‘Cafs and Canals: An Exhibition by Kiera James and Tom Hurley” – The exhibition is currently being featured on the First Thursdays website, and will also feature in the monthly newsletter, how exciting…
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