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Adrian Ashworth- local photographer

The Civic, Barnsley has an interesting space they call “the Panorama”. It sits at the top of the staircase that leads to the theatre and has an abundant amount of lovely, natural light, even on grey rainy days, such as today.

It was in this space that I got to have a good look at the work of local photographer Adrian Ashworth.

The collection of  seventeen photographs are all printed on canvas and hung in groups around the space. Some of the images are a little processed, giving a somewhat fantastical feel. It’s not entirely unpleasant, and I found that this was well balanced with misty romantic style images of the local lakes. Adrian’s work has an aspect that I have mentioned that I love before- the ability to draw in the viewer. Some of the photographs have a crystal ball in them, which bends the light and changes the horizon line, bringing the sun closer in some, and creating lovely layers of landscape in others. The colour and intensity of some of the images is just breath-taking, my particular favourites are “Perfect Storm” and “Ladybower Reservoir”.

Adrian’s work will be on show in the Panorama from Thursday the 22nd of November 2012 until Friday 4th of January 2013.

For more information on the Civic click here.

Ladybower Reservoir


Spurn Crystal Sunset


Glencoe Mist


Perfect Storm


Midnight in Mossyard










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Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, a research and curatorial project that explored various forms of sustainable practice. As a freelance curator she has worked with the Riverdale Hub, Myseum of Totonto/Art Spin and was the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto from 2014 to 2017. She has also co-curated exhibitions including JAYU's iAM photography project (2016 & 2017), Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014), and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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