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Hunter, Tom (2013) Findings. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Hunter, Tom

Findings is series of 50 colour photographs documenting the industrial past of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and Colmore business district.

Hunter investigated their history and heritage as world centres of manufacturing and jewellery making. The images explore the usually hidden, interior worlds of these areas, capturing these through long exposures using a large format pinhole camera. This technique echoes that of early photographic pioneers, which make up a large proportion of the Birmingham Library archive, which was the starting point for this project. The photographic prints were mounted on exhibition boards and displayed outdoors in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and Colmore business district. In doing this, what is normally hidden behind the closed doors of the factories and businesses is revealed to a wide and varied audience.

Additional Information (Publicly available):

Findings was a partnership project developed by GRAIN at the Library of Birmingham with Colmore Business District and the Jewellery Quarter. The project was one of GRAIN’s first commissions, timetabled to promote the re-opening of the new Birmingham library building. The work was acquired by the Birmingham Central Library Photography archive.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 2013
Funders: Arts Council England, Birmingham City University, Metro Imaging
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter2013
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 17:40
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2014 17:40
Item ID: 6404
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6404

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