Newbury Lock Photo Montage


 

Newbury Lock Photo Montage

Every May, artists in West Berkshire open their studios to the public which results in a wonderful intense period of art appreciation and buying across all mediums.  Sponsorship has also been obtained by the Scheme to run a series of free workshops by artists in the Scheme to make art for accessible to the general public.

As a member of the Open Studios Scheme since 1999, Jo has been asked to run five workshops.  The third course was about creating a piece of art using the camera and resulted in the Newbury Lock photo montage being created.  A group of 8 people who had never met before took photos at Newbury Lock under Jo's guidance.  The photos were not beautifully composed images but a series of random images, which, when put together, formed a new image.  The new images may be distorted, may have a missing roof or a front door for a giant but that was fine as long as it was actually possible to tell which building or place it was.  Actually the more wacky the image, the better, as generally this makes the viewer look closer at the image and love its quirkiness. 

The Newbury Lock photo montage is now framed and hanging in Newbury Public Library for all to enjoy and the complete montage can be seen in the photo below.

All images are copyright Jo Andreae.