Reclaim Photography Festival to exhibit The Figure Flinger by Paul Biddle.

I’m very pleased to announce that my image The Figure Flinger will be exhibited by Reclaim Photography Festival 2017 in the group exhibition Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes. It will be exhibited at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (6 – 21 May 2017) and Wolverhampton Art Gallery (23 May – 7 June 2017). My latest series is about Cabinets of Curiosity and Rooms of Wonder. It’s about Man as avid collector and pillager of the Natural World to the detriment of that world, as symbolised by the Dodo.

I have photographed many Natural History Museum exhibits and locations or any interesting items that I find on my travels and the idea of compositing them back in the studio seems appropriate as these Cabinets often contained fakes and Jennys (the fabulous creations constructed by combining parts of different creatures). So the fact that I create these strange and Curious items is entirely in keeping with the tradition.

https://reclaimphotographyfestival.org

http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

You can see more of The Cabinet of Curiosity series here :

https://paulbiddle.com/Portfolios/Cabinet-of-Curiosity/1

 

A Cartography of Dreams exhibition at Dimbola Museum and Galleries

I’m very pleased to be taking part in an exhibition called “A Cartography of Dreams” at Dimbola Museum and Galleries on The Isle of Wight, the former home of the influential Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. The exhibition runs from October 14th, 2016 to January 1st, 2017. It was produced by Maxine Watts of Reclaim Photography Festival.

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The exhibition is in the Olympus Gallery at Dimbola and here are a few photos I took of the show.

View through the Olympus Gallery at Dimbola showing Fran Forman and Paul Biddle photographs in foreground
View through the Olympus Gallery at Dimbola showing Fran Forman and Paul Biddle photographs in foreground
Some of Paul Biddle photographs
Some of Paul Biddle photographs
Triptych by Paul Biddle
Triptych by Paul Biddle
Paul Biddle photographs
Paul Biddle photographs
Some of Tami Bone photographs
Some of Tami Bone photographs

A huge thank you to Maxine Watts of Reclaim Photography Festival and Dr Rachel Tait, Curator at Dimbola.