The Night Ferry exhibition features a compilation of images taken on the P&O ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge by local photographer Brian Rowlands About the Photographer.
Brian Rowlands took up Photography as a teenager, learning to print his own black-and-white photographs – which involved a pitch-dark room, smelly chemicals and peeling skin!
He finally made the move to digital printing some years after completing a B.A. in Fine Art at Newcastle Polytechnic. In spite of the proliferation of on-line digital images, He was keener than ever to make prints from his photographs.
An artistic response to colour has been made fast and easy by digital cameras. He is often astonished by the omnipresence of colour in the modern material environment. Harbours and ships offer one particularly good hunting ground for colour and for striking shapes.
The Exhibition: Blessed with a warm summer night and sporting a new digital camera, I spent a July evening photographing on the decks of the ferry to Zeebrugge. I was unprepared for the simple, stunning colours, created by a vivid sunset and glaring cabin lights. Most of all, I was thrilled to find that the vividness of colour increased, if anything, as it got darker!
Location: The Carriage House, Burton Constable Stables This exhibition is included in the normal admission charges.
Burton Constable is a hall, stables and parkland situated just 10 miles east of Hull City Centre in Skirlaugh. Explore the grand rooms of the Hall, filled with fine art and furniture, and uncover the Constable family characters from the past 500 years. With a tea room and gift shop, tours and a whole host of other events on offer, there’s plenty to do and see.