Pete Davis Talk
‘Observations – Collections – Recollections’ – A Lifetime in Photography.
A talk by Pete Davis:
Friday 13th April - 7:00pm
Helsinki, Finland, 2016 © Pete Davis
His major retrospective exhibition last year at The National Library of Wales provided an opportunity for Pete Davis to review and re-assess six decades of his photographic work. The talk has been compiled to allow audiences to follow and understand the progression of this work from the early 1960’s to his current work in progress and compliment his current exhibition 'Great Little Tin Sheds of Wales'.
Splott, Cardiff, 1969 © Pete Davis
"Most of the major bodies of work I have undertaken over the years are represented in this talk. Hopefully this will allow audiences to understand my lifelong fascination with particular aspects of the world around me and to observe how I have used various photographic styles and strategies to represent these. Much of my work may appear to concentrate on the more prosaic elements of our environment; however, photography has the ability to not just represent but to reveal and re-present these in a form that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Benbulben, Co. Sligo, Ireland, 1978 © Pete Davis
"I have always loved almost every aspect of life and our environment and it has always been my intention to capture those seemingly mundane moments and surroundings that might pass unnoticed unless observed by a sympathetic eye. These observations have then been collected into coherent bodies of work that allow for the recollections in the future."
Neuadd Goffa, Penrhyndeudraeth, 2016 © Pete Davis
The talk will be held in Oriel Colwyn and spaces are limited, doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Pay what you can: To keep this talk inclusive we have removed the barrier of cost, tickets are available for FREE via the 1st button. If circumstances allow, please do also consider a small donation via the 2nd button. Thank-You.