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Tom Wood Goodies – Donate to Win!

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 by in News

Own signed Tom Wood Books and Print

To celebrate Tom Wood’s new exhibition ‘Out-Takes and Work Prints’, showing at Oriel Colwyn, we are proud to be able to offer a chance to own a signed copy of Tom Wood’s new pair of books, Men and Women (Steidl, 16 Sept 2013).



As an extra special package, a signed print of one of the images from the books will also be included. Tom will personally sign both books and the print, to whoever you require.

Donate £5 towards Oriel Colwyn and your name will be entered into the virtual ‘hat’, with one lucky donator being randomly chosen by Tom to receive this extra special personalised ‘Thank-you’ gift.

There are no limits to the amount of times you can donate, with each £5 donation adding your name into the draw. Please use the button below to donate.

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International donations are most welcome but shipping costs will be extra if your name is drawn.

(Last day for donations is Sunday 6 April at 10pm - winner announced on Monday 7 April)

Please note: We have hijacked the technology from our friends at Venue Cymru to make this donation process possible. Please ignore any reference to seats booked in any email or confirmation pages and rest assured that ALL donations will be assigned to Oriel Colwyn. (Thanks again to the team at Venue Cymru for helping out)

Oriel Colwyn is a dedicated photographic gallery space set up to bring work to the north Wales coast. Your donation will go directly towards helping produce and continue its dynamic and varied programme of exhibitions and events.

Many thanks for your donation and your continued support... and good luck!


TW Book coverTom Wood – Men and Women.


Before moving to North Wales in 2003, Tom Wood had been photographing the people of his Liverpool neighbourhood for almost three decades. In these two volumes, Tom displays carefully edited photographs taken from his archives filled with artistic chronicles of the lives of men and women.

Even though the pictures are not presented in a chronological order, Men and Women ends up being a book saturated with history, showing Liverpool in transition from its industrial past. Never seen without his camera, and constantly moving between different formats and photographic styles, colour and black and white, the Photie Man (as Wood became known locally and as his last book with Steidl was titled) readily mixes images of strangers with portraits of family and friends. Tom Wood was born in 1951 in County Mayo in the west of Ireland. He lived and worked on Merseyside between 1978 and 2003 before he moved to his current home in North Wales.

Wood has published numerous books, including Bus Odyssey, People, All Zones Off Peak and Looking for Love. He has had solo and group exhibitions worldwide and his work is part of the collections of major museums. Tom Wood: Men and Women, his first major UK retrospective, was shown at The Photographers Gallery, London (12 October 2012 to 6 January 2013) and then the National Media Museum, Bradford (22 March to 1 September 2013). It is currently showing at Belfast Exposed until mid March 2014.