The Nottingham Castle Open 2015 exhibition, featuring the work of around 30 artists, is to include work by Shutter Hub member Holger Martin. We previously featured his work as part of our Place and OPEN exhibitions in 2014, as well as his Laguna Azul series, and a photobook on Durban-Corbières in France.
The work featured is Main Pool from his project 'I have been swimming here for 15 years' which is based around his images of Beechdale Swimming Baths. He explains:
Opened in 1970, Beechdale Swimming Baths was replaced by Harvey Hadden Sports Centre in August 2015. I have been swimming at Beechdale for the last 15 years, seeing it slowly decline while it remained busy and popular. Main Pool is one photograph of a larger project that concentrates on the architecture of the building, designed by city architect David Jenkin in 1967. The project captures aspects of the original design as it was photographed for the opening day brochure and it documents the traces that people have left through use and modifications.
Each exhibitor has the chance to receive a wide variety of prizes, which include the Grand Prize of £2,000, alongside other cash, materials, exhibition and residency opportunities.
You can see the exhibition from now until 8 November 2015 at at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery. There is a closing night/prize giving event on Friday 6th November, 6 – 8pm (free entry). For further details see here. You can see more of Holger Martin's work at his Shutter Hub profile here.