Photo-Walk: Matthew Murray & Photographic Artist Fleur Olby


Join Matthew Murray and photographic artist Fleur Olby at the Lickey Hills for a photowalk.  Matthew and Fleur will talk about their approach to the landscape, their methodology and how that informs their work.

Fleur’s narrative is in visual poems, she works with plants and food, in gardens and landscapes. North Yorkshire based she has exhibited her work internationally and has been She has had one monograph published by Fuel publishing and self published her latest one – which is in the V&A’s National Library of artists books and Aperture’s library and The Photographer’s Gallery bookshop. It is also part of her forthcoming exhibition at the Garden Museum in 2020. She has also had her work featured in The Observer magazine, the Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph.

Matthew concentrates the majority of his time researching and photographing personal projects for publication and exhibition. In 2013 his book SKA, a series of portraits focusing on this subculture and represented through hardcore ska fans, the kind of people who not only listen to the music but live the life, was published by Schilt Publishing. In 2015 his work documenting the British during the summer months titled Pleasure in Leisure was published by Cafe Royal Books and in 2017 Saddleworth:Responding To A Landscape a series of dark Landscape photographs was Published by Gallery Vassie Editions – essays included in the publication by Martin Barnes Senior Curator of Photographs at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Artist Richard Billingham and Maartje van den Heuvel, Curator of Photography and Media Culture, Leiden Institute, Holland.

Please dress sensibly for the conditions, and bring with you any refreshments you may require including, water, hot drinks and food. Please note that no refreshments will be provided and that the artists will walk in nearly all conditions.

The work is supported by Arts Council England, GRAIN Projects and the University of Gloucestershire.

Date And Time: Thu, 14 November 2019, 12:30 – 16:00 GMT.

Location: Lickey Hills Visitor Centre, Lickey Hills Country Park,

Warren Lane, Birmingham, B45 8ER

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