Sri-Lanka: Photographs by Tommy Reynolds, Nucleus Arts Chatham Gallery

OPENING NIGHT: 24th March, 

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: Nucleus Arts Centre Chatham High Street

On March 24th Chatham based commercial and portrait photographer Tommy Reynolds will be debuting his proudest project to date; showcasing his favorite pieces he’s taken during his last 3 annual trip to Sri Lanka with the Take Heart Mercy Mission Charity.

“I have always wanted to host a photo exhibition and its only now I feel I have a body of work which has a strong theme I feel confident to showcase.” Take Heart Mercy Mission was developed in 2012, following a meeting between the Trustees and Co-Founders of Mercy Mission, Conal Austin and John Simpson, with friend of many years and Chairman of Gillingham Football Club, Paul Scally. The Charity perform intricate and complicated operations on children in Galle every year who would otherwise die from various heart conditions. By Funding visits for a dedicated group of surgeons, doctors and nurses from the Evelina London Children's Hospital.  Tommy’s job is to document the trips each year and update their archive.To learn more about the charity please go to http://www.takeheartmercymission.com/ . For the last 3 years Tommy has been going to Sri Lanka with the Take Heart charity. The photos highlight the work the charity do in the hospital with children as well as cultural representation, which is stereotypical of the country. 

In the short career he’s had, the 26 year old has gained an impressive client list working alongside Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, Universal Music, Sony Music while also working with artists including UB40, Pixie Lott, The Camps, Jack Pack & Boyce Avenue. 

This exhibition will run from Thursday 24th March 2016 for two weeks at the Nucleus Arts Centre Chatham High Street.  You can find more information out here.

 

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