Colmore Business District’s Findings photography exhibition, in partnership with the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District and Library of Birmingham, was out on Church Street Square and St Paul’s Square from April to July 2013.
The photography exhibition featured the work of internationally acclaimed photographer and artist Tom Hunter. The exhibition presented approximately 50 new pinhole images of spaces and places that are both everyday and architecturally significant to be found in Colmore Business District and the Jewellery Quarter. The images were taken in February 2013 when Tom visited various locations in CBD and the Jewellery Quarter.
Tom took his MA at the Royal College of Art, where in 1996, he was awarded the photography prize from Fuji Film. In 1998 he won the John Kobal Photographic Award at the National Portrait Gallery. He has shown his work at the Saatchi Gallery, White Cube Gallery and Manchester City Art Gallery. Tom has recently been commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal Shakespeare Company. His work was also shown in the exhibition, Seduced by Art, at the National Gallery in London.
The Findings commission is the first to be announced through the new GRAIN project, a hub and network for photography and photographers that has been created by the Library of Birmingham, supported by Arts Council England, in collaboration with local, national and international partners.
The Findings commission has been supported by the Arts Council, Birmingham City University and Metro Imaging.
Colmore Business District is committed to supporting projects that encourage people to make use of the District’s open spaces and has held four successful outdoor photography exhibitions in the area since 2010.
Photo: Tom Hunter in the Edwardian Tea Room at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.