Show your work off at top photographic gallery as part of Museums at Night

By Culture24 Staff | 22 April 2009
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A picture of a colour painting of a large building on a street

Members of the public will be able to "re-photograph" areas such as Gurney Street (above) in Greenwich as part of Museums at Night

Wannabe photographers can have their work displayed at the highly-respected Viewfinder Gallery in Greenwich for a night as part of Museums at Night.

The hotspot of up-and-coming snappers is giving members of the public until May 12 2009 to send in "re-photographs" of historic pictures, with the best entries shown at the workshop bash and an overall winner chosen by representatives from Greenwich Heritage Centre on the same evening.

"We're expecting a real range of images, and would love as many people to take part as possible. We expect to see a great change from some of the re-photographs, but perhaps less in others," predicted Viewfinder curator Louise Forrester, who is offering images of areas including Burney Street, Eltham High Street, a meadow-surrounded lane which is now a busy A-road and the long-forgotten Earl of Moira pub.

A picture of a painting of a pastoral scene with a brick building in a bygone era

The Earl of Moira pub in Shooters Hill no longer exists

The workshop takes the theme of the Gallery's Painterly Photographs show, exploring the relationship between painting and photographs, and applies it to the level of artistic licence available to painters.

"We'll display both the historic paintings and the re-photographed sites, and also a photograph of contemporary Greenwich by each participant," added Forrester. "It should be really fun evening."

Open to all levels and ages, runs 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Admission free.

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