A brand new exhibition called Capturing life in the East Riding @ Work, Rest and Play will be on view at Beverley Art Gallery from Saturday 23 May until Saturday 18 July, 2015.
The exhibition will be opened by Councillor Peter Turner, the new Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, at the preview on Saturday, 23 May, at 2 pm.
Organised by the East Riding Cultural Partnership, ‘Capturing the East Riding’ was an amateur photography competition that ran in 2014. The contest challenged residents and visitors to capture the East Riding @ Work, Rest and Play through the medium of photography. In total, 450 entries were submitted. This competition focused on people, and the exhibition presents the top 100 photos, selected by three local judges.
Councillor Richard Burton, said:
“This exhibition gives us a glimpse of what life is like in the East Riding in 2014. The photos depict images of people at work across the area, and I hope that lots of people will want to come along and see this latest in our long line of popular exhibitions at Beverley Art Gallery.”
Hilary Saynor, chairman of the East Riding Cultural Partnership, said:
“Selecting the top 100 entries was a real challenge. I would like to recognise the efforts of all the photographers who took time to enter the competition and share their pictures with us. I encourage everyone to visit the Capturing the East Riding website and view all the entries to see how high the standard was.”
The Cultural Partnership would also like to acknowledge the support of the following partners:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull Trains, Drewton’s, The Deep, Dragonfest, Max Spielmann, Pocklington Arts Centre, Press Association; Royal Society for the Preservation of Birds; Les Stubbs, South Cliff Caravan Park; The Spa Bridlington; and Stewart’s Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum.