Only The Sunny Hours: Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127

20 Jun 2018 – 24 Jun 2018

Event times

Wednesday 20, Thursday 21, and Friday 22 June: 3-7pm. Saturday 23 June: 12-6pm. Sunday 24 June: 11am-5pm

Cost of entry


Openhand Openspace

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 15, 16, & 17 - alight at Brock Gardens
  • N/A
  • Reading West & walk

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Curator Cally Trench asked twenty artists to make work with vintage Kodak Brownie 127 cameras.


Kodak Brownie 127 cameras - made between 1952 and 1963 -  were used by millions of families to record outings and picnics on sunny days. The Brownie 127 is a simple camera with a fixed shutter speed, focus and depth of field, and no flash or tripod attachment. The film is loaded in a darkened room and wound on by hand.

Curator CALLY TRENCH invited twenty artists to work with this sixty-year-old technology. Some have chosen to explore aspects of the past. Others have recorded contemporary technology, poses and behaviour. The work in the exhibition includes sculpture, films and a sound piece, as well as black-and-white and colour photographs, some printed in the darkroom.

OPEN DAY on Saturday 23rd June, 12 noon - 6pm. Performances, short films, talks, discussions and readings by the artists, plus a Brownie 127 studio where you can be photographed, and an indoor Picnic, where you can sit, eat, drink and chat.

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Cally Trench

Exhibiting artists

Guy Tarrant

Ingrid Jensen

Lydia Julien

Roger Perkins

John McDowall

Linda Francis

Barbara Dyrschka

Roxana Tohaneanu-Shields

Sophie Loss

Jennifer Partridge

Alex Dewart

Jane Grisewood

Nick Trench

Hepzibah Hill

Peter Driver

Marco Cali

Philip Lee

Steve Perfect

Ann Rapstoff

Judy Goldhill

Cally Trench

Taking part

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