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.