AboutLondon Gallery West presents an exhibition of photography by University of Westminster alumnus Siobhán Doran. The exhibition documents the architectural changes and the building works in the first phase of the HawkinsBrown Architects redevelopment of the Harrow Campus. Doran's closely observed and delicately framed images sit at the juncture of architecture and art they reveal the curious spatial metamorphosis of a world in transition.
This exhibition also marks the re-opening of London Gallery West in a new and improved venue in the âForum' at the heart of the School of Media, Arts and Design Campus. The newly built gallery has improved projection facilities, moveable walls and it's bay windows look out onto the new campus entrance. The gallery is part of a redevelopment which links existing buildings and creates new learning spaces, project rooms and performance areas for the campus.
Doran has documented the building process throughout the year, revealing how refurbishment and new build can effectively be combined. HawkinsBrown's design adds an impressive modern feel to a campus that is in need of cheering up. At a time of dramatic changes in funding for Higher Education this redevelopment is a very relevant model of using limited funds to link existing buildings with new space and create effective connections between it's users.
Siobhán Doran was born in Dublin, Ireland (b.1969), and now lives in the UK. Initially trained in architectural technology, she worked for over a decade in architecture before graduating with a first class honours degree in photography from the University of Westminster. She has been a freelance artist since 2007. Siobhán focuses on both producing personal fine art projects and working with the design community; creating commissioned artwork and photographing contemporary and historic buildings.