7th April 2004

 

ORCHARD PARK A NATIONAL FOCAL POINT

 

The Orchard Park estate in Hull is the subject of a photography exhibition due to be shown at the Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea.

 

Andrew Lock, a Photography lecturer at the University of Lincoln, has secured the exhibition at the gallery from the 8th May to 19th June.

 

The work comprises fragments of discarded furniture, empty picture frames and carpets all discovered in the deserted council flats, awaiting demolition.

 

“Orchard Park just happened to be the location of the empty tower block where the work was made,” said Andrew. “I used the estate as the title for my work because of the obvious juxtaposition between the 'greenness' of the name and the greenness of the images.

 

“Hull and I go back a long way and other work I've made is about Hull,” adds Andrew.  “I’m extremely excited and thrilled by this forthcoming prospect.”

 

This exhibition will bring together the work of two young remarkable British artists.  Andrew will be reunited with fellow pupil Richard Page throughout the exhibition.  They both graduated from Westminster School of Art in 2003 and have exhibited widely in the UK. 

 

Visit the Focal Point Gallery web site: www.focalpoint.org.uk or Andrew’s web site illustrating his work: www.andylock.org.uk

 

 

For more information contact: Laura Preece, Assistant Press Officer              University of Lincoln.

Tel: 01522 886244 Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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