6th March 2006




An exhibition of work by University of Lincoln lecturer Phil Eastwood is proving to be very popular with contemporary art lovers in Lincolnshire.


Over 140 people have already visited the exhibition which is being held at The Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft gallery in Barton upon Humber up until 9th April.


It is being sponsored by The Arts Council England and is a combination of media approaches including collage and photographs.


Exhibitions curator at The Ropewalk Richard Hatfield said: “Phil’s work abounds with energy and inventiveness. The exhibition is a welcome addition to our programme which aims to exhibit work which is professional, contemporary and visually exciting.”


Phil, who teaches Lens Media & Interactive Screen Based Graphics at the University Lincoln, has had his work exhibited internationally in Spain, Holland, Germany and America.


Phil describes his work as exploring “the boundaries between media, materials, process and concept”.


Phil explains: “I might use Polaroids or photocopies of original material because of the immediacy of the processes and distinct aesthetic signatures added by mediating material through a variety of image capture devices.


“The Xerox machine is one of my favourite tools, closely followed by a cheap digital instamatic camera. Then I would mix this imagery with collage and maybe re-photograph and re-photocopy until I ended up with an image that I am happy with.


“Also I am really interested in pop culture and aware of the impact that media imagery usually has. Generally though any imagery from sweet wrappers, train tickets, till receipts, etc that may have been found in the street, through to original material that I have created are all considered for inclusion in the work.”


The exhibition is on at The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road in Barton upon Humber up until 9th April.


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