OPERTUS - concealed, obscure, hidden | Head On Photo Festival

OPERTUS - concealed, obscure, hidden


Jan Glover, Maureen Rogers, Des Crawley, Christoph Mueller

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Exhibition Description

This exhibition is by Nebuli, a group of photographic artists who share a passion for creativity. In this exhibition the photographers discover and share the richness of shadows in the real world and also those of the imagined world.  

Essentially, this is an exhibition celebrating the unique quality of the art of photography with its emphasis on the interplay between darkness and light.  As the works exhibited reveal, this light play can be: the raking shadows of landscape revealing form and patterns; the city world of shadows and pools of light highlighting the graphic patterns of life; the secret world of the shadows of the mind where imagination examines the concealed, the intuitive and sentimental dimensions of human behaviour with its follies, foibles and fancies – a world of dark secrets and profound joy that is to be found in the emotional landscapes we all possess.

Again, the exhibits include work that disclose or uncover characteristics of the real and commonplace that the sharp vision of an artist has honed, highlighted or connected with. This work tells us more about what and why we see. 

This exhibition makes connections between light and dark using notions of shadow, of secrets, the hidden and revealed, of the patterns light makes that we sometimes fail to see. We look into shadows to listen to what they say, to reveal, to display, to share. 

Opertus offers a range of work that interprets the notion of the hidden. Come and discover if you too can see what these artists have found…and more!

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

10 May 2016 to 04 June 2016
Artist Talk: 
Sat 21 May 2016, 11:00AM

Open Hours

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Friday:
10:00 am-4:30 pm
10:00 am-2:30 pm

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