Galleries - May 2019

Jem Southam Birds Rivers Rain 13 April – 2 June 2019 Kestle Barton Manaccan Helston Cornwall TR12 6HU 01326 231 811 Through late autumn and winter months, as the light gathers in towards evening, individual birds gravitate into small groups, flitting above our heads form the top of one building to another. The numbers and the noise steadily increase until they all begin a falling descent into a chosen tree where they will spend the night roosting together for warmth and protection. The birds move around the canopy and chatter for a while, before the whole gathering falls silent, roosting through the dark till dawn. Jem Southam 2018 Jem Southam is a leading British landscape photographer whose work, which explores natural phenomena, is usually presented in series. At Kestle Barton Jem will show a new development in his work in which individual pictures stand alone, each a notation of a moment, on a particular walk, on a given day. The theme of walking in nature is reflected in an exciting programme of walks and talks that will accompany the exhibition. For events May 30 - June 2 with Jem Southam, naturalist and writer Mark Cocker ( Crow Country ), ornithologist Math Southam and poet Virginia Astley (please see our website for more details). Born in Bristol in 1950, Southam studied at the London College of Printing for a Higher Diploma in Creative Photography in the early 1970s and went on to become Professor of Photography at the University of Plymouth until last year (2018). He has exhibited extensively and has work in major collections around the world. Birds Rivers Rain is a partnership exhibition in collaboration with The Arts Institute and The Box, Plymouth and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Image above: Jem Southam: Buckenham Marshes from Birds Rivers Rain (13 April - 2 June)