The shadows of yesterday....

2 Aug 2021 to 30 Sep 2021
The shadows of yesterday . . . are the light of tomorrow

An exhibition of photographs exploring the Sacred and Ceremonial landscapes created by Neolithic and Bronze Age communities over 5,000 years ago, on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, which upon closer consideration reveals an intersection between Culture & Technology.  

The photographs provide a space for reflection on the our relationship to the land, whilst celebrating Cornwall and its beautiful landscape. 

Bodmin Moor, Goon Brenn in Cornish, is a granite moorland in Cornwall, England, with one of the most complete and best preserved upland prehistoric landscapes in Britain. 

The body of work touches upon themes of heritage and the environment, whilst alluding to notions of identity, memory and history.

Harry Fricker is a landscape photographer based in Cornwall.  The independent, self-directed project which began in 2018, culminates with this online exhibition which is accompanied by an eclectic education programme.

The photographs incorporate elements of dance, performance and light paintings, as symbols across time, creating a transcendental experience, revealing Bodmin Moor as a profoundly evocative landscape. 

The photographs are spread across four galleries Radiance, Forever, Expanse & Sensation, each telling a story in twelve images.  As such the viewer is invited to navigate a non-linear narrative, in a story with not begin or end, thus deliberately reflecting the pattern of the ancient stone circles.

A selection of photographs will be minted as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) to accompany the show, making these one of the first NFT of Bodmin Moor to be circulated in the metaverse. 

 The online exhibition opens on Monday 2 August 2021.  To coincide with the opening Harry Fricker will be giving a live online presentation of the ideas and themes behind his landscape photography project on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

An exciting and eclectic programme of live streamed online conversations with key figures, on the wider context of Bodmin Moor; Photography, Culture, Technology & NFTs runs throughout August 2021.  The education events will be free.  Book your tickets today, from the eventbrite link HERE.

Guest speakers 

Mon, 9 August 2021 - Philip Marsden author of Rising Ground. In conversation discussing the Spirit of Place of Bodmin Moor & Cornwall.

Fri, 13 August 2021 - Frances Liddell PhD researcher at Manchester Uni. in conversation discussing NFTs within the context of museum practices.

Mon, 16 August 2021 - Jacky Nowakowski FSA Archaeologist. Discussing the significance of the Hurlers Stone Circles in Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

Mon, 23 August 2021 - Carolyn Kennett Archaeoastronomer, researching ancient sites on Bodmin Moor. The night sky over Cornwall 4000 BC.