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Fifty Familiar Faces

20 Jan – 1 Feb 2020


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Fifty Familiar Faces

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Fifty faces poster

The latest exhibition at Monkton Arts, opens today (Monday 20th January) and will be running for the next two weeks.

It is open 10am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays.

The exhibition, titled “Fifty Familiar Faces” is a photography exhibition consisting of fifty black and white portraits of folk who live in the community surrounding Monkton Arts. It highlights the pride the folk have in living in this tightly-knit community.

The setting up of the ‘project’ has had the effect of further bonding the community.

It has also been instrumental in getting people talking about the project, as well as their telling stories about themselves, and – in many instances – their fascinating lives.

Chance to learn more about fellow residents The project has also engaged photographers within the community who were invited to take the photographs. They were able to chat with, and learn about the lives of this interesting community, which it was discovered was full of artists and creative individuals.

The opportunities afforded the photographers helped them grow in confidence as photographers as they immersed themselves in the project.

“Fifty Familiar Faces” runs from Monday 20th January to Saturday 1st February 2020. Monkton Arts can be found in East Street, Ryde.