LANDSCAPE exhibition: Meet the Artist, 21 May 2016 11:00-13:00

There is an opportunity to meet me at the Landscape exhibition in the Upper Gallery at the Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage on Saturday 21 May 2016 from 11:00 to 13:00.

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone, talking about the pictures, how they were made and how the project continues to evolve.

This is my first solo exhibition, and I’m delighted with how it has turned out. Come and help me celebrate the milestone!

You can get information on finding the museum and parking from the museum website.

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LANDSCAPE exhibition, 10-28 May 2016

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LANDSCAPE
An exhibition by Martyn James Bull
Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
10-28 May 2016
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I am delighted to announce that I have an exhibition of landscape photography currently showing in the Upper Gallery at the Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage until the 28 May 2016.

Entry to the museum and exhibition is free, and there is a very nice café just below the exhibition. If you are in the area, please do try and visit! Works in the exhibition are for sale, and can be purchased at the museum.

The exhibition is a significant milestone for me and this project. For several years, I have been documenting the landscape in the Thames Valley around Didcot from White Horse Hill in the west to Lardon Chase in the East and particularly its interplay with Didcot Power Station.

This exhibition is organised as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks 2016.

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Public talk 24 January 2016 ‘Landscape & Power’

Landscape & Power

Really looking forward to giving this public talk towards the end of January 2016. Looking forward to sharing work from the last few years.

The talk is part of a programme of arts events for Great Western Park, a new district being built in Didcot.

Here is the official blurb, and a poster below that can be downloaded:

Martyn Bull, filmmaker and writer, shares his love of landscape and technology and explores their meeting point at Didcot Power Station with film, photos and tales of wandering.
Sunday 24th January 2016, 2.30pm for 3pm
at
Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre,
Dan Read Parade, Great Western Park, Didcot OX11 6BD
The event is free. Refreshments will be served.
Organised as part of ‘A portrait of Great Western Park’ Rachel Barbaresi’s artist residency http://www.artingreatwesternpark.com

#greatwesternpark #didcotpowerstation #didcot #landscape #industry #photo #film #talk

Landscape and power poster

PDF poster to download

A photo of Didcot Power Station published in Station to Station by James Attlee

Pleased to share that my photo of cooling towers collapsing at Didcot Power Station is published in the book Station to Station by James Attlee.

Station to Station makes a great read for summer travel through the countryside of Southern England. James tells stories about the places the Great Western mainline passes through, from London’s western suburbs, through the Thames Valley to Bristol in the west.

Last year, James and I spent a long and fascinating night camped out with hundreds of others waiting for dawn to arrive and the skyline of Didcot to change for ever. Three cooling towers were demolished as part of the decommissioning of the Didcot A coal-fired power station. You can read the tale of our long night out in the chapter ‘The Cathedral of the Vale’.

Whilst I spent most of my time making sure cameras were ready to film and photograph the changing landscape, James was looking all around and writing a beautiful portrait in words.

You can find out more about the book and where to buy it over at James’ website: jamesattlee.com

 

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