Amongst the diverse portfolios on display will be the work of documentary photographer Colin Summers, whose vivid and penetrating images of the Libyan conflict appeared on the front pages of The Guardian and The New York Times; master lith printer Tim Rudman and award-winning street photographer Dave Mason.
LUX'13 showcases the work of Commercial Photography students graduating from the University of Derby this summer.
The broad range of works on show includes 3D imaging, fashion, sport and portrait photography. Amongst the celebrated young artists, two have been shortlisted for Student Photographer of the Year for their respective fashion and still life images.
Acclaimed portrait painter, Juliet Wood, was searching for an inspiring public place to follow her interest in the interactions of people. She found it in a local fast food outlet in Swindon and, in that particular arena of transitory ritual and activity, amidst the chance encounters under the bright striplights, she was captivated.
The paintings in Alone and Together portray distinct themes arising from common experience and from visual and social patterns: a snatched coffee or snack, the relief of breakfast after a night-shift or before a long working day, solitary souls, groups and families, the choreographed staff teamwork, all sharing the ebb and flow of human life, of relationships; sometimes alone, sometimes together.
From composites of different drawings of numerous disparate moments, Wood challenges the common view of fast-food restaurants as being merely functional service stations, lacking in intimacy, warmth and human engagement, through her tender and considered compositions.
An exhibition of five Japanese artists, each with their own distinct styles, made possible by Gallery Regalo, Tokyo. Meditations on the theme of Life, this is the first time the works will be shown in the UK.
Through a diverse range of mediums, with artworks created using powdered mineral pigments (iwaenogu), handmade Japanese papers (washi), watercolour, Japanese-style lithographs, and acrylic on canvas, the show is an exploration of colour and harmony.
The five artists on show are: Aya Abe, Aki Miwa, Takako Karasawa, Kyoko Ishigami, Eiko Yokata.