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A Glimpse of The Familiar, Joanna Clarke

In her new body of work ‘A Glimpse of the Familiar’ produced as part of a residency with BCA Gallery, Joanna Clark has focused her attentions on presenting the various fragments that make up her world. ‘A Glimpse of the Familiar’ includes over 100 quiet, yet evocative images, combining landscape with portraiture, colour and black

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The Long Look, Michael Collins

As Bedford entered a significant era in its history, with the imminent construction of 19,500 homes and a vast programme of regeneration planned, BCA Gallery in association with Renaissance Bedford commissioned artist Michael Collins to make a series of vast, highly detailed, landscape photographs. The focus of the exhibition was Bedford’s Brickworks, once the largest

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A Portrait of Bedford, Darren Marsh

Photographer, Darren Marsh uses his art as a means to feed his interest in people, specifically those who share his hometown, Bedford. In this project, with the support of Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) and Renaissance Bedford, Marsh developed a portfolio of over 300 images featuring people of all ages who live in Bedford. In addition

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The Secret Life of Things, Suzanne Mooney

Suzanne Mooney’s work reconsiders how we look at the world through representation by exploring the medium and the apparatus of photography itself. The relationship between production, function and mediation of the photographic image is central to her practice. Employing diverse photographic techniques, appropriated images and found objects, Mooney’s work is a conceptual play with the

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What Do I Know About Bedford Anyway, Aaron Head

During his residency at BCA Aaron Head drew on his immediate environment to generate an intriguing project that combined the mediums of sculpture, installation and film to further explore his preoccupation with food and drink and their intricate social role in contemporary, multicultural Britain. Food and drink are recurrent tools in Head’s armoury. His work retraces

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Dodgem, Dominic From Luton

Dodgem is a film that follows the central character, Dominic From Luton, and his obsession with his own meticulously customised dodgem car. He travels from fairground to fairground throughout the south east of England in a Luton van, dressed in a white leather costume and helmet. Both his costume and the dodgem display icons from yesteryear. When

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Territories Agnieszka Chojnacka

  The installation that Chojnacka produced whilst artist in residence with BCA Gallery explored how our environment can affect how we feel. The Gallery was split into two zones, one was inspried by the artist’s experience of a Polish hospital, in which the visitor’s sense of space, smell and sound were manipulated to create a feeling

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Midnight Arlene Gottfried Autograph Exhibition

In 1984 American artist Arlene Gottfried met Midnight, a man who became her close confidant and the subject of her photography. Arlene’s intimate portrait of a friend depicts the innate dignity of an individual transcending illness. This powerful and affecting exhibition raises issues of how we care for those with mental health problems. To improve

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