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‘Goodbye to most of the daydreams’ Alex Pearl

The title of Alex Pearl’s exhibition ‘Goodbye to most of the Daydreams’ quotes the words of Antarctic Explorer, Captain Scott, The exhibition explored an imaginary journey to the frozen, windswept continent of Antarctica. However, where Scott would have relished the opportunity to embark on such an adventure, it is likely that artist Alex Pearl would

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Pigeonholes, Jane Edden

Jane Edden investigates the interchanges between nature and culture; her work is concerned with the way we perceive nature, particularly birds and how we represent and reference them. During her time in residence at BCA she focused on the birds that she found close to the gallery, primarily pigeons and swans. Although her work is

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The Gatehouse, Lorrice Douglas

Lorrice Douglas produces work as if researching for a film or a novel, using a range of media including archive, installation and photography to construct or present a scene.  The scene being staged in ‘The Gatehouse’ references the attic room that Douglas occupied as BCA’s resident artist in 2007.  This piece is typical of Douglas’s

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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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