The 2013 Exposed Exhibition of members work was held at the Manor House Museum from 8 December 2012 until 24 February 2013. This was to mark the start of the 60th Anniversary of Ilkley Camera Club. We would like to thank Bradford Museums for finding time in their calendar for this free exhibition and the more than 2,150 visitors.
Maggie Pedley, Head of Bradford Council’s Museums and Galleries, says “We are thoroughly delighted at the success of this photographic exhibition at Manor House Museum. It has been fantastic working in partnership with Ilkley Camera Club to help celebrate their 60th Anniversary. The exhibition was to a very high standard, which saw a significant increase in visitors, and we are sure it has inspired many to take up their own cameras and shoot some photographs for themselves. I would like to thank Nick Hodgson and all members of Ilkley Camera Club who have helped put on such a successful exhibition.”
The Exhibition displayed images from members of Ilkley Camera Club showing their vibrant and diverse work including natural history, landscapes, portraits, etc. Most of the work was digital and in colour though there were some monochrome for contrast including some past prints from our founding member, Tom Haigh. The prints were on wall panels in the two exhibition rooms on the first floor of the Museum, while the digital images were on a monitor in one corner of the exhibition as seen below.
A catalogue was available for visitors with further details of the image titles, name of photographer and whether copies can be purchased. Any purchases were direct with the photographer. The club can put you in touch with the photographer should you still be interested.
Historic Display of Cameras
The Exhibition had an interesting display of cameras and memorabilia showing how photography has evolved in the 60 years of the club’s existence. Club members loaned many with others provided by the Museum. It was interesting to see how many you recognised and brought back past memories.
These were held every Saturday during the exhibition and were open to the public. Volunteer club members ran these workshops lasting about 1 hour starting at 2 pm. They were for beginners through to advance digital workers.
Throughout the Exhibition, especially at weekends we had a rota of club member volunteers to supervise and answer any questions from visitors.
All visitors were invited to vote for their favourite three images and over 800 did so. The vote was close right up to the end, with the top three images being these.
They were followed by:
- Sea Sand And Sky – Tony Rostron
- Rorous Norway – Rodney Marsh
- A herdsman with his goats – Julia Kay
- Male Bullfinch – David Wilson
- Camel Thorn Tree – Cathy Mullen
- Misty Ilkley Moor – Rupert Nicholson
- Interior Leeds Corn Exchange – Richard Spurdens
Every one of the 140 prints on display received votes from the public reflecting the high quality and wide diversity of the work of the club. Congratulations Karen and well done to all exhibitors.