Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery

On Monday I looked in on a preview of the latest exhibition at the Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Platform 7. It features work by 26 arts graduates from throughout the Eastern region and continues until 21st April. There is a wide variety on show, from the dinky model buildings made out of magazine cuttings in my (rather poor) picture, to what look like beds of nails which are a metre or so long.

There is something for most tastes, but all is "modern" (for want of a better word), as the gallery has a remit from its main funder to present cutting edge art.

Whilst I was there the Director told me that there is to be some kind of proposed government ban on photography in public places. There is a petition on the Downing St website, at:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Photography/#


but I don't know any of the detail. It sounds like nanny state gone mad.

Does anyone know exactly what is proposed?

1 comment:

Sara Brinkley said...

Perhaps it is to protect children being photographed by paedophiles? Perhaps it is to protect the originality of the artists` work (in exhibitions such as you are describing)?

I can think of many reasons. What do others think?