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Andover Photographic Club
14th September 2019 - 5th October 2019Free
Test Valley Mayor Opens Bi-Annual Exhibition
Excellent Photographic Review displaying local skills
[Andover, Hampshire, Saturday 14th September 2019] Andover Photography Club, established in 1981, thirty eight years ago and thriving was honoured to have the Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Martin Hatley, and Mayoress, Mrs Joanne Hatley, open the Clubs fourth biennial Photography Exhibition at The Museum of the Iron Age. https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/museum-iron-age
The Photographic Exhibition runs from the 14th September to Saturday 5th October 2019. The Exhibition displays a wide range of high quality print photographs covering landscape, portraiture, street photography, wildlife and abstract.
Cllr Hatley spoke to club members about their work, his own interest in photography, and commented on the high quality of the exhibited images. In particular he praised the sense of an inclusive Andover Community interest based group whose members welcomed all with an interest in photography; from beginner to expert, from camera phone to the latest equipment. The Mayor made special mention of John Randall”s pivotal contribution to the club from its beginnings to the present day.
Photos of the Opening of the Exhibition are below:
Steve Govan, Chair of the Club says ‘The aim of the Andover Photographic Club is to provide a friendly, stimulating and inclusive environment to encourage photographers of all levels of ability to enjoy what they do and to support them in acquiring new skills and meeting new friends”. Andover Photographic Club is a member of the Southern Counties Photographic League.
Andover Photographic Club supports film and embraces the digital age. Each year”s programme of events includes skill learning sessions in colour, monochrome and digital photography with talks and demonstrations from visiting professionals. Many of their members draw their enjoyment solely from the wide range of speakers and seeing the work of others. For those who wish to submit their work for assessment the Club provides a wide range of club and interclub competitions. The Club runs a programme of practical learning and hands-on sessions. The Club has a regular presence at Andover”s Artisan Market, exhibiting at the Museum of the Iron Age and other community events.
The Club expressed its thanks and gratitude to the Mayor for the Test Valley Borough Council”s generous grant of £1000 and to the National Lottery Community Fund for a grant of £3,500. These grants have enabled the Club to purchase a new projector, screen and laptop capable of displaying digital images at the high resolution required for competitions.