Riverfront Spelunking

Our end-of-year exhibition — LOOK CLOSER — is fast approaching, with the opening night on May 17th. You should come.

Today we were at the venue, Newport’s Riverfront, looking at the space and trying to figure out where things should go.

In the process we went exploring …

1966 — 1968

I’ve always known that my Dad’s parents liked taking pictures. I have to pose for at least a dozen with my cousins every time I go up to Sunderland to see them. Also, their front room is crammed with photo albums. It was only last year, when doing a project on ‘The Family Album’ at university, that I actually looked at any of them. There are probably tens of thousands of photographs in that house.

They recently found a box of slides and had them scanned and digitalised. Yesterday they gave me a copy on disc as well as the original slides. There are a lot of photos — around 1,500 taken between 1966 and 1981 — so I’m going to go through them and occasionally post a selection of the ones I like or think are interesting from a certain time period.