Golden Years .... Martin Newth
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|Martin Newth is an
artist who works with photographic process and
image. For the Beacon exhibition Newth worked
with specially constructed giant pinhole cameras
in and around Whitehaven, referencing the
harbour and local industry in the landscape.
Newth explored light, image, place and space in
a series of huge photographs installed in the
Martin transformed the Watchtower (one of the oldest buildings in Whitehaven Harbour) into a giant pinhole camera. By blacking out the windows within the building and making a small pinhole aperture he was able to capture images of the sea and Whitehaven Harbour directly onto large sheets of photographic paper…
He also worked with pupils from two secondary schools in Copeland: Whitehaven School and Wyndham School Egremont producing an installation of the pupils black and white images together with pictures from the Beacon’s extensive collection of photographs.
Alongside the exhibition Newth ran a number of workshops, and gave a lecture at Cumbria Institute of the Arts in the Autumn...
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