10 Degrees South

There is a lot going on this December in the art world. Today we would like to share a press release for an upcoming Photography Exhibition.

We would like too welcome you to ’10 Degrees South’.

Press Release
17th November 2011

Talented student Collective 10 Degrees South set to showcase their creative interpretation of territories at historic fort.

Historic Old Portsmouth sea defence, The Round Tower set to offer the perfect location for exhibition on the theme of territories.

Date //
Wednesday 7th December 10.30am – 6pm &amp
Thursday 8th December 10.30am – 8.30pm
Location //
The Round Tower, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO1 2JE

A local collective of students hope to offer a little festive cheer and culture away from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping this December. The Historic and idyllic seafront setting of Old Portsmouth will play host to an exhibition of photographic works upon the theme of “Territories”.

As part of the University of Portsmouth’s BA (Hons) Degree in Photography, this group of 10 students, calling themselves “10 Degrees South”, has come together from around Europe to show their wide-ranging interpretations of this exciting concept – from local landscapes to military campaigns, from nature reserves to wine bars to football supporters.

This small group of students, some of whom have already won awards and had work exhibited both in the UK and abroad, will be exhibiting their work at the Round Tower, Old Portsmouth.

Daniel Alexander, Leader of the Photography Degree course at the University of Portsmouth, said that,

“This aspect of the course is intended to expand the student’s skills and abilities, stretch their creative talents, and give them a practical insight into the dissemination and promotion of their work outside of the University”.

Tyran Hawthorn, who has just overcome the adversity of his illness to raise awareness and money for the charity Action Duchenne with his first solo exhibition at the Eldon Gallery, is proud to be involved in his second exhibition in as many months.

Action Duchenne is a charity that exclusively funds ongoing research in to the effects and treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

“ I am proud of the achievements of my first exhibition and the awareness it has raised for my rare condition. However I am reluctant to rest upon my laurels and cannot wait to exhibit again alongside some extremely talented individuals.”

“10 Degrees South” is aware of the growing popularity of the Round Tower as a venue and the increasing opinion among certain circles that it should become a more permanent fixture as an alternative gallery and exhibition space. The group hopes that a successful exhibition can go a long way to adding to these claims.

John Farnhill of “10 Degrees South” said:

“I believe the Round Tower offers a refreshing alternative to the more traditional white cube gallery space within the fitting backdrop of the atmospheric and tranquil Old Portsmouth.”

For a closer look do join us on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th of December 2011.

For further information please visit: www.10degreessouthphoto.com / info@10degreessouthphoto.com

Editors Contacts

Tyran Hawthorn

John Farnhill

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