Mayor opens CH41 photography exhibition at Birkenhead Central Library

A new photographic exhibition entitled CH41 was opened by the Mayor of Wirral at Birkenhead Central Library on Thursday, 18 January, and is to run for two weeks.

The exhibition features work by members of The Wirral Spider Project Photographic Group, and all of the photographs taken within the CH41 postcode.

The project was curated by photographer and poet Michelle Wright who approached photography tutor Andrew Millar at the Wirral Spider Project based in Hamilton Square, which encourages recovery and well being through the arts.

Michelle wanted to to reflect areas that often receive unfavourable comments in a new light, and to use the creative medium of photography to find beauty and interest in our everyday surroundings.

Michelle said, “Through the camera lens, the aperture, and the photographers’ palette… a stark security razor wire becomes a softened ornate vine; a shattered, discarded TV screen displays a retuned scene; colours and unique patterns collect outside, unattended on pavements, roadsides and doorways.”

The exhibition runs from 18 January for two weeks at Birkenhead Central Library.

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Curator Michelle Wright with some of the works