Camera club exhibition being held at Atkins Gallery starting tomorrow

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 22 August 2021

EARL SHILTON Camera Club will return to Hinckley’s Bond Street-based Atkins Building tomorrow where they will hold their annual photography exhibition.

The Atkins Building, Bond Street, Hinckley (Image: Google Street Map)

The free-to-visit exhibition will be held tomorrow (23 August) until 6 September and will be open for public viewing from 9am to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays.

It marks the group’s first ‘in-person’ event since the Covid-19 pandemic started early last year (March 2020), as they held last year’s event online in a virtual format.

The exhibition will mainly focus on a ‘wide range’ of subjects and landscapes.

Members of the club range from beginners to experienced photographers, who all share the aim of improving skills and sharing knowledge together.

The club, who are in their 46th year, have not let the pandemic stop their weekly meetings, as they utilised Zoom conferencing technology to hold their meetings over the internet with guest speakers and other speakers from further afield.

Coun. Keith Nichols, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure, Tourism and Town Centres at the Borough Council, said: “It is fantastic finally that the Atkins Gallery can re-open its doors for visitors to come and view it’s many exhibitions.

“We warmly welcome back Earl Shilton Camera Club and I hope their exhibition will be well attended and residents of the borough, looking potentially to start a new hobby or want to develop their photographic skills take the opportunity to meet club members.”

On the evening of 1 September, the Club will host a ‘welcome’ event at the Gallery from 7.30pm, where members of the public are welcome to meet the camera club members and see the exhibition.

At the same time, another exhibition is being held in the Post Box Gallery by local artist Tracy Slater, showcasing her ‘colourful, contemporary’ artworks of coloured canvases with a marbling effect, made with an acrylic-pouring method.

Hand sanitising stations are located throughout the Gallery and face coverings are now optional, as they are no longer mandatory.

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