Pin-hole look at Drury Lane Library

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Pin -hole cameras have helped turn a former city library into a work of art.

Artist Bob Clayden used the solargraphic technique in and around Drury Lane Library, to create works for his new exhibition - We Gathered our Photographs and Left.

He captured the building’s transformation into an art space over a six-month period by recording the changing architecture and sky in single long-exposure images.

The images show the trace that the sun makes, changing each day as the earth rotates and as it rises during the changing seasons.

By looking at the finished solargraph, individual days can be seen in the same way years can be identified in tree rings. The images have been combined with diary entries and library lending statistics to emphasise this passage of time and mark significant dates in the life of the artist.

The exhibition, which opens on September 27 and runs until November 15, forms part of the Wakefield Art Walk. This brings venues across the city alive twice a -month, with visual arts and crafts, live music as well as performances.

The Art House, which co-ordinates the Wakefield Council-supported artwalk, was created in 1994, by a group of artists, in order to campaign for equality of access to opportunities for work, training and exhibiting for both disabled and non-disabled artists equally.

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