Exhibition: “Over the Hill” comes to Brighton
In 2005, Tim Andrews, a former solicitor, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He since started a journey, which has seen him photographed by over 300 photographers. Confronting his illness he “turned himself into an art project” (The Guardian). Over 50 of the photographs and several films will be exhibited as part of the 2014 Brighton Photo Fringe at Create Gallery for the first time.
The works on display will give a flavour of the enormous diversity of style and concept adopted by these talented photographic artists throughout this very personal and revealing project. The exhibition will run as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2014 at Create Gallery, New England House, New England Street, Brighton from 4th to 17th October 2014.
The show will feature the work of mainly Brighton based photographers with a few exceptions.
“He (Tim) allowed a number of photographers including well-‐known artists like Rankin and Jillian Edelstein to capture his likeness in a dazzling array of portraits, running the gamut of emotions from playful and exuberant to distressed and subdued.”
“He is caught looking pensive, sad, joyful, playful, in images that show facets of his nature – by turns tender, fragile and tough. You come away with a sense that via this collaborative project he has been able to explore his creative side and has become an artist – although he is reluctant to call himself one.”
Tim says: “When people ask me if I could choose not to have Parkinson’s and have my old life back my answer is still “no thanks, I’m happy as l am doing this project”. Tim lives in Brighton with his wife, the artist Jane Andrews who has also photographed Tim. A remarkably democratic project it allows the viewer to see one person portrayed in many different ways. A portrait, a self-‐portrait and perhaps an autobiographical account of the photographers themselves” says Julia Horbaschk, photographer and co-‐curator of the show.
Opening times: 4th – 17th October 2014, Mon-Fri 9am – 4.30pm, Sat 10am – 4.30. Sun 11am – 4.30pm (Except Friday 17th Oct, when the show will be closed at 3.30pm)