Re-interpretation, Reconstruction and re-contextualisation

In its second year; the Barber Institute’s photographic competition Function, held in collaboration with Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), part of Birmingham City University, showcased the best young, creative talent.

Undergraduate students from BIAD’s degree in Visual Communication found inspiration in the paintings on display at the Barber to interpret the theme: ‘re-interpretation, reconstruction and re-contextualisation’.  Painterly scenes from the past are brought right up to date, iconic imagery is questioned and cultural values transformed by the penetrating eye of the camera!

Nine works were selected from a host of entries.


Overall Winner – Charlotte Frost (for her work inspired by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini’s ‘Judith and her Maidservant with the Head of Heleferres’

Runners up – Luke Atkinson (for his work ‘After Turner’  inspired by JMW Turner’s ‘Sun Rising Through Vapour’ & Natalie Collyer (for her work inspired by Odilion Redon ‘The Crucifixion’

Above Image: © Luke Atkinson,  After Turner, 2011

13 October 2011 - 8 January 2012

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