The 3rd year in a row of the Newquay Tretherras CAPTURE photographic exhibition marked the start of the Newquay Art8 festival, with a Preview Night on the 30th April 2015.
The exhibition of photographic work showcased a whole range of styles and techniques within the world of photography including studio based digital, underwater photography, surf photography, travel photography, tintype, traditional film and everything in between.
Mike Searle who is perhaps best known for, having co-founded Orca Publications, the Newquay-based publishers of surf titles Carve and SurfGirl, in the early 90s, commented,
‘There is some very clever work on display, produced to a very high standard. It’s great that they get this experience to exhibit their work and feature in the community.’
Mr Phil Strugnell, Head of Art at Newquay Tretherras comment, ‘Being part of the ART8 is a really positive thing to be part of on so many levels. It promotes the creativity in Newquay, allows the students to exhibition work along side professional photographers and showcasing the excellent photography that the Tretherras students produce.’
Dougal Waters an established advertising photographer compared a range of the students work to degree level standard exhibition work.
Mr Strugnell added, ‘ I would like to thank James Penhalogen of the Lighthouse Cinema for his support and allowing us to use the space.
The Capture Photographic Exhibition runs until the 7th of May in the main lobby of the Newquay Lighthouse Cinema.