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YA Microgrant: Update from Peter Griffiths

Studio holder Peter Griffiths has issued a call out for your photos of Sheffield architecture, to help him with his microgrant project. We asked Peter to tell us a bit more about his project:

'I am currently working on a Micro Grant for Yorkshire ArtSpace in the Castlegate area of Sheffield. One strand of the research has been to ask the public to contribute their own photographs which will be used to make one of the drawings. These are being submitted via my blog and will take the architecture of Sheffield as their subject.

I'll be giving away 50 prints during the Open Studios weekend in November, as well as giving a demonstration of my working progress.

The grant has provided funding for me to produce a set of drawings of the architecture of the Castlegate area. It marks a new departure for me where I will focus on a number of buildings in study of a district rather than a single building.

Over the past four years I have been producing drawings of architecture. I use photographs of the subject to provide readymade shapes, textures, patterns and forms which can be appropriated, rescaled and cropped into simple motifs and then collaged into a final image that in some way redefines the original subject. These constructed collages use lines digitally extracted from the photographic images to produce the drawings. The drawings aim to find a formal aesthetic or visual taxonomic scheme in each building by focusing on certain details.'  

If you'd like to submit a photo to Peter's project, just complete the simple form on his blog. And remember to visit Peter during Open Studios, 20-22 November 2015 to pick up one of the 50 finished prints!