21st March 2003

 

CHARLOTTE DEVELOPS HER PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER

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A former Lincoln School of Art and Design student has returned to the city to stage her first photography exhibition.

 

Charlotte Kirk, who completed her National Diploma in Design Communication at the school in 1996, is exhibiting her work at the Drury Lane Gallery in Lincoln.

 

The exhibition, entitled ‘Still Creations’, consists of 36 photographs taken during her recent travels through Africa and New Zealand.

 

Charlotte (25) of Sewell Road, Lincoln continued her education with a degree in photography at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design.

 

After spending a year living and working in London Charlotte took a whirlwind tour of Europe and Egypt. She then set off on a tour of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe followed by 14 months in New Zealand working as an assistant to a fashion/commercial photographer.

 

“Shortly after returning home I visited an exhibition at Drury Lane,” said Charlotte. “It motivated me to display my own work so I contacted the gallery for details.

 

“They only had two slots open, in March and April, so it was a rush job to get everything enlarged and framed in time. The opening night was fantastic - I couldn’t believe how many people came, including my old tutors.

 

“The response has been amazing so I have already contacted the Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art and Craft Gallery in Hampshire with a view to displaying my work at their Australasian exhibition in May.”

 

Charlotte’s pictures are being sold as signed limited editions and are selling fast. The exhibition continues until this Sunday (23rd March) at 5 Drury Lane, Lincoln.

 

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