Approved: 16.08.2006

Mike Ambler

Artist, Writer, Lecturer / academic, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

My work is currently in a state of flux. I have for years involved myself in photographing objects as signifiers but am now moving away from this and choosing an entirely new direction.

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  • Location: Pickering, Yorkshire
  • Activities: Secondary education, Further education, Creative writing, Photographic documentation
  • Categories: Project, Digital, Photography, Research
 

Biography

My work is currently in a state of flux. I have for years involved myself in photographing objects as signifiers but am now moving away from this and choosing an entirely new direction.

My current interest is in exploring historical spaces using digital photography. These spaces represent more than just the passage of time and the changes offered up through the centuries. Each space calls up a unique ambience, the potential for narrative, and the trigger for investigation. My initial selection of images captures the light in these spaces, allows objects to be re-born and surfaces to scream their presence. I call my images ‘Nuances’ as they are fleeting moments of my appreciation and can never be re-captured once extinguished. Added together they represent my response and appreciation of the whole.

I am however leaving an historical selection of past images on this site for reasons of posterity.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2000 - MA Art and Design, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds 1985 - BA(Hons)Photographic Studies, University of Derby, Derby 1973 - Certificate in Education Art and Design (3 Year), King Alfred's College, University of Southampton, Winchester Solo exhibitions 2001 - Equivalence, Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough Group exhibitions 2011 - Testament III, Triton Gallery, Sledmere House, Sledmere, York 2009 - Light, Old St Stephen's Church, Fylingthorpe, Robin Hood's Bay 2009 - Yorkshire Coast College; Staff Show of Work, Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton Le Hole, North Yorkshire 2006 - Annual Open Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull 2005 - Trafalgar exhibition, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire 2003 - Pixelism, Crescent Arts, Scarborough 2001 - Pixelism, Leeds Arts Arena, Leeds 2000 - Lost and Found, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds Corporate commissions 2007 - 'said to be', Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Marton, Middlesbrough