Approved: 28.06.2010

Anthony Carr

Artist, Technician

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Approved: 28.06.2010

Anthony Carr is an artist and photographer whose current practice is predominantly focused on lo-fi photographic processes. He creates images using various methods of primitive production, from the assembling of homemade pinhole cameras to the constructing of room-sized camera obscuras. Often demanding extremely long exposure times, the pinhole photographs can have a typical exposure lasting anywhere

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  • Location: London, England
  • Artforms: Photography , Printmaking
  • Tags: barbican, black and white, photography, surveillance, crime scene, installation, screenprint, works on paper, long exposure, moon trail, night photography, pinhole photography, time-lapse, interior, intervention
 
 

Biography

Anthony Carr is an artist and photographer whose current practice is predominantly focused on lo-fi photographic processes. He creates images using various methods of primitive production, from the assembling of homemade pinhole cameras to the constructing of room-sized camera obscuras. Often demanding extremely long exposure times, the pinhole photographs can have a typical exposure lasting anywhere from a few weeks to several months. He is fascinated by the marks and subtleties that manifest over time, with only the trace of human activity seen for instance in the routine shifting of furniture or the repeated laying of a table. Carr's documentary approach is heavily influenced by our surveillance culture and he has always been fascinated by the elevated viewpoint of CCTV cameras and the quality of images they produce. From their distinct position surveillance cameras are able to silently and constantly observe. This continuous watching without blinking relates directly to his own work and while everything is recorded, virtually nothing but a hint of this is seen in the work. Months mirror moments. Carr's past projects have captured interiors, exteriors and landscapes from grandiose English houses in Great Windsor Park (24,7,17) and Burghley estate (A Burghley Season) to the forgotten landscape of Milton Keynes' city centre park (The Forgotten Quarter: An Obscured Camera Production) and the nocturnal cityscape of Derby (A Month of Nights, Derby). Anthony Carr lives and works in London.

CV & Education

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
A Burghley Season, Goody Rudkin Room, Burghley House, Nr Stamford
NINEandFIVE, UCMK Gallery, Milton Keynes
A Month Of Nights, Derby, Pickfords House Museum, Derby, part of Format 11 International Photography Festival (catalogue)
2010
The Forgotten Quarter: An Obscured Camera Production, FringeMK Project Space 1, Milton Keynes
Long Exposures and Ghost Houses, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
2002
Barbican Through the Looking Glass, The Barbican Library, London

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Lumen II Dark From Night, St John Church, London

Unstable, Photo Parlour Gallery, Derby, part of Format 15 International Photography Festival

 

2014

Lumen, The Crypt Gallery, London

Control, Bristol Creative Spaces, The Control Room, Bristol

Alternative Process, The Engine Room, Mossley

Elemental, Burghley House Contemporary Sculpture Garden, Nr Stamford

London Pinhole Festival, Doomed Gallery, London

2013
Super Scale, Arbeit Gallery, London
E Book Show, John Hansard Gallery Central, Southampton

2012
Vulpes Vulpes Open 2012, Vulpes Vulpes Gallery, London
Zeitgeist Open 2012, Bond House Project Space, London
Photography Open Salon // South East Asia at China House, Transience 2011, George Town, Malaysia

2011
Case Open, Pop Up art space, Bradford, part of Ways Of Looking Photography Festival (catalogue)
Photography Open Salon // Arles at Galerie Huit, Transience 2011, Arles, France, part of Les Rencontres d’Arles, International Photography Festival (catalogue)
UCLH ARTS Exhibition and Auction, Her House Gallery, London

2010
Two For The Show Part I and II, A+E Gallery, Brighton
Summer Exhibition SE1, Vitrine Gallery, London
BHVU Open ’10, Basket House Village Universe, London

2009
From Here, Brighton Photo Fringe Open ’09, Moore House, Brighton
Unique Perspectives, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Site09 Darbyshire Award, Museum in the Park, Stroud
1984, Kowalsky Gallery, London
PhotoBooth, Jealous Gallery, London

2008
Through the Lens: RWA Open Photography, Royal West of England Academy,
Bristol
Champagne Bar and Grill, Metro’s, Milton Keynes

2007
By Appointment, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
Even Clean Hands Leave Marks, Avenue Gallery, Northampton
Time, Burghley House Contemporary Sculpture Garden, Nr Stamford

2006 
the house next door, 31 Castle Lane, Bedford
Making Visible, Charleston Farmhouse, Firle, part of Brighton Photo Fringe 2006

2004 
Dazzle and Attract, various sites around Spennymoor, Durham
Bad Quality, Lighthouse Gallery, Poole Centre for the Arts

2003
Bad Quality, Winchester Gallery
Bad Quality, New Greenham Arts, New Greenham Park
Bad Quality, Millais Gallery, Southampton

2002  
Open Shutter, Bracknell Gallery

2001  
The Value Of Straight Thinking, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast,
DNA, The Spitz Gallery, London

2000  
Viewfinder, Southside Arts, Southampton
North East Open, The Globe Gallery, Tyne & Wear
Defining the Times, Milton Keynes Gallery
Art at the Interface of Science and Technology in the New Millennium, New Greenham Arts, New Greenham Park

1999 
Dare, Angelus Gallery, Winchester

PRIZES/ AWARDS/ COMMISSIONS
2013/14
Photographic Commission for Nuffield Health, Cambridge
2012 
Gold Prize Winner, Silverprint Pinhole Competition 2012
2010/11
Photographic Commission for UCLH Cancer Centre, London
2005 
Commission/ residency at Willingdon Community School, Eastbourne, part of an Art
Plus 06 Development Award for organisations
1999  
The Lina Garnade Memorial Prize

COLLECTIONS
University of Leicester, Management Centre Collection
University College London Hospital
Various Private Collections

EDUCATION
1996-1999
Winchester School Of Art, BA Hons Fine Art (Printmaking)
1997
Fine Art + Tech. Faculty, Brno, Czech Republic

PUBLICATIONS
Self-published photography book A Month of Nights, Derby (2012)
Included in Ways of Looking, Evidence, 2011, published to coincide with the
inaugural Ways of Looking photography festival in Bradford
Included in Format 11 International Photography Festival, ‘Right Here, Right Now’
Exposures From The Public Realm
, 2011
Production of Sitting Ducks publication, Interventions, Milton Keynes 2009
Leisure Centre fanzine contributor, Issue 2, 5 and 6 (2005/06)

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Untitled, Barbican published in Feature section of fLIP magazine, Incidental Issue, #25 (Summer 2013)
A Month of Nights in Derby published in Members Books section of fLIP magazine, Routes Issue, #23 (winter 2012)
A Month of Nights in Derby published in Exposure section of fLIP magazine, Street
Life Issue, #18 (spring 2011)
A Burghley Season exhibition featured in Local Art section of Stamford Living
magazine, June 2011
24,7,17 series featured in My Way section of fLIP magazine, Leisure Issue,
#16 (summer 2010)
Reference to Bad Quality group exhibition in What’s On section, a-n Magazine,
March 2003
In fast forward section of Time Out Magazine (London), Nov 15th –22nd 2000
Every Pixel Tells a Story by Alex O’Connell, The Times (2 Supplement),
22nd November 2000