Come and explore Diglis Island and marvel at the work of local photographer Paul Kilgallon. This unique photography exhibition looks at the wide range of relationships people have with the River Severn. The exhibition will highlight the work of some of the people, groups and charities working to improve the Severn and its catchment.
Diglis Island workshop is a building with a lot of history and local importance to the River Severn. Unlocking the Severn are therefore very pleased to be showcasing an exhibition all about the river, its history, and the people who care about it.
The exhibition will be on display at Diglis Island for you to view on the following dates:
Thursday 11th August, 3pm – 5pm
Tuesday 16th August, 10am – 12pm
Saturday 20th August, 10am – 4pm
You do not need to book to attend this exhibition. Just come along during the opening times above.
Head to the island lock gates just off Diglis Dock Road, where a team member will be there to greet you and welcome you onto Diglis Island. You are free then to explore the exhibition within the workshop. Staff and volunteers will also be present if you wish to ask any questions about the exhibition or Unlocking the Severn.
About the photographer
Biography by Paul Kilgallon:
“I am a photographer based in Worcester, currently studying for an MA in photography at Falmouth University – a new challenge after spending the last 20 plus years as a Headteacher.
I photograph things which intrigue me, looking for the extraordinary in the everyday. I have wide interests ranging from landscape and nature photography, including people’s relationships with the environment, to exploring our links with the past and the lost knowledge of folklore. I like to immerse myself in a project and let the narrative develop as my work progresses often working collaboratively with other artists from different genres to explore a concept or idea.”
About the project
“This exhibition is forms part of my final MA project. It is a piece of work that looks at the wide range of relationships people have with the River Severn and it’s catchment. This first part, as the title suggests, looks at the work of some of the people, groups and charities working to improve the Severn and its catchment for nature and people.
The ongoing project, Children of Sabrina, will intertwine the mythology, folklore and people who have a connection with the River Severn, whether it be artistic, sporting, environmental or spiritual, within environmental landscape photography depicting the river. I want to connect with writers and artists who take the river as an inspiration, those who maintain the traditions of the river and those individuals and groups working to improve the ecology of the Severn and it’s catchment. These are the Children of Sabrina and, by sharing their stories I want to show how this connection with the river leads to an improved environment for all and encourage people to consider their relationship with the river and their impact on it.”