'Restoring the Silver Thread' by Ian Peters
Another exhibition of photographs is now on show at the Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre at Wallbridge in Stroud.
Stroud based photographer Ian Peters presents an exhibiton of sixteen wildlife and water themed photographs entitled Restoring the Silver Thread.
The thinking behind the title
Ian, pictured right hanging his work, explains the thinking behind the title of his exhibition.
"It is a privilege to live in such a beautiful part of the Country.
"Within a few short miles you can find everything from the products and relics of the Industrial Revolution and its aftermath, to the threads which connected them all… the ancient waterways.
"Some, like the Stroudwater and Thames and Severn Canals are in the process of regeneration.
"Under the auspices of leisure they are once again managing to hold their head high in a different era, compared to the urgent competition which was so instrumental in contributing to their earlier demise.
"Intertwined with it all you find nature at its best, coexisting with the hustle and bustle of modern life.
"You may also see some of its characters and of course you cannot escape being aware of those elements and forces which have cast their spell and influence over our landscape for millions of years.
My pictures represent some that I have taken on or in the vicinity of our iconic waterways, this silver thread, seeking to join once more the Severn and the Thames.
My photography is constantly evolving and developing. It is a progressive journey which I thoroughly enjoy.
"I hope that vistors to the Wallbridge Centre will gain pleasure from viewing this display."
Gallery manager Jill Field comments…
"Ian’s titles are as thought provoking as the pictures themselves.
"The unique element of this exhibition is that whilst every framed photograph can be purchased as seen, they are also available as greeting cards or in other sizes or formats."
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