We are pleased to announce we will be showing, Vandyke I and II, 2017, by Chris Byrnes, during our international group exhibition at the Light House Media Centre 6-30 January 2020. 

Chris Byrnes, Australia, Experimental Vandyke I and II, 2017
Vandyke I*: Vandyke print using original pinhole photograph 1 only signed and dated verso 40.5×30.5cm (15.94×12.00 inches) frame 50.8×38.1cm (20×15 inches)
Vandyke II: Vandyke print on printmaking drawing pad sheet (wire bound) using original pinhole photograph 1 of 2 signed and dated verso, 38x28cm (14.96×11.02 inches) frame 50.8×38.1cm (20×15 inches)
£252.00 each

Chris Byrnes was born in Newcastle Australia into a large family of seven children. Her mother instilled a love of reading and both joy and necessity of making things. In the early years the radio was entertainment encouraging listening and imagining a story. While balancing family, work and art life, Chris completed a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, 2010 and a Master of Fine Art in 2017. Chris works from her home base in Newcastle.

Master Fine Art entitled Circles of Light: An Investigation of the Photographic Medium and a Chance Encounter. Utilising new and expired photographic alchemy to investigate the chance, random or accidental glitch event. My research and artistic production focuses on a primal, handmade, low-technology photographic experience.

*Vandyke I is an experimental chemical mix expired Vandyke, hence the blue-grey and brown tones on a printmaking paper.

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Vandyke I and II, 2017 copyright Chris Byrnes. All rights reserved.

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To read more about each artist please visit our What’s On page. To read more about the exhibition and to view individual images for sale, please visit our exhibition page. Click on the link to download our RPF2019 Beauty in Imperfection downloadable pamphlet and view our festival programme on issuu.

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