National art exhibition arrives in Montrose

20110404- Dualism Portraits and Poems Exhibition. 'Graceann Robertson admires the portrait of poet Stewart Conn which is one of eleven photographs by Chris Park accompanied by a poem of the sitter. 'The exhibition runs at Montrose Museum until the 30th of April. ' '"Andy Thompson Photography",'"No use without payment",'"Tel: 07795437362" ,'"www.atimages.com" ,

20110404- Dualism Portraits and Poems Exhibition. 'Graceann Robertson admires the portrait of poet Stewart Conn which is one of eleven photographs by Chris Park accompanied by a poem of the sitter. 'The exhibition runs at Montrose Museum until the 30th of April. ' '"Andy Thompson Photography",'"No use without payment",'"Tel: 07795437362" ,'"www.atimages.com" ,

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AN EXHIBITION of photography and poetry has now opened at the recently refurbished Montrose Museum.

‘Dualism: Portraits and Poems’ is an exhibition of photography by artist Chris Park and was first seen in Angus while on display at the Meffan Gallery, Forfar in January. It is stopping here in Montrose before embarking on a UK and Ireland wide two-year tour.

The poets featured are some of the most gifted in Scotland and were selected via a submission process by the project’s commissioning editor, Thom Laycock.

Chris works in the medium of photography and digital imaging, influenced by painterly devices, contemporary print, fashion and art photography.

Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, he moved to Dundee to study Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone. After graduating in June 2006, he assisted a London based product photographer before embarking on the RSA John Kinross Scholarship.

The scholarship consisted of three months in Florence studying art of the Florentine renaissance, incorporating ideas and aesthetics into his photographic practice.

Chris has exhibited widely and has won several major awards including the RSA Keith Prize and the RSA John Kinross Scholarship, and recently he was shortlisted to photograph Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.

He currently lives in Scotland and works wherever the next shoot may be.

The exhibition opened on April 2 and it will run until Saturday, April 30 at the Montrose Museum in Panmure Place.

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and admission is free.