Camera club showcasing members’ photographic skills at Atkins Gallery returns

Published Friday, 20 August 2021

Earl Shilton Camera Club are returning to the Atkins Gallery in Hinckley with its annual exhibition and it will be the first in-person event since the coronavirus pandemic started.

 The exhibition is being held from Monday 23 August to Monday 6 September 2021 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).

The summer exhibition showcases members’ images from the past year and will feature a wide range of subjects and landscapes.

The club will also be hosting an evening ‘welcome’ event on Wednesday 1 September from 7:30pm in the Atkins Gallery where the public is welcome to come and meet members of the club and see this spectacular exhibition, which is sponsored by Earl Shilton Town Council. The Hansom Café will also be open during the evening event for food and drink with indoor and outdoor seating.

Despite the difficulties Covid-19 restrictions have presented, the club, which is now in its 46th year, has had one of its most successful years. Utilising technology like Zoom (video conferencing application) has enabled it to continue weekly meetings and have guest speakers, and the technology has also allowed speakers from further afield to give talks.

The club has members ranging from beginners to experienced photographer’s with the common aim of improving all members’ skills and sharing knowledge. 

Executive member for Councillor Keith Nichols said:

It is fantastic finally that the Atkins Gallery can re-open its doors for visitors to come and view it’s many exhibitions. We warmly welcome back Earl Shilton Camera Club and I hope their exhibition will be well attended and residents of the borough, looking potentially to start a new hobby or want to develop their photographic skills take the opportunity to meet club members.

Alongside the Earl Shilton Camera Club Summer Exhibition visitors can also view the colourful contemporary artworks of local artist Tracy Slater in the Post Box Gallery. Tracy uses the acrylic pouring method to create coloured canvases with a beautiful marbling effect.

Atkins Gallery and the Post Box Gallery are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and are free to enter. Atkins Building has hand sanitiser available to use and the wearing of face coverings is your choice. 

For more information on the exhibitions at Atkins Building please email [email protected]