The Speed of Colour

An Abstract Encounter with Astrophotography

Event dates

Tue 16 Oct 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 17 Oct 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 18 Oct 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 20 Oct 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 23 Oct 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 24 Oct 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 25 Oct 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 26 Oct 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 27 Oct 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition from Rosemarie Blackthorn and Christopher Grimmer explores the space between the representational nature of astrophotography with the ambiguity of abstract art. Using Newton’s seven colours of visible light, Rose works with Chris’ images of celestial bodies to create paintings that investigate the experience of looking up into the night sky. Together, Chris and Rose consider the limits of technology and imagination, pushing against the boundaries of what seen, what is known and what can be believed.

Rosemarie Blackthorn

Abstraction in oils frees Rose from the limitation of representation and allows for a more intellectual approach to working with Chris. With influences as diverse as, Georgia O’Keefe, James Turrell and Mark Rothko, Rose created paintings and drawings steeped in her wonder of the science and technology.

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Chris Grimmer

Chris specialises in astrophotography, but also has a keen interest in macro and infrared photography. His images capture the magnificence of celestial bodies and the wonders of insects in the Norfolk landscape. Chris walked into the Seething Observatory in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. His obsession with photographing the heavens led to his being shortlisted in the 2016 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards, a double shortlisting in the UK Astrophotographer of the year as well.

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Anteros Arts Foundation

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Tue 16–Sat 27 Oct
Tue–Sat 9am–5pm
Venue: Anteros Arts Foundation
Cost: Free, drop-in
Age: All ages