Aimee at Artlink
28 March 2012
Aimee Firth, a second year A level student at Wyke Sixth Form College, has been given space at Artlink to hold her first ever exhibition of photographic work.
Aimee, a former Beverley Longcroft pupil, is currently studying Photography, Media Studies and Film Studies. She says, ‘I chose to come to Wyke because of its outstanding facilities and the wide range of arts based courses available.’
Aimee says her photography teacher, Paul Hughes, has been inspirational, especially in helping her organise for the exhibition. A friend told her about Artlink, a centre for community arts, based in Princes Avenue in Hull and she decided to email them some of her images. Aimee was delighted when they contacted her and offered her a space in the Pocket Gallery.
Her work focuses on texture and she creates much of this by exploring salt crystals and developer crystals, which are heated up and left to cool. She references the work of American photographer David Maisel, who creates highly abstract landscape photography. An exhibition of her work is running from 12th March to 7th April, with free entry to the gallery.
She says, ‘I already feel like I am starting to make valuable contacts, with further potential exhibitions at ‘Fruit’ and ‘Retreat’ in the pipeline.’ So what of her long term plans after Wyke? Aimee says, ‘I have an offer to study Media, Communication and Culture at Leeds Met and my ultimate aim is to become a camera operator in the documentary and film industry.’