Up-and-coming photographer in Birmingham exhibition

 Date:19/06/2006 - 26/06/2006
 Type:Culture, Contemporary Art
 Location:England, Birmingham

Photography, textiles and mixed media by 12 different artists including Norwegian photographer Kristin Lyseggen's photo documentary 'Wild West Midlands' will be shown as part of The New Rotunda Show in Birmingham.

03/07/2006 :: Kristin Lyseggen is a Norwegian-born photographer based in Birmingham, with background as a journalist from Oslo. She has completed a number of photo documentaries in England, Norway, Germany, Slovakia and Thailand, including an in depth-study of the cowboys in Birmingham, Jesus Army and the transvestite community in the Midlands. In 2004 she won the Louise Anne Ryland Award for Art and Design.

She has exhibited her work in various places including Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, AOP Gallery in London, The Birmingham Rep, The Crescent Theatre and at The Mailbox in Birmingham.

Kristin received a 1st Class Honours in BA (Honours) Photography at University of Central England (UCE) in June 2004. Besides working on her own documentaries and art projects, she is doing various freelance and commissioned works for artists, companies and institutions including Birmingham School of Acting , BBC, 3Form, C21vox, Karnac Books, UCE Business School, UCE Conservatoire, Evonomie, and record producer Bob Lamb.

Kristin is also the facilitator for the EU-funded photography project "Re-Vision" (2005-2007) where she is teaching and curating exhibitions in various European countries for people with disadvantages together with Tom Jones, Head of Bournville Centre for Visual Arts (UCE).

The New Rotunda Show is part of the New Generation Arts Festival, a four-week programme of innovative graduate art shows. The aim of the Festival is to provide graduates from Birmingham arts institutions a platform to showcase their work at the highest level.

Kristin Lyseggen
'Wild West Midlands'
The Rotunda Building, New Street, Birmingham City Centre
19 - 26 June, 11am - 4pm

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Kristin Lyseggen's photo documentary 'Wild West Midlands' will be shown as part of The New Rotunda Show in BirminghamPhoto: Kristin Lyseggen

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