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Exhibition of slit-scan photographs of London parades

Wednesday 26 July 2023 until Saturday 30 September 2023

The Southgate Club, 17 Chase Side, N14 5BP

extract from panoramic photo of musicians in a parade by gareth davisPart of a panoramic photograph of a parade by Gareth Davies

The current exhibition at the Southgate Art Gallery (at the front of the Southgate Club in Chase Side) features some unusual slit-scan panoramic photography by Gareth Davies - see his explanation below. The exhibition runs until the end of August. Entry is free - just ring the doorbell during opening hours.

southgate art gallery bookmarkI specialise in panoramic imaging, an interest first started in 1995 using a Russian swing-lens camera and developed by building a rotating 360° camera in 1999. I have continued to explore panoramic imaging in its more familiar pictorial uses, as well as less conventional applications and techniques. I am showing a selection of slit-scan images, a technique which is best known in sports photofinish images and the star gate sequence in Stanley Kubrick's “2001: A Space Odyssey”, and which enables the capture of progress, repetition and time within a single still image.

The exhibited images are of several of London’s parades that have fully returned to our streets after the hiatus due to the pandemic. These slit-scan images aim to capture the joy and fun of the return of such events:

  • Lord Mayor’s Show, November 2022
  • London New Year’s Day Parade, 2023
  • King’s Army Parade, January 2023
  • St Patrick’s Day Parade, April 2023

As well as photography, I work as a satellite data engineer for the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). I am a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and a member of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers. My work has been exhibited in England, Italy and Croatia, and I also collaborate in live music performances which feature my photographs and videos.

The entrance to the Southgate Club is in Chase Side Southgate (next door to the former police station) and the club opening times are:

Mondays - Thursdays 5.00pm - 11.00pm
Fridays: 3.00pm - 11.30pm
Saturday 12.00 noon - 11.30pm
Sundays: 12.00 noon - 8.00pm


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