Former student brings National Theatre exhibition to the Glass Tank

Thursday, 21 November 2013

High-rise image

A photography exhibition which explores the relationship between high-rise buildings and the city landscapes which lie below is currently on display at Oxford Brookes.

The artist Peter Bobby, who was born in Oxford and studied at Brookes in the 1990s, is exhibiting his latest photography show High-rise.

High-rise uses still and moving images which critique high-rise environments, questions their relationship to the city below and explores the discourse surrounding notions of power within the contemporary urban landscape.

The exhibition was displayed at the National Theatre during the summer as part of the London Festival of Architecture and has more recently been displayed at The Architecture Centre in Bristol.

Joanna Walker, Gallery Manager and Events Curator, said: "The Glass Tank provides the University with a fantastic opportunity to support the work of students of Oxford Brookes - both those studying here now and those who have graduated."

"We are delighted to be welcoming Peter Bobby back to Oxford Brookes to exhibit High-rise. My vision is for the Glass Tank to become a major cultural landmark in Oxford and I would encourage people to come along and enjoy this latest exhibition."

I grew up in Oxford, and to bring my work home, and to display it where I first really started my journey into photography, is a real honour

Peter Bobby

Bobby commented: "I am really excited to be returning to Oxford Brookes to display my latest show, High-rise.

"I grew up in Oxford, and to bring my work home, and to display it where I first really started my journey into photography, is a real honour."

The exhibition will be running from Friday 22 November to Friday 20 December in the Glass Tank exhibition space. The Glass Tank is located on the ground-floor of the University’s Abercrombie Extension on the Headington Campus.

A review of the exhibition from the magazine of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) can be read online. Further information on the gallery space is available on the Glass Tank web page.