A collaborative photography exhibition presented by the final year photography students of The University of the West of England.
For Topolski Studio's Chronicle Residency Programme, six young artists reported local issues and events through drawing. They produced a hand-printed Chronicle, a broadsheet of reportage drawing, chronicling contemporary issues of the Twenty-First Century just as artist Feliks Topolski did of the Twentieth.
Feliks Topolski (1907-1989) was the first artist on the South Bank, having set up studios here in 1953 from where he hand-printed over 2,300 of his on the spot drawings as his broadsheet Chronicles. Covering events from the Queen's Coronation to London street scenes, the Chronicles bristle with comment and observation about the people, politics and events of the time.
Sixty years since Topolski launched his Chronicles, Topolski Studio's Chronicle for the Twenty-First Century and accompanying reportage drawings of London will be exhibited alongside Feliks Topolski's original Chronicles and drawings, contrasting what Topolski recorded 50 and 60 years ago with what the young artists' record today.
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