Final 24 images chosen in Focus 24: 24

From over 100 images and video clips, 24 photos have now been chosen for the Focus 24: 24 Hours in Tamworth digital art project, highlighting the beauty, the unusual and the norm of everyday life in Tamworth.

A total of 24 photographs, taken by 24 different photographers, have been chosen to represent 24 hours in the life of the town. The selected 24 photos will be displayed for 24 days this September alongside a film that depicts 24 hours of moving images in Tamworth.

The selection of images has been made by Acquismedia and the winners have been informed via social media.

The 24 winners include Vic Brown, Beverley Sallis, Warren David Gregory, Nathan Gilliver,   Kelvin Bastow, Coral Amber Catullo, Julie Grant, Kerry Farr, Pamela Rushton, Tarah Foley, Ricardo Bentes, Andy Nash, Ricky Hughes, Harry Hanslow, Roy Chambers, Thea Jane Lacey, Charles Alexander Turton, Emily Cowlishaw, Rajinder Sidhu, Lucy George, Jayne Deeley, Mark Burt, Alex Blaby, Mark Harper.

Katie Banks from Acquismedia said: “We have been overwhelmed with the amount of entries that we have received with all submissions depicting so many beautiful and unusual elements of Tamworth. The selection process was a difficult one but we hope we have brought together a collection that will showcase the talent of the residents and the area itself.

“We would like to thank everyone who got involved and submitted photograph’s, the Facebook event itself is a fantastic digital exhibition.”

The chosen photographs and the new 24 hours film will be exhibited for 24 days, starting on Saturday, September 2, when they will be put on digital display in Ankerside Shopping Centre to coincide with this year’s We Love Tamworth event.

Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts & Events team have been working with production company Acquismedia on the project and a number of free workshops throughout August, where participants have learnt the fundamentals of film making.

Following two filming workshops so far, the newly formed - 24 Hours film group, have developed a storyboard to structure their take on Tamworth life and set filming targets to capture moments in Tamworth alongside the public submissions on social media.

The race is now on for participants to capture their moving picture and edit a short video for Tamworth to be showcased alongside the Focus 24 Exhibition.

Cllr Joy Goodall, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Environment and Culture, said: “What an amazing project, there is a lot to show off and be proud of in Tamworth and the photos submitted really demonstrate just how beautiful the town is.

“The resulting exhibition and film will act as an historical legacy of Tamworth at this moment in time for future generations to enjoy. It is so exciting to see so many talented and creative people involved.

“I can’t wait to see the great reveal and look forward to hearing more on the success of the workshops that are continuing till the end of August.”

Focus 24: 24 Hours in Tamworth is part of the Arts in Unusual Spaces initiative, which has been funded by Arts Council England and will see art in all its forms popping up in unusual spaces across Tamworth during a two-year period.

Workshops are still taking place at the Sacred Heart Church in Glascote Heath, between 6pm and 9pm for the 24 Hours film group to work with professional artists on their final edit on:

  • Thursday August 24
  • Friday August 25

No previous experience is necessary; all you need is a smart phone capable of shooting video. However, anyone who has specialist equipment is invited to bring it. Sessions will be led by professional production company Acquismedia and will include one-hour masterclasses by visiting artists.

Workshops are open to anyone living in the borough of Tamworth. For more information or to sign up please contact Katie on 07454 777090 or email katie.banks@acquismedia.com

For more information on Arts in Unusual Spaces, please visit the Tamworth Arts & Events website at www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk.