Horsham Museum & Art Gallery is delighted to host Kingdom of Snow and Ice by Wendy and Michael Ball. This wonderful exhibition is filled with beautiful photographs taken by Sussex-based husband and wife, Wendy and Michael Ball. The photographs in the exhibition were taken during a visit to Svalbard located off the coast of Norway, near to the North Pole. Wendy and Michael were part of a group of just 12 photographers to get a place on the Artic trip and felt privileged to have the opportunity to capture their encounters with the amazing animals whose existence is threatened by the actions of humanity. Printed onto aluminium dibond, the photographs are crisp and clear, allowing you to imagine that you are there at the moment the image was captured.
Wendy was inspired to take up photography by her father who was, himself, a keen photographer. After retiring, she had the time to build her skills and begin to take photographs for pleasure. Each image is a record of that moment and has the power to transport her back to the time it was taken. Her keen eye has earned her several Highly Commended awards in the British and Scottish Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Wendy has also been shortlisted three times for the International Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.
Michael’s interest in photography stemmed from his love of wildlife and travel, and his photographs serve as poignant reminders of his visits to other countries. He credits his membership of Steyning Camera Club with honing his technical skills, and encouraging him to continue to develop his craft.
Visitors can purchase their own prints of Wendy and Michael’s photographs in the museum shop, in which a range of items are available for sale, including images produced on aluminium and traditional mounted prints, as well as lovely range of greetings cards starting at just £2.50.
The exhibition runs until Saturday 14 December 2019 in Horsham Museum & Art Gallery’s Photography Gallery. Admission to Horsham Museum & Art Gallery is free, and it is open Monday-Saturday 10am – 5pm. www.horshammuseum.org