Patterns. They surround us. We come across them every day. We have them on our clothes, we have them in our homes, we see them in nature, we walk across them, we walk past them, we walk under them, and we probably even consume them at meal times. And yet we very rarely take that much notice of them. However, there is often a hidden beauty in the smallest details that make up our world. Noticing these details can help us to get a better understanding of the world around us and can even help us to develop a new way of seeing.
Capturing something common, such as fields, shadows, flooring, the streets, buildings, a plant or even people, and looking at it in much more detail, or from a different angle, can allow us to see hidden patterns.
Exploring the hidden geometry that surrounds us, enables us to truly appreciate the way that pattern can help us to tell a story. Focussing on different forms, structures, textures and colours is a great starting point for exploring pattern and discovering the narrative that begins to unravel.
The photographers who have work featured in this exhibition have taken nature, architecture, art, design and more as their inspiration. They have experimented with repetition, tessellation, symmetry, perspective, angles and magnification to create powerful images using visual patterns.