exhibition includes work by Harry O' Connor who specialises in digital
illustration. Here BBC Hereford and Worcester Rachel Willis finds
out more about him.
finishing his illustration degree at Herefordshire college of Art
and Design, Harry has had exhibitions at The Courtyard's new centre
for the arts, All Saints chapel (Multimedia projection in association
with eatimages, Hereford) and at the Porcelain Gallery, Worcester.
is currently working on Voodoochilli which is a collaboration of
two illustrators. They work together as a team producing powerful,
provocative and alternative images. Harry
explains "Voodoochilli provides visual solutions that can inspire,
captivate and possibly make you laugh. Our work is completely different,
one of us creates digital imagery and the other creates illustrations
using photomontage. This enables us to work independently but also
gives us the added insight and knowledge of what the other does."
By Harry O'Connor
you worked on anything in the local area?
"So far all of the work I have done has been locally. I have
just finished a job for the Co-operative foster care agency in Malvern
which was a set of three age appropriate leaflets".
you feel there is enough support for local artists?
"There is support in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, its
just finding it. There are limited funds available. The
most support I have had is from Eatimages, Hereford. They spotted
me during my final exhibition at Hereford Art college, and have
given me the opportunity to work on some local projects including
involvement in the leaflet design for The Children of Chernobyl
project which was held at the Left Bank, Hereford.
(Local Art Made Public) also gave me the opportunity to show off
my work at The Courtyard, Herefords biggest art event".
you want to stay in the area?
"I think the fact that the
design industry is quite small in the local area is the only drawback.
Most people seem to move to other areas such as London, Birmingham
or Bristol. I want to stay here because I love the area, but I might
have to more to further my career".
LAMP exhibition is running at The
Courtyard, Hereford until Saturday 6th April.