A new photographic exhibition launches in the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park tonight.
Join on with a celebratory preview evening with live music by Maja Bugge and refreshments as well as the chance to see the stunning photographs that make up the exhibition.
The inspiration for the exhibition has been taken from the theme ‘first impressions’ and features portraits of rescue dogs and people and body art.
Jill Abbott has organised the exhibition and said: “Attitudes to both tattoos and rescue dogs have undergone a transformation in recent years. Tattoos have assumed a more decorative role rather than affiliation to a particular group or set of ideas, particularly since the rise in popularity of tribal and commemorative tattoos. They have always, however, said something about the wearer. Rescue dogs are finally beginning to be seen in a more positive light, which is reflected in the images. Some of the human portrait subjects have contributed some stunning artwork of their own which will be on show along with studies of George Lowrey, an ex-trawlerman from the north-east who lived in the park until his recent death.
The preview evening will include a performance from Maja Bugge who takes inspiration from the beauty and power of the ocean with her haunting and meditative music.
Entry is free and there will be a collection for Wolfwood, whose animals appear in some of the portraits and Homeless Action in Lancaster.
Doors open at 7.30pm and Maja will play at 7.45pm.
The exhibition will be open until 22 June.