I concluded at an early age that art was a species of punishment doled out by parents at weekends. After studying at Glasgow University I followed a career in engineering systems, safety and reliability in the railway industry, moving to England in 1989. In 2002 I got a job in London and moved to central Derby which was – and remains – as close as I wanted to go to the metropolis.
My first positive encounters with the world of art were in London museums and galleries where I discovered the possibilities of thoughtful photographs of the relationships between viewers and objects. Since abandoning employment as a lost cause in 2014 I have worked on a variety of projects, some personal and conceptual, and some practical for Derby Museums.
While my work is presented formally, an underlying theme is mischief. Feel free to laugh!
Ronald Pope Sculptures – interpretative photography shown as part of an exhibition of the sculptor’s work. Derby Museum and Art Gallery. February – July 2020
The Modern Victorians – High Street, Small Print, Friary Street, Derby February- June 2020
Six Streets Arts Festival, Derby 2019
Derby Dancing, group exhibition, Déda – Derby Dance Centre
Le Livre Libre (artists’ books), group exhibition, Banks Mill Studios, Derby
Post-Truth (mail art), group exhibition, Smallprint Company, Derby
That’s Life (documentary photography), group exhibition, Derby Cathedral Centre