A Photographic Record
Join us in sharing memories of Salisbury Arts Centre's first forty years bringing fabulous arts experiences to the community.
A Photographic Record – the exhibition of Roger Elliott’s photography will start on Wednesday 26 April, with a special opening with artist present at 6pm-8pm that day. The exhibition will feature a selection of photographs that Roger Elliott has taken during a working life spent dedicated to documenting Salisbury and will be a great opportunity to share memories of Salisbury Arts Centre's first forty years bringing fabulous arts experiences to the community. Amazing images presented at the exhibition demonstrate the sheer variety of activity that has been presented at the Arts Centre over the years.
Roger Elliot: “Salisbury Arts Centre provided me with a veritable cornucopia of delights to photograph over the years. I learnt the art of active composition. I came to realise that while a live performance usually gives up the most exciting pictures, there also were other, more intimate photographs to be taken in the rehearsal situation. I immersed myself in the Arts Centre, I learnt about mime, sculpture, drama, dance, poetry, art of all types and every sort of music imaginable. I learnt to photograph it all and hopefully added to it with my images. I met extraordinary people and made many lifelong friends at the Arts Centre. It has been absolutely fascinating watching the changing world of the arts as well, many incredible characters have come and gone, but the Arts Centre remains a beacon in our community for those who love being part the endless well of creativity that it provides.”
Roger Elliott worked for the Salisbury Journal as a photographer for 42 years, the last 22 as chief photographer. Born in Harrow in 1952 Roger has lived in Salisbury since 1963, he attended Bishop Wordsworth School and the Salisbury College of Arts. Roger lives in Salisbury. He has three children and four grandchildren, and continues to be involved with photography and the arts in general.
If you have any pictures, stories and Salisbury Arts Centre memorabilia please share them in Salisbury Arts Centre Living Archive group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/SalisburyArtsCentreLivingArchive.
A Photographic Record – exhibition of Roger Elliott’s photography will run from Wednesday 26 April until Saturday 20 May at Salisbury Arts Centre. Entry is free. Everyone is invited to attend the special opening with artist present on Wednesday 26 April at 6pm-8pm.