Halesworth Gallery

Steeple End, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8LL
Opposite St. Mary's Church
Weekdays and Saturdays 11am - 5pm
Sundays 2 - 4pm

Admission free. 01986 873064

Preview Parties are from 6.30-8.30pm on the Friday before each show. All welcome.
The gallery is closed for hanging on the Thursday and Friday before each exhibition opens.

25 July to 12 August

Preview Party Friday 24 July 6.30 to 8.30

Neil Hanger, Robert LeRougetel, Gillian Marklew

Neil Hanger


Robert LeRougetel

Halldor Laxness, Icelandic winner of 1955 Nobel Prize for Literature, photographed by Robert LeRougetel

My interest in photography stems from an early age when I worked entirely in monochrome images. At Cambridge University I joined 'Varsity' - a monthly newspaper designed by students for students. As photographic editor I took the opportunity to allocate to myself some of the more interesting assignments, such as when Alfred Hitchcock and Germaine Greer were invited to talk, and when leading Tory P.M. hopeful, R.A.Butler, was admitted as Master of Trinity College in 1966. A full time career teaching Politics and Economics followed, largely at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood. This still gave me the opportunity to continue my passion with photography, either photographing school dramatic productions, or taking portraits of colleagues. The invitation to photograph the esteemed sculptor Lynn Chadwick, old boy of the school, in his home and studio was one of my last and most memorable projects there. Early on I was influenced by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson in photographing people living their lives rather than portraiture, and my photographs taken when travelling through Europe reflect this. As such I have titled my exhibition 'Des Moments Justes'/ 'Some Just-Right Moments'.

Gillian Marklew