New photographs of Birmingham captured by young artist


A series of new photographs capturing the 21st century character of Birmingham is set to be unveiled at Colmore Plaza today and will be on display until Friday 14th October.

The images, taken by young photographer Craig Marchington, are being exhibited by Aedas as part of its long term ‘Aedas Presents’ community arts initiative that supports the work of emerging artists, students and graduates from local universities and colleges.

Craig took the photographs by adventuring his way around Birmingham’s canals and back streets, taking in the post-industrial Jewellery Quarter, before climbing onto the roof Aedas’ own Colmore Plaza.

He first began taking photographs as a method of preserving disappearing landscape and street scenes he cycles through every day and it is this that inspired him to start following a theme.

Marcus Wilkins, studio director for Aedas in Birmingham said: “Our ‘Aedas Presents’ series is delivering its purpose of being a showcase arena for up and coming artists as well as establishing itself as a key networking event for people working in and around Birmingham.

“There is also a notable increase in the number of applications we receive from artists who are keen to show their work at Colmore Plaza.  We are delighted that ‘Aedas Presents’ is becoming such a fixture for both guests and artists in the city and that we can play our role in supporting the creative sector in this way within the region.”

Craig Marchington experiments with the possibilities of 3D photography for this latest ‘Aedas Presents’ preview. He has previously created a series entitled ‘Hidden Manchester’ drawing attention to unsung urban beauty-spots of the city, emphasised in an immersive and interactive medium.

Those interested in viewing the show should email



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