Photographic show tries to capture spark of friendship

Tom Linden-Wood's photography is featured in a new exhibition.
Tom Linden-Wood's photography is featured in a new exhibition.

A PHOTOGRAPHER has tried to capture the spark of friendship in an exhibition of his works opening in Leederville next month.

“Spark: Valuing a Culture of Connection!” will be at the YMCA HQ Gallery from December 7 to 20.

It features works by Tom Linden-Wood who has tried to visually represent friendship and belonging.

He has been a member of social network Befriend for the past five years, which promotes inclusion, authenticity, curiosity, fun and sustainability.

Linden-Wood became involved in photography in 2016 through the Disability in the Arts, Disadvantages in the Arts group, which gave him a grant he used to buy his first DSLR camera.

The following year he had his first solo exhibition titled ‘Then and Now, Now and Then’, which brought together the heritage of Perth’s old and new as seen by him.

He has taken part in group exhibitions and entered competitions, receiving several commendations.

He was recently part of the “Catapult” group exhibition at Gallery Central in Northbridge, where he entered a series of photos called ‘The Unused Model’ which featured a mannequin.

Linden-Wood will hold an artist talk about his latest exhibition on December 9 at 4.30pm.

The exhibition is supported by DADAA and Befriend.

HQ Gallery is at 60A Frame Court, Leederville. It is open 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays.