Many of you may know Kevin Maslin. He has been a member of the BCN Society for many years, edited Boundary Post and taken more photos than David Bailey, but Kevin’s photos are mainly the canal, the BCN in particular. Well, he has now decided to exhibit some of his best at the Gunmakers Arms in Birmingham, where you can enjoy a glass or two of real ale and peruse his excellent work:-
ALL ROADS LEAD TO BRUM
Water roads, that is. 3rd – 28th September at the Gunmaker’s Arms, Bath Street, Birmingham, B4 6HG.
(Incorporating a “meet the artist” presentation on the afternoon of the 8th September at 2pm).
Occasionally canal boaters will wish each other a ‘good road ahead’ and, at some point; many of them will have travelled around Birmingham’s rejuvenated canals, which are located at the heart of Britain’s 2,000 mile navigable waterway network. The Birmingham Canal Navigations comprises some 100 miles of navigable canals throughout Birmingham and the adjacent Black Country. A Blackcountryman by birth, Kev Maslin has spent a number of years photographing its boats, people and varied landscapes and presents a selection of A3 mounted prints to give a flavour of this remarkable legacy of the industrial revolution. This exhibition is dedicated to his father – the late Kenneth Sidney Maslin – otherwise known as “our owd mon”. Ken suffered from the cruel disease known as vascular dementia and passed away peacefully on 7th May this year. A donation from the proceeds of the sale of each exhibit will be made to Dementia UK and the Alzheimer’s Society.