Events — Keith Fraser Exhibition
01/08/2019 until 13/09/2019
Keith Fraser Photographic Exhibition opens at Brunswick, Scarborough in aid of local charities.
A photographic exhibition of the work of local Scarborough photographer, Keith Fraser, has opened at Brunswick.
The exhibition of over 130 large format prints of photographs taken in and around Scarborough will be in place at the shopping centre over the summer.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to purchase unframed prints that cost from £22 to £60 depending on their overall length some of the images can be over 60 inches long. All proceeds from print sales will go to benefit Scarborough’s Rainbow Centre and Breast Cancer Care, charities close to the photographer’s heart.
Commenting on the exhibition, Sue Anderson-Brown, Brunswick’s centre manager said: “The exhibition is just part of our ongoing commitment to the local community and we are always on the look out for initiatives and events that are of local interest and underpin Brunswick’s position as the heart Scarborough town centre. It’s fantastic that we are able to showcase local talent and that Keith has chosen to contribute to two worthy charities, that make a such a difference to local families.”
The exhibition runs daily from 11am – 4pm until 13 September 2019.
About the Photographer: Keith Fraser
Born, Bradford, 1940, Fraser’s early years were at sea, joining the Royal Navy and training as a deep-sea diver. Leaving the Navy, Fraser went on to spend many years on the other side of the world working as a commercial diver in far-flung places such as the Eastern Pacific Islands, Australia, and Malaysia before returning to the colder waters of the North Sea where he was involved in installing infrastructure for the Oil and Gas Industry.
Dabbling in Antique Dealing and Pig Farming in his retirement, Fraser took up photography 10 years ago in his late sixties. Now living in Scarborough, Fraser can be found most days around the town’s harbour area with his camera.
The self-taught photographer likes to experiment and his current work focus on dramatic sea and landscapes in wide format. Most of his work is of Scarborough and the major cities in Yorkshire and usually shot from up high. His signature images are vast in scale, many are between 4 and 8 feet long, although recently Fraser has created images as long as 40 feet.
Fraser’s photographs can be seen around the many hotels and restaurants in Scarborough, with two of his images being displayed at BBC Leeds. He will be exhibiting 130 pictures at the solo exhibition being staged at Brunswick.