Last year our very own photographic wizard, Andy 'Kiell' Day, was asked by the prestigious Hereford Photography Festival to put on a solo exhibition of his work. He did so, very successfully, and that exhibition is now going on tour! From January 27 to May 20 the collection will be on display at The Public in West Bromwich, and free to the public between 10am-5pm daily:

A series of fascinating photographs exploring the non-competitive sport of Parkour, launches at The Public on 27 January.

The first solo exhibition by British photographer Andy Day, curated by Birmingham based curator Caitlin Griffiths, forms part of the Art of Architecture, a series of exhibitions that looks at how artists engage with the built environment and influence the world around us. Since 2002 Day has documented the rise of the phenomenon through its communities in London, France, Nicaragua and India, capturing participants navigating obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies.

Day’s photographic work focuses on the built environment and social interaction, and through Parkour he documents new ways of seeing and moving through the city. The exhibition aims to challenge our understanding of how spaces are used and appropriated, and offer alternative ways of looking at urban design that might otherwise be ignored or forgotten.

“Parkour is a fascinating sport which requires a great deal of skill and determination.  Andy Day’s brilliant photographs capture the energy of the practice and provide a fascinating insight into how we interact with the environment around us in an artistic manner.” - Linda Saunders, Managing Director

The Parkour Photography exhibition is a Hereford Photography Festival touring exhibition.  The exhibition runs from 27 January to 20 May 2012, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Sunday, 11am – 3pm, and is free to visit.