University Exhibition of Star Pictures
exhibition of images of the stars of stage and screen which has proved hugely
popular in Northampton was formally launched at the University of Leicester on
Friday, January 17 and is currently on view.
more than 15 years photographer Lou Boileau has been taking black and
white photographs of famous actors, including the late John Thaw, Alan
Bates, Rik Mayall, Richard Briers, Norman Wisdom, Simon Callow and
Leslie Phillips. All the pictures
were specially commissioned and were not for press or publication.
some of his photographic portraits have been commissioned by the
National Portrait Gallery in London, and he was invited to take a
personal portrait of the Queen Mother in Northamptonshire.
He trained at the School of Art and Design in Northampton before moving to Italy for a period, working on various photographic projects. He now works as a freelance photographer.
A book of his work is available from Sue Handley, University of Leicester Institute of Lifelong Learning.
said: “The exhibition and book launch
at the University of Leicester Centre in Northampton, was very successful, and I
am very pleased that the exhibition has moved to the Charles Wilson Building at
the main campus in Leicester. I have also been asked to exhibit at the Aldwych
Theatre on the Strand in London in the near future.”
exhibition has been arranged by the University’s Institute of Lifelong
Learning, which regularly hosts exhibitions of art, sculpture and pottery at its
centres in Northampton, as well as the Richard Attenborough Centre and Vaughan
College at the University. The summer
exhibition in the University’s Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Sculpture
in the Garden, was a great success.
display of Lou Boileau’s photographs is the first time an exhibition of this
sort has been arranged by the Institute in the Charles Wilson Building, and it
is hoped to do more in the future.
exhibition of his work at the University of Leicester is open to the public
between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. It can be seen on the fifth floor of the Charles Wilson building,
which is situated at the top of Mayor’s Walk, University Road, Leicester.
Further information is available from Lou Boileau, telephone 0781 738 5780,
The Jpeg image of actor John Thaw taken by Lou Boileau is available from the University of Leicester Press Office, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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