The British capital will host an exhibition of the magic of Dubrovnik, starting next week.
On October 15, British photographer and musician Bari Goddard will open the exhibition of his photographs dedicated to the Midsummer Scene Festival and Dubrovnik. The host of the exhibition will be the Croatian Embassy in London, reports Novi List on October 10, 2015.
“The fantastic photographic story dedicated to the Midsummer Scene Festival and the City of Dubrovnik will present the most attractive locations in Dubrovnik shot from unusual angles, as well as interesting shots recorded during the presentation of Shakespeare’s comedy on one of the most beautiful stages in Dubrovnik, the Lovrijenac fortress”, explains the introductory article announcing the exhibition “Twelfth Night/Night Dubrovnik – Midsummer Scene 2015 by God Photography”.
The Welsh artist, who in the 1980s and 1990s was a part of the global pop scene, will present the photographs shot in Dubrovnik this summer during the Midsummer Scene Festival. His exhibition will also be an introduction to the third season of the festival, which will take place early next summer.
Goddard’s musical career began in the 1980s with an art-rock band “Blaue Reiter”. After the band broke up, he went to London, where he worked with Steve Maguire from Eurythmics and became the lead singer in “The Knife”. In the late 1980s, he sang backing vocals for “Then Jerico”. After the group split in early 1990s, he began collaborating with Jimmy Somerville. After a world tour with Somerville, he withdrew from the music scene and decided to dedicate himself to painting and photography, exhibiting all over Europe. Saatchi Gallery has compared his work to Graham Sutherland and Ceri Richards.
Midsummer Scene Festival is a project of the City of Dubrovnik and its Tourist Board, produced by Brilliant Events Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre Productions from London. In the past two years, the festival has established itself as an important cultural event. Given that the language of the festival is English, it has been well received by international audiences – this summer, thousands of visitors from different countries watched the performances of Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night, or What You Will”.
Under the brand God Photography, Goddard creates a wide range of works, from portraits (some of his models were Judi Dench and Rula Lenska) to provocative avant-garde. His exhibition which will connect Dubrovnik and London will be open until November 20.