Analogue images printed using the dry-plate process onto glass. Oil stick, chinagraph and graphite.

Murmuration is an exhibition at Beam Gallery in collaboration with artist Wolfgang Buttress. The exhibition presents a significant new work Murmur inspired by one of the most extraordinary phenomena of the natural world.

Through a series of hand-printed analogue photographs printed onto glass and then worked into with sandpaper, oil sticks and graphite to create 42 palimpsests, Murmur explores transient and increasingly rare murmurations witnessed on a series of trips to Netherfield and Attenborough Nature Reserves over Winter 2021/22.

The exhibition includes two hand made silver prints made by Daniel T Wheeler directly from the glass plates themselves.

Photographs: James Gardiner @gardiner_james