Council Uncovered Exhibition
Posted on 4 Jul 2019
A photography exhibition that aims to show a different side to the Council is on display at the Harbour Arts Centre (HAC) in Irvine.
Titled ‘Council Uncovered’, the exhibition is on display in Studio One from Wednesday 3 July to Friday 12 July.
It aims to turn the spotlight onto some of the lesser known faces of the Council and demonstrate how the work they do helps to deliver the Council’s new priorities.
It has come to fruition thanks to talented local photography student, Devon Poole from Kilwinning. Devon is currently completing his degree studies at City of Glasgow College.
And as part of his work-based assignment, Devon approached the Council earlier this year with his idea of capturing photos of individual members of staff from a variety of teams, to showcase the vast amount of services undertaken by the local authority.
As the exhibition coincides with the launch of the new Council Plan, you can also read about how each member of staff featured in the photos helps to deliver one of the Council’s new strategic priorities.
Staff such as Donna Anderson, a Youth Participation and Democracy Officer, who empowers young people to take an active role in their communities – helping to deliver the priority of ‘North Ayrshire has strong and active communities’.
And Susan Finnigan, a Day Centre Officer at the Dirrans Centre in Kilwnning, who supports people to regain self-sufficiency after serious head injury or illness – delivering the priority of ‘North Ayrshire’s residents enjoy good life-long health and wellbeing’.
You can find out more about Donna and Susan’s work, as well as seven others by heading along to the HAC for the Council Uncovered exhibition.
Speaking about his exhibition, Devon Poole said: “Being able to work on this project with the Council has been a great experience. It has really opened my eyes to what our local authority has to offer, right on our doorstep, as well as the passion that its staff have for their jobs.
“It was this passion I was keen to capture through my photography and I really believe this comes through in each small series.
“A massive thank you to all the staff that took part and to the Council for working with me on this.”
Council Leader Joe Cullinane said: “This exhibition allows us to showcase our very best asset – our staff. After all, it’s our staff who are out there on the frontline making life better for our local residents and communities.
“Devon has done an outstanding job in capturing our staff doing what they do best – delivering excellent services. I would like to thank him for his hard work and passion in helping to positively highlight the great work our staff do each and every day.”
Provost Ian Clarkson added: “Devon has done a fantastic job in capturing the passion and dedication of our staff in his photo.
“I would highly encourage everyone to head along to the Harbour Arts Centre to see his great work and find out more about our outstanding employees.”