Relics and Rails – Syd Young

We’ve been friends with Rich/Syd Young for a long time now and know he takes great photographs but didn’t know what a fantastic artist he is until last year when he released a limited edition watercolour of a diesel locomotive – ‘Night Fusilier’ – to raise funds for the Deltic Preservation Society. Rich entered the painting into the Goole Open Exhibition last year and it won the Peoples Award, voted for by visitors to the exhibition and museum in Goole. This led to this exhibition of Rich’s work – Relics and Rails – which starts today 14th January.

It is an incredible retrospective that covers both Rich’s photography and art and includes music memorabila, not to mention the home made plywood replicas of locomotive name plates!

The images are remarkable, it’s hard to tell sometimes whether they are photographs or watercolours. If you’re into photography, art, trains, local history, music, this is an exhibition not to miss – and it runs until 11th March.

Last night we were treated to the launch event accompanied by an electric psychedelic soundscape courtesy of Jeff Parsons and a performance of one of Rich’s acoustic compositions featuring Jeff on lead guitar. Thanks to Rich for the invite and to East Riding Museums for supporting local artists. Here’s a gallery of photo’s from the launch. Make sure you get there – here’s a link.

Photographs, Richard Duffy-Howard

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