Rotherhithe | Exhibitions | Brunel Museum


Valerie Idowu at the Cafe GalleryValerie Idowu photography at Brunel Museum

Valerie Idowu presents a series of photographs at the Brunel Museum Cafe Gallery

Artist’s statement

I define photography as my key to the secret garden, my way down the rabbit hole, my looking glass.

We live in a world obsessed with image. Photography captures a moment in time. From the beginning the process of transforming colour into a digitalised image has struck me as magical.

And, over the years, that magical process has had its way with me, leading me from hobby to art. I love abstract art. Photography fills me with a sense of accomplishment and integrity, and has proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality.

Though I work quite deliberately, consciously and defining innovative techniques, my unconscious is the undisputed project manager.

The concrete nature of this work frees my imagination and provides many opportunities to influence the finished product.

Inspired and invigorated by a renewed sense of continuity, and awed by the mystery of how creation occurs, I am now photographing richly exploring many patterns and colours in shape and motion. By revealing the inside, through my photographs, I can potentially inspire or make a person think something new and profound. I believe it is a wonderful thing to be able to do.

Valerie Idowu Photography
October – November, 10am to 5pm daily
Brunel Museum Cafe Gallery, Railway Avenue SE16 4LF

Brunel Museum Café

Brunel Museum Café

The Brunel Museum

The Museum is an educational charity run by volunteers and tells the story of one of the world’s great engineering dynasties. Brunel organised the world’s first underground concert party here in 1827, and the Museum celebrates and interprets music and theatre as well as engineering.

The Brunel Museum Cafe gallery

The recently refurbished Brunel Museum Café sells tea and coffee and delicious cakes by Kai’s Kitchen. Open Museum hours. The Café is also a gallery and hosts a series of exhibitions by talented local artists and photographers. The Brunel Museum Cafe offer free entry to see the exhibition with the option to visit the museum and discover what makes Brunel one of the most famous engineers in British History.

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