Born in Oxford in 1975, Peter Bobby is a Bristol based artist and lecturer who studied MA Fine Art at Cardiff. His practice centres around specific constructions that allude to architectural and stylistic perfection. Presenting us with meticulously observed and constructed images that intentionally question the nature of the photographic image, in its broadest sense, as well as exploring spaces we choose to create, inhabit or encounter as we move through the contemporary city. Exhibitions, Screenings and other outcomes include, 'Reception', Ffotogallery, Cardiff/Swansea; 'The Core of Industry', Fotographia Europea, Reggio Emilia; 'Floor Plan', Phoenix Gallery, Brighton; 'Photospeaks I & II', GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan & Gallery Iang, Seoul; 'Locale', Unit 2, London; 'A Video Serenade', The Elizabeth Foundation, New York; 'Covet', Plan 9, Bristol; 'Accompanying: Into the Memory', Yanbian University Gallery, China; 'Video, Video Spinning Top', Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria; Athens Video Art Festival; National Eisteddfod of Wales 2012; 'Videoholica', Varna, Bulgaria. His work has been featured in a number of art/photography publications and journals. Bobby is senior lecturer in Photography and course leader of the BA(Hons) Photographic Art at the University of Wales, Newport. He co-founded 'Format' in 2007, a Bristol based art discussion group, and is a member of the eCPR (European Centre for Photographic Research).
A group of committed Bristol based artists working with video and photographic disciplines. Format is a forum for the presentation and discussion of current practice with an informed and like-minded network of professionals. The emphasis is on the exchange of ideas and engagement with the members practice.
Established in 2000, The European Centre for Photographic Research (ECPR) provides a focus in Wales for high quality research in photography that builds on both its institutional heritage and internationally renowned scholarship. It aims to develop work that addresses both the cultural histories of photography and the contemporary issues and debates informing photographic and film-based art and documentary practices.