A stunning new exhibition, The Wonders of Wildlife opens at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 13th October, featuring work by well known local wildlife and landscape photographer Tesni Ward.
Working intimately with some of the most elusive and misunderstood wildlife, Tesni has gained quite a following since becoming a professional photographer in 2016, capturing revealing images of animals both in the Peak District and across the globe. Her work gives the viewer a unique insight into their world, with the character and personality of each creature shining through in her photographs.
From Javelin Thrower to professional photographer
Tesni’s work life couldn’t be more different now – she previously worked as a professional Javelin Thrower until she turned pro as a photographer.
“I have always had a passion for the natural world and the wildlife living in it; as a teenager I experimented with my first DSLR but it wasn’t until 2013 I started to travel more between work and university and began to spend more time dedicated to photography and by 2016 it become my full time job”.
“Working as a wildlife photographer is challenging but extremely rewarding and I aspire to use my images and stories to promote conservation and educate the public on the struggle wildlife faces, and, what we can do as individuals to help protect the many species currently under threat from human activity”.
She regularly works on projects with specific species, studying them in depth and using this knowledge to raise awareness.
Meet the Artist – ask questions and find out more about Tesni’s work
The Wonders of Wildlife opens on Saturday 13th October 2018 and will run until 5th January 2019. There’s a special Meet the Artist session on Saturday 17th November 2018, 2pm – 4pm (FREE Entry), where visitors can meet Tesni and ask more about her work, what challenges she faces and find out more about recent trips and her current projects for example.
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery Gift Shop will be selling a range of Tesni’s work in framed prints, A5 greeting cards and postcards.
Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton, SK17 6DA
Entry / Cost: Admission FREE, donations welcome
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (Sundays and bank holidays, from Easter to September 12 noon to 4pm)
Last admission to the upstairs galleries is 15 minutes before closing time.
T: 01629. 533540