11th February - 25th April 2020


Trinity Art Gallery is pleased to present Vestiges and Bloom, a photography exhibition by Michele Turriani.

Vestiges and Bloom is a celebration of the Royal Docks heritage. Showcasing large scale photographic still lifes, each imposing colour image combines found materials and opulent flower compositions. The found materials featured testify to the Royal Docks’ rich maritime, commercial and industrial past and they are sourced from derelict industrial sites and from the docks. Bricks, weathered rope, chain, metal and wood fragments: all relics of the powerful impulse the docks gave to the area, to the country at large, and to world trade. These objects are arranged and photographed with lavish flower designs to evoke and symbolise the force of regeneration now energising the Royal Docks.

Images are captured using the soft, diffused light employed by 17th century Flemish painters.They are informed by the tradition of still life painting and delight with vibrant colour and nuanced tonal range.

The photographs’ impactful presence and size belies a delicate and intricate level of finer and finer detail as the viewer approaches each piece.


Trinity Art Gallery Goodluck Hope

Orchard Place, E14 0JZ

nearest station: Canning Town (10 mins walk)


Michele Turriani

Michele Turriani is a London based Italian photographer and director. Graduated from I.S.I.A. in Urbino, Italy, in graphic design and art direction. Moved to London in 1992 to pursue his interest in the music industry’s use of images and graphics and soon started shooting imagery for record sleeves for seminal labels like 4AD, Real World, Virgin Records. He has since expanded his client base to include fashion, editorial and advertising assignments and has produced stills and moving images for companies such as Levi’s, Honda, Pirelli, Samsung, Heineken, Nike, Diesel. A love for the culture and craft of image making has always informed his attitude to projects.