• Wildflower planting, Craven Wood, Whitehawk Hill. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

  • Race Hill Farm Allotments, Whitehawk. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

  • Fencing, National Trust Working Holiday, Devil’s Dyke. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

  • Elderflower Picking, Stanmer Organics. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

  • Moth Trapping, Race Hill, Whitehawk Hill. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

  • Poplar Hawk Moth. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

  • Slow Worm, Race Hill, Whitehawk Hill. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

  • Charcoal Burning, near Saddlescombe Farm. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

  • Outdoor Meditation, Breathing Space, Stanmer Organics. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

  • Beehive demonstration, Preston Manor. From the series 'One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife'. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

Showcase: CONNECT commissioned artist Murray Ballard

Murray Ballard is one of four artists commissioned to create new photography for Brighton’s 3TS Hospital Redevelopment by Photoworks in partnership with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Willis Newson and the University of Brighton.

The commissions form part of CONNECT – the 3Ts Hospital Redevelopment Public Art Programme and will deliver a permanent collection of photographic artworks sited across 36 public waiting rooms within the new 3Ts redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, to open from 2020.

Murray Ballard, Zoe Childerley and Celine Marchbank have each been selected from a nationwide open call. They will create work themed on South Downs, Coast and Brighton, joining internationally recognised photographer, Helen Sear, appointed to produce a Sussex themed commission.

Murray Ballard (b.1983) is a British photographer based in Brighton, UK.  He graduated from the University of Brighton in 2007 with a degree in Photography.  The following year he was selected for Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 08 – the annual showcase of work by the ‘most promising recent graduates’ at The Photographers’ Gallery, London.  In 2011 the British Journal of Photography recognised him as ‘one to watch’, following his debut solo show, The Prospect of Immortality, at Impressions Gallery, Bradford.

His photographs have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers including: Esquire, FT Weekend, GEO, GQ, The Guardian, The Independent, Le Monde, The Telegraph, The Times and Wired plus the photography journals: 6 Mois, 8, Dummy, The British Journal of Photography, Photoworks and HotShoe.

Discover some of Murray’s past works below or in the slideshow above.

Wildflower planting, Craven Wood, Whitehawk Hill. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

Race Hill Farm Allotments, Whitehawk. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

 

Fencing, National Trust Working Holiday, Devil’s Dyke. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

Elderflower Picking, Stanmer Organics. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

Moth Trapping, Race Hill, Whitehawk Hill. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

Poplar Hawk Moth. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

Slow Worm, Race Hill, Whitehawk Hill. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

Charcoal Burning, near Saddlescombe Farm. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

Beehive demonstration, Preston Manor. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

Outdoor Meditation, Breathing Space, Stanmer Organics. From the series ‘One Planet City: Land Use and Wildlife’. Commissioned by FotoDocument for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, © Murray Ballard

For more Photoworks showcases, including work from the other artists selected for CONNECT, click here.