Events and Exhibitions
Past Events and Exhibitions
Set against the backdrop of the historic referendum on Scotland’s Independence, Beyond the Border brings together four Scottish photographers, each with a distinctive view of a nation in the midst of intense debate about its future.
This international première – a significant show of new Scottish photography – aims to challenge clichés and explore the country, its people and identity.
Featuring works drawn from the Tony Ray-Jones archive in the National Photography Collection, and rarely seen early black and white photographs by Martin Parr, this exhibition will explore the relationship between these two important photographers and their fascination with the English.
Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life.
Evoking death, drama and identity, George Chakravarthi re-imagines thirteen characters in Shakespeare’s plays who met their ends through suicide. Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, this is the first time Thirteen will be shown outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Open for Business is the story of contemporary British manufacturing and industry told through the lens of nine Magnum photographers: Jonas Bendiksen, Stuart Franklin, Bruce Gilden, David Hurn, Peter Marlow, Martin Parr, Mark Power, Chris Steele-Perkins and Alessandra Sanguinetti.
They have photographed over 100 workplaces, from traditional, handmade crafts to modern, intelligent automation; from foundries and assembly lines to research laboratories and high tech cleanrooms, showing an economic sector of extraordinary resistance and diversity.
Photographs by Paul Reas 1972 to 2012: Paul Reas emerged from the new wave of British colour documentary of the mid-1980s. This is the international première of Reas’ first major retrospective, spanning 40 years from Thatcherite Britain to today’s recession.
Copper Horses by Chris Harrison is a new exhibition reflecting on identity, class, British industry and the photographer's relationship with his dad.
When Chris was a boy he believed his dad was a deep-sea diver who had adventures every day. In reality his dad worked in a factory as a precision engineer.
By the time Chris had grown up he realised his dad wasn't an adventurer. Instead, like many others, he worked hard to provide for his family in a difficult, skilled and often underappreciated job.
NB: EVENT NOW CANCELLED - This event will not take place although the related event in London is still set to go ahead.
Photography is often perceived as a solitary practice; one eye fixed on the world. This series of talks will explore an alternative history of photography as a shared activity. RPS members, Redeye members and students receive a discounted ticket rate of £15.
The Home Front explores links between militarism, marketing and entertainment. Made over four years, this is the international premiere of photographer Melanie Friend’s major new exhibition.
The Home Front is a set of three related photographic series that together explore the civilian experience of war, with a particular focus on public air shows that take place at Royal Air Force bases, and in the skies above seaside resorts.
Impressions Gallery in partnership with Autograph ABP presents a retrospective of James Barnor’s street and studio photographs, spanning Ghana and London from the late 1940s to early 1970s.
This major touring exhibition has only previously been shown at Rivington Place, London and the South African National Gallery, Capetown.
As recent events demonstrate, Israel and its surrounding territories have been an area of contention and dispute since the country’s establishment in 1948.
In this timely and highly relevant exhibition, Yaakov Israel takes us on a geographical and metaphorical journey across this complex land, offering one man’s view- point of the nation that shares his name.