Events and Exhibitions
In the late 1980s and 90s Sheffield reached a pivotal moment in its history, one which saw it begin a journey of regeneration and transformation into the city we know today. The first steps on that journey were documented by a group of gifted photographers whose work reflected both the hope and hard realities of the time. Today, as major developments in the city see its landscape continuing to evolve, a new exhibition at Weston Park Museum re-presents those original photographs to chronicle a significant turning point for Sheffield and its people.
Past Events and Exhibitions
Modelling the Animal is a collection of photographs which consists of work made by Liza Dracup, John Darwell, Kate Mellor, Charlie Meecham and Terence Wright. The work focuses on the physical representation of and interaction with animals positioned in a space between art and science.
Through photography, film and audio, artist Kevin Crooks has been documenting a number of individuals and community groups situated in the port cities of Hull and Liverpool since 2017. Throughout the production of You’re Only Here for the Culture, Kevin has captured personal accounts from people who have been directly and indirectly impacted by the legacy of both European Capital of Culture in Liverpool and UK City of Culture in Hull, ten years apart. Kevin wanted to explore how in the short and long-term future these significant cultural events may alter and affect communities in these cities.
A new exhibition portraying the skills and satisfaction of manual occupations is coming to The Treasure House, Beverley, on Saturday 10 November. The creation of photographer Peter Barker, ‘Working Hands’ is a series of photographs which show how hand and mind are linked in skilled work, from bookbinding to sheepshearing, from hat making to dog grooming. The photographs suggest a connection between inner and outer worlds, between body and mind, and between thinking and doing.
During this event, Illuminate will introduce presentations from artists involved in their project and other guest speakers, investigating the lasting impact and legacy of Hull City of Culture 2017, specifically the impact it had on Hull and its cultural industries. The session will also provide Hull-based photographers with a platform to develop their network.
No Man’s Land offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the First World War, featuring images taken by women who worked as nurses, ambulance drivers, and official photographers, as well as contemporary artists directly inspired by the conflict.
From urban woods to wildlife, Liza Dracup is inspired by the landscape and natural history of Britain.
Join Impressions Gallery for a field trip to Saltaire and learn more about night time photography at this practical evening workshop.
Mother River is an epic photographic odyssey along the entire Yangtze River.
Marking the twenty-year anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, The Queen, The Chairman and I is a fascinating journey into the entwined histories of China and the UK, traced through the family history of photographer Kurt Tong.
Hong Kong based artist Kurt Tong will tell the stories behind The Queen, The Chairman and I and join in the question and answer session afterwards.