Events and Exhibitions
Past Events and Exhibitions
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.
Landmarks is an exhibition and publication, commissioned by the Mercer Art Gallery with new work by Yorkshire photographer Liza Dracup, inspired by the visualisation of the landscape of northern England found in the work of early photographers in the Mercer's photography collection.