Redeye presents an evening talk by photographic artist Emily Allchurch, in association with Manchester Art Gallery.

This spring, Manchester Art Gallery presents In the Footsteps of a Master - Emily Allchurch’s first solo show in a major public gallery in the UK. To coincide with the exhibition, Redeye is hosting a talk with the artist, providing an opportunity to hear Emily speak about her life and work. The gallery will remain open until 9pm as part of Manchester Art Gallery’s ‘Thursday Lates’ so attendees are able to view the exhibition before and after Emily’s talk. 

Please note the start time is 19:00, 7pm - some confirmations have been sent with the wrong time on.

About Emily: Emily Allchurch uses photography and digital collage techniques to create a dialogue between historical artworks and the present day. The exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery will showcase her acclaimed Tokyo Story series, a recreation of Utagawa Hiroshige’s ‘One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’ (1856-58), retold through a photographic lens and a 21st century perspective. Each image is a seamless assemblage of her photographs, carefully selected and collaged together to create a narrative about Tokyo today, revealing changes to topography, Japanese society and customs. They will be shown alongside the exquisite woodblock prints that inspired them, from Manchester Art Gallery's collection of rarely seen Hiroshige originals and on loan from the Whitworth Art Gallery and the British Museum.
Following its debut at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London in 2011 Tokyo Story has toured to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Japan Society Gallery, New York, The Shizuoka Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art, Japan and the Singapore Tyler Print Studio. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts have a full set of Tokyo Story prints in their permanent collection.

Thanks to the successful crowdfunding campaign with The Art Fund, Manchester Art Gallery have commissioned Allchurch to make a new work for their collection based on the painting Albert Square, Manchester, 1910 by French Impressionist Adolphe Valette (1876-1942). His works capture the essence of Manchester at the turn of the 20th century, in the process of transition to a modern city. Allchurch’s re-creation reveals Manchester as the vibrant, cosmopolitan city it is today, resonant with echoes of its historic past. The two works will hang side by side throughout the exhibition.

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This event is part of Manchester Art Gallery's 'Thursday Lates'. The gallery will remain open until 9pm so attendees are able to view the exhibition before and after the talk.

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