YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT
Curated by photographer Jason Evans, this new exhibition brings together artefacts from our industrial, consumer society. Handmade signage recalls local commerce, pre-globalisation, and highlights ongoing transitions from analogue to digital. Some of the objects on show remain in circulation today, yet serve as a nostalgic reminder of the technological changes in our recent past.
The exhibition features pages from the archive of Dick Hambidge, a sign writer from East Kent, who documented his works in meticulous photographic albums, presenting an alternative record of provincial life.
Also on show is a selection of erudite political ‘lampoons’ by Ditchling printmaker Philip Hagreen, loaned by Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. Hagreen’s wood engravings feel as relevant now as when they were published eighty years ago.
Visitors will be able to see an intriguing selection of original items from Clark Brothers of Manchester, who continue to hand produce point-of-sale marketing materials for a disappearing High Street.
Finally, the exhibition will also feature a selection of locally relevant material, an interactive photo opportunity, social media content, a marketing soundtrack and a new series of Evans’ own binary screen prints.
» JASON EVANS
(b.1968) Evans is a multidisciplinary photographer who incorporates visual art, fashion and street photography tropes to create images often informed by vernacular culture.
Evans rose to prominence in the early 1990’s with his iconic photographic series Strictly (later acquired for the Tate collection). He has since become one of the most revered and respected photographers working today with countless exhibitions, collaborations, magazine publications and monographs to his name.
Central to his practice are long term collaborations with musicians Four tet, Caribou and Radiohead that have manifested in influential sleeve imagery and portraits that aim to redefine the relationships between sound and image.
Since 2004 Evans’ has maintained Daily Nice, a website hosting a daily rotation of single photographs taken by Evans – “Celebrating simple pleasures as their own reward”.
|Wed 19 Apr 2017 - Fri 19 May 2017|
|Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. The Gallery will be closed for the Bank Holiday from Friday 14 – Tuesday 18 April.|
This exhibition is open to the general public and admission is free.
|Thu 13 Apr 2017|
|5 pm – 7 pm|
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Apr 2017 - May 2017 YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017 Keith Piper Guest Lecture
Jun 2017 - Jun 2017 ART AND DESIGN DEGREE SHOW 2017