NORTH: FASHIONING IDENTITY

NORTH: FASHIONING IDENTITY

Truth, myth and the spaces in-between in visual representations of the North of England.

An exhibition exploring contemporary artistic and stylistic representations of the north of England.

Featuring contemporary photography, fashion and multimedia work, sitting alongside social documentary film and photography, highlighting how the realities of life in the north of England captured in the mid-20th century continue to influence new generations of photographers, artists and designers.

The exhibition features over 100 photographs, fashion garments and artworks from a host of renowned photographers, designers and artists including Alasdair McLellan, Corinne Day, Mark Leckey, Jeremy Deller, Alice Hawkins, Raf Simons, Paul Smith, Off White’s Virgil Abloh, Peter Saville, Stephen Jones, Gareth Pugh, Nick Knight, Glen Luchford, Jamie Hawkesworth, plus the likes of Shirley Baker, John Bulmer and Peter Mitchell.

The show looks at the themes and tropes present in these collective visions of northern England and consider why these regions, or representations of them, are increasingly a source of inspiration and still so idealised today.

From Preston Bus Station series 2010-2015 c Jamie Hawkesworth

At the SOMERSET HOUSE until  04 Feb 2018