‘A Woman’s Work’ – British Culture Archive exhibition at The Refuge

Featuring Salford-born Shirley Baker, Tish Murtha and Heidi Alexander...

Photo Tish Murtha © Ella Murtha, all rights reserved.

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is set to be home of the next instalment of British Culture Archive series, following on from the success of last year’s ‘The People’s City’. ‘A Woman’s Work’ will see a collection of photographs to celebrate acclaimed female photographers in the North.

Founded in 2017, British Culture Archive is a renowned non-profit organisation set up to detail, highlight and preserve the changes in British culture and society through documentary.

Credit: Heidi Alexander

Curated by British Culture Archive, ‘A Woman’s Work’ exhibition will feature iconic social documentary photography from Salford-born Shirley Baker, one of the most pre-eminent British photographers during the post-war era, and Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha.

Both best known for capturing the everyday of human life, ‘A Woman’s Work’ will be the first exhibition where both photographers are showcased together for the first time.

Credit: Anne Worthington

The exhibition will also introduce the work of Heidi Alexander, who is known for documenting Stockport Market in the 1970s as well as her recent work, capturing people and everyday situations on local streets in the UK and during her travels abroad; and Anne Worthington, who had produced a body of work that highlighted conditions of housing and the effects of the social and economic changes that had begun in the 1980s.

Johan Scheepers, General Manager, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel commented on the partnership: “The team are proud to present an exclusive exhibition celebrating the amazing work of female photographers.”

“To bring in the cultural happenings past and present from the city through our hotel and showcasing photographs that make the heart sing with heartfelt human connection, this artist-in-residence in association with British Culture Archive is an exciting part of the summer programme for guests to enjoy.”

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