To celebrate our first birthday we've invited local illustrator, and…
These Northern Types
23 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
These Northern Types is an exploration of contemporary northern identity by design studio Split. Through an exhibition and book of 15 works, the project asks what it means to be from the north – or indeed any place – in today’s globalised world.
From making a giant People Powered Press and printing on life jackets used by migrants making the journey to Europe; to making inks from chip shop gravy powder and curry sauce and submitting an audacious application to trademark ‘The North’, These Northern Types is a thought-provoking and ambitious collection of works that simultaneously celebrates Northern Identity whilst asking probing questions about our relationship to place.
What does it mean to be from the north – or any place – in a globalised world? Where the’s muck, is the’ still brass? Do we tolerate less bullsh*t than others? Has the St George’s Cross become a symbol of racism? Is making do and mending consigned to the history books? Where’s the line between being proud of where we’re from and making others feel excluded? What are we forgetting? Who’s using our fondness for the north to their own ends? Do you want gravy on your chips? Or curry sauce?
The exhibition will be closed bank holiday weekend, 25th to 27th August 2018
Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.
Wheelchair lift available. Our apologies but the toilets are not wheelchair accessible.
- Family friendly
- Wheelchair access
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