Affinity and Kindred is a collection of colour photographs made in Norfolk and the Outer Hebrides between 2012 and 2015. The touring exhibition presents a selection comprising single images and diptychs in 26 x A1 size frames.
The artworks propose affinities between Norfolk and the Hebrides by focusing on aspects of local culture which represent ideas and habits once considered immutable and which now struggle against an increasingly mechanised and secular society. The locations I have used to represent these concepts are mainly, but not exclusively, places of worship and boat building workshops – historically spaces of careful craft and ritual devotion across both regions.
The exhibition opens in the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral on 12th December 2015. During 2016-17 it travels to Peterborough, Stornoway, North Uist, Halesworth and Great Yarmouth. The full touring schedule can be found here.
A book, Affinity and Kindred, containing over 90 photographs, with an introduction by David Matless, Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Nottingham, and an essay in response to the photographs by novelist and broadcaster Will Self, will also be available soon. To purchase the book, or prints from the collection, please click here.
If you want to explore the history of this project please click here to visit the project blog, which began in April 2013.
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