Pierdom Artist Talk – Simon Roberts
28 October 12.30-1.30pm
In Pierdom, Roberts has spent the last three years travelling the coastline of Britain photographing the last remaining pleasure piers. In We English, Roberts took photographs on a year’s journey across England, looking at landscapes where groups of people congregate for a common purpose and shared experience. In 2010, Roberts made another journey around the country, this time to make work for The Election Project, where he was commissioned as the official ‘Election Artist’ by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to create a permanent visual record of the 2010 General Election.
Supported by Flowers Gallery using public funding by Arts Council England through National Lottery
Tickets £5/4 concession / £3 Towner Members
Please note this talk was originally scheduled for 9 September
Simon Roberts (b.1974) is based in Brighton. He studied a BA Hons Degree in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield (1996), a subject which has informed much of his photographic practice. He has exhibited widely with solo shows at the National Media Museum, Bradford, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions and resides in major public and private collections. In 2010 he was selected as the official Election Artist by the UK Parliament. He has published three critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009) and Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013).