Open Bridges Exhibition Notes #1

Photos and observations from our day at the Open Bridges exhibition yesterday. There’s been a lot of questions about the “Engines and Insects” art photography part of the exhibition. The images follow the photographer Horst P Horst who first published the technique in Patterns from Nature in 1946. Rich created them digitally using basic darkroom techniques, not an app – the pictures are as hand made as they can be!

Open Bridges

We’ve had many visitors to the Open Bridges exhibition at Scale Lane Bridge and many fascinating conversations with local people who’ve worked the river for years as well as  visitors from out of town. One of the recurring themes is the importance and the beauty of the river Hull from different perspectives such as “it’s special because it’s untouched and industrial” to “why do we name our city after a river we care so little about?” One of the team members who closed Myton Bridge to traffic on the Open Bridges night visited and said he’d met people on Myton when the city split in two who spoke emotionally of the importance and meaning the event had for them.

H.320 The Arctic Corsair

There’s been a lot of questions about the “Engines and Insects” art photography part of the exhibition. The images follow the photographer Horst P Horst who first published the technique in…

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The Work in Progress Five

Work in Progress are e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g! Cowboy DC, Kelvin and Lewis were joined by Sophie on vocals and Dexter on violin and played a storming gig last night, we loved it, yeee hah!! Here they are - Rich took this great gallery of photos, click on an image and scroll along.   Work in Progress played … Continue reading The Work in Progress Five

Open Bridges – Moments in Time

We were delighted when BAFTA winning composer John Stead accepted our request to compose a new musical work as the culmination of Open Bridges to take place during the freedom season of Hull's City of Culture year. The world premiere of John's piece, Moments in Time was a wonderful, quite surreal experience.  The music, diffused … Continue reading Open Bridges – Moments in Time

Introducing Open Bridges

Rich and I are delighted to be working with a terrific group of partners on our new project - Open Bridges, exploring Hull's unique river landscape and the culture which has grown up around it. You might have heard something about it... "Open Bridges – Hull City of Culture 2017 to be split in two … Continue reading Introducing Open Bridges