‘My job is to shine a light into dark corners, and I want to hold people to account for what I find there.’ Craig Easton.
Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening? brings together two award-winning series of work, Thatcher’s Children and Bank Top, seeking to challenge typical stereotypes of northern communities.
Craig Easton: Is Anybody Listening?, presented by the University of Salford Art Collection, arrives at the University, where Easton is an alumnus, after launching at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and touring to Blackpool School of Arts earlier this year.
The exhibition in Salford is presented in two parts, beginning with Thatcher’s Children running from 11 September – 27 October in the New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery. Thatcher’s Children explores the inter-generational nature of poverty and economic hardship as experienced by three generations of one family across the North West.
Following this, Bank Top, for which Easton won the Sony World Photographer of the Year prize in 2021, and most recently the 2023 Arnold Newman Prize, will be displayed both in the Gallery and throughout the New Adelphi Atrium from 3 November to 22 December.
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