A Contested Land

Document Scotland’s A Contested Land has now opened at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol, England. The show runs until 16th March, 2019, before further showings in Scotland at Perth, Dunoon and Inverness. 

Document Scotland exhibition ‘A Contested Land’ opens at the Martin Parr Foundation, in Bristol, England, 15 January 2019. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, 2019

 

It gives us great pleasure to announce that our latest show, A Contested Land, including my new body of work Let Glasgow Flourish, successfully opened last week at the Martin Parr Foundation. Surrounded by friends, family, colleagues and esteemed members of the photographic community, a lively evening kicked off the show’s run in Bristol.

With talks by all four Document Scotland photographers – Sophie Gerrard, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Stephen McLaren and Colin McPherson, the crowd was entertained and the works on the walls introduced before the socialising began over drinks.

With thanks to all who attended including Annie Lyden of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, David Hurn/Magnum, Homer Sykes, Tony O’Shea, Brian Sparks, Daffyd Jones, Miles Ward, Craig Easton, Toby Smith, Jon Tonks, and many, many more. And of course many thanks to Martin Parr and his wonderful team for their support, generosity and hospitality.

Document Scotland exhibition ‘A Contested Land’ opens at the Martin Parr Foundation, in Bristol, England, 15 January 2019. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, 2019.

 

Document Scotland exhibition ‘A Contested Land’ opens at the Martin Parr Foundation, in Bristol, England, 15 January 2019. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, 2019.

 

Document Scotland exhibition ‘A Contested Land’ opens at the Martin Parr Foundation, in Bristol, England, 15 January 2019. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, 2019.

 

See more information about the show and the press release here.

Martin Parr Foundation
316 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
Bristol
BS4 3AR

Gallery opening times
Wed to Sat, 11am – 6pm
Sun to Tue, closed

Free entry to all exhibitions.

Touring exhibition dates

– Salon event at Stills Gallery Edinburgh 7th February 2019 (evening).
– Perth Art Gallery and Museum – 20th April 2019 – 23rd June 2019. Preview on 19th April.
– Dunoon Burgh Hall – 20th July 2019 – 18th August 2019. Preview on 19th July.
– FLOW Photofest, Inverness, September 2019.
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@EverydayClimateChange

 

An exhibition of work from the @EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed is currently on show at Glasgow’s Trongate 103 Arts centre, next to Street Level Photoworks in the city. As well as being a contributing photographer to the group Instagram account, I’ve also curated and produced this exhibition showcasing the work of my fellow colleagues and the issues of climate change around the globe.

04 October – 04 November

103 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HD.

 

 

 

EverydayClimateChange is a collective Instagram account involving 20 photographers from 6 continents, depicting causes and effects of, and solutions to, everyday climate change. This  exhibition brings the photographic works of 14 of the contributors off the renowned EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed onto the gallery walls. Includes panel images by Ashley Crowther (based in South Korea), Sima Diab (Syrian, based in Egypt), Georgina Goodwin (based in Kenya), James Whitlow Delano (USA / Lives in Tokyo, Japan), Matilde Gattoni (Italy), Nick Loomis (based in Senegal), Ed Kashi (USA), Suthep Kritsanavarin (Thailand), Mette Lampcov (Danish, based in USA), John Novis (England), Mark Peterson (USA), J.B. Russell (USA, based in France), Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert(Scotland), Elisabetta Zavoli (Italian, based in Indonesia).

@EverydayClimateChange on Instagram

More info on @EverydayClimateChange exhibitions 

The exhibition features as part of the Season of Change, a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change. It commenced on 1st June and runs until 16 December, coinciding with the COP24 UN Climate Negotiations in Katowice, Poland. More info here.

Panel design and exhibition support by Yuko Hirono / Cabin 8 Design.

 

Portrait of Magdalen

Earlier this summer, just after my year long Commonwealth photography assignment came to an end, I had the pleasure of visiting Magdalen College in Oxford, at their invitation, to work on a portrait project photographing the diversity of people who make the college what it is.

For a week I met the students, the office staff and scouts who keep the lodgings turning over, the professors, barman, porters, so many people, and with a keen eye for nosing around I made the use of my time to shoot the portraits in a variety of locations, unlocking dusty big heavy doors, and climbing little secret stairwells…

The portraits have gone on show this week in the Main Hall at Magdalen, hanging amongst the oil paintings of the great and good that have gone before, and beside those who take their seats at the Main Hall tables and who now make Magdalen what it is.

Many thanks to Calla, John, Rachel and Daryl for their invite (and these photos), and their incredible hospitality and generosity of enthusiasm during the project.

 

 

Nelson Mandela in Glasgow

My images, shot in 1993, of Nelson Mandela in Glasgow receiving the Freedom of the City, are about to go on show at the Glasgow City Chambers, from 26th September through to the 1st of November.  The show has been made possible with the support of Street Level Photoworks.

From Street Level Photoworks: Award winning editorial photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert was one of the photographers there that day, and these images are a record of that event. Previously published as a pocketbook by Cafe Royal Books, this is the first time these images have been seen in Glasgow.

“…It is a privilege to be a guest of this great City of Glasgow. It will always enjoy a distinguished place in the records of the international campaign against apartheid.

The people of Glasgow in 1981 were the first in the world to confer on me the Freedom of the City at a time when I and my comrades in the ANC were imprisoned on Robben Island serving life sentences, which in apartheid South Africa then meant imprisonment until death.

Whilst we were physically denied our Freedom in the country of our birth, a City, 6,000 miles away, and as renowned as Glasgow, refused to accept the legitimacy of the apartheid system, and declared us to be free. And in a real sense we were free, because however cruel the treatment meted out on us in prison, we never lost sight of the vision of a new South Africa as enshrined in our Freedom Charter. The City of Glasgow in granting us the Freedom of the City also took upon itself a very special obligation. It resolved to do everything possible to secure our freedom from the prisons of apartheid. It took up our plight in Britain and internationally. For example, the following year the Lord Provost co-ordinated a Declaration signed by over a thousand Mayors from 56 countries across the world which called for our freedom. Then in 1985 it joined with over 100 British local authorities in petitioning the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, to press for my release. Such initiatives were thankfully successful…”

– From Nelson Mandela’s speech, 9th October 1993.

Glasgow City Chambers
82 George St, Glasgow G2 1DU
Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 5pm

@EverydayClimateChange exhibitions.

Lots of good news regarding the @EverydayClimateChange Instagram photography group of which I’m a contributing member, and which was founded by Tokyo-based photographer James Whitlow Delano. We’ve managed to secure a few different exhibitions of the work, bring our important photographs documenting climate change off of the Instagram feed and onto the gallery walls.

Over the coming weeks and month or two there’ll be exhibitions of the work in Cascais, Portugal, another show in Verona, Italy and one in Glasgow, Scotland. Details of all three shows are below.

Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland.

This show is made possible by the generous support and assistance of Malcolm Dickson at Street Level Photoworks. The show will run from 4th October – 4th November. 

There will be a launch drinks reception, at which I’ll do a talk about the work and our EvrrydayClimateChange group, on 4th October, at about 6pm or 6:30pm. Check for details a little closer to the time!

This show forms part of Scotland’s Season of Photography 2018, and also part of the Season for Change (Artist’s responses to climate change).

Exhibiting artists will be James Whitlow Delano, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Ed Kashi, Matilde Gattoni, Nick Loomis, J.B. Russell, Mark Peterson, Mette Lampcov, Ashley Crowther, John Novis, Georgina Goodwin, Sima Diab, Elisabetta Zavoli, Suthep Kritsanavarin.

At Cascais in Portugal. 

On show at the Paredao de Cascais, Portugal, until 15th September. This is a free, outdoor event. Go take a look on your way to the beach.

Last year the City of Cascais engaged in a communication program to raise people attention about some central contemporary topics, one of these is the Climate Change.
The City of Cascais infact is already suffering from the impacts of this great problem with exceptional heat waves and sea level rise.

With thanks to the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Cascais (Portugal).

Show was made possible with help from Marta and Livia at Photo-Op Italy.


Natural History Museum of Verona, Italy.

The exhibition will take place at Verona’s Natural History Museum, from the 5th of October 2018 to 13th of January 2019. And is kindly technically supported by Fuji who will produce the prints.

There will also be a catalogue printed to accompany the show, printed by Silvana Editoriale.

Show was made possible with help from Marta and Livia at Photo-Op Italy.