Hannah Starkey: Partnership Project with The Hepworth Wakefield

21 October 2022 - 29 January 2023

This October, The Art House will present an exhibition of new work by a group of Yorkshire-born or based photographers. Produced in partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield and internationally renowned photographer Hannah Starkey, the exhibition will coincide with The Hepworth’s presentation of the first major survey of Starkey’s career, tracing the development of her work across two decades.

Throughout her career, Starkey’s meticulously choreographed photographs have determinedly engaged with how women are represented in contemporary culture, an issue that is now centre stage. Starkey reveals individuals in moments of private reflection, alienation or social interaction that might otherwise go unseen. She is also witness to the powerful female presence in our cities, from those she encountered growing up in Belfast to women and girls at recent street protests in London.

The Hepworth Wakefield will present a series of photographs from Starkey’s graduation show in 1997 that immediately brought her widespread acclaim, through to a newly commissioned body of work made in Wakefield in 2022 in collaboration with early-career female and non-binary photographers, as part of a wider creative professional development programme.

As part of this programme, The Art House will work in partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield, providing studio space and access to darkroom facilities and will present a concurrent exhibition of the early career photographer’s own work in the Tiled Gallery.

Visit The Hepworth Wakefield website to find out more about Starkey’s exhibition.


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Image: Hannah Starkey, Untitled, October 1998, 1998 © Hannah Starkey. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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