Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller is a conceptual artist lives and works in London where he was born in 1966. In 2004 he won the Turner Prize, a high profile art prize awarded for an outstanding exhibition and in 2010 he was awarded the Albert Medal for creating art that encourages public responses and creativity. Much of his work is collaborative and involves ordinary people not involved in the art world. His method is to use aspects of life as art rather than to take these aspects and make art out of them. Central to Deller’s work is his interest in exploring the cultural and political heritage of Britain.

For this exhibition Deller was invited by Bradford Museums and Galleries to work with them to produce a new show using it’s photographic archives. The photographs in this exhibition include Victorian portraits on glass plate negatives, portraits from the Belle Vue Studio in the 1950s to 1970s and a selection of projected images of places and events from professional photographers and family albums. Deller has also created a stained glass window made of magic lantern slides also from the collections of Bradford Museums and Galleries. Most of the photographs in the exhibition are being shown for the first time.

This exhibition is part of the Ways of Looking photography festival.

Ways of looking festival

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