Bob & Becky Mitchell combine a commercial practice from their base at Profile Gallery with their continuing documentary work. They have a deep-set interest in the industries, traditions and social structures that make the north-east unique. While they work very independently, for the first time they have created a body of work together and have combined very different styles within one project. The two photographers within this project explore the English folk scene; its traditions, peculiarities and at times eccentricities. They also delve deep within the folk roots and explore the important traditions and songs which are past on through generations. The writing of traditional folksongs was and is about documenting communities. This concept of documenting traditions and social groups parallels with the work these photographers create. The passing of song and dance down through generations is deep within our culture and this documentation highlights the importance of the survival of these traditions.
Preview: 31st July 2009 7 – 9pm.
Exhibition runs from: 1st August – 20th Sept 2009
Gallery opening times: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 4pm
Workshops: 8th August
What Makes Saltburn Special for You?
Why not come and put your ideas into a song at our song writing workshop for FAMILIES.
Glynis Manning-Singer/Songwriter will be leading the all day workshop ideally for families’ age 8yrs and upwards.
Workshop times: 11am – 1pm | 2pm – 4pm
Workshops are FREE! Please call the gallery or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Artists’ Talks: Wine and Cheese Evenings.
6th August 7 – 9pm
Artists’ Talk by Becky Mitchell who will be talking about her arts practice and her work in the current exhibition.
10th September 7 – 9pm
Artists’ Talk by Bob Mitchell who will be talking about his arts practice and his work in the current exhibition.