October 13, 2017

It’s time to say farewell to Charlie and Sarah Hannah Greenwood. This elderly brother and sister couple, living their hard life with dignity, have been an almost palpable presence in the gallery over the summer months.

Sarah Hannah Greenwood at Thurrish Farm, Crimsworth...

July 24, 2017

When Martin Parr was photographing the communities centred on Calderdale's nonconformist chapels he felt that he was documenting a disappearing way of life. Among the most striking images of Only in England are those he took of the Crimsworth Dean methodist community.

M...

July 1, 2017

Announcing a photography competition

Palace Arts would like to see your contemporary social documentary photographs of Teesside.

We hope you will feel inspired by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr to capture, with warmth and humour, black and white images which celebrate th...

June 22, 2017

Only in England comprises three distinct sets of images, plus a short film and a selection of other objects such as pages from Tony Ray-Jones’ notebooks.  All are at Palace Arts, except for one set of prints at Kirkleatham Museum. All are on show for the whole summer,...

June 2, 2017

Printing big

With the Esplanade windows of the gallery all covered in order to maintain the necessary lighting conditions for Only in England, there is no way for the passer-by to see what's currently on show. Indeed, they might conclude that the gallery was actually cl...

May 30, 2017

Mark and Amy go live on Zetland FM

On the final hanging day for Only in England, Amy and I crossed over to the seaward side of the Esplanade and climbed the steps up the Redcar Beacon (the lift was undergoing maintenance as we arrived) to join Julie Donaldson in the Zet...

May 25, 2017

The photographs are all on the wall!

This is the final screw going into the final mirror plate on the final photograph of Only in England. 

We had tremendous help from Michael and Steve today, Michael with the hanging and Steve with adjusting the lighting levels across t...

May 23, 2017

Hang on in there... day two

We returned to Kirkleatham Museum today to complete the hang of the vintage Tony Ray-Jones prints. These were all made by Tony Ray-Jones himself in the late 1960s and are the oldest elements of the exhibition.

The actual hanging today was most...

May 22, 2017

Hang on in there... day one

Today we got to grips with really getting the exhibition together. The first thing was to open the crates at Kirkleatham Museum and check that we had what we expected.

Phew! That was OK. While Amy and Mark got on with condition checking, Nel a...

May 20, 2017

Only in England arrives in Redcar

On a rather dismal Friday morning. a grey truck turns into the driveway of Kirkleatham Museum, having made the journey East from Barnard Castle. Inside are 9 large, purple (the Science Museum is not afraid of colour, as you'll see), woo...

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