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...

May 17, 2017

From Bowes to Redcar

Thanks to Katie Irwin for these images from Bowes Museum where they have been taking down Only in England, checking all the exhibits and packing them up for transport to Kirkleatham Museum and Palace Arts on Friday.

Moving an exhibition like this is...

May 16, 2017

Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr

The national touring exhibition ‘Only in England’ showcases the work of British photographers Tony Ray-Jones (1941-1972) and Martin Parr (born 1952). The exhibition features a number of vintage Tony Ray-Jones prints (exhibit...

May 8, 2017

Let there be light - but it must be the right sort.

Only in England comes to us from the Science Museum Group, specifically the National Science and Media Museum. National museums have the responsibility of caring for incalculably precious artefacts and their conservati...

May 6, 2017

The flyer for ONLY IN ENGLAND is released today!

Please copy, print, display, share and shout about this as much as you like. We're very excited to be bringing this exhibition to Redcar and keen to spread the word. If you click on the image below it will open in a new w...

May 5, 2017

Tony Ray-Jones, Blackpool, c. 1967, © National Science and Media Museum

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Later this month our most ambitious exhibition yet opens at Palace Arts. We've been planning this one for two years. Only in England is a world-class exhibition which opened the Media...

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