Worktown Observation Centre

Edge, Caroline ORCID: 2014, Worktown Observation Centre [Show/Exhibition].
Authors:Edge, Caroline
Abstract:‘The Observers are the cameras with which we are trying to photograph contemporary life’ The Worktown Observation Centre is a collaborative visual archive of everyday life in Bolton. It is inspired by Mass Observation’s Worktown study of everyday life in Bolton which took place in the late 1930s. Between 26 July to 2 August 2014 the centre was based in a shop on Knowsley St, Bolton. Photographers and artists became new observers collecting visual information on life in the town. The shop also hosted a daily exhibition from artists including Liam Curtin, David Dunnico, Mark Page, Gene Watts and Robert Parkinson (Preston is My Paris).
Contributors:Curtin, Liam (Artist), Parkinson, Robert (Artist), Page, Mark (Artist), Dunnico, David (Artist) and Watts, Gene (Collaborator)
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Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Schools:Schools > School of Arts & Media
Funders:Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Event Title:Worktown Observation Centre
Event Location:Bolton Marketplace Shopping Centre
Event Dates:26 July to 2 August 2014
Projects:Using social documentary photography to promote community cohesion
ID Code:50119
Depositing User: Dr Caroline Edge
Deposited On:19 Feb 2019 12:51
Last Modified:27 Aug 2021 21:19
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