Exhibition

Beehives Bobs and Blow-Dries

17 Feb 2018 – 7 Apr 2018

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

FREE

The Gallery at the Civic

Barnsley, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • All buses terminate at Barnsley Interchange. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.
  • Trains run frequently to Barnsley Interchange from Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.

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An exhibition dedicated to the history of hairdressing and hair technology makes its international debut at The Civic in February 2018.

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An exhibition dedicated to the history of hairdressing and hair technology makes its international debut at The Civic in February 2018.

This unique collaboration between curator, renowned celebrity hair-stylist Andrew Barton and leading fashion research consultant and academic Donna Bevan, will explore the key hair-styles and technological innovations from the 1950s onwards.

The hairdressing salon and its role as a pillar of the community is explored, with the meaning of hair as a form of self-expression illustrated through local research and loans from national archives.

The exhibition charts the cultural and economic shifts which influenced keys hairstyles, using archival photography and modern and historical objects from collections including those of Unilever, Coty Inc, Sassoon, Dome Hair Products, Lambeth Archives, Museumand: The National Caribbean Heritage Museum and Wakefield Museums. A collection of wigs supplied by Banbury Posticheand inspired by the exhibition will be exclusively styled by Andrew Barton.

Not content with nostalgia, the exhibition outlines the advancements in design, technology and creativity and also looks forward to the future of hair and salon design.

Official Hair Sponsor L'Oréal Professionnel

Gallery & Panorama

Curators

Donna Bevan

David Sinclair

Andrew Barton

Exhibiting artists

Richard Miles

Andrew Barton

Russell Eaton Salons

Michael Walter

Robert Eaton

Jack Eames

Honey Salvadori

Joanne Petit Frere

Delphine Diallo

Ken Russell

Karla Ancliffe-Smith

Benny Harlem

Kirstin Sinclair

Ram Shergill

Darren S. Feist

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