Macromancy: Britain and the North East of England 1986 to 2022

14 May 2022 – 9 Jul 2022

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10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

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Hartlepool Art Gallery

Hartlepool, United Kingdom


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A captivating new exhibition that documents the changes to the social, demographic and political landscapes of the last 35 years opens in Hartlepool this May.


The FREE exhibition; ‘Macromancy: Britain and the North East of England 1986 to 2022’ by British documentary and editorial photojournalist Mark Pinder will open at Hartlepool Art Gallery on Saturday 14th May and runs until Saturday 9th July.

The North-East based photographer whose body of work is regularly featured in the top British news outlets including The Guardian and The Independent has been at the forefront of breaking news for over three decades, capturing many events which have shaped recent British history.

Alongside his work for major national and international publications, he has chronicled social, political and economic changes from more than thirty years and his latest exhibition offers a unique insight into the impact of those changes on the region.

Nowhere are these changes more evident than Hartlepool – a place Pinder has repeatedly been drawn to.  Whether officially ‘on assignment’ for media outlets or visiting because of the fascination the town holds for him, the resulting images offer an insight into the effect that national events which have defined recent British history have had on the social, economic and cultural integrity of the North East.

The exhibition, which is in collaboration with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art has been arranged into four ‘chapters’ spanning 1986 – 2022, with people invited to revisit them and journey through the events that have shaped the last thirty-five years.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 14th May to Saturday 9th July 2022 and entry is free. The gallery is based in Church Square and is open 10am – 5pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.

For more information call (01429) 869706 or visit www.hartlepoolartgallery.co.uk

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Mark Pinder


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