Photo Oxford: Women and Photography: Ways of Seeing and Being Seen

St John's will be hosting two different exhibitions in our Barn Gallery Space as part of the festival.
  • Date 15 October 2021 - 12.00 p.m. - 15 November 2021 - 5.00 p.m.
  • Location Barn Gallery, St John's College, St Giles', OX1 3JP

A Different Mirror: Photographs from the Hyman Collection presents a dialogue between two generations of socially engaged photographers from the pioneering work of Jo Spence and Alexis Hunter, grounded in 1970s feminism, to the recent projects of three young artists: Heather Agyepong, Eliza Hatch and Bindi Vora. Selected from The Hyman Collection, the exhibition explores the ways in which these photographers use words as well as images to address political and social issues. Informed by anti-racism, feminism and environmentalism, the photographers in A Different Mirror make art that reflects society and approach the art work as an active tool for education and transformation. More details can be found here. 

Maud Sulter: Remaking the Past brings together two seminal series by Scottish-Ghanaian artist Maud Sulter (1960–2008), whose work sought to question the representation of Black women in art and culture. The works in the exhibition explore these themes of absence and they also consider Sulter’s practise as a maker and artist. More information can be found here

Both exhibitions are free to attend and no pre-booking is necessary. We will look forward to seeing you there!