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PHM hosting new photographic exhibition

PHM hosting new photographic exhibition

18 September 2010

KingsKings – a photographic exhibition by Sabrina Susan Fuller

Saturday 18 September – Sunday 31 October

The museum is pleased to be hosting a new photographic exhibition in the newly renovated Engine Hall of the Pump House which now houses our Community Gallery.

‘Kings’ is by photographer Sabrina Susan Fuller and is a documentary study of a pub in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. 

Sabrina photographed the Kings from March 2005 until it closed in September 2007. The pub was at once intimidating and welcoming.  As Sabrina comments;

“I was drawn by whatever it was that set the place apart – a warmth, humour, recklessness, defiance and chaos.  The locals were conscious of its uniqueness as a place to escape and forget.  Generations of Ancoats people had drunk in the Kings.”

The project derives from a wider concern, addressed in much of her work, about the Europe-wide appropriation of city centres on behalf of the comfortably-off and respectable, and the consequent disestablishment of a city’s traditional communities.  The Kings has been refurbished and renamed.  It is now a fashionable bar.

The exhibition is on show for all museum visitors from Saturday 18 September until Sunday 31 October.  The museum is open every day from 10.00am until 5.00pm.    

Community Gallery
This exhibition area in the Engine Hall is available free of charge for short term, high quality community exhibitions which link to our story – interpreting labour history in its broadest sense, ‘people’s history’.  These exhibitions give you a chance to tell and examine your history.

Interested in submitting a proposal for consideration?
You can pick up more information and an expression of interest form from the museum reception or email to request electronic versions.