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Space, Light and Time: Edward Woodman, A Retrospective

  • John Hansard Gallery 142-144 Above Bar Street Southampton SO14 7DU United Kingdom (map)

John Hansard Gallery in partnership with Art360 Foundation are delighted to present Space, Light and Time, a retrospective of the work of photographer Edward Woodman, who has collaborated with artists such as Helen Chadwick, Cornelia Parker, Richard Wilson, Michael Landy and Anya Gallaccio.

To complement this exhibition, Anya Gallaccio has recreated her extraordinary installation All the rest is silence, that was originally commissioned by Sadler’s Wells in London in 1999. Indigo dye slowly suffuses 7-metres of chappa silk, suspended in front of the window that overlooks Guildhall Square below. The daylight fixes the indigo dye, echoing the process of analogue photography so inherent to Woodman’s practice.

Coinciding with the exhibition, Art/Books, Art360 Foundation and John Hansard Gallery launch the new publication Edward Woodman: The Artist’s Eye. This beautiful monograph presents work from Edward Woodman’s entire career, including artists’ portraits, studios, exhibitions, installations and performances, collaborations with artists, social documentation and more recent and personal works. It also features texts on Woodman’s practice and a critical assessment of his work in the history of photography, as well as contributions from some of the artists with whom he worked most closely.

Private View and Book Launch
Friday 23 November, 6-8pm

Book signing with Edward Woodman
Saturday 24 November, 11.30am-12.30pm

Saturday 24 November 2018 – Saturday 2 February 2019
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm
Free entry

John Hansard Gallery
142-144 Above Bar Street
Southampton SO14 7DU
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About the exhibition
Over the past two years, Edward Woodman has been participating in the Art360 Project which has made it possible for him to work with curators and archivists and to scan and catalogue thousands of photographic images in his archive.

Space, Light and Time: Edward Woodman, A Retrospective highlights Woodman’s sensitive documentation of works and longstanding creative relationships with artists including: Edward Allington, Phyllida Barlow, Helen Chadwick, Richard Deacon, Anya Gallaccio, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Michael Landy, Cornelia Parker, Rachel Whiteread, Richard Wilson, Julia Wood, and many more. Alongside these acclaimed beautiful and distinctive images, the exhibition also includes rarely seen examples from Woodman’s early career as a photojournalist up to his more recent and highly personal photographs that explore photography’s relationship with memory and illusion.

The exhibition is made possible through the work of Art360 Foundation and the expertise and generous support of John Hansard Gallery.

About Edward Woodman
The singularity of Woodman’s achievement and influence lies in the unique collaborations with artists which went beyond documentation, forging important creative relationships which became intrinsic to the work. At a time when installation and performance were becoming central to contemporary art practice, he became the photographer of choice for a number of artists who recognised his unique ability to interpret their practice and ideas through his documentation of their work. Watch his documentary here.

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The Art360 Project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It brings together the shared expertise of Art FundDACSThe Henry Moore Foundation and The National Archives.

Image: Anya Gallaccio photographed with Red on Green at the ICA, July 1992. Photo: Edward Woodman.