Mother Exhibition & Book Launch by Matthew Finn.

by Matthew Finn

Mother Exhibition & Book Launch by Matthew Finn

This is a HIP Fest Exhibition and the only book launch of Mother in the North of England, appropriately in the HIP Gallery where Matthew Finn is Patron. Matthew will be signing copies of his book whilst at the opening of the exhibition and during his talk.

Over a thirty year period, from 1987 onwards, Matthew Finn collaborated with his mother, Jean, to document her everyday life through a series of portraits taken in her home in Leeds. This is a record of the ordinary, of a daily routine with which we are all familiar. It is also a record of the gradual shift from middle age to old age, and, in Jean’s case, to the onset of mixed dementia and a move from the family home into residential care.

It is a poignant body of work, filled with warmth yet conscious of the fragility of life. Quiet domestic interiors act as a stage for life’s everyday details, and though the focus is on the individual the bond between mother and son is a powerful constant, even as the balance of that relationship begins to change. As Matthew Finn has said, “For my mother and I, this switch of roles was quick. Diagnosed with mixed dementia two years ago, she fell silent and our collaboration was over. I no longer exist to her and she cannot recognise herself. What remains are these pictures.”

A festival wristband is required for entry to HIP Gallery during HIP Fest 30th Sept to 30th November.

Wristbands will be available from Eventbrite and Creative & Cultural Space 1 Princes Quay from mid-September

www.mattfinn.com

START DATE: Oct 24th
END DATE: Nov 14th

6:30 pm
5:00 pm

Born in Leeds in 1971, Matthew Finn studied photography at The University of Derby before gaining an MA at Westminster. The recipient of the 2015 Jerwood/ Photoworks Award, his work has been exhibited widely including shows at The Jerwood Space, London, Impressions Gallery, Bradford and Open Eye gallery Liverpool. Matthew Finn is the Patron of HIP Gallery.

www.mattfinn.com

Exhibition details

START DATE: Oct 24th
END DATE: Nov 14th

6:30 pm
5:00 pm

Location details

HIP Gallery
East Yorkshire, Hull HU1 2PQ, UK