Hullywood Icons Exhibition Opening and Wrap Party
// Alan Raw
Hullywood Icons exhibition in the Telegraph!
Hullywood Icons has recreated iconic moments from Hollywood films with the people of Hull and the East Riding in the City of Hull. The still images will be exhibited prominently throughout the city as projections featured in the City of Culture opening event, in the suburbs of Hull and in Beverley and Bridlington in early January 2017. You can see the Hullywood Icons on the blog section of the website.
Brainchild of lens based artist Quentin Budworth talks about the ideas behind the Hullywood Icons:
‘It started with a simple notion and a play on words: What if Hull was really Hollywood and the people of Hull were film stars? We’d have our own Hollywood but in Hull, Hullywood!
I had been thinking about using Hull as a movie set and playground for making work both as a creative space but also as an exhibiting space for a long time. I wanted to create a project and body of work that involved the people of Hull as participants and collaborators in a playful way whilst allowing me to create photographs that people would enjoy looking at and engage with. Creating Hullywood as a concept and showcasing the work as part of ‘The Made in Hull’ opening event make perfect sense.
The people have Hull and East Yorkshire have really taken Hullywood to their hearts and their enthusiasm, wit and creativity has been truly amazing ‘.
With thanks to: The Hullywood Icons, The Arts Council Grants For The Arts, Hull City of Culture, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, The people of Hull who came out to play and used their city as a playground, Zebedee Budworth for the sound track, Chris Broadwell and Tim Rayborn projection logistics.
The works will be exhibited in the HIP Gallery (Hull International Photography Gallery) 17th Feb to 2nd April 2017 There will be an opening event 6.00pm on 17th, please visit the eventbrite page for a free ticket as numbers are limited. Paking in Princes Quay car park is £1 after 6 🙂
Link to eventbrite hullywood-icons opening