A new exhibition is rolling into the Cooper Gallery

A new extra{ordinary} exhibition is rolling into the Cooper Gallery on Saturday, 19 February and is set to raise smiles with visitors.

The national touring exhibition of over 100 colour photographs perfectly captures the quirks and humour of life in 21st Century Britain. Astutely observed, thought provoking and often hilarious, The Caravan Gallery’s images focus on the extraordinary details of everyday life and are a unique record of the profound social change since the millennium.

The displays give the viewer an insight into the reality and surreality of the everyday, seeking out and celebrating the curious, the unusual, the typical and the absurd.

Running alongside the free to enter exhibition is a second display showcasing The Caravan Gallery: The Wombwell Pride of Place Project.  This project which ran in 2019 captured the memories and stories of the people and characters living in the area resulting in a heart-warming and poignant collection of objects. 

To celebrate the launch of the exhibition, join the artists behind the camera, Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, who will be offering an exclusive tour, talk and book signing on the opening day. The tour is free and starts at 10am, places are limited so booking is essential.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture) said: “We live in such an interesting and vibrant society, but we often forget to stop and appreciate the wonders that surround us. This exhibition allows us time to observe the humour and charm of where we live and the wonderful characters who make it such an enchanting place.  It really is a delight and brings such warmth and humour to the Galleries.  The Cooper Gallery is not just a place of exquisite collections and fine art, it is also a showcase for the modern, interesting, and bold.”

To find out more about the exhibition visit www.cooper-gallery.com

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