We’ll be opening a photography exhibition on Saturday – 8th October, at our Sheffield showroom on Fitzwilliam Street. It’s a stunning exhibition of large landscape photographs by renowned local artist Matthew Conduit. Please join us between 1pm and 5pm and celebrate the opening with a glass of fizz.
More About the Photography Exhibition:
Part of the attraction of our large new showroom space is the opportunity to use it as an occasional gallery space. This is our first exhibition – opening in October – with work by Matthew Conduit. Matthew’s recent work documents, in the form of detailed large scale images, the way nature has reclaimed the industrial landscapes of Sheffield. In the scale and finely detailed close ups of bramble thickets and new willow woodland, the images may bring to mind the abstract paintings of Jackson Pollack. The work is finely detailed, typical sizes are 1.1m x 1.5m or larger, and the experience of approaching these images is that you are entering their space.
For over 30 years Matthew has photographed the post industrial landscape of Sheffield.
In the mid eighties he became director of the Untitled Gallery in Walkley which then moved to become the Site Gallery in the centre of Sheffield. He then worked for over 10 years developing the Cultural Industries Quarter, and was then Director of the Workstation cultural work-space in Sheffield. In 2000 he founded Creative Industry Partnerships to work as a freelance consultant developing buildings and facilities to support the creative sector across the UK.
Drawing on over 30 years experience in producing fine photographic prints he operates a fine art pigment inkjet digital printing studio, Untitled Print Studio, based at Sum Studios which Matthew has been involved in re-developing for several years.
If you can’t attend the launch on Saturday 8th October – feel free to pop in to the showroom during our usual business hours (10am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday) to take a look.