Oct 22nd to Jan 10th
"Streets In The Sky" is a series of photos taken by photographer Richard Davis, back in the late 1980's/early 90's, whilst he was living in Manchester's notorious inner-city district Hulme.
At the time it was built in the 1970's, Hulme became one of the biggest housing estates in Europe, with 4 huge crescent shaped Housing Blocks at it's heart. However by the mid 1990's everything was demolished.
Richard's Photos are an important reminder of how Hulme looked prior to the bulldozers moving in.
Richard Davis is a British Social Documentary and Portrait Photographer based in the North West.
In the last few years Richard has had work exhibited by the British Culture Archive in London, Manchester & Berlin, as well as having work published by renowned Photography Publishers Cafe Royal Books.
"The Journey From Hulme to Morecambe". Photography Talk by Richard Davis. October 22nd 7pm - FREE
“On the opening night of my exhibition, Streets in the Sky, I'll explain how I came to squat in the notorious district of Hulme in Manchester during the 1980's and how I converted my living space into a Photographic Studio and Darkroom. What followed was an unforgettable intense period of creative freedom which led to a desire to document, via photography, my surroundings in the Brutalist inspired environment that was Hulme.
Along the way I also took a series of portraits in my flat of the many talented individuals that emerged from the arts scene which dominated in the City of Manchester during this time including Steve Coogan, Caroline Ahearne, Lemn Sissay, Henry Normal, Jon Ronson & John Thompson.
I have used the inspiration from that time to develop a similar approach to a series of images taken in Morecambe”