West coast photo

A new exhibition exploring life on the
Cumbrian West Coast

Daniel Meadows, Workington 1974.  Image courtesy of the artist

The Dock Museum
LA14 2PW

26 Oct – 15 Jan

Wed-Sun | 11am-4pm

Curated by Signal Film & Media

Friday 25th October: Opening Night – 6.30pm-8.30pm

Saturday 26th October: Family-friendly afternoon – 12pm-3pm

WEST COAST PHOTO will be an exciting new photographic exhibition to launch our year-long programme celebrating the West Coast of Cumbria through creative digital and photographic projects.  The exhibition brings together for the first time a wide collection of photographs and video works by more than 20 local and national artists and photography enthusiasts, exploring the ways photographers, filmmakers and artists have documented the West Coast of Cumbria from the early 20th Century to now. West Coast Photo showcases life on the west coast, past and present, from Barrow to Maryport and from the traditional to the unique; from the area’s stunning landscape and wildlife, to women in industry and the area’s global industrial links; childhood and recreation to protest and politics. Some of the striking snapshots include giant turtles washed up on the beach, ‘screen girls’ working their last shift in the west Cumbrian collieries, Daniel Meadow’s iconic Barrow portraits from the 70s and gigantic pinhole photographs using Whitehaven Lighthouse as a camera.  See a selection of the featured images below from: Ivor Nicholas, Daniel Meadows, Joanne Coates and the Sankey family archive. All images courtesy of the artist.

As part of the exhibition’s launch weekend, we will be holding a family-friendly afternoon of free hands-on workshops, talks & refreshments on Saturday 26th October. Click here for more details

Featured Artists:
Martin Parr
Eve Arnold
Joanne Coates
Peter Cattrell
Daniel Meadows
Jem Southam
Conrad Atkinson
Felicity Hammond
Ivor Nicholas
Brian Moxham
Kevin Carr and Michael Cumming
Henry Iddon
Phil Green
John Darwell
Martin Newth
Katrin Joost
Alex Culshaw
Ian D Fleming
Thomas Joshua Cooper
The Caravan Gallery
Lillian Wilkie
R.L Wilson
Raymond Moore
Chris Killip
Roger Palmer
The Sankeys