An exhibition of archive images from H&E has been opened in Hull.
Editor Sam Hawcroft launched the event at the Kardomah94 arts and performance venue in Hull city centre. The show features a range of images, including a reproduction of the cover of the oldest copy held in Sam’s archive (from 1914), a page about Yorkshire Sun Society from 1960, photos by legendary former editor and photographer Murray Wren, and a collection of art-nudes by Charlie Simonds.
The exhibition, which will run to the middle of May, coincides with the opening of the SKIN exhibition at the city’s Ferens Art Gallery on April 22. This features the special 2017 City of Culture commission by Spencer Tunick, Sea of Hull, which 3,200 people (including editor Sam and numerous H&E readers) took part in last July. It also includes nude works by Ron Mueck and Lucian Freud, and runs until mid-August.
Sam said she hoped visitors to the SKIN exhibition would take some time out to drop by and have a look at the H&E images. Kardomah94 is on Alfred Gelder Street, a few minutes’ walk from the Ferens Art Gallery, and boasts an excellent restaurant, which you walk through to access the exhibition space. She would also like to thank printers GF Smith and Picture Frames & Art, both based in Hull, for their generous support.