Saddleworth : by Matthew Murray


In 2018 we GRAIN produced and curated an exhibition of  Matthew Murray’s new work at MAC, Birmingham.  Creating the work on Saddleworth Moor the photographer  created a photographic odyssey, an epic series of landscape works made over a period of four-and-a-half years. The exhibition was accompanied by a new publication, a symposium, and newly commissioned writing.

The location seemed untouched by human intervention with  Murray captured its changing moods under glowering skies, creating impressions, partly real and partly generated through the photographic process

In association with the exhibition GRAIN produced a national conference.  ‘Responding to A Landscape’ invited leading practitioners to speak on their processes and responses to landscape.  Those speaking alongside Murray included Richard Billingham, Chrystel Lebas, Jem Southam, Camilla Brown, Simon Constantine, John Hillman, Craig Ashley and Mark Wright. 

Supported by GRAIN Projects, Arts Council England, Gallery Vassie, mac Birmingham, Pirate Design and the University of Gloucestershire.

Image Credit:  Matthew Murray – Saddleworth Moor, Peak District

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