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A natural scene focusing on a dense, tall hedgerow. Photographed in high definition at close range so that the twigs and branches form a pattern. A natural scene focusing on a dense, tall hedgerow. Photographed in high definition at close range so that the twigs and branches form a pattern.

Matthew Conduit, Shire Brook Valley 39 © the artist

Matthew Conduit, Shire Brook Valley 39 © the artist

LAND – Photographs by Matthew Conduit

Tue 2 January - Sat 15 June 2024

Graves Gallery

Post-industrial landscapes have held a lifelong fascination for Sheffield-based artist Matthew Conduit.


For more than three decades he has repeatedly
returned to photograph the same sites, revisiting and reworking what he sees around him.

Conduit’s detailed rendering of the subject matter and large print scale are fundamental to the expression of his ideas about place, time, context and history, resulting in arresting images that slowly reveal their content.

LAND presents a selection of images made over the last ten years which have never been on public display before. It includes work where, for the first time in many years, Conduit has left the city to explore sites along Britain’s east coast. These coastal observations are displayed alongside still life images that document found objects or ‘treasure’ he has collected whilst exploring the landscape.


Matthew Conduit would like to thank MM Design, ASAP Digital Ltd. and Framework Gallery for their support in staging this exhibition.

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Closed Sun–Mon and Bank Holidays

***The library lift to the Graves Gallery is currently available in limited capacity due to technical issues. Step free access is available through the Arundel Gate entrance***

Graves Gallery

(Above the Central Library)

Surrey Street

Sheffield

S1 1XZ

A natural scene focusing on a dense, tall hedgerow. Photographed in high definition at close range so that the twigs and branches form a pattern.

Shire Brook Valley 39

© Matthew Conduit

Exhibition highlights

 

 

A photograph of the side of a blue building surround bey lush green bushes and trees

Performance: Liz Hanks ‘Land’

Wed 29 May 2024 , 6pm-7.30pm |  Graves Gallery

Sheffield-based cellist Liz Hanks’ performs her debut album surrounded by Matthew Conduit’s striking photography exhibition, Land. Both explore the loss of nature in the urban environment and forgotten natural worlds, whilst celebrating the green and coastal spaces that remain. 

£12 |  Booking essential

 

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