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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

Matthew Conduit

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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Open Tue–Sat 11am–4pm

(Weds 1–5pm)

Closed Sun–Mon and Bank Holidays

***The library lift to the Graves Gallery is currently out of action. Step free access is available through the Arundel Gate entrance to the library***

***Please be aware, the Graves Gallery now closes at 5pm on Wednesdays***

The Identity gallery will close for some changes to the displays on Sat 9 Mar and reopen on Tue 2 Apr

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

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