Last chance to see Chris Killip photographs

– Posted on Wednesday 27th July 2016

Visitors have a few days left to see the exceptional exhibition of works by renowned photographer, Chris Killip. The black and white photographs, which feature Manx people and places taken in the early 1970s, are on display at the Manx Museum.

This Saturday 30 July is the last opportunity to see these works exhibited together in one place, some of which have never been on public display before.

The exhibition invites visitors to leave their feedback on the subjects of the photographs, a feature which has proved popular with visitors and has helped to identify people in the photographs and record anecdotes associated with them. A lot of helpful information has been shared which is both a great asset for the museum team as well as of interest to other visitors.  The information generated will be used, where appropriate, to enhance our descriptions of each of the 250 photographs held in the archives with Manx National Heritage.

To gather more information, members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage will be seeking input from visitors to the Royal Show on 12 and 13 August at Knockaloe Farm, Patrick.  If you have not had a chance to see the exhibition or have information you wish to share, visit the stand and share your memories.  Chris Killip visited many farms and captured adults and children as well as farm buildings and landscapes.  The museum service is hoping that those attending the Royal Show can help fill gaps in our knowledge; our Friends would love to hear from you.

The exhibition ‘Chris Killip’s Isle of Man Revisited’ ends on Saturday 30 July at the Manx Museum, open Mondays to Saturdays 10am – 5pm.

The next exhibition at the Manx Museum features artwork by artist and designer Roger Dean, best known for his album covers for bands Yes and Uriah Heep, his fantastical imagery has become a symbol of the progressive rock genre and is much loved by fans worldwide. The exhibition entitled ‘Islands and Bridges, the Art of Roger Dean’ will open on Saturday 20 August.


Image caption: Stanley Quirk of Cooilslieu, Greeba on his David Brown tractor (PG/14444/1/1) ©Chris Killip

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