Hayling Island Series, Anna Fox

Professor Anna Fox in group exhibition ‘Seaside: Photographed’ at Turner Contemporary

Professor Anna Fox will be showing early work from Hayling Island in the group exhibition ‘Seaside: Photographed’ at Turner Contemporary, Margate, opening on Saturday 25 May.

Seaside: Photographed
25 May – 8 September 2019
Turner Contemporary

This major exhibition will examine the relationship between photographers, photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present. It is Turner Contemporary’s first ever photography exhibition. As well as featuring the work of eminent photographers including Jane Bown, Henri Cartier Bresson, Vanley Burke, Anna Fox, Susan Hiller, Paul Nash, Martin Parr, and Ingrid Pollard, the curators have included rich and often unknown work from across photography’s history, including Raymond Lawson’s remarkable chronicle of family life in Whitstable. Images of hotel life, the beach, the holiday camp, dressing up and dressing down, wild waves and coastlines all combine to create a rich picture of the British seaside. Curated by Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson, Seaside: Photographed is a touring exhibition organised by Turner Contemporary. The exhibition will take place at Turner Contemporary in summer 2019, touring to three other UK venues in 2020, each with their own unique connection to the seaside; John Hansard Gallery, Grundy Art Gallery, and Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange. With support from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.

Jane Bown studied at the Guildford School of Art (now UCA) in the 1960’s and Anna Fox studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design (now UCA)  in the 1980s. Fox has a series of colour photographs from a documentary series she made about Hayling Island while she was studying at Farnham under the tutelage of Martin Parr, Paul Graham and Karen Knorr. It is one of her earliest works in colour.

Reviews for the exhibition have been published in the Guardian Financial Times:

The Guardian

The Financial Times