Jarrow 1978: A Town Through the Lens

@ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

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01 October 2016 - 21 January 2017

All day during museum opening hours

Donations welcome

In 1978 Vince Rea embarked on a major project, to produce a photographic record of Jarrow and its people. Vince’s year-long endeavour resulted in some 5,000 negatives. This exhibition offers a selection of his work. His pictures put people and their environment before us with striking immediacy, and are also invaluable as a social record of the time.

Vince Rea (b. 1936) was the driving force behind the Bede Gallery, housed in a former nuclear bunker in Jarrow’s Springwell Park. As Director of the gallery, Vince staged an impressive array of exhibitions showcasing the best of British and international modern art. But Vince also had a passion for the social and industrial history of Jarrow, which lead him to present a number of important historical exhibitions and, in the process, to build up a unique collection of archives and artefacts, many of which are now in the care of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. This exhibition is the first of a series highlighting key aspects from that collection

Venue
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery
Ocean Road
South Shields
NE33 2JA

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