You and Me in HU3, Russell Boyce and George Norris. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery, 2024 © Jules Lister

You and Me in HU3, Russell Boyce and George Norris. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery, 2024 © Jules Lister

You and Me in HU3, Russell Boyce and George Norris. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery, 2024 © Jules Lister

You and Me in HU3, Russell Boyce and George Norris

You and Me in HU3 presents the work of two artists, Russell Boyce and George Norris. The exhibition weaves together a series of black and white photographs taken over 40 years ago with ongoing work shot in colour. Through this duality, You and Me in HU3 charts almost half a century of change across an area of Hull which has seen vast social transformation since the decline of the fishing industry in the mid 20th century.

Composed of distinct series of images, the exhibition reflects a breadth of social issues whether historic or contemporary. In “Changing Times”, Russell presents an intimate set of photographs documenting daily life for a young mum during the 1980s housing crisis, whilst “Rag-Bone” explores the once prevalent but now declining occupation of the rag-and-bone man. George’s series “Gypsy Childhood” is a set of images born out of the artist’s sustained generational relationship with one of Hull’s horse-trading Gypsy communities, meanwhile “A Love Letter to Hull” is a celebratory ode from the artist to his city, loaded with warmth, love and familiarity.

In addition to the work presented at Humber Street Gallery, a selection of images will be displayed outdoors at Gipsyville Library throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Download the exhibition guide below (click here for dyslexia-friendly version):

 

Related Events

 

An Evening with The Critical Fish

Thursday 7 March 2024
6:30-8:30pm
Humber Street Gallery
Free, booking required

Join artist-led project The Critical Fish to explore our current exhibition in a relaxed and informal environment. Discover the spaces and the artwork through a series of activities to create a multi-voiced response reel.

These sessions are for anyone who is interested in exploring the exhibition, sharing their ideas, and responding critically and creatively. No prior experience needed and everyone is welcome.

Photographer Russell Boyce is reflected in a mirror as Rag and Bone man George Norris adjusts the load on his horse and cart in Hull 1983. Picture by Russell Boyce

In Conversation with Russell Boyce and George Norris

Thursday 14 March 2024
6-8pm
Humber Street Gallery
Free, booking required

Hear from artists Russell Boyce and George Norris in conversation, as they discuss their first collaborative exhibition You and Me in HU3, commissioned by Humber Street Gallery.

Exhibition Tour: You and Me in HU3

Thursday 21 March 2024
5:30-6pm
Humber Street Gallery
Free, booking required

Would you like to learn more about our current exhibitions? Join us at Humber Street Gallery to hear more of the stories, ideas, and thoughts behind the work on display at our after-hours exhibition tours.

In February and March, we’ll be looking at You and Me in HU3 by Russell Boyce and George Norris.

Past Events

 

Exhibition Launch Party

Thursday 8 February 2024
6-9pm
Humber Street Gallery
Free, no booking required

Join us to celebrate the launch of Humber Street Gallery’s new exhibition, You and Me in HU3 by Russell Boyce and George Norris. Meet the artists, visit the exhibition and share a drink or two.

Exhibition Tour: You and Me in HU3

Thursday 22 February 2024
5:30-6pm
Humber Street Gallery
Free, booking required

Would you like to learn more about our current exhibitions? Join us at Humber Street Gallery to hear more of the stories, ideas, and thoughts behind the work on display at our after-hours exhibition tours.

In February and March, we’ll be looking at You and Me in HU3 by Russell Boyce and George Norris.

Thursday Lates: Gill Adams and Da Marmi

Thursday 22 February 2024
7-9pm
Humber Street Gallery
Pay what you can, booking required

In response to You and Me in HU3, writer Gill Adams and manouche jazz guitar duo Da Marmi will join forces for an evening with a difference.  

Writer/comedian Gill Adams will take on the role of Rita Lolita, a punter from Rayners, and chat about the strong, outrageously loveable women of Hessle Road.

Gill is a prolific playwright and has written for TV and radio, she is also the real-life — and hilarious on-screen — mum of comedian Lucy Beaumont and mother-in-law of comedian Jon Richardson, as seen on TV’s Meet The Richardsons.

Da Marmi are a phenomenal ‘gypsy jazz’ guitar duo. Also referred to as ‘manouche jazz’, influenced by Romani music and popularised by Django Reinhardt, this genre of music combines traditional jazz elements with lively, virtuosic improvisations.

Date
9 February – 14 April 2024

Location
Space 1 & 2
Humber Street Gallery

Free

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