Hull Television Workshop, Harold Offeh

In Summer 2022, Humber Street Gallery became Hull Television Workshop (HTW). Influenced by Sesame Workshop (SW), the American non-profit organisation that produced Sesame Street, contemporary artist Harold Offeh facilitated workshops with three Hull community groups to co-create HTW episodes. 

Space 2 was part TV studio, editing suite, and production space. Focusing on workshops as the main format for enabling public engagement. Like Sesame Street, designed to help low-income families prepare for school, HTW had a strong social purpose. Each episode’s focus was led by people in Hull for people in Hull. HTW screened a variety of programmes, such as talk shows, documentaries and music shows.

Offeh is an artist working across performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. He is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of histories. He employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and contemporary culture, grappling with issues such as colonialism, the dynamics of work, labour and gender, and ideals of masculine power.




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Harold Offeh Artist Talk

Tuesday 19 July 2022
Humber Street Gallery
Pay what you can, booking required

Join us for an evening with Hull Television Workshop artist Harold Offeh. Hear about his career as an artist and unpick the themes and research that have influenced his exhibition at Humber Street Gallery.


Hull Television Workshop Wrap Party

Thursday 25 August 2022
Humber Street Gallery
Free, no booking required

Join us to celebrate the wrap of Harold Offeh’s latest exhibition at Humber Street Gallery, Hull Television Workshop.

Attendees will also have the chance to watch the episodes Offeh created with the Hull-based groups and come together for a drink or two.


Artist bio

Harold Offeh (b. 1977, Ghana) lives and works in Cambridge and London. Offeh has exhibited widely including at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, South London Gallery, Turf Projects, Kettle’s Yard, Wysing Art Centre, Studio Museum Harlem, MAC VAL, France, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark, Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, and Art Tower Mito. Offeh is Reader in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University and a Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College. In 2019 he was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, the largest award of its kind in the UK.

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