Christmas Art Guide

Staying in Nottingham, or travelling home across the country this Christmas? Platform have picked out the best photography exhibitions for you to check out over the Christmas break!

Bogdanka Poznanovic
Bogdanka Poznanovic

Following the end of Alien Encounters, Nottingham Contemporary reopens in the New Year, under new director Sam Thorne, with Monuments Should Not Be Trusted, showcasing Yugoslav artist’s response to their country’s self-managed socialism between the 1960’s and 1980’s.

 

 

Elisabeth Frink
Elisabeth Frink

Lakeside Arts is showing the work of one of Britain’s best sculptors of the 20th Century, Elisabeth Frink. Never before seen photographs and letters are shown alongside sculptures of bronze and original plasters, providing an insight into Frink’s life. The Presence of Sculpture is showing from the 25th November through until March 2016.

 

If you’re planning a trip to London this Christmas, the Science Museum is showing a retrospective of Julia Margaret Cameron, marking the 200th anniversary of one of the first female photographers birth, a rare chance to see Victorian photography. The Science Museum are also presenting Alec Soth, famed American documentary photographer, in his first UK solo exhibition, titled Gathered Leaves.

Alex Soth
Alex Soth
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
Lee Miller
Lee Miller

Those with a historical or military interest will be excited to see Lee Miller: Women at War, a rare chance to see one of the few female war photographers work, rarely seen amongst the famed war photographers. Women at War is at the Imperial War Museum until April 24th 2016.

For those with an interest in criminology and crime scene investigation, The Photographers Gallery have curated Burden of Proof: the construction of visual evidence, showing how photographs are used in instances of crime or violence. There’s not much time to see this as it closes on January 10th.