The Jeremy Haworth Gallery

Opening Times: The gallery is open before live performances and during the interval.

Current Exhibition

20 JANUARY 2023 – 21 APRIL 2023 

Visual art and music enjoy a profound relationship. The British art critic, Walter Pater, claimed that ‘all art constantly aspires to the condition of music’. He understood the way in which music appeals to us directly. Here, in this exhibition, we find artists exploring visual and musical patterns and structures in a direct appeal to our senses.

This exhibition brings together the work of undergraduate students from the School of Arts Media & Creative Technology and from two of its Art & Design programmes, BA (Hons) Fine Art, and BA (Hons) Photography.

The work finds pattern and structure in the fabric of our urban spaces, in the pattern of our daily lives, in the exuberance of creative play, and in the forms and materiality of abstract photographs and sculptures.

Dominic Braund makes abstract prints and projections. For this work Braund has struck up a relationship between an abstract photographic print and an abstract digital projection. The moving images collides and interacts with the still image.

Tahera Islam is interested in the patterns all around us. She finds pattern and repetition in the geometry of our architecture and urban spaces. She uses a photographic process and collage and synthetic colour to highlight and underline the rhythms all around us.

Robin Rehman-Hall’s work explores and examines the quotidian with the help of an avatar. A rat, that appears to have the hallmarks of a 1970’s children’s TV show puppet, hints at our retreat into nostalgia as we try and negotiate the present. Rehman-Hall uses photographic transfers, and cotton canvas (the traditional easel painter’s staple) and inscribes the patterns, routines and habits, the very contours of our days.

Charlotte Walker is interested in sustainability. She uses only found and reclaimed items for her practice. She makes large-scale abstract sculptures. She thinks through materials and finds pattern and repetition in the colour, materiality and the formal shapes.

Tomos Weaver finds creative play in the everyday. A playground roundabout provides a space and a means of creating a long-exposure light sculpture. Here in the most mundane of spaces we create our own rhythms, and patterns and a formal engagement emerges.

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Haworth Charitable Trust, The University of Salford and Chetham’s Foundation.