Posted on 5 November 2012
Steel Making in Sheffield, by documentary photographer Martin Pick, portrays the hidden world of molten steel being cast, forged and machined into finished articles in Sheffield’s Lower Don Valley.
Through intense use of lighting and the depiction of imposing buildings, the exhibition portrays steel production in its most dramatic state.
Open to all, from 7 to 23 November, the exhibition is curated by York History of Art undergraduate students Rachel Kidd and Catherine Smyth.
Mayssa Kachicho, Director of the Norman Rea Gallery, said: “Known as the ‘Steel City’, Sheffield’s history is synonymous with the production of steel, although today, many see an industry in decline, reminiscent of a bygone era. Martin Pick’s work, however, through his informal portraits interspersed with vivid scenery, offers an important reminder of the people for whom the steel works is a source of livelihood.”
The Norman Rea Gallery is run entirely by students at the University of York. Situated above The Courtyard in Derwent College, the gallery hosts exciting exhibitions throughout the year and promotes the work of both student and professional artists. The gallery hosts three exhibitions a term with lectures, seminars and events.
The free Steel Making in Sheffield exhibition is on show from 7 to 23 November, weekdays from 9am to 5pm. For further information visit www.thenormanreagallery.co.uk.