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‘How did we get here? / Where do we go now?’ Chester Art Exhibition
May 20, 2023 - June 30, 2023
By acclaimed British photographer and visual artist Simon Roberts
Presented by Chester Visual Arts
Exploring the current state of Britain and the society we live in, this new cultural event presents the latest works of Simon Roberts – a celebrated visual artist known for his breath-taking tableaux images that touch on prevalent and contentious topics – allowing visitors to participate whilst exploring diverse and complex ideas as it taps into social and economic issues, acting as a catalyst for important conversations.
Composed of two parts; ‘How did we get here?’ showcasing photographic and video works spanning the past 15 years of Simon Roberts’s career; exploring identity, belonging and the complex relationship between history, place, and culture. The second part, ‘Where do we go now?’ allows you the visitors to participate in a series of workshops and open sessions, offering a unique opportunity to respond creatively to the current social climate, culminating in a new artwork (The Public Gallery), which will develop over the course of the exhibition.
Together, the two elements of the exhibition will act as a catalyst for open discussion about the function of the British High Street as the future use of urban spaces are increasingly debated.
Running from 20th May to 30th June, the FREE to enter exhibition will be held every Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm at the previous H&M store within Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Chester, in a newly remodelled space that offers an immersive gallery environment in the heart of the city.
The exhibition will be FREE to enter, although the visitors are encouraged to cover the minimum suggested donation.