Joanna Craddock: Thank you, Estelle and Passage

15 December - 31 March 2017

Joanna Craddock is Senior Lecturer in Photography at Leeds College of Art. This body of work utilises the genre of still-life to investigate family legacy. In Thank you, Estelle, Craddock’s aunt, an exercise tutor in the 1950s, stages her synchronised displays of movement for the camera.

The photograph as object is placed with her aunt’s crockery; the arrangement of the dance is associated with the ritual display of the tea service, and new associations between objects are performed.

This body of work is accompanied by Passage relating to Craddock’s current research on the legacy of her mother as a creator of artworks and a subject of them.

Opening night: Thursday 15 December 5-7pm

Artist Talk: Tuesday 21 March 5-7pm
This artist’s talk marks the closing event for Joanna Craddock: Thank you, Estelle, in The Boardroom. Join us to celebrate and contextualise Craddock’s photographic research into the legacy of her mother. There will also be the opportunity to hear about Craddock’s latest artwork in this series in the Technologies Cluster research show. In this talk she will present her visual practice and her broader contextual interests, which include iconoclastic and iconophilic approaches to image making. 

Joanna Craddock: Thank you, Estelle and PassageImage: Joanna Craddock, Thank you, Estelle, 2016. Digital photo print on Harman paper.

  • 15 December - 31 March 2017
  • The Boardroom (by appointment only)