Works 1976-1991

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Video © The Photographers Gallery

Tish Murtha: Works 1976 – 1991 was exhibited at The Photographers Gallery from June 15th to October 14th 2018.


The exhibition was co-curated by Val Williams and Gordon MacDonald, with Karen McQuaid, and surveyed six major bodies of work; Newport Pub (1976/78); Elswick Kids (1978); Juvenile Jazz Bands (1979); Youth Unemployment (1980); London by Night (1983) and Elswick Revisited (1987 – 1991) using both vintage and contemporary prints. In addition, the exhibition also included personal letters and ephemeral material from the Tish Murtha Archive - including her camera and enlarger.


You can find a review by Sean O'Hagan from The Guardian here.