Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Barbara Laws: Nottingham Portraits

Saturday 12 November - Sunday 19 February, Various Times
Angear Visitor Centre

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Sunday 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays
Admission free

Between 1974 and 1977 Barbara Laws was living in the Meadows area of Nottingham just as the whole neighbourhood was being cleared for redevelopment. She watched as a world and its history disappeared before her eyes. The experience led her to enrol on a documentary photography course recently set up by Magnum photographer David Hurn in Wales. Returning to Nottingham she continued to document the life around her including these warm and sharply observed portraits of the characters she encountered.

Top image: Body Builder, Gym on Mansfield Road, 1979 (detail)

Three photos of the exhibition: first is a pair of siblings smiling outside a church, second is a fighter woman standing in a door, third is a photo of a middle aged couple sitting next to each other

Image montage: Brother and Sister Outside Church in the Meadows; Big Momma. Wrestler. Goose FairCouple in the Criterion Pub. Mansfield Road

Please be aware that due to roadworks on the A52 you will not be able to reach Lakeside via the West Entrance, please use the North or South entrance and allow extra time for your journey as congestion is likely. We highly recommend using the tram service.