North: Fashioning Identity
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Curators Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray
Opens 8 November 2017 – 4 February 2018
Co-curated by Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray, North: fashioning identity explores the contemporary artistic and stylistic representations of the north of England. It features contemporary photography, fashion and multimedia work, sitting alongside social documentary film. It features over 100 photographs, fashion garments and artworks including several street photographs by Shirley Baker.
‘Here We Are’ by Burberry which includes several Shirley Baker prints, is currently touring a condensed to Paris 26 January – 4 February 2018.
2017 ‘Airport 87’ Central Library, Manchester.
2017 ‘Here We Are‘ hosted by Burberry, Old Sessions house, Clerkenwell, London.
2017 Women and Children; and Loitering Men, Manchester Art Gallery,
2017 On The Beach, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
2017 North: Identity, Photography, Fashion, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool Waterfront
2016 Work, Rest & Play, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Xiamen, China.
2016 Punk, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
2016 Women, Children; and Loitering Men, Madrid,
2016 On the Beach, Photofusion, London
2015 Women and Children; and Loitering Men, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
2013 Looking Outwards, Gallery Oldham, Greater Manchester
2012: Observers: British Photography and the British Scene, Serviço Social da Indústria (SESI), São Paulo
2012: A Lowry Summer, The Lowry, Manchester
2012: Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
2011 Retrospective, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Salford, Greater Manchester
2007: How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London
2000: Salford Revisited for the opening of the Lowry, Salford, Greater Manchester. Baker was the sole photographer twinning with artist LS Lowry – HRH The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
1996: Grazing – Photographs capturing the spirit of the street by Shirley Baker, Piece Hall, Halifax
1993: What’s age got to do with it? Photographs by Shirley Baker – Chester Cathedral
1989: North West Frontiers, Cornerhouse, Manchester
1986: Here Yesterday Gone Today, Salford Art Gallery, Peel Park
1986 My Face or Yours, a touring exhibition
1963: Nine Photographers, Manchester Building and Design Centre, Manchester
Bakers work has also been shown in Paris at Le Louvre and a Portuguese gallery in Paris