Play Well at the Wellcome Collection, three of Shirley Baker’s works are included, 24 October – 8 March 2020.
Seaside at Turner Contemporary, Margate on from 25 May – 8 September 2019
2018 Shirley Baker: Manchester – Le Lavandou, Espace Culturel, Le Lavandou 83980, Var, South of France
2018 Shirley Baker: Personal Collection, Print Sales Gallery, The Photographers Gallery, London
2018 North: Fashioning Identity, Somerset House, London
2018 Here We Are by Burberry, London, Hong Kong, Paris
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
2007: Louvre, Paris (Photographers Gallery)
2007: Myth of the North, Lowry, Salford
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
1997: Approaching Documentary: work of a Documentary Photography Archive. Viewpoint Gallery Salford
1996: Grazing – Photographs capturing the spirit of the street by Shirley Baker, Piece Hall, Halifax
1996: Manchester (Street Photographs) Photographers Gallery, London
1993: What’s age got to do with it? Cheshire Arts Services – Chester Cathedral and touring exhibition
1991: Grazing(London Street photographs): Cornerhouse, Manchester and touring exhibition
1989: Manchester Airport, Cornerhouse, Manchester
1989: Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital, Viewpoint Gallery, Salford
1989: North West Frontiers, Cornerhouse, Manchester
1987: Arthur Anderson: Celebration 21 years in Manchester
1986: Here Yesterday Gone Today, (Street photographs manchester and Salford) A documentary photography archive exhibition supported by North West Arts. Opened at Salford Art Gallery, and toured nationally.
1986: My Face or Yours, Cheshire Arts Services touring exhibition
1963: Nine Photographers, Manchester Design Centre, Manchester
11 December 2019: Talk at Tate Modern, London, “The Legacy of Shirley Baker” with Lou Stoppard, John van Aitken, Dr Sabina Jaskot-Gill
25 January 2020: Talk at Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds “Through the Eyes of Shirley Baker” with Lou Stoppard, Anna Douglas and Griselda Pollock