Cultures of Place

24.6.22 - 4.7.22, Huddersfield


Exhibitions, Performances, Workshops, Broadcasts, Talks & Discussion 

Cultures of Place is a celebratory showcase of exhibitions, installations, performances, workshops, podcasts, talks and discussion about place.

The School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Huddersfield, in collaboration with Temporary Contemporary and Kirklees Council, introduces a range of projects across different creative and cultural practices, including: art, architecture, creative writing, cultural studies, design, English literature, fashion, film, history, media, music, performance and textiles.

Hosted across three sites Queensgate campus (University of Huddersfield), Queensgate Indoor Market and The Piazza this programme of activities presents many different exchanges and engagements with local arts and cultural organisations, community groups, existing cultural institutions in Huddersfield and place-based initiatives (Temporary Contemporary, Year of Music 2023, WOVEN in Kirklees, Huddersfield Literature Festival, Children’s Biennale).

We invite you to deepen your understanding and celebration of place through this programme.

Click here for the digital brochure.

Many exhibitions are drop in, and click here to book your free tickets for performances, workshops and talks on the Cultures of Place eventbrite page.

We thank all contributors, collaborators and existing place-based initiatives for their involvement in this programme, with our special thanks to: AME/Dai Hall, Children’s Art School, CollaboRATI, Colouricity, Dark Horse, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield Heritage Action Zone, Parlour by Parley, West Yorkshire Archive Service, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, WOVEN in Kirklees, Year of Music 2023.

Colin Frank, Maria Sappho, Sam Gillies

Create Lab, Barbara Hepworth Building, University of Huddersfield

A video exhibition of place-based performances across Huddersfield.

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James Dyer, Nick Deakin

West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Unit 2, The Piazza, Temporary Contemporary

Inspiring different ways of thinking about place through slow, counter-intuitive interactions with graphics.


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Amy Chen, Katrina McLaughlin

CollaborArti Gallery 1, The Piazza, Temporary Contemporary

Capture your relationship with the place you call home through a hands-on craft workshop, creating a textiles electrical circuit.

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Melissa Fletcher, Bea Martin, Katrina McLaughlin

Queensgate Indoor Market

Questioning the fabric of Huddersfield and inspired by the town’s heritage and history, this installation examines the relationships between the visible present and the invisible memories.

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B. Spatz, L. Dodd, N .E. Erçin, A. Mendel

Holocaust Centre North, Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield

An experiment in collaborative memory and placemaking through audio-visual methods. 

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Textile staff, student researchers

Poundland (Piazza unit 28)

An exhibition of practice-based textiles research featuring staff + student work, exploring themes in the context of Huddersfield’s industrial heritage.

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Elnaz Yazdani, Kayleigh Davis

Market Garden, Queensgate Indoor Market + University Colour Garden at Percy Shaw House, University of Huddersfield

In collaboration with WOVEN in Kirklees and the Growing Colour Together group.

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Katherine Lewis, Todd Andrew Borlik

Univeristy of Huddersfield + Kirklees Priory

An exhibition and talks on the Robin Hood legend, exploring its connection to local history and followed by a trip to Kirklees Priory and Robin Hood’s grave.

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Dale Holmes

Huddersfield Art Gallery

A new site-specific work, comprising elements developed from the artist’s interest in Medieval marginalia, sports clubs, psychedelics and the countryside surrounding Huddersfield. 

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