Spirit of the North: Exhibition and Podcast
Our Spirit of the North exhibition and podcast series explores the people and places of the North of England through the lens of celebrated photographer, John Kippin.
Travelling the length and breadth of the region, Kippin’s photographs capture the extraordinary history of creativity, innovation and culture that continues to shape northern identity today.
Spirit of the North is part of the Great Exhibition of the North’s ‘Inspired by’ programme.
Listen to the Podcast
This summer, we take you on a journey to explore people and places of the North of England. The Spirit of the North podcast series is a great introduction to our photography exhibition and is available on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Soundcloud, and on your favourite podcast apps.
1. Coast of the North
From Liverpool’s historic waterfront, to the shipyards of Newcastle and Yorkshire beaches, the coast has shaped the identity of the North of England. With artist and photographer John Kippin, we explore the history, the people and the character of the Northern coastline.
2. Trade of the North
From Sheffield’s Steel to Bradford’s textiles, manufacturing heritage is still a core part of the North’s physical and emotional identity. John Kippin explores the places he photographed to reflect the North of England’s trading history.
3. Art of the North
The North of England has spawned some of the world’s most influential music, and the artists of Manchester and Liverpool have left their indelible mark on the buildings as well as the culture. We explore the influence of music and art on the Northern character with artist-photographer John Kippin and guests.
Spirit of the North image gallery
Please click on the gallery images to enlarge.
Visit the Spirit of the North exhibition this summer
Bessie Surtees House
Newcastle upon Tyne
Friday 22 June - Sunday 9 September 2018
Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed