occursus is delighted to hear that Joshua Holt, who has exhibited in two of our recent exhibitions at The Nichols Building and DLA Piper, has won the Granta tumblr photography prize for this stunning photo, taken in Sheffield.
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Friday June 22nd, 6pm onwards
3 exhibitions, 3 venues and 1 party
6pm – Eddy Dreadnought and poetry reading at Jessop West Exhibition Space (University of Sheffield, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield S3 7RA)
7.15pm – Joshua Holt, Gordie Cavill and a talk by Dr Robert McKay at The Nichols Building (Shalesmoor, Sheffield S3 8UY)
8.15pm – Bryan Eccleshall, website launch and Don magazine launch at CADS (Smithfield, Sheffield S3 7AR)
The private views will be followed by a launch party at CADS (this is a private party so please BYOB)
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Please print off the invitation to receive one complimentary glass of wine on entry and to access the launch party.
Documentary artist Joshua Holt is working with us on a series of photos as part of our plastiCities project. The works will be shown in an exhibition at the Nichols Building in Sheffield, opening June 22nd.
All photographs by Joshua Holt, 2012.
This series looks to explore ways in which the sale of sex and items of a sexual nature seem to have been pushed into peripheral areas largely free of residencies and permanent communities. Sheffield’s red light district, as well as Pulse and Cocktails ‘sex superstore’ and The Crystal Suite massage parlour are located in and around the Neepsend area, which by day is a bustling industrial area and by night is largely abandoned.
It seems that the attitude of those who have pushed such things into these areas is one of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. It is as if the city wants to lodge them far back into its subconcious and avoid dealing with them properly. These images examine the places in which sexual industries (both legal and illegal) must go about their business and the marks left by them.
Joshua Holt, 2012
Whenever I’ve been out to shoot for this project I’ve used Upperthorpe as a starting point from which I am beginning to go further afield. These images were taken on a wander up towards Burngreave.
The photographic artist Joshua Holt is currently working with occursus on the plastiCities project.
Joshua Holt, ‘Richard – Brewer at Blue Bee Brewery, Neepsend’.
Joshua is one of the artists with whom occursus is working on the plastiCities (Sheffield) project.
Joshua Holt, Upperthorpe series (2012)
Joshua Holt, Upperthorpe series, January 2012
Photographs taken in Upperthorpe by Joshua Holt
Photographs by Joshua Holt, 2011