Exhibition: January 27 – April 13, 2012
Simon Roberts travelled throughout England in a motor home between August 2007 and September 2008, for this portfolio of large-format tableaux photographs of the English at leisure. Photographing ordinary people engaged in a variety of pastimes, his works are an intriguing and lyrical, personal exploration of Englishness.
Seeking out ordinary people engaged in diverse pastimes, Roberts’ work shows us a populace with a profound attachment to its local environments and homeland. We English explores the notion of what it means to be English, finding meaning on the surface of contemporary life, encapsulated by everyday rituals and activities.