Squaring The Circles

4 March 2023—1 May 2023Free with an Annual Pass (£3 / Free under 18s and registered carers)

Scarborough Art Gallery

In association with the Royal Photographic Society

This exhibition features new and previously unseen work in the UK by ten contemporary artists, taking inspiration from Pictorialism, the artform that ­dominated the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. During this time, photography became recognised as an artform in its own right, superseding its role as a scientific, documentary, and technical medium.

The works on show demonstrate radical and experimental investigations into the process of making photographs. From cyanotypes and daguerreotypes to pinhole and cameraless imagery, the exhibition blurs the boundaries between art and photography, resulting in an expressive, otherworldly, and inspiring display.

Exhibiting photographers include Takashi Arai, Angela Chalmers, David Chalmers, Susan Derges HonFRPS, David George, Joy Gregory HonFRPS, Tom Hunter HonFRPS, Ian Phillips McLaren, Céline Bodin and Spencer Rowell. Curated by Zelda Cheatle HonFRPS.

Image: Tide Pool, Susan Derges

Admission Prices
£3 Annual Pass – admission to both Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum

Free – Under 18s and registered carers.

Opening Times
Tuesday – Sunday | 10am – 5pm

If you would like to share your thoughts on the exhibition, you can complete a visitor questionnaire here.

Some of this exhibition is on the ground floor of the building and is fully wheelchair-accessible. The exhibition will also take place in Gallery D, a room on the first floor of the gallery. There is no lift to the first floor and can only be accessed via stairs.

There is step free access to and around the ground floor of the gallery.

Toilets are located on the first floor and are accessed via stairs. There is no lift to the first floor. There is an accessible toilet next door, a short distance away, at Woodend Gallery and Studios.