‘Seeing through the century’


Seeing Through The Century

Main Exhibition

Split over three city centre venues:

Carlisle Railway Station – waiting rooms and footbridge
The Citadel – including the city’s old courtroom and cells
and 39 Lonsdale Street

8th – 15th November 2014

Opening Night
Carlisle Railway Station
Friday 7th Nov 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

2014 highlights a milestone in world history. Over the last 100 years we have witnessed massive change in how we live and interact with each other. There have been many developments in technology informing how we live out lives. Seeing through the century takes us inside the stories behind these years.


Seeing Through The Century:

the photographers


Robert Battersby

Robert Battersby
Robert Battersby’s work considers the rapid urbanisation of China and its over reliance on construction to maintain levels of economic growth.

Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett
Dave Bennett is a Photographer and Educator at Tameside College in Greater Manchester. He photographs road trips around the western states in America looking at the signs of acceptability of gun culture in the USA.


David Brunetti

Dreaming of Syria
David Brunetti is a London based photojournalist working worldwide, specialising in editorial, portraiture and in-depth documentary photography. David’s personal projects are visual narratives, gathered over extended periods of time, which confront issues of human rights, migration, refugees, conflict and identity. With a particular interest in humanitarian issues affecting identity in (post) conflict situations.

Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke is an artist, writer and lecturer based in the north west of England. His work addresses concerns around contemporary photography and the archive. Clarke has been photographing a North Wales holiday resort since the early 1980s, documenting change over the decades.

Michael Dalglish

Michael Dalglish’s work Common Land does not propose to act in a didactic manner, but aims to open up a line of questioning around our own surroundings and moral stance with in the current world we inhabit.

Julie Dawn Dennis

Julie Dawn Dennis, safe as houses

‘Safe as houses’ employs a now obsolete film format in an exploration of what ‘home’ means, how we define our homes, and our attachment to the places of our childhood.


Mitch Karunaratne

Karunaratne_Mitch 2
Mitch Karunaratne’s work reflects a lifelong interest in the space race. This work presents the Yuri Gagarin Russian State Science Research Cosmonaut Training Centre as a symbol of technical progress, power and hope.


John McDougall

Working with concepts which range as far apart and as time and time travel, to the emotional impact the weather has on people there is a vein of nostalgia and longing in the majority of John McDougall’s work. His work “A Functional Ambience” looks at the night time glow of an often overlooked, forgotten and rapidly disappearing part of our streets.


Walter Menzies

Living and working both in London and the North West, Walter Menzies work “Flying the flag” encourages thought and comment on ideas of national identity and patriotism.


James Sebright


James Sebright visited Syria before the civil war, at the end of 2010. This work documents his experience of the country as a warm and welcoming place. These images have taken on new importance as documents of a country changed forever by ensuing events.


Zuzanna Sikorska
Castle Street 1930 / 2013
Zuzanna Sikorska’s ‘Step in time’ project acknowledges change in the appearance and functionality of the city of Carlisle, as an observation of how it has changed over the centuries. Sikorska’s work incorporates images provided by Cumbria Image Bank.

Trish Simonite


Trish Simonite was born in Norwich, Norfolk and received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her still life and landscape photographs have been exhibited in group and solo shows in Europe and throughout the United States, “presenting the world as a complex mélange of objects and ideas where unlikely juxtapositions and the past and the present coexist”

Pat Walton


Pat Walton is a full time PhD student at the University of Cumbria. Her research aims to visualise the effects of chronic pain on patients and their families. Walton aims to visually validate experiences with chronic pain from a patient’s and his family’s point of view, whilst potentially providing medical professionals and general public with a visual reference guide, evidence about the traumatic life of an invisible illness.